Monday, February 13, 2012
First Impression Review: Cobra AMP Iron Set
Having played this past season with Mizuno MP53 irons, I thought that going back to a cast cavity-back iron would be unbearable. But boy was I wrong.
Cobra seems to be putting all their eggs in one basket by marketing clubs around Rickie Fowler. But it is working. The AMP irons are no exception. With the loud orange cavity insert and the flashy orange grip, this club looks more like decoration than a players club. Except when you lay it down at address you would never know it. The club looks so clean at address, and the top line is excellent for a cavity-back. And the offset is not bad either. The face looks great and the shape is awesome for a CB.
Having never played a Cobra club, the iron came as a surprise. It is loooonng. I hit it back to back with an MP53, and the cobra 7 iron was 20-25 yards longer. Now the lofts are stronger in the AMP, I know, but still, the 7 iron was amazing. And the feel was about as good as you would get for a cast CB. The stock shaft in these clubs is the True Temper Dynamic Gold Superlight, which actually plays really well. These irons, I think, are gonna change the dynamic over at Puma Cobra and make them a player in the club market for many years to come. Now the AMP Forged irons need to hurry and come out! And they better send the AMP RF Prototypes to retail.