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Cobra One Length Irons Review – Big hitter comparison test

Cobra One Length Irons Review – Big hitter comparison test



We test and review the Cobra One Length Irons at The Golf Shack using our anonymous big hitter…

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  1. Paul

    HI ALL, PAIN IN THE NECK HERE , WELL I'VE BEEN DOING THIS A LONG TIME. WHY HAS NO ONE DEMONSTRATED THE COBRA NEW F MAX ? NO NOT TAKEN IT APART . NO NOT THE STRAIGHT VERSION , BUT THE DRAW . ? Well let me tell you I tried this Driver in American Golf East Ardsley I thought it was pricey but WOW . I do not hit draws unless a bad shot . B'B'BUT THIS WELL, I'M WELL CHUFFED . A club and Driver at that , that goes a long way with a nice arc on it . well golfers do you get the driver AIRBORNE NO!!! WELL THIS DOES JUST THAT. IT IS NOT EASY TO GET IT UP AND AWAY , BUT LONG FOR ME ANYHOW, FIRST TIME OUT ON A PAR 4 350 YARDS WAS DRIVER 210 NOW DRIVER 245 YARDS 7 IRON 140 NOW P.W. 105 YARDS. BUT TODAY ONLY 2ND OUTING AND I OUT DROVE THE GREEN 250 YARDS . THIS IS ME A 16 HANDICAPPER KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF 14 IF SCORES WERE TO COUNT BEFORE THIS PURCHASE.

  2. bwpage3

    This guy, although large in stature, is a mediocre ball striker at best. I better those distances and I am 56 years old. I am a Cobra One Length player. For me being 5'6" it definitely helps to have to shorter clubs throughout the set. Also, with the 3 and 4 One Length hybrids, you can cover most second shot distances you will encounter as an amateur. Have to agree with other posters. There should be more comments on the Trackman facts of distance and dispersion, and less on personal opinions. My advice would be to try before you buy and not pay too much attention to videos made in the freezing cold hitting only 2 shots with clubs you have never tried before. Other One Length videos made out on the golf course hitting actual golf shots can prove the real value in these clubs. The dispersion is much tighter and more than makes up for any lost of distance which I would put at less than 5 yards max.

  3. topneorej

    Funny the argument is about spacing between clubs, while 90% of golfers won't hit accurate enough to come even close to exact spacing in 'normal' shaft length clubs.
    As a matter of fact, tests have proven that forcing mid handicap golfers to take one club more on their approach will get 2 to 3 strokes off of their handicap;-)

  4. Roger Toye

    4 iron needs to go 190+ I hit these one length and Dispersion and tightness was noticeably better. Especially the 5 iron at 185. My mizuno blade 4 iron regularly over 200 but not so tight my issue will be down by 9 iron to wedge as I'm dialled in with my clevelands from 125 in. I don't like the idea of a longer length after the 8 iron, but I am up for it to the 4 iron. If more consistent . My iron play doesn't see my 4 iron out much it 5678 and that really is only a couple of times each round. The one thing I needed to do when breaking 80. Was to get more accurate with my irons and not necessarily longer especially from 160 in

  5. Tom Osgerby

    I am new to your website and you may have already done this but  why not compare Cobra's one length to Tom Wishon's Sterling One length irons. Wishon changes the material in the heads to match the length with normal irons. The one length makes a lot of sense for the average golfer.

  6. Michelangelo Buonarroti

    Hello NPG. I am new to playing the game of golf: I only started hitting off a driving range five days ago, using only a 7 and 8 iron. I am in my mid fifties. I am not exceptional as an athlete; I would consider myself a bit below average. I will be looking to purchase a set of irons in the next few months. Do you recommend club fitting? Also, would a set of variable length clubs or single length clubs be more appropriate for this beginner golfer. Thanks for you time and consideration for your opinion. MB

  7. Peter Gardner

    I have these clubs (4-PW) and I get the same distance in my longer irons. My 4 iron still goes 220 but my shorter irons and wedges are maybe 5 yards shorts and pull to the left a bit than I used too. But that may change once I get used to using the shorter ones more

  8. Chris Martin

    I don't know these guys, so I'm sorry for not knowing names. But the man with the glasses seemed as if he was out to discredit these irons from the start. I did gain some good feedback from the video, and I am more inclined to give them a shot.

  9. Mason Archer

    I tested them today at my local golf shop and what I will say is that I'm a pretty terrible golfer. Having said that, for me these clubs were much longer than what I'm currently playing with. On a nearly perfect swing I hit my 7 iron 180. I was totally shocked to see those numbers pop up, I have literally never hit my 7 iron that long. My max for my five iron was 190. This is coming from a player who generally assumes that I max out at 170 for my 5 iron. For me, the long irons lost their intimidation factor and when able to swing freely, I achieved distances I haven't seen from standard length iron. Again, I've only picked up golf in the last three years so I'm not very good. The bottom line for me is that the one-length irons made the long irons easier to hit and made my short irons longer with more consistency. These irons feel like a must have for me.

  10. Col Mosby

    After listenting to these guys speculate, I find their statements ridiculous, simply from a physics standpoint. There is NO conceivable way that a longer shafted iron can be swung as accurately as a one with a shorter shaft. Add to this the fact that every swing made with the oe length irons wil be exactly the same, and only a snake oil salesman would claim that it is as easy mastering 7 different swings as opposed to one. There is also
    an ENORMOUS difference between the needs of the professional golfer and the amateur.
    The pro can hit virtually every iron solidly because : 1) they are far more talented physically than the average golfer, and 2) they practice virtually continuously in
    order to do so. Obviously the main proble with amateurs is their inability to hit the ball solidly. One length clubs don't have to be human tested to lead any sane person to conclude that an amateur golfer will be able to hit a seven iron lengthed 4 iron easier than a traditional 4 iron. Or that practicing using one length irons will
    provide 8 times the reps that one would get practicing 8 different swings with each swing. The physics is irrefutable – the close to the ball, the more solidly the hit and the more times one practices the same swing, the more solidly the hit. These tests are invalid and obviously have been rushed to get to print without any consideration of their inadequacies. These are the same folks who con rank amateurs into buying new clubs every year to "improve their game."

  11. Inaki Legorburu

    Thanks for a brilliant video. It appears that the clubhead speeds for the lower loft irons are faster than those for the higher loft irons. Is this a result of the player's natural inclination to swing a #5 iron faster (harder) than a wedge?

  12. PÜRSMITH GOLF

    this is simple folks.. it works.. the problem is cobra irons are the only set your testing. please remember that Bryson used… (until he sign a million dollar contract) Edel Golf Irons. Which will be coming out at the same time next year along side of cobra's one length. So, what we have here is an Apple vs Samsung story. Meaning… David Edel was ballzie enough to re think this whole same length thing. . Every other major manufacturing company laughed at that idea. Until this man called Bryson started to win. Then all of a sudden, They saw that he was very marketable and cobra landed the deal. The Edel Irons will probably destroy these cobra irons. Why? Because they (Edel) spent extensive research into shaft technology. And that is why in this video you see the anonymous golfer's distances bunched up as the loft got lower. I am not knocking cobra's clubs. But this is the problem with mass manufacturers in golf. They make a decision to go forward on an innovation and they rush it into production. Cobra's Irons heads are nice and feel great. But the shaft options or horrific. And we all know to optimize a true custom fitting for your game, you cannot have only 2 shaft options and no variable weight options etc. You will see in the coming months that Edel irons start to pop up on reviews. Watch out. You get what you pay for!

  13. Jeff Diekemper

    interesting video. I hit Titleist 714 AP2 (PW-3i) now. I'm always curious on trying new equipment. With Brian's Dechambeau's single plane swing it makes sense that the single length would be optimal for his swing. I'm curious to try them for work-ability with longer irons. I like to manipulate my 3i (probably too much) to play a nice fade or draw pending the hole layout. I can definitely move the 5-3i's more than I can my 7i, which makes me skeptical if these clubs will ever fill my bag. good video btw.

  14. Don Kirk

    After fifty years of playing golf, the best thing I've ever done to improve my game at my age has been to convert my Nike clubs two years ago to 'single length' irons. It's fantastic to be hitting all three long wedges at the same distances of my younger years, and as for the four iron…I simply threw it out of the bag and hit a 17* hybrid instead. The single lengths take no more than a few rounds to get used to (or maybe two, two-hour session at the range), and it's incredible how the one length builds confidence in the swing. I had my clubs re-built to order: 56, 60, and 65 wedges are regular length shafts (for better pin hunting and par-saves); 44, 48, and 52 wedges are seven iron shafts (POW!); 7, 8, and 9 are seven iron shafts, and the 5 and 6 are both six iron shaft lengths. My gapping with the single-length shafts is actually more accurate and consistent than it was in five decades with my regular length shafts, although perhaps my long experience hitting balls should take most of the credit. I'm nearly 70 years old now and playing the best rounds of golf in my life, and much of the credit goes to investing a small amount of time to learn to hit six different seven irons in my bag. I've had such a wonderful experience in improving my scoring with re-built single-length Nike's that I'll buy either the Sterling's or the Cobras in the spring, simply because they have identical head weights to match their identical shaft lengths. When the OEM's start building identical-shaft-length clubs with identical off-sets, then all of today's variable length golf clubs with their wacko-different offsets to compensate for variable length shafts will go the way of the small-head, persimmon woods. Imagine playing golf in the future with single-weight, single lie angle, single-length, single-offset clubs: every iron club will have the narrow dispersion of a pitching wedge. As the records begin to fall, the fun will ever rise.

  15. Tim Williams

    When these demos go out to Youtube pros, why don't you get a 15-20 handicap student to hit them? The cast one-length are not intended for pro golfers. Yes, Bryson uses the forges one-length… so 0.3% of pros are using them. Have someone hit them that is the intended market.

  16. Damage, Inc.

    These guys are thinking about good golfers. 80% of golfers can't break 100. Easy to hit irons and better accuracy is way more important than distance control. Who cares if you can hit your 5 iron exactly 170 each time if you have no control of it. That does you no good if that 170 shot goes 30 yards to the right of the green 1/3 of the time and 30 yards to the left of it 1/3 of the time. I'd rather be right down the middle every time and come up a tad short or a tad long any day. How many times have you seen someone snap hook or slice a long iron shot to the green and end up in the water or a hazard, or the woods, or OB? I see it A LOT. Distance is NOTHING without accuracy/control.

  17. Damage, Inc.

    I' have been playing the Sterling a couple months. Single length you have to take time to get used to. You have to mentally unlearn what you have learned. Not something you can thumbs up or down after a bucket of balls at the range. You need several rounds of golf with them or you won't like them. That said, I will never play traditional irons again. You average player can't break 100. These are game changers if you are open to the concept. If you think the concept is a joke, you wont like them. These are make you iron game more consistent, less fat/thin shots, better accuracy, etc.

  18. grumpy2159

    I think JW is too pessimistic. Cobra wouldn't have released them without a lot of testing. After 2 or 3 rounds getting used to them I think the gapping would be more consistent. If that was the case for a lot of amateurs who would struggle with longer irons these make a lot of sense. Maybe one length 7 & up and from 8 down variable?

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