The Golf Monthly Test Team's Cobra Fly-Z+ Forged irons review, one of two new better player models added to the Fly-Z family in 2015 designed with help from Rickie Fowler
Cobra’s Fly-Z+ Forged irons feature a multi-step forging process to construct a soft-feeling, forgiving better player iron. Tungsten inserts positioned in the heel and toe of the 3- to 7-irons position the centre of gravity behind the impact zone, creating consistent distance and accuracy.
They also aid forgiveness by increasing MOI. Additionally, weight-saving vibration-dampening Thermo Plastic rubber inserts help to soften the feel. CNC milled undercutting from 3- to 8-iron removes weight for improved forgiveness.
Competent players after a set that offers a blend of feel, forgiveness and distance control that looks great in the bag.
It would be a challenge to find a better-looking iron at address than the Fly-Z+ Forged. Redeeming features include the very minimal offset, a subtle shine to the finish and a bevelled topline that makes them appear slimmer than they are.
The feel at impact is solid with a hint of softness thanks to the minimal vibration up the shaft into the hands and the flight is what many golfers will desire – mid-to-high without too much spin. Forgiveness is bolstered by the wide sole and the slightly longer blade length from heel-to-toe compared with other better player models on the market.
The sweetspot felt like it was generous in size, with mishits holding their line well. The KBS Tour shaft aided stability while the Lamkin Crossline grips genuinely enhance the feel in your hands.
The combination of a compact size, flawless aesthetics with forgiveness thrown in too will appeal to a wide range of golfers.