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I’m playing a set of Cobra F7 Ones. I keep coming back to them. According to the specs they have a bunch of offset, but when I look down at them, they don’t look like there’s much offset at all compared to other GI irons that I have kicking around in my garage.

The best way I can describe it is, it looks like the face is offset right by the hosel, but the whole face is pointed a tiny bit left (closed) which puts a portion of the leading edge back inline with the hosel toward the toe.

Are some GI irons built with this kind of (shut)!“face angle”? Is this just my eye? 

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24 minutes ago, Grit Golf said:

I’m playing a set of Cobra F7 Ones. I keep coming back to them. According to the specs they have a bunch of offset, but when I look down at them, they don’t look like there’s much offset at all compared to other GI irons that I have kicking around in my garage.

The best way I can describe it is, it looks like the face is offset right by the hosel, but the whole face is pointed a tiny bit left (closed) which puts a portion of the leading edge back inline with the hosel toward the toe.

Are some GI irons built with this kind of (shut)!“face angle”? Is this just my eye? 

I see what you are describing. So I don't own a set of these but have hit some at demo days/driving range. Very nice set, feel good on impact.

To me they just look like a well designed club head that engineers in some off-set but hides it gradually. That's how I describe these and others I have seen like this over the years.

From memory, take with a grain of salt......A long time ago some golfers were turned off by the visible off-set (think original Ping Eye/EYE 2 era). Some of the blade models designers in order to benefit from the off-set still knew they needed to gradually design it in. I guess the trade off is you hide in one area (hosel/heel) and another part of club head (toe area) looks a little different. I still think they look good at setup. 

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I really like that kind of offset or face angle, or call it what you will! It seems to work for me.

I don’t know how to search for it except just trying to find topline photos?


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Face angle isn't something that exists for irons, the way it does for woods and drivers.  They might roll in one direction or another when you ground them, but it's just the weighting of the clubhead and what part of the sole is making contact on the ground.


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2h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S
3-PW:  Mizuno MP37, DGS300
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