Taylormade M4 Vs Cobra Aerojet Irons Comparison Overview
The game of golf is just like any other sport: it’s complex, there are many variables and there are a lot of things to consider if you want to play your best.
Perhaps more than any other sport though, in golf, your performance depends a lot on what gear you’re using.
You have to really scrutinize your gear at every stage of your development if you are serious about getting better. A great place to start scrutinizing is your irons.
And to help, today we will be telling you about our test session with the new Cobra Aerojet irons and how they compare to the Taylormade M4 irons.
Taylormade M4 Irons Overview
“When we started swinging with the Taylormade M4 irons, we noticed right away that they produced steep launch angles.”
The loft profile coupled with the strong cavity undercut made for some pretty effortless launch for all our testers. For our better testers, this meant actually being able to hold green with the 6-iron.
For higher handicap testers, this meant a bit more carry distance and predictable distances around the green.
Our testers also noticed that the Taylormade M4’s were producing good ball speed on low-face strikes.
Strikes made near the heel or toe however were punished with a harsh vibration and significant loss of ball speed.
The topline width and blade length are both moderate though, so at address the M4’s are likely to appeal to a wide variety of players.
Cobra Aerojet Irons Overview
“Immediately, we noticed that the Aerojet irons had a lower trajectory.”
Mis-hits were being punished as harshly as with the Taylormade M4 irons either.
The Cobra Aerojet irons have a stronger loft profile than the Taylormade M4 irons. In addition, they tended to fly straighter on mis-hits.
The Aerojet irons have a special suspended weight that works to lower the CG while at the same time acting as a brace between the heel and toe.
The floating weight is covered in a soft polymer material to absorb shock and help resist twisting. This is part of what gives the Aerojet irons their seemingly natural, straight trajectory.
“Our testers really liked the Cobra Aerojet irons. They were getting better distance, and even our high handicap testers remarked at how straight they flew.
While neither iron sets are remarkably workable, we would say the Aerojet’s have more to offer to the average golfer.”
Taylormade M4 Irons First Impressions
The Taylormade M4 irons have a clean, cavity back design with an extended sole in the rear which looks very comforting for beginners.
This feature also made them play very well in the rough. It is very easy to launch the ball high (and far) even from the rough. We were very pleased with the feel when we struck the ball right in the sweet spot.
However, the feel gets a little thin and the sound gets a little hollow unless you are dead-center on the sweet spot.
Cobra Aerojet Irons – First Impressions
“Right away, we liked the moderate footprint of these irons.”
We could just tell by looking at them out of the packaging that they would suit the needs of a wide variety of everyday golfers. They look forgiving, are forgiving and will provide you the launch angles you need for any kind of lie. Around the pin, you can unleash their full launch potential to nail fast greens. And from distance, the naturally low launch will give you piercing trajectory and ball speed.
The Cobra Iron Family
“The T-rail irons are also a handy choice for high handicappers.”
They sport a hybrid iron design with baffler rails to help you glide through rough turf. These are definitely for players scoring above 100.
Taylormade M4 Selling Points
- Ribcor design
- Speed Pocket
- Thick sole
- Plenty of offset
- Premium shaft options
- Strong loft
Cobra Aerojet Irons Selling Points
- Moderate sole width
- Great for high handicappers
- They provide enough launch around the pin
- They are forgiving
- They have a smooth feel at impact
Who are the Taylormade M4 Irons for?
There’s no question that the Taylormade M4 irons would be great for anything struggling with distance on the fairway.
At the end of the day though, these irons do much more for beginners than play long. Beginners, who will often find themselves in the rough, will benefit from the beefy sole and strong lofts of these irons.
Even intermediate players who don’t quite have their swing speeds where they would like it to be would benefit from these irons. Even if you are mixing and matching and only using the longer Taylormade M4 irons, they could be great assets as purely distance irons.
The Taylormade M Family of Irons
The Taylormade M family of irons also includes the M2 irons. The first thing we noticed about the M2 irons compared to the Taylormade M4’s is that the M2’s don’t do as good a job at dampening harsh impact vibrations.
On full swings, the M2’s feedback gets muddied by unwanted vibration. The M2’s do have the same lofts as the M4 irons though so the flight trajectory is very similar with these two iron sets.
It should also be noted that the M2 irons don’t feature the same Ribcor design as the Taylormade M4 irons. The main difference this makes is lesser distance – or at least, harder distance.
In other words, you will have to have good accuracy and a fast swing speed to get the same kind of distance with the M2’s as you would with the Taylormade M4 irons. As such, the M2 irons are better in the bags of low handicappers.
Feel & Control: 92/100
Overall Score: 93/100
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Who Are the Cobra Aerojet Irons for?
“The Cobra Aerojet irons would be a great choice for high handicappers looking to score a set that will still be of use to them as they improve.”
While spin control was a bit lacking (especially in the shorter irons), our testers really didn’t care because of how forgiving these irons are. They provide great distance thanks to the naturally strong loft but are tempered nicely by a sizable undercut cavity and moderate soles.