The Cobra F9 One Length Irons Option
But perhaps the most interesting feature of the F9 irons is the single length set option in which all the clubs have the shaft length of a standard 7 iron.
It’s not a new idea, and it’s an option Cobra has offered for some years. But it’s come to much greater prominence with the recent emergence of Bryson DeChambeau as one of the PGA Tour’s rising stars.
The essential idea is that with all clubs being of the same length, the golfer is enabled to use the same address and ball position, and to make exactly the same swing each time. And with so many variables eliminated, golf is bound to become easier.
A convinced advocate of one length irons, De Chambeau is one of Cobra’s stable of contracted tour pros, and with five wins in his first three years on tour the concept is evidently working for him.
But the problem is that for the idea to work, there have to be subtle changes in the clubs to ensure that the ball flights traditionally expected from different irons are replicated despite the uniform shaft lengths.
Clearly very few golfers will have access to the kind of bespoke fitted clubs enjoyed by DeChambeau, but the Cobra King F9 irons aim to make many of the benefits of the single length concept widely available.
So the long irons have lighter shafts and more upright lie angles to increase club speed, while the shorter irons and wedges have standard weight shafts and lie flatter for control.
As a final touch, the Cobra Connect shot tracking system is available for both the one length and variable length set options. Just download the free app, and a sensor embedded in the club grip will send shot and course management stats to your phone.
The F9 irons are set to hit the stores on 18 January, with a choice of steel or graphite shafts, priced at $799 and $899 respectively.
The standard sets consist of 5 iron – gap wedge for both the one length or variable length options, but a 4 iron and sand wedge are also available.
It’s also possible to purchase individual clubs at a recommended $115.
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The one length concept may not be for everyone, but it’s well worth trying out in store if you’re in the market for new irons.
Watch this space for player reviews of the new clubs, but both F9 sets look like being a competitively priced, high performance option with the added benefit of that conversation provoking, distinctive look.