Cobra One Length Irons
Cobra One Length Irons
It has to be said but a lot has been written and there is much anticipation of the launch of the new Cobra One Length irons on the 27th January 2017 – does the hype match up to the product?
I recently had the opportunity of trying out some demo Cobra One Length Irons and I must say that once you can get it into your head that it’s one stance, one grip, one ball position and one set of irons all the length a 7 iron then these clubs possibly could be for you!
But it did take some getting used to especially after playing single figure golf for over 40 years with a conventional set of golf clubs with different varying lengths and weight, so to go to actually hitting every shot like a ‘7 iron’ sort of plays with your mind a bit, but I can see some real benefits for these Cobra One Length Irons for mid handicappers who have trouble with playing long irons over the 6 iron range, this set of irons will bridge that void that they have always struggled with on the golf course.
A bit of technical data for you, the concept is for all the irons to be the same length and in Cobra’s case, the One Length irons are 37.5 inches long with a 62.5° lie as standard, which is 7-iron set up for them. The benefit is that you only need one set up for eight or nine clubs because the ball position and posture remain the same for each one as your current 7-iron, which should make the game easier to learn, practice and play.
It’s not as simple as putting single length shafts in existing heads. In a Variable Length set, the short irons have heavier heads than the long irons because the shafts are shorter. What Cobra did is make the heads of the short irons lighter, for example, the 9-iron is 14g less than normal, and in a nice bit of symmetry, the 5 iron is 14g heavier than normal. Making the longer irons heavier also has the effect of lowering the CG and increasing the MOI to make it more forgiving.
However, the best bit about the One Length set is that they are the same specs and the same price as the standard Variable Length set, which is great to see as sometimes new concepts cost more.
In conclusion, I think we are going to have to wait for at least another 6 months to get some real feedback and genuine reviews about the Cobra One Length Irons from real golfers with user experience feedback, it’s all well and good that Bryson DeChambeau a physics graduate, ex-US Amateur Champion, PGA Tour player and playing with one length clubs since 2011 is putting his experience behind the product, but proof will be in the pudding whether or not the millions of golfers around the globe take to them as much as he has – but we’ll wait and see!
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