Here Is My Completely Unbiased Review Of The Cobra Golf’s King Forged One-Length Irons
A lot has been made of Bryson DeChambeau and his Cobra KING F7 Forged ONE Length irons. And it’s for good reason, too. The clubs, and DeChambeau, are like nothing else out there. Every single club in DeChambeau’s bag (with the exception of his 3 utility iron, his 3 metal and his driver) are all the same length. More specifically, they are all 37.25 inches long, which is the length of a standard 7-iron.
Wild stuff, I know.
Somewhere, in some dark, smokey room (or just on Twitter), golf purists are probably denouncing the idea of one-length irons. And those people can make all the arguments they want, but the fact remains is that Bryson DeChambeau has found a lot of success with these clubs. Sure, he hasn’t won on the game’s grandest stage yet and his performance this year has been inconsistent at best, but that doesn’t mean using these clubs isn’t a progressive step for the game of golf. I wanted to find out if it really was.
The idea behind one-length irons is for a player to have one set-up and to build one, repeatable swing. According to Cobra, playing with one-length irons leads to better short game accuracy, more consistent distance with long irons and tighter shot dispersion.
With all those claims in mind, I contacted Cobra. I wanted to try these irons for myself. I NEEDED to try these irons. To be blatantly honest, the most intriguing part for me was hitting 4-iron that was the length of a 7-iron. I hit a lot of 4-irons off the tee on shorter par 4s, and the idea of hitting a more accurate 4-iron was very enticing to me. Arousing, even.
Cobra sent me a set of the Cobra KING F7 Forged ONE Length irons (they also have more forgiving KING F7 ONE Length Irons and juniors clubs). Since I wanted this to be a true test, they made them with the exact KBS Tour105 stiff shafts I have in my “other” iron set, the same Golf Pride MCC +4 grips and every other spec I required.