ClubTest 2015: Cobra Fly-Z+ Irons

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On the Range: Cobra Fly-Z+ Irons

Cobra Fly-Z+ Irons

Category: Better-Player Irons
Price: $900, steel
WE TESTED:
3–PW with KBS Tour steel shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The forged carbon steel 3- to 7-irons have undercuts that let the face flex more.

PROS

PLAYABILITY: Lots of weight along the bottom to power through rough, divots and sand; medium-high ball flight is higher than most; it’s relatively easy to work the ball—allows testers to repeatedly pull off whatever they dial up.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: You get exactly what you expect from each shot, no better, no worse; slight off-center shots are minimized in direction—good at disguising mis-hits all over the face; quite accurate—pretty much a point-and-shoot club.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Off-center strikes with the Fly-Z+ aren’t penalized too severely; little loss of distance on thin shots.
FEEL: There’s enough heft in the Fly-Z+ clubhead to sense the stability throughout your swing; the club puts you in total control of partial shots; good feedback across a generous sweet spot.
LOOK: Nice, stylish appearance that’s not overbearing; subtly combines visible technology and a cavity back in an attractive modern package; all-satin look, thin topline, minimal offset; head makes you think you can dig it out of anywhere.

Cobra Fly-Z+ Irons
Michael Chini

CONS

A few testers are looking for a bit more workability; off-center hits can sting; some guys would prefer even more length.

BOTTOM LINE: Suitable for a wider range of handicaps than your typical player’s iron. The Fly-Z+ is worth a try if you like to shape the occasional shot but want to count on forgiveness when not swinging your best.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Cobra Fly-Z+ irons

NEXT REVIEW: Mizuno MP-15 Irons

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