The speculation as to which OEM Bryson Dechambeau will sign with once he turns pro is getting clearer. He recently started playing a Cobra Driver and this week debuted a new set of single length Cobra irons.
I’ve played a few Cobra Hybrids over the years but have never tried Cobra woods or irons. That may soon change, especially as it relates to irons.
Cobra has produced, or perhaps, more correctly, altered a set of their Cobra King Forged CB irons to match the specifications of Dechambeau’s original Edel irons. He put them in play this week at the 19th Annual Georgia Cup.
Stock Cobra King Forged MB irons
According to WRX Golf, Dechambeau’s Cobra prototype irons are 37.5 inches long throughout the set with each head weighing 280 grams. The lie angle is 73.5 degrees.
Apparently the process of altering the Cobra CB irons to meet the specifications of the Edel irons involved a lot of grinding, bending and adding weight to the lower lofted irons.
This leads to several interesting questions:
- Which set of irons will Dechambeau put into play when he tees it up at the Masters next week? My guess is he will go with the Edel irons but there may well be some industry pressure for him to use the Cobra irons, which in my mind would be a mistake.
- Are we about to see a major OEM produce a set of single length irons for the mass market? That will all depend on how well Dechambeau performs once he turns pro, which he intends to do the week after the Masters. If he were to perform well as a pro with Cobra single length irons, we may well see a major OEM venture into the field of mass marketing single length irons, the first since Tommy Armour’s ill-fated attempt in the mid 1980’s. A winning Dechambeau would provide Cobra with the ‘poster boy’ Armour lacked.