Expert Review: Cobra LTDx HybridPublished on 08/08/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I purchased with my own money in June of 2023.
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About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I purchased with my own money in June of 2023.
Much like the fairway woods in the LTDx line, the Cobra LTDx Hybrid club is a top-of-the-class performer in distance and accuracy. With the PWR-Core technology and the baffler rail system, these hybrids are as long and accurate from the rough as they are from the fairway. This Cobra LTDx Hybrid is an outstanding club that can improve the golf bags of high-handicap and scratch golfers.
About the club I own
- Model: Cobra LTDx Hybrid
- Loft setting: Standard 19°
- Shaft type: KBS PGI 85 S Players Graphite
- Shaft flex: Stiff
- Average score: 80
- Handicap: 5
- Experience: 25 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Left-Handed
- Typical ball flight: Mid to low
- Golf ball used: TaylorMade Tour Response, Wilson Triad
- Club swing speed: 107mph
- When I bought the club: June 2023
- Days tested: 5 (18-hole rounds of golf)
- Where I’ve used it: Diamond Links Golf Course
- Weather and wind conditions: Mostly calm sunny days with temperatures in the 80s and one round in wet, rainy conditions.
How it performs
What I was looking for
I am currently gaming a set of mid-2000s Mizuno muscle back blades, and looking down at my butter knife of a 3-iron can be a bit intimidating at times. Being a member of a golf course that has not one but two par 3s that clock in just north of 210 yards, I was in desperate need of a more consistent 200-215 yard golf club that was a tad less stress-inducing than my 21° 3-iron.
Why I chose this club
The Cobra LTDx 3-hybrid was the perfect fit at 19° to replace my 3-iron and fit right in behind my 24° 4-iron. Though I tested multiple hybrid brands and lofts, the LTDx 3-hybrid stood above the rest in total distance, feel, and accuracy.
What I love about it
- Distance: The same PWR-CORE technology that Cobra uses in their fairway woods can be found in their hybrid line, and the results really speak for themselves. This hybrid is super long but with a launch angle that gives me more stopping power and less rollout. The 210 to 220 yards this club provides me is exactly what my golf bag was missing.
- Feel: The feel from standing over the ball to watching it cut through the air is fantastic because of the weight placement throughout this clubface. The heavy weight found in the bottom and toward the face of this club really promotes a consistent feel throughout the swing.
- Sound: As someone new to carrying a hybrid in the bag, I had no expectations of what a solid-struck hybrid should sound like. That being said, this LTDx provides a soft "pop" similar to a solid struck 3-wood.
- Workability: The LTDx hybrid naturally offers a high launch angle perfect for getting the ball in the air and down the fairway from multiple lies. What's surprising about this club is its ability to produce a low-launch stinger if the shot calls for it. This club can absolutely pull it off if I have the game to produce it.
- Launch Angle: The Cobra LTDx hybrid brings what I’d want and expect a hybrid to offer—a higher launch with pin-seeking stopping power.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Forgiveness: This club is truly outstanding. The only minor issue creeps in when I start diving into the overall forgiveness experience with the Cobra LTDx. The pure strikes are outstanding in terms of accuracy and distance. While players shouldn't expect the same outcome from a badly struck golf ball, the mishits from the LTDx line can really do a number on their shot dispersion.
Best shot with this club
I've spent this summer walking a nine-hole course I'd recently discovered. One of the highlights of this course is 212 yards to the front par 3. My traditional lofted (24°) 4-iron lacks the juice, and my 3-iron has the accuracy to really attack this pin. After taking aim and sticking it center green at 220 yards, the Cobra LTDx 3-hybrid proved exactly what my golf bag had been missing.
Value for the money vs. other options
With the lightweight carbon body and H.O.T. face technology, the Cobra LTDx is worthy of consideration among the year hybrids on the market, no matter the cost. Considering the Cobra LTDx line clocks in well below the MSRP of other popular hybrids such as the TaylorMade Stealth or the Ping series, Cobra has managed to drastically outperform its own price tag, thus making the LTDx an outstanding value pick for my choice in hybrids.
The Cobra LTDx Hybrid will answer what many golfers want in a club to fill that gap between irons and woods. With a very workable launch angle, great accuracy, and killer distance, this hybrid club is a lethal weapon in the right hands.