Cobra Golf 2020 Speedzone Xtreme Driver Review
Cobra Golf recently came out with their brand new driver, the 2020 Speedzone Xtreme Driver which created a lot of buzz in the golfing world. This driver is arguably one of the most famous drivers that came out in 2020.
Cobra Golf pressed heavily on the speed aspect of this driver and how it can be beneficial for increasing ball speed and eventually distance.
They aggressively marketed the Speedzone Xtreme Driver using the analogy of a racecar to emphasize enhanced speed. Nevertheless, whether the Speedzone Xtreme Driver can increase the ball speed or not, is what we’ll find out in this article.
The Xtreme Driver will surely leave a lasting first impression. It is one of the most aesthetically pleasing drivers in the market. The lustrous black finish is elegant and looks classy. This driver is available in two attractive color choices, black & white, and black & yellow.
At first glance, it looks nearly identical to the Cobra F9 driver and the standard Cobra Speedzone (SZ) driver. However, if you look closely, you’ll notice subtle variations.
The clubhead appears slightly larger than the original SZ driver. The Xtreme driver is just a little bit longer when viewed front to back. This elongated clubhead could prove beneficial in increasing MOI and forgiveness.
It also features an infinity face and 95 % more precision CNC milling than the standard Speedzone driver. Both of them enhance the aerodynamic nature of the driver and reduce drag. There are also two ridges on the top that reinforce the idea of this driver being similar to a racecar.
Finally, more than 50 % of the clubhead is covered by a 360 carbon wrap crown that saves weight. Overall, Speedzone Xtreme Driver’s primary emphasis is on maximizing forgiveness and increasing clubhead speed.
Feel and Sound
The Speedzone Xtreme driver feels very much like the standard Speedzone driver. You’ll notice that the Xtreme driver feels more comfortable, forgiving, and stable than the SZ driver. However, the sound is quite different from the Speedzone and also the F9 driver.
It is slightly louder and higher pitched than the other two, which some of you might not like. Cobra Golf has probably added this loud and high-pitched sound to reinforce the idea that you’re hitting with a higher clubhead speed; however, it might not always be the case.
When it comes to performance, the Cobra Golf Speedzone Xtreme driver is quite impressive. Ultimately, the performance of a driver depends entirely on the construction quality and the materials used.
The Speedzone Xtreme driver has a titanium chassis and a 360 Carbon wrap around the crown. The titanium provides strength while the carbon wrap saves precious weight.
Furthermore, this driver has only a single weight option, unlike the standard Speedzone driver that has two changeable weights. Also, due to the elongated clubhead shape, the bulk of the weight is located on the lower backside. The CNC milled infinity face is vital for reducing drag and improve the aerodynamic nature of the club.
Cobra Golf intended to prioritize two pivotal aspects of drivers, speed and forgiveness. However, the Speedzone Xtreme driver leans more towards one of these aspects, and that is forgiveness.
Despite the company’s brilliant efforts to market the Xtreme driver as among the fastest drivers in the world, it is forgiveness where it truly shines. It is arguably one of the most forgiving drivers in the market at this point.
Coming to the speed and distance aspect, the Xtreme driver isn’t that much different from the F9 and the standard Speedzone driver. In fact, all three drivers are pretty much identical when speed and driving distance are concerned. We also felt that the Speedzone Xtreme driver has slightly more spin than the other two drivers.
The Speedzone Xtreme Driver from Cobra Golf might not be the fastest as the company claims, but it’s certainly among the most forgiving. Its high forgiveness and clubhead speed will protect you from mishits.