What's new? How much does it cost? And how does it perform? Jack Backhouse brings you the low down on Cobra's LTDx hybrid

How does Cobra’s Longest Total Distance hybrid perform? Find out in our Cobra LTDx hybrid review.

Cobra LTDx hybrid review
Cobra LTDx hybrid review
NCG SUMMARY

I really like what Cobra have done with the latest hybrid. The LTDx hybrid looks great behind the ball, feels solid and performs really well on the range and golf course.

This is perfect for players who want a hybrid that feels more like an iron than a wood and isn’t looking for a club to help them correct a slice.

PROS

  • Neutral shape
  • Stable ball flight from all strike locations
  • Consistent long distance

CONS

  • No draw bias

Cobra LTDx hybrid review: First Impressions

The Cobra LTDx hybrid looks brilliant. The matte black head looks sleek but is livened up with the burnt orange accents, and it sits very square behind the ball. I like that Cobra have kept the baffler rails on the sole of the club, but made them far less obvious than on their previous model.

Cobra LTDx hybrid review

Cobra LTDx hybrid review: NCG Verdict

Immediately I knew this was a hybrid I could put straight in the bag. The Cobra LTDx is a hybrid for all players, not one just aimed at high handicappers with a slice like a lot of manufacturers put together. It doesn’t have loads of left spin inducing weight or a super upright lie angle, it’s designed to go far, consistently.

Cobra LTDx hybrid review

I started my test of the LTDx hybrid on the driving range, hitting shots from the ground and off the tee. I noticed immediately my shots came out like more of a thud, rather than the normal higher pitched hybrid sound, which made me feel like I was hitting a powerful iron shot rather than a shot with a wood. As this is a long iron replacement, it’s exactly what I’m looking for.

Another contributing factor to the solid feel you get from the LTDx hybrid is the tungsten PWR COR weight Cobra have put in on the sole, close to the face. This moves the CG forward which helps keeps the spin and the flight down, but helps the face feel so strong.

Cobra LTDx hybrid review

An interesting feature of the club is the KBS PGI shaft than comes as standard with the Cobra LTDx. The KBS PGI shaft gives the same, more consistent dispersion of a steel shaft, but the lighter weight of the graphite shaft to keep swing speed up.

As I believe hybrids are long-iron replacement clubs, not distance clubs, this is a real win for the player. A hybrid should just replace the longest iron that you can’t hit consistently, and go the correct distance, so having a shaft that behaves similarly to an iron shaft and doesn’t produce random speed and distance jumps. We are going to hit this club into greens, so we need it to go a reliable distance.

The consistency in distance really shows in the flightscope numbers below. I hit it a few pretty straight and a couple left (user error), but the front to back dispersion is incredibly tight, which is what I look for in a hybrid.

I took the Cobra LTDx hybrid out onto the course for a few rounds, and I was really pleased with how reliable it was. The ground contact from fairway, semi and rough was great, and I was able to hit it into par 5s and long 4s pretty successfully without any big misses that I sometimes see from a hybrid.

Cobra LTDx hybrid review

Something that some golfers will want to look out for, is that the LTDx isn’t a super draw bias distance club like other brands produce. A slicer may not find this club as helpful in correcting their curve as it just isn’t built with a huge draw bias like we see in a lot of hybrids in the market right now. This is why custom fitting is incredibly important

The LTDx hybrid is a great club and I could definitely keep this in my bag, and I think that all golfers should give this a go next time they are looking to replace a long iron or existing hybrid. You aren’t buying this club because it is the longest on the market, but because it is going to produce reliable numbers time and time again.

Cobra LTDx hybrid review: The Details

Available: Now

RRP: £199

Right-handed lofts: 2H – 17°, 3H – 19°, 4H – 21°, 5H – 24°, 6H – 28°

Left-handed lofts: 3H – 19°, 4H – 21°, 5H – 24°

Stock shaft: KBS PGI – Lite, Regular, Stiff

More information: Cobra website

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Jack Backhouse

Jack is a PGA Golf Professional who specialises in coaching. He also loves his golf equipment and getting into the data of the latest clubs on the market. Jack has quickly become a go-to for expertise on a wide range of golf products but specialises in reviewing hardware. If you are looking for some new golf clubs make sure you have checked out his latest driver, fairway wood or iron reviews. He previously worked in wealth management, all of this means that number crunching and launch monitors are his favourite thing in the world. Jack is a member at Sandmoor Golf Club and regularly gets out on the golf course to maintain his scratch handicap.

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