The Cobra S3 Irons are Cobra's first introduction of a dark-headed iron. The multi-material steel clubheads feature a mix of stainless and black steel that combine to produce an iron that did not appeal to some of our traditionalist testers.
However, after testing the Cobra S3's, we would advise those players to hit them before passing judgement. The sexy look of the club head, both in your bag and address, inspires confidence and we thought the two bottom, white grooves on the clubface just added to the appeal of these irons.
The oversized heads made the S3's very easy to hit and the distance and ball flight of the shots was great. The wide sole played more like a thinner soled club thanks to the camber towards the rear of the sole.
Our only gripe is the position of the iron number on the toe of the club. Perhaps designed to suit golfers in America who fetch their clubs from the back of golf buggies at eye level, it is too low on the club for those who would be using a carry bag or golf trolley looking down on the clubs and made finding the correct club a little harder than it needed to be.
Despite this minor drawback, the Cobra S3 design was very impressive. The slight offset, sole and size make the clubs very easy to hit, yet the looks and performance will please even low to mid handicap golfers.
Another great set of irons from Cobra.
Overall Rating - 4 stars: