There have been mixed reviews about the new look and style of Cobra Golf. At the very least, Cobra is now the trendiest company in the golf industry. The younger generation has been very receptive to the bold colors while others have not been very excited. It looks as if Rickie Fowler and all the other young stars will continue to be the face of Cobra Golf. The AMP iron resembles Cobra’s biggest star, Rickie Fowler. The grips are a bright orange with and orange and black stock graphite shaft (you may recall a picture we posted on Twitter highlighting just how bright these grips are http://t.co/vcdce4NC). While at first glance you may think these irons look poorly-made, upon closer inspection you’ll be surprised how well designed these sticks are. The AMP features an orange cavity insert, iron number, strong bottom groove and a slight offset. The sole is a little thicker while the top line is thin and looks more like a player’s iron. While not everyone will like the bright colors, I really like the appearance and the departure from tradition on this design.
There were no surprises, the Cobra AMP irons performed as expected. I tested the Cobra AMP irons with a regular flex graphite stock shaft. The stock shaft is the Cobra AMP by Aldila. The AMP irons are not the longest iron I tested, however, they are very solid. They performed along the lines of the TaylorMade R11 and Ping i20 irons. The long irons were forgiving and easy to control. While these clubs are very workable, I was impressed with how easy it was to produce straight shots. I was able to consistently control the trajectory with the short irons. The long irons produced a mid to high ball flight. The irons performed well from all lies, including deep rough. One of the best aspects of the AMP irons is their versatility, and players from a variety of skill levels can definitely play these irons comfortably and consistently.
The Cobra AMP irons have a swing weight of D2 in graphite and D3 in steel. The AMP irons have a nice weight and you can feel where the club is throughout the swing. Impact feels very smooth and the club is very forgiving. Off center hits feel noticeably different, and perform admirably in the distance and accuracy departments. Cobra did a nice job with their first iron since they were bought by Puma. A very solid club and should do very well this season.
The Cobra AMP irons cost $799.99 for 8 irons with a graphite shaft, while the steel shaft comes in at $699.99. At this pricepoint, this club comes in slightly less that the competitors and for what you’re getting this is a great buy. These clubs are a very solid and can fit the games of a diverse group of golfers.