Reviewed by Tomas Hehir
- 9 handicapper
- 92 MPH 7 iron swing speed
- Tomas upgraded from TaylorMade RSI 1 irons
Review in short
The Cobra King Tour MIM is an iron that benefits good ball strikers with a soft feel and piercing ball flight. it gives better players high levels of workability and should certainly be considered by single digit handicappers seeking an upgrade.
Why I play these irons
I was looking to go from a forgiving chunky set of irons with strong lofts to something more compact to give me more workability and precision. These irons have a thin top line and very little offset, but the blade length is actually quite long so they are not scary to look at. The lofts are quite standard which is what I wanted (33 degree 7 iron). They are cheaper than some of their rivals like Mizuno and this was also a big factor in my decision to buy them.
Looks and feel
They look amazing from the back but even more so when looking down at the club. The text and detailing is really subtle and just adds to the "player" feel of these clubs.
While they have that players look, they still offer great forgiveness, with the Tungsten weights in the longer irons and MiM technology. These clubs wear really well, because they are not forged they keep their new look and don’t suffer from bag clatter.
Feel wise, they are very soft, which is surprising for a cast iron. The cavity back makes off center strikes feel good, but you still get enough feedback to know you didn't quite catch the ball right. Tour pros like Bryson DeChambeau are using these irons which tells you that they are the real deal. If they're good enough for Bryson then they're good enough for me.
For whatever reason, the MIM Tour Irons are not the most popular, so people will always be intrigued by them when they see them looking classy in your bag.
These clubs have standard lofts so the ball won’t be exploding off the face and going 5-10 yards further than you would expect.
Each iron head is created using a mixture of 304 stainless steel metal powder, which is then heated and injected into a mould.
During the sintering process, the metal is heated to a higher temperature than forgings (1340°C vs. 1200°C), resulting in a tighter-aligned grain structure that delivers the highest level of precision and soft feel, rivalling that of carbon steel forgings.
The final step is hand-polishing to deliver the perfect satin finish. While many forgings require moderate polishing to remove excess materials, MIM technology requires only subtle polishing to ensure the shape is consistent from set to set.
With all of this tech, I still struggle with the 4 iron. I struggle to make consistent good swings with it so I am always reluctant to use it. It is not the most forgiving clubs so I need to practice with it more.
- True Temper Elevate Steel
- UST Recoil Dart
Price per iron
$165 per club (steel) RRP