Cobra Golf King LTDx: New driver achieves a world first

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Cobra Golf reveal King LTDx family, including drivers with variable face thickness for exceptional ball speed.

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Cobra’s new family of golf clubs saw the brand ask real-world golfers what they wanted from the models. Unsurprisingly, the top three consumer desires from the drivers were more distance, more accuracy and better forgiveness.

The new Cobra Golf king LTDx driver, fairway wood and hybrid.

So Cobra’s designers turned the clock back to 2016 and the brand’s King LTD driver – the first big stick to achieve zero CGna (getting the Centre of Gravity below the Neutral Axis) for low spin and fast ball speed performance.

Fast forward to the present day and the King LTD legacy has evolved (substantially) into the King LTDx range, which includes the first golf driver to combine zero CGna and 5,200 MOI. What does that mean for you and I? The dream combo of faster ball speeds with extreme forgiveness.

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The Cobra Golf King LTDx LS driver has a Variable Thickness H.O.T Face.

The LTDx woods feature PWR-COR Technology, which uses multi-material internal and external weights to reposition as much weight low and forward as possible to lower spin and deliver powerful ball speed upon impact.

Using machine learning and CNC machining, Cobra’s engineers have replaced the E9 face with a new variable thickness H.O.T Face (Highly Optimized Topology) that is precision tuned for speed.

Using data from thousands of impact simulations, Cobra have optimised thicknesses in 15 different zones to maximize ball speed across a larger area of the face. These zones create visual peaks and valleys that resemble a topology map, hence the design name.

The Cobra King LTDx drivers use 30% more carbon fibre than the RadSpeed.

In addition, the LTDx drivers utilize a multi-material construction, with up to 30% more carbon fibre than the previous RadSpeed driver models, and a lighter and stronger titanium chassis to maximise stability.

Cobra’s engineers have redesigned the previous T-Bar chassis, moving more titanium lower to the ground and around the perimeter edge to lower CG and increase MOI, resulting in eight grams of weight savings.

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Cobra have redesigned the chassis in the LTDx drivers.

“The LTDx driver lineup reflects our team’s continued dedication to innovation and improved performance,” said Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D for Cobra Golf.

“With the introduction of PWR-COR and H.O.T FACE technology, our engineers have, yet again, developed innovation that improves CG and MOI while making the face hotter and more forgiving.

Cobra's LTDx woods feature PWR-COR Technology, which uses multi-material internal and external weights to reposition as much weight low and forward as possible to lower spin and deliver powerful ball speed upon impact.

“The resulting LTDx family of drivers are the best we have ever produced, and the three distinct driver models ensure that every golfer can achieve optimised performance for their game.”

Let’s take a closer look at the full King LTDx family, starting with the drivers.

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The Cobra Golf King LTDx drivers.

Cobra Golf King LTDx Drivers

To ensure the new driver’s performance can be optimised for all types of player, it’s available in three distinct models – the low-spinning LTDx LS, the uber-stable and draw-biased LTDx MAX, and the LTDx, which blends the LS and Max into one driver for low spin and max forgiveness.

The Cobra Golf King LTDx LS driver.

Cobra King LTDx LS Driver

RRP £399 | Available February 11, 2022
Lofts 9º, 10.5º | Lengths Standard (44.5″); Tour Length (44.5″) | Adjustable Yes (+/- 1.5º) | Women’s No | Left hand? Yes | Stock Shafts MCA Tensei AV Raw White 65 (XS, S); Project X HZRDUS RDX Blue 60 (XS, S); Project X HZRDUS Smoke iM1060 (S, R) | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline (58+) Black/Silver

The new LTDx LS driver positions most of its weight low and forward to deliver low spin and faster ball speeds. The result is a more workable ball flight desired by lower handicap golfers with faster swing speeds.

An adjustable weight system features a 10g and 3g weight that can be exchanged to either the front heel or toe to fine tune trajectory. A traditional 460cc shape features an aggressive aerodynamic design that allows players with faster swing speeds to maximize their clubhead speed for increased distance.

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The Cobra LTDx LS driver.

The PWR-COR Technology positions as much weight low and forward using a 14g internal MIM steel weight and a 5g 100% milled, stainless steel external weight (19g total) to lower spin and increase speed. Combined with the 13g of moveable weights, LTDx LS has impressive 32g low and forward.

The H.O.T. FACE technology creates 15 unique zones to maximise and tune ball speeds across the face, which greatly improves performance on mishits.

The LTDx’s performance is further improved by the multi-material construction, which utilises a redesigned, eight-gram lighter titanium chassis that allows for up to 30% more carbon fibre and more discretionary weight to reposition low and forward in the PWR-COR weight.

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The Cobra Golf King LTDx Max driver.

Cobra King LTDx Max Driver

RRP £399 Available February 11, 2022
Lofts 9º, 10.5º, 12º | Lengths Standard (44.5″); Tour Length (44.5″) | Adjustable Yes (+/- 1.5º) | Women’s Yes | Left hand? Yes | Stock Shafts Project X HZRDUS RDX Blue 60 (S – 9º only); HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 (S, R); UST Helium Nanocore (L, R – 12º only) | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline (58+) Black/Silver

The LTDx MAX combines maximum stability and maximum draw bias into one driver, both individually achievable using the moveable weight system.

The MAX features a slightly oversized 460cc profile over the LTDx to provide maximum distance and forgiveness. An adjustable back weight and an added heel weight gives golfers additional draw-bias to help you square the face at impact.

The Cobra LTDx Max driver.

The 10g heavy weight can be positioned in the back to deliver Cobra’s most forgiving and stable driver. Alternatively you can position the heavy weight in the heel for 11 yards of draw bias. The adjustable hosel has a ‘draw’ setting for an additional seven yards (18 yards total). 

As with the other two LTDx Drivers, the Max features PWR-COR and H.O.T. FACE Technology with multi-material construction.

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The LTDx MAX Driver is also available in women’s edition (10.5º, 12º) featuring a sleek gloss black/elderberry colourscheme with a UST Helium Nanocore 4F1 shaft.

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The Cobra LTDx Driver.

Cobra King LTDx Driver

RRP £399 Available February 11, 2022
Lofts 9º, 10.5º | Lengths Standard (44.5″); Tour Length (44.5″) | Adjustable Yes (+/- 1.5º) | Women’s No | Left hand? Yes | Stock Shafts MCA Tensei AV Raw White 65 (XS, S); Project X HZRDUS RDX Blue 60 (XS, S); Project X HZRDUS Smoke iM1060 (S, R) | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline (58+) Black/Silver

The LTDx is a true driver unicorn – it is the first driver to achieve zero CGna and a high MOI at 5200. It is aimed at players that want maximum speed and distance but also value forgiveness and a straight ball flight.

A slightly oversized 460cc clubhead is constructed with the perfect balance of internal weighting to deliver the fastest ball speed with slow spin and maximum distance.

The Cobra King LTDx driver.

It utilises 19g of total weight positioned in PWR-COR (14g internal MIM steel weight & 5g external CNC Milled stainless steel weight) and 15g total in the back using 5g of tungsten and a 10g fixed back weight. Like all models in the new family of drivers, the LTDx features COBRA’s innovative H.O.T. FACE Technology and a MULTI-MATERIAL Construction, affording optimal CG and MOI for increased distance and improved performance.

The LTDx Driver is also available for junior’s model (12º, RH only) and includes a free shaft upgrade as they grow into their game (39”, 8-9 years; 41”, 10–11 years; 43”, 12-14 years).

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The Cobra King LTDx fairway woods.

Cobra Golf King LTDx Fairway Woods

Complementing the innovative line of LTDx drivers, Cobra have produced three LTDx fairway wood models.

Utilising the PWR-COR and H.O.T. FACE technology highlighted in the LTDx driver, and a carbon fibre crown, Cobra’s engineers have moved the CG low and forward for faster ball speed, while increasing MOI for more stability and forgiveness.

The tech in the Cobra Golf King LTDx fairway woods.

The LTDx fairway metals come in progressive shapes and progressive rail designs to offer optimiSed performance based on the golfer’s swing characteristics.

Let’s take a closer look at each model.

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The Cobra King LTDx LS fairway wood.

Cobra King LTDx LS Fairway Wood

RRP £249 | Available February 11, 2022
Lofts 3W – 14.5º, 5W – 17.5º | Length Standard | Adjustable Yes (+/- 1.5º) | Women’s No | Left hand? Yes (3W) | Stock Shafts MCA Tensei AV Raw White 75 (S, XS) | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline (58+)

Cobra’s low spin fairway features progressive shaping – Big Tour shape in the 3-wood with no rails, Tour Shape in the 5-wood with hollow split rails.

The Cobra King LTDx LS fairway wood.

PWR-COR utilises tungsten and aluminum to position as much weight low and forward to increase ball speed, while the H.O.T. FACE Technology, as found in the drivers, uses 15 zones with optimised thicknesses to maximize speed across the face.

An adjustable weighting system features a 12g and a 3g weight that can be positioned in the heel or toe to fine tune trajectory and spin.

The Cobra King LTDx Max fairway wood.

Cobra King LTDx Max Fairway

Lofts 3W – 15.5º, 5W – 18.5º, 7W – 22.5º | Length Standard | Adjustable Yes (+/- 1.5º) | Women’s Yes | Left hand? Yes (3W, 5W) | Stock Shafts UST Helium Nanocore 4F2 (L), 5F2 (R); HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 (S) | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline (58+)

The most forgiving of the three Vobra fairways, the Max combines the fast and forgiving performance of the LTDx with additional draw bias for those that need slice correcting power.

An adjustable weight system features 12g and 3g weights that can be positioned in the back or the heel to fine tune the amount of draw bias.

The Cobra King LTDx Max fairway wood.

The PWR-COR and H.O.T. FACE Technology again deliver the fastest ball speed possible using low and forward weighting and an optimised variable thickness face design.

The LTDx MAX is also available in a women’s offering (3W, 5W, 7W) that comes in a Gloss Black/Elderberry colorway and is equipped with a UST Helium Nanocore 4F1 – women’s flex shaft.

The Cobra King LTDx LS fairway wood is available in two finishes.

Cobra King LTDx Fairway Wood

RRP £249 | Available February 11, 2022
Lofts 3W – 14.5º, 5W – 17.5º | Lengths Standard (44.5″); Tour Length (44.5″) | Adjustable Yes (+/- 1.5º) | Women’s No | Left hand? Yes (3W, 5W) | Stock Shafts UST Helium Nanocore 4F2 (L); HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 (R, S) | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline (58+)

The LTDx is a traditional shape fairway wood with no rails, and a traditional shape 5-wood and 7-wood with hollow split rails that aid in turf interaction for steeper swings.

The Cobra King LTDx fairway wood.

A 12g fixed weight is positioned in the back for max forgiveness and high launch, while the PWR-COR weight low and forward creates the perfect balance of low spin and fast ball speed with forgiveness. H.O.T. FACE Technology ensures speed is maintained across the face.

The LTDx is available in the standard black/gold colourscheme along with a blue/red and silver theme.

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The Cobra King LTDx hybrid.

Cobra King LTDx Hybrids

RRP £199 | Available February 11, 2022
Lofts 2H – 17º, 3H – 19º, 4H – 21º, 5H – 24º, 6H – 28º | Lengths Standard; One Length (37.25″ – 3H, 4H, 5H) | Adjustable? No | Women’s? Yes | Left hand? Yes (Standard 3H, 4H, 5H; One Length 4H) | Stock Shafts KBS PGI 80 (S), 70 (R), 60 (A) | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline (58+)

LTDx are Cobra’s first mainline hybrids to feature PWRSHELL Technology – an L-cup face design that is forged from a thin and strong stainless steel to generate up to 17% more flex for faster ball speed and higher launch across the face. 

Featuring the innovative PWR-COR and H.O.T. FACE technologies found in the drivers and fairway woods, the hybrids use Cobra’s famed Hollow Split Rails for improved turf interaction, making the club usable from any lie.

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The Cobra King LTDx hybrid.

As well as the standard length model, the LTDx Hybrid available in Cobra’s famous One Length design, designed in a 37.25-inch set up that complements the LTDx One Length irons.

The LTDx Hybrid is also available in a women’s offering 4H (20º), 5H (23º) 6H (27º), 7H (30º) in black/elderberry.

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