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T&T: Cobra AMP Ladies Irons
by Carly Cummins
August 23, 2012

"The AMP are an awesome set of irons"

Price: £649 (5-SW)

They say: If you are looking for more distance and accuracy then the Cobra AMP Irons offer all the amazing benefits packed into an attractive club so it looks as good on the course as it does in your bag. Each individual Cobra AMP iron uses Advanced Material Placement a multi compound design which positions the weight in specific places so every time you swing the club you get explosive power and distance in the long irons and amazing consistency in the short irons. This AMP technology improves the E9 technology also found in the club head. E9 Face Technology in each iron offers you superior versatility which is fantastic for players of all abilities. The progressive face and cavity design helps you to maintain optimum distance, feel and forgiveness in each strike.

The accuracy and consistency comes from the full cavity back design with a TPU which dampens the vibrations you receive on contact with the ball so you receive an exceptional feel and great feedback from the club. Each AMP iron head is constructed using a 17-4 High Strength Steel Face which has been plasma welded to a 431 Stainless Steel body. Consistent distance and accuracy comes from the outstanding V Skid Sole which is a mid-width sole that gets narrower in the toe and heel which will help reduce turf drag so the club face will remain square through impact. The irons have a higher bounce front section which provides a more forgiving sole interaction; lower bounce middle section keeps the leading edge of the club head in the correct position throughout the strike. Each iron is fitted with a Cobra AMP by Aldila Ladies flex graphite shaft and a colour co-ordinated Winn Wrap grip.

I say: It's not often you can pick up an iron and instantly hit it well but in the Cobra AMP's case you really can. These irons are so easy to hit it is unbelievable. With sales features including more distance and accuracy you might be forgiven for thinking that they would look chunky or cumbersome and are simply designed for higher handicappers. This is not the case. I play off a handicap of 1 and I love them. I love the fact that the design is simple to look down on. The club sits beautifully behind the ball. The soft sheen of the iron material doesn't reflect awkwardly in the sunshine but just looks expensive. The vivid green colouring on the shaft, back of the clubhead and the grip won't be to everyone's taste but I like the fact that my irons genuinely look different. They certainly turn heads and get people investigating further as to what I'm carrying in my golf bag. The grips are like putty in my fingers, really soft and comfortable to hold, although I'm yet to put them to the test in the winter when I'm not convinced that such a soft surface will be easy to keep hold of in the rain!

Aside from their ease of use, good distance and solid feel the best feature for me is the responsiveness off the face. The AMP are forged which gives you great feedback on your shots. They sound fantastic when you hit them.

If you haven't tried a Cobra golf product before then I'd seriously consider putting the Cobra AMP irons to the test. They certainly impressed me.

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