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1.  I chose this model because I feel they will be more 'forgiving', which is what I need.  I do hope to lower my handicap with these irons

2. Paul/ Staunton, Va.

3.  I am currently playing Cleveland CBX Launcher irons

4. My current handicap 11.2

5. I agree to participate in discussions on the forum about your experience with the irons after receiving them.

 

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  • Bag        1590477705_SunMountain.png.3391233ea391e8b6fde951d09bc76f6b.png      C130, 14 way Cart Bag
  • Driver         default_callaway-small.jpg.aef84328349c576af498d3d5dca1addb.jpg               Epic Flash
  • Fairway      default_callaway-small.jpg.aef84328349c576af498d3d5dca1addb.jpg               GBB Epic 5
  • Hybrid        default_callaway-small.jpg.aef84328349c576af498d3d5dca1addb.jpg               Epic Flash 4H
  • Iron             lazarus.png.24092c99689747a2f7bd9cb786badde7.png              2 iron
  • Irons          635785482_Cleveland3.png.bafd9f7d003e9f8afcafc6c28e307467.png      Launcher HB, 4 through PW
  • Wedges     635785482_Cleveland3.png.bafd9f7d003e9f8afcafc6c28e307467.png      CBX2, 54 & 60 degree
  • Putter        Seemore3.jpg.1cb64ec83d2511c1ee1a386340a04d4e.jpg    Seemore Si1 Putter
  • Ball            Titleist2.png.8b09d3ee0000870a77d83dce357a0efd.png       Titleist pro v1x
  • Other        2000014788_ArccosSig.jpg.af5434230b907b708eb89aebd4125f95.jpg

 

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@Golfspy_CG2 - On the linked page is the "one length" option, but I don't see that as an option in the main post - just wanted to clarify if that was something they'd be willing to do, or if it's strictly the Tec/Tec-X options. 

Amazing giveaway! 

  • I have been DYING to get my hands on a one-length set, and the minute I saw this hit the market, they've been on my must-try list.  I'm currently in GI irons, and as my game has improved (handicap from 20+ to 12.4), currently and have been looking to make the move to a players distance set-up, and this just checks every box. I chose the steel-fiber because I've had some minor joint issues, and as I'm now in my mid-40s, it's only going to get harder to keep swinging steel around. As for the grips, I have a ShotScope setup, so no need for the Arcos gear.
  • Matt - Santa Clarita, California
  • TaylorMade Sim Max (2020)
  • 12.4
  • And like you could STOP me from posting on the forums, lol. This has become my happy-place. 

Assuming one-length are an option, here's my dreamy set-up.  If not, I'm happy to amend to a different set-up.  Thanks to Cobra for getting these into the hands of some lucky member!

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Driver - PXG 0811 XF - Gen 5, 9 degrees (+1 setting), Oban Devotion TR 65 04
3/5 Wood - Warrior Golf (don't ask)
Utility - :cobra-small: King Utility - 2 Iron/ Caley X01 Driving Iron (3 = 18*)
Irons (4-PW) - :taylormade-small:- SIM Max, Nippon Modus Tour 105 Stiff / TESTING Caley 01T (4-PW)
Wedges (52, 56, 60) - Kirkland Signature (changed to midsize grips) / TESTING Indi Wedges FLX 48 / ATK 52, 56, 60
Putter - L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1 - 65*
Ball - Maxfli Tour X

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I picked this model for two main reasons. 

  1. One is that the lofts are most similar to my current set, though they are still a bit different at the shorter end.  For instance, my PW is a 43.5, and have an AW at 46.  But, I think this is workable.  Also, the length composition is more my current playing style, nothing longer than a 6-iron in my bag ATM.
  2. Second reason is that it has a lighter swing weight, whereas the Forged Tec has the same weight as my current clubs.  Why would I change?  The last fitting I went to they recommended a D1 club, so think I may end up benefiting from a lighter swing weight.  Going to another fitting with a different brand later this week, I may ammend my thoughts after the fact...

Morgan/Portland, OR

In the bag are Wilson Staff Di9 6-PW.

Current handicap is 38, down from 42.3 last week.  These clubs may be a bit out of my handicap target group, but think that I'm heading for mid 20's soon.  I generally play well with my Irons and hit them solidly most of the time.  Maybe all of this new technology could help gain a bit more distance and let me know what the club is doing better, therefore allowing me to find new play options.

I would be thrilled to talk about my experience.  Isn't that why we are all here?  To learn from others and share our successes so that others may benefit is why I am here.

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Driver - PXG GEN5 0311FX 9°+1° flat - ProjectX Cypher 40 5.5 trimmed to 44"
Wood - PXG GEN5 0311FX 4-wood flat - ProjectX Cypher 50 5.5 
Hybrid - PXG 0211 22° flat - ProjectX Cypher 50 5.5  and Adams Idea 5HY - 39" Fubuki z60 Hy Flex-R shaft
Irons - 5-PW Callaway Rouge ST Max w / ProjectX Tour Flighted 105 steel shafts
Wedges - Kirkland Signature G/S/L
Putter - Kirkland Signature KS1   Wilson Brass Tech BT-2 with Garsen ULTIMATE grip

Balls - Titelist Pro V1 (PROTO 388) and Pro V1x (PROTO 348 test balls from current '22 ball test.

RH player shooting ~112 in Portland, Oregon.  New to the game and improving every week!

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  • Explain why you chose the model you did and what you'd hope to get out of them performance wise: Love the look of a players iron along with solid forgiveness. Hoping to get the best of both worlds and have a set that grows with my skill set. As well I always wanted to try out $ taper shafts and would get the chance here since my KBS Tours were not a selectable option.
  • List your first name/city state (US Only entries): Randy/Hillsboro, OR
  • What current irons you're playing: PXG 2019 0211 KBS stiff
  • Handicap: 20.8
  • Will you agree to patriciate in discussions on the forum about your experience with the irons after receiving them: Of course!

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Follow my journey to enjoying golf and going low

Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS :Fuji:Ventus Black 6x 44.5" 

3wHL: :callaway-small: Rogue ST LS 75x  Tensei AV Blue w/ xlink

7w: :callaway-small:Apex UW 21* MMT 80S

DI: Caley 01X 18* with KBS PGH Stiff plus 95g

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 3/4" long, Soft stepped, MOI matched

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore 

Putter: L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1 69*/35" in blue 

 

Ball:   Kirkland V3,  :srixon-small: Z Star XV,  :srixon-small: Z-Star Diamond (back up balls :titleist-small:ProV1 Left Dot,   :titelist-small: proV1)

Shot Tracking: :ShotScope:

Bag: Vessel VLX 2.0

Grip: Lamkin Sonar +  Midsize 

My Reviews:

Caley 01X Driving Iron Review 2023

Max Swing Speed Training and Speed Progress: Current Speed 120 in the MGS Speed Challenge (updated 3/15/23)

 :1332069271_TommyArmour:TAIII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter )

 :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)

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  • I chose the X model to try and gain a bit of distance in my irons without sacrificing accuracy. I’ve never played a true game improvement set. Irons are the strong part of my game, so my thought is try and amplify them as much as possible.
  • Reid - Shawnee, KS
  • I was playing the Ben Hogan PTX Pros, but switched back to my Mizuno MP30s. 
  • Handicap - 19
  • Will you agree to patriciate in discussions on the forum about your experience with the irons after receiving them. - Yes

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  1. Forged Tec X because its the more forgiving model of the two
  2. Derrick - Seattle, WA
  3. Mizuno JPX 921 Hot Metal
  4. 18
  5. Yes, agree to participate in discussions

 

I selected a no-upcharge graphite shaft, but would prefer to play Steelfiber i95CW regulars. I would be happy to pay the upcharge if i were to be selected. 

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Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 07/15/2022
Driver:callaway-small: Rogue St Max LS - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:callaway-small: Rogue Max St 3HL and 7 Wood
Irons:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 5 to AW - Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff parallel tip
Wedges:ping-small: Glide 4.0 54 and 58
Putter:  :ping-small: PLD Custom Kushin 4

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Thank you Cobra and Thank you MyGolfSpy for this opportunity!

Good luck to all who apply!

  • I chose the Cobra Forged Tec model because first off, it's a very attractive design to my eye. The thinner top line and reduced offset are something that I very much prefer. Contrary to what my handicap suggests ball striking is one of my strong suits and the emphasis of that for this model is exactly what I am looking for to increase distance and playability i.e. shot shaping. In addition to that the material and technology in these irons would be very interesting to compare with my now ~15 year old irons and from what I could tell would be a great fit for me.
  • Matt, Southgate, Michigan
  • Currently play TaylorMade R7TPs
  • ~20 hcp (unofficial)
  • I 100% agree to participate about my experience with the irons on this site, if selected

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Driver - default_taylormade-small.jpg R9 Superdeep TP 10.5* - Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana 65g XStiff Shaft

3 Wood - 2020 1ef73718.png Tight Lies 16* - Aldila Synergy Red 50-S Shaft

2 Hybrid - 1ef73718.png Idea Pro - Aldila VS Proto+ 'By You' 80-S Shaft

3 Iron - default_taylormade-small.jpg R7TP DGTT SL S300 Shaft

4-9 Irons - default_taylormade-small.jpg R7TP DGTT X-100 Shafts (6i has mismatched Project X 6.0 shaft)

Sand Wedge - Adams GT XTreme 2 SW

Putter - default_ping-small.jpg Heppler Tomcat 14

Ball - default_titelist-small.jpg Tour Soft

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27 minutes ago, Samsonite said:

@Golfspy_CG2 - On the linked page is the "one length" option, but I don't see that as an option in the main post - just wanted to clarify if that was something they'd be willing to do, or if it's strictly the Tec/Tec-X options. 

Amazing giveaway! 

  • I have been DYING to get my hands on a one-length set, and the minute I saw this hit the market, they've been on my must-try list.  I'm currently in GI irons, and as my game has improved (handicap from 20+ to 12.4), currently and have been looking to make the move to a players distance set-up, and this just checks every box. I chose the steel-fiber because I've had some minor joint issues, and as I'm now in my mid-40s, it's only going to get harder to keep swinging steel around. As for the grips, I have a ShotScope setup, so no need for the Arcos gear.
  • Matt - Santa Clarita, California
  • TaylorMade Sim Max (2020)
  • 12.4
  • And like you could STOP me from posting on the forums, lol. This has become my happy-place. 

Assuming one-length are an option, here's my dreamy set-up.  If not, I'm happy to amend to a different set-up.  Thanks to Cobra for getting these into the hands of some lucky member!

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I think OL will be an option.  But will confirm that and update.  Thanks 

:titelist-small: TSR1 9.0 Graphite Design DI 5R 

:titelist-small: TSiR1 15.0 Aldlia Ascent 60g

:titelist-small: TSR2 18.0 PX Aldila Ascent 6og

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T350 5-GW SteelFiber I80 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:scotty-cameron-1: Select 5.5 Flowback 35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1  Play number 12

 

 

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  • I chose the King Forged Tec X because I want game improvement irons with the feel and responsiveness of forged irons. I'm looking to get irons that help me develop better ball striking without jacked up lofts.
  • Scott / Pittsburgh, PA
  • Taylormade Aeroburner HL
  • 21.6
  • Yes of course

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Driver:  Wilson Staff Cortex 9* Atmos Blue 6

3 Wood: Walter Hagen AWX

5 Wood:  Walter Hagen AWX

4 Hybrid: TaylorMade Aeroburner 

Irons 5-AW: TaylorMade Aeroburner HL 

Sand Wedge:   Wilson Harmonized 56*

Putter:   Wilson Staff Infinite Bucktown 34"

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  • Chose the Forged Tec X because I don't have any intentions on making the game more difficult than it needs to be. I hit my irons well, but I enjoy having some forgiveness. I'm sure technology has advanced many times since my basic cavity back irons came into existence. I know that the lofts are significantly different from my current set.
  • Richard / Visalia, CA
  • Srixon I-701
  • 20
  • Absolutely will participate in any discussions I can to be of assistance to other forum members.

 

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Driver: PXG 0811XF Gen 4 w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 6- 
3 Wood: PXG 0341XF Gen 4 w/ Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 70g
Hybrids: 19 and 22 degree PXG 0317XF Gen 4 w/ Project X Evenflow Riptide 80g
Irons: 5-PW PXG 0311P Gen 4 w/ KBS Tour 120
Wedges: Indi 50 FLX, 54 FLX, 58 ATK w/ KBS Wedge 610 (Official Review)
Putter: Battle Ready Blackjack, 36.5”, Double Bend neck

Spornia SPG-7 hitting net review
2023 Titleist White Box ProV1 review

 

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  • Explain why you chose the model you did and what you'd hope to get out of them performance wise: I hit a forged tec 7 iron against others in this category, and the flight and distance control seemed great. The x model worries me about consistent distance and I hit it far enough that I don't need the extra help. I hope that they give consistent distance and flight across the set, even on less than perfect strikes (my current irons drop off in distance, spin and trajectory f you don't button them and I would like a little more forgiveness!).
  • List your first name/city state (US Only entries): Dan, Pebble Beach, CA
  • What current irons you're playing: Srixon z785/z forged
  • Handicap: 5
  • Will you agree to patriciate in discussions on the forum about your experience with the irons after receiving them. Absolutely!

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Callaway Epic Flash SZ 9deg, 15 deg tensei av blue x flex

Cobra F9 hybrid 17deg, 24 deg

Mizuno MP20 (6,7,8 MMC, 9,PW MB)

Callaway MD4 50, 54, 58

Scotty Cameron Select Squareback 2

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  • Explain why you chose the model you did and what you'd hope to get out of them performance wise: After wading into power distance irons and trying out graphite in long irons, I am super curious to see if my performance improves with more forgiveness (and less aches in my hands) throughout the set. 
  • List your first name/city state (US Only entries): Patrick. San Diego, CA
  • What current irons you're playing: Taylormade P7 combo set (790 4i, 770 5-7i, MC 8-P)
  • Handicap: 7
  • Will you agree to patriciate in discussions on the forum about your experience with the irons after receiving them. Yes!

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi 3 10* w/ Graphite Design AD IZ 7X 

Fairway/Hybrid: :titelist-small: TSi 2 15* & 18* w/ Graphite Design AD IZ 7X, AD IZ 95X

Irons: :taylormade-small: P790 4i, P770 5-7i, P7MC 8-P, $ Taper 120

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 52F/54 S, 58 M w/ Modus 125

Putter:  :cameron-small:  California Hollywood 34" Circle H

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* I would really like to see what the pwrshell and tungsten can do for my game. I could use some more GIR!! 
* Corbin/ College Station, Texas

*Srixon ZX7

* 6.4

*I would participate in discussions about the irons. 

:srixon-small: ZX7 9.5@8.5* GRAPHITE DESIGN TOUR AD XC 7TX

:srixon-small: ZX MKII 3W 15* Project X HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX U.S.A. 8TX

:srixon-small: ZX Utility 20* NIPPON GOST

:srixon-small: ZX7 4-PW Project X 6.0

:cleveland-small: RTX 6 Zipcore 50.10/54.10 Full Project X 6.0

:cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Full Face 60.09 Dynamic Gold TI Spinner

:EVNROLL: ER5v Short Plumbers 34.5”

:titleist-small: PRO V1x

:Clicgear:  3.5+ Push Cart

:Arccos: Sensors w/ Caddie

 :918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9 with Slope 

:SuperSpeed:

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Awesome! Here goes:

  • Explain why you chose the model you did and what you'd hope to get out of them performance wise
    • I'm around a 10 handicap right now, so I probably could've gone with either version, but I decided to go with the KING Forged Tec because I plan on improving into the lower single digits. I'm looking for more consistent flight, but also starting to shape my shots and this model should excel at that.
  • List your first name/city state (US Only entries)
    • Andy/Cincinnati, OH
  • What current irons you're playing
    • Cobra Amp-D 4-GW (waiting on Mizunos)
  • Handicap
    • 9.6
  • Will you agree to patriciate in discussions on the forum about your experience with the irons after receiving them.
    • Absolutely!

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Driver: PING G425 Max 9º

Fairway Wood: Ping G430 Max 3W 15º

Hybrid: PING G425 Max 3H 19º

Irons: Mizuno JPX921 Forged (4-GW)

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 52º & 56º

Putter: Ping Anser (2023)

Ball: ProV1 / TP5

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The Forged Tec X offers the most forgiveness.  Looking to gain more stability with the Tungsten and gain a little more distance.

Nancy/San Diego, CA

Nickent 4DX

~21

Yes!

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a. Ladies Flex/10-12 degrees loft/25"-27" (male equivalent)

b. Adjustable/Ladies Flex (male equivalent)

c. Right-Handed

d. San Diego

e. -18

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  • Having tested the MIM Tour irons, these are the most similar in spec (offset, lofts, etc) - Approach is the strongest part of my game but there's certainly always room for improvement. I place a heavy emphasis on consistency of an iron head that leads to less flyers, greater control and improved dispersion patterns. Cobra has proven itself to be a category leader with innovative designs so I look forward to testing this model in particular. 
  • Everardo in Phoenix, AZ
  • New Level 623-CB
  • 11.3
  • Absolutely

 

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  • Golfspy_CG2 changed the title to Official Cobra Forged Tec Contest-WINNER ANNOUNCED!
  • GolfSpy_APH changed the title to Official Cobra Forged Tec Contest & Member Review

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