This is Golfer Geeks’ review of the Cobra LTDx driver.
I’m an avid golfer, a 9.2 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.
I played two rounds of golf and spent two range sessions with the Cobra LTDx driver. I tested it alongside the Radspeed for a driver comparison.
Summary: The Cobra LTDx driver is incredibly forgiving, is as long as any driver I’ve tested this, and has the best sound and feel of them all. It best serves the mediocre drivers among us (like me), but will work more than well for most golfers.
In this Cobra LTDx driver review, I discuss my experience with the clubs, unique features and benefits, as well as customer reviews and potential alternatives.
Cobra LTDx Driver Overview
LTD stands for “Longest Total Distance”. Cobra first introduced the LTD line of drivers in 2016. (They weren’t exactly a hit, apparently). They achieve the LTD status by having low spin and high MOI.
The so-called Holy Grail of driving technology. The head is especially stable on off-center hits, which keeps your ball in play more often.
They have three LTDx models: LTDx , LTDx Max, LTDx LS
1) LTDx (the one in this test)
- Low spin
- Medium launch
- High Forgiveness
- Slight draw bias
The best combo of Distance & Forgiveness
2) LTDx LS
- Low spin
- Low launch
- Medium forgiveness
- Neutral to fade bias
Best for high swing speed & more accomplished golfers
3) LTDx Max
- Low-medium spin
- High launch
- Extreme forgiveness
- Draw bias
Best for beginners and/or slow swing speed, but worked extremely well for me.
Why Consider the LTDx driver
The LTDx driver kept all but my worst swings playable and helped me score better than I deserved over the course of two rounds.
I drive well in streaks, which means I don’t drive well in streaks. These streaks can be within a round or over the course of a couple weeks. I was never “on” during testing or playing with the Cobra LTDx. Still, I consistently found a way to the green during my rounds… with good distance too. This is invaluable when you’re trying to score. (or not lose balls)
So, worth a test if you’re a mediocre driver like me.
Features & Benefits
1) PWR-COR Technology
- Consist of 3 weights. A 14g steel internal weight and 5g external aluminum weight are placed behind the hitting zone to reduce spin and transfer max speed to the golf ball. And, a 15g rear weight helps with high launch and exceptional forgiveness for added distance
2) H.O.T Face Technology
- Stands for Highly Optimized Topology. They use machine learning (A.I.) and CNC milling to optimize face thickness in specific areas to maximize ball speed across a larger area. There are 15 specific zones of varying thickness on the face.
3) Multi-material Construction
- The titanium t-bar chassis is 8.3g lighter and allows them to use 30% more lightweight carbon in the crown and sole plate. This save discretionary weight which they’ve moved low and forward in the head for increased ball speed.
4) CNC Milled Infinity Face
- The face wraps around the leading edge and increases the effective hitting area for more ball speed while still provide a traditional topline.
Testing the LTDx Driver
2 Range Sessions: I hit 12-15 drives with the LTDx (and Radspeed) per session. I hit irons between each drive as I was testing Ping irons too. I make every effort not to tee up one driver after another because I get out of sync and lose my technique (which ain’t great to begin with)
I used my Swing Caddie SC300 and SC200 to get the numbers you’ll se below. I only used both because I let a friend borrow the SC300 and I didn’t have it for one of the sessions.
2 Rounds on the course: I played two 18-hole rounds, spaced a day apart. I used the Radspeed on the front nine and the LTDx on the back nine. This may have been unfair to the Radspeed. It generally takes about 9 holes to get my driver swing in sync.
My Experience with the Cobra LTDx Driver
On the course, the LTDx consistently kept me in play without a huge drop in distance with marginal swings. I got great distance with my preferred high soft draw the very few times I hit it on the button. All I can ask of a driver.
It’s one of the easier drivers to hit that I’ve tested in 2022.
The numbers from the launch monitor were MORE than acceptable to me. (see below)
|Cobra LTDx||Carry Yards||Ball Speed||Swing Speed||Smash Factor|
|Total Yards||Bal Speed||Swing Speed||Smash Factor|
Review of the Cobra LTDx Driver
(The look of this driver has grown me since I just finished testing the LTDx Max.) Love the head shape. Love the way it frames the ball and the look at address. Love the Peacote colorway. Love the face. The graphics on the sole are… not good. (But, certainly no deal breaker)
Sound/ Feel: (A+)
It sounds the way I love a driver to sound. Muted. And, feels the way I like a driver to feel – Solid all over the face, especially with center contact. But, you can still tell exactly where on the face you hit the ball.
This is a long driver and you don’t need center contact to get your distance. The numbers you see above are my best in driver testing this year. (I still do not have my driver swing together, either)
This is why you buy this driver.You get good results with off-center contact as long as your swing path is decent.
Flight / Playability: (A+)
I hit medium-high to high soft draws all day. I never had to struggle to get my preferred trajectory. My preferred shot shape is a draw and I almost never try anything else. A few of my mishits were fades in the center of the fairway. Go figure.
Still not a ton of feedback from customers yet. The LTDx gets a solid 5 stars from those that have at left a review cobragolf.com.
Who’s the LTDx driver for?
Low Handicaps – Yes this is a great driver for you unless you are an elite driver with elite swing speed and/or fight too much spin. The LTDx LS may be a better choice in this case.
Mid Handicaps: Yes. 100% you should give this club a look. Consider the LTDx Max if you REALLY fight a slice.
High Handicaps: Yes. You can certainly play this driver. But, the LTDx Max may be more suited to your game.
The Verdict on the Cobra LTDx Driver
The Cobra LTDx kept this 9.2 handicap mediocre driver of the golf ball in play and helped give me good looks at greens during my two rounds.
The raw stats from my launch monitors were my best of the year too.
My #1 suggestion is to test before you buy. Either at your local golf store or take advantage of Global Golf’s Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it.
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