Expert Review: Cobra LTDx ONE Length Iron Combo SetPublished on 03/14/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the iron set, which I tested for one day in January of 2023.
All photos courtesy of David L. Brown
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the iron set, which I tested for one day in January of 2023.
The Cobra LTDx ONE Length Combo Set is a solid option for those looking to gain more distance in their mid-range game. These irons are geared for higher-tier handicappers who want to take their game to the next level.
About the clubs I tested
- Model: 2022 Cobra LTDx ONE Length Combo Set
- Loft setting: 1-6mm offset
- Shaft type: Steel
- Shaft flex: Regular
- Average score: 79
- Handicap: 7
- Experience: 22 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Left-Handed
- Typical ball flight: High
- Golf ball used: Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track
- Club swing speed: 97mph
- When I tested the club: January 2023
- Days tested: 1
- Where I’ve used it: Simulator
- Weather and wind conditions: Indoor simulator
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for new irons as my TaylorMade Racs are from 2008. I wanted to find a club that created more distance and feel within my mid-range game.
Why I didn’t choose this club
I didn’t buy the Cobra LTDx ONE Length Combo Set because it didn’t suit my game. I wanted a club that offered more feel and workability. These clubs are geared for a newer beginning golfer trying to settle into the game.
What I love about it
- Distance: The distance was solid overall. I was finding consistency in my iron shots once I started dialing in the feel. I was hitting my 7 Iron 165 yards on average, which is within five yards of my current 7 iron distance.
- Forgiveness: The forgiveness was decent, as it has a PWRShell face that creates a softer head giving the maximum room for error regardless of where the ball is struck on the face.
- Sound: The sound was a normal tinging that felt crisp to the ear. I appreciate that about the sound, as some other irons I have tested recently have either a loud ting or a lower thud that isn’t appealing to the ear.
- Shaft Feel: The regular steel flex irons allowed me to move through the ball and create solid, consistent contact.
- Shaft Performance: The shaft performance was good overall as they allowed me to consistently strike the ball and have the same spin rate over and over at around 7500RPMs.
- Launch Angle: The launch angle came off the club face like normal, with a higher flight that allowed for softer landings on approach shots.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Feel: The face was soft, but when the ball was struck off-center, it didn’t have a deadening feel to it like other higher-end irons.
- Workability: The workability wasn’t great. I tried moving the ball with my natural high fade and wasn’t constantly moving the ball as I wanted with a 5-10 yard right to left curve. The clubs offer distance and forgiveness but lack that movement that higher-skilled golfers might be looking for.
- Adjustability: The irons I tested used the stock irons off the shelf, so they were not adjusted. But I know there are graphite shafts that could suit someone else's game if that is their default preference.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The aesthetics on these irons and woods are overall boring with the blue and black backing, especially in comparison to the Cobra King Forged Tec irons with the all-silver and horizontal line going through the back.
- Grip Feel: The default grips were Lamkin grips that were slippery to me. I prefer Golf Pride grips on my irons and would customize the grips if I purchased these myself.
Best shot with this club
The best shots I had with this club were averaging a 10-yard proximity to the hole with both my 4 and 6 irons. My distance wasn’t quite there with the short club length, but the accuracy felt like it was.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Cobra LTDx ONE Length irons are a good option for someone not looking to break the bank and find a quality option. These clubs are good for someone just starting out and looking to build their mechanics to their swing. Still, I would lean more toward the Callaway Mavriks or Cleveland XL Launchers, as they are a better option for the same or lesser price because of their distance, forgiveness, and overall feel.
These clubs take some getting used to, but the ONE Length option is best for someone starting out looking to improve their mechanics and accuracy while not caring so much about distance and workability into greens.