King Cobra Utility Long Iron #2 or #3?
The King Cobra legacy of an effective long iron goes back to the Baffler club line which was one of the earlier hybrid irons on the market. With Ricky Fowler now the face of King Cobra, the brand has added a number of new clubs to their line up, the latest of which is the King Utility #2 or #3 iron. So is it a #2 or #3? Yes. Well then, a further explanation is needed in this case.
Adjustable drivers, fairway woods and even putters are available in the aisles of your local golf pro shop and now King Cobra brings adjustability to the long iron. Choose to play the club as a #2 iron or a #3 iron based on the loft to which the club is adjusted. The eight possible lofts are 18, 18.5, 19.5, 20.5, 21, 20.5D, 19.5D and 18.5D (D=draw setting). Given this range, one can realize the opportunities are ample to fine tune launch conditions and maximize distance.
The hollow body construction moved the weight of the club lower producing a more forgiving sweet spot. A forged 455 steel face improved ball speed and 67g of tungsten have been added to the lower back of the head which lowers the center of gravity producing improved launch angles. The KBS Tour steel shaft or Aldila Rogue Black 85 graphite shaft are both available in X, S and R flexes.
The Cobra Utility comes in handy as a driving iron on long par 3 or short par 4 holes. Or when you are protecting a lead down the homestretch looking for a reliable, accurate shot. Other players find the King Utility the right club for covering the gap between their highest iron and lowest wood. Yet others play the King Utility for shotmaking and trajectory control unavailable with traditional hybrids. Make your choice of reasons to play the King Utility and make your choice of lofts.