Cobra ZL Driver Review

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  • TG Rating 4.5 out of 5
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  • RRP £319.00

What we say...


Cobra drivers have long performed well in our annual TG Test, and it’s no surprise to see the latest incarnation towards the business end of things again. One thing we all want with the big stick is distance – and the ZL Encore delivers in droves finishing longest on test for James V with an average of 280 yards and in the top five for four more of our guys. It’s also worth noting it was in Dave C and pro James’ top five for both distance and dispersion.

The E9 Face technology helps deliver forgiveness and the Adjustable Flight Technology allows golfers to open or close the face for more playability.

Jon in particular noted how easy the club was to use, while James V said the fluorescent yellow flashes on the headcover and on the crown helped to make the Encore stand out. Dave R also commented on the classic head shape, and there really was very little to dislike about the club. It’s worth pointing out that Cobra also offer the ZL Encore in an all-white option too – it looks sensational and is used on Tour by none other than Ian Poulter.

Looks: 4.1 Feel: 4.4 Forgiveness: 4.3 Distance: 5.0 Dispersion: 4.0



Chris noted that this would be a good option for those struggling with the trajectory, as the ZL offered a high, powerful launch.

Had the dispersion stats from Darren and Jon been tighter, the ZL would have finished considerably higher.

We always push people in the direction of custom fitting, especially when it comes to a big purchase such as a driver or irons.

The ZL's performance in the test shows that it is important to get this done.

Looks: 3.4 Feel: 4.1 Sound: 4 Forgiveness: 4.1 Distance: 4 Dispersion: 3.5

The Cobra ZL Driver is available in four lofts: 8.5°. 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°

Tel: 01372 364 933

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