Nearly every modern driver has some adjustable features, and there are loads of adjustable fairway woods and hybrids as well, but irons have not been given the same treatment. Cobra’s King Utility iron changes that, with several unique technologies, including an adjustable hosel that allows players to change the club’s loft.
The club is a 21-degree 3-iron, but the MyFly8 adjustable hosel allows for a loft range of 18 to 22 degrees. There are eight settings, including three draw settings.
“This club is perfect for the golfer whose last iron stops at 4 and needs a 3-iron, or the golfer whose longest iron stops at a 3-iron and needs 2-iron distance somewhere throughout the round,” said Tom Olsavsky, Cobra’s vice president of research and development. “We designed this utility iron with Rickie Fowler in mind; he currently uses this iron at courses he deems a match for this style of play.”
The 17-4 stainless steel body is attached to a 455 stainless steel, L-shaped face plate that wraps under the leading edge and into the sole. To shift the center of gravity down and to the rear, Cobra added 67 grams of tungsten inside the back section of the head. As a result, golfers should be able to produce more ball speed with a higher initial launch.
The King Utility iron is available only in a right-hand version with either a KBS C-Taper Lite steel shaft for $199 or a Graphite Aldila Rogue Black graphite shaft for $219.