Cobra SZ Irons
From Golf Magazine (Buyer's Guide, May 2009)
It's for: 6-handicappers and higher
Karl Clausen, Principal Design Engineer: "We design SZ irons with a wide sole and heel-toe weighting to provide loads of forgiveness. The club offers superior distance, which fosters the confidence required for great iron shots. Our patent-pending design allows the club to sit square to the target to achieve proper alignment."
How it works: The low-profile design with a short hosel is packed with back weight to produce high-launching shots, and hitting it higher should lead to longer carry. The club's wide, rounded sole (front to back) limits any digging into the turf. The entire back cavity has a urethane-infused medallion to ring out bad vibrations. The back plate is also used to dial in overall head weights.
$499, steel; $599, graphite cobragolf.com