Callaway Big Bertha B21 Vs Cobra Speedzone Hybrid Comparison Overview
The Callaway Big Bertha B21 and the Cobra Speedzone hybrids are similar in many ways. We know this first hand because we had the pleasure of testing both of these hybrid sets side-by-side.
From our testing we concluded that the main focus of both of these hybrid sets was to achieve more distance for the average to high handicap golfer.
The Callaway Big Bertha B21 hybrids go about this by providing a larger head profile.
The larger head profile inspires more confidence at point of address. Of course, it also means a slightly larger sweet spot to work with as opposed to the Cobra Speedzone hybrids.
The Big Berthas also feature split tungsten weighting to increase MOI. Overall, the Big Berthas were certainly the more user-friendly hybrids and they also played very long.
However, the Cobra Speedzone hybrids played much better in the rough and from tough lies.
Another very important advantage (for us at least) that the Cobra Speedzone hybrids had over the Big Berthas was feel.
The Cobra Speedzone hybrids feature a forged steel face which gives it a much more consistent and solid feel at impact.
The bottom baffler rails also helped them glide through tall turf much better than more or less smoothed out sole of the Big Bertha Hybrids.
Callaway Big Bertha B21 Hybrid Overview
The Callaway Big Bertha B21 Hybrids feature pronounced offset – at least, much more noticeable than with the Cobra Speedzone’s.
The purpose for this is to correct your slice. Indeed, the higher handicap players in our test group noted straighter shots.
One of the things we all liked a lot about these hybrids though is the easy distance. With the 3 hybrid in this set, we were averaging distances of 201 yards off the deck.
And you may think, being Big Bertha clubs and all, that they would be a bit heavy and cumbersome.
That wasn’t the case with these hybrids. The carbon fiber crown keeps things light so these hybrids are comfortable for everyone to swing.
The launch was decent with the Big Bertha Hybrids but again, not as high as the Cobra Speedzone’s.
That’s another reason the Speedzone hybrids were more of an asset in the rough.
Cobra Speedzone Hybrid Overview
One of the common themes between these two hybrid sets, as we mentioned at the top of this article, is distance. So which clubs were longer?
On average, the Big Berthas were slightly longer than the Cobra Speedzone’s.
However, with the shorter hybrids (4H and 5H) the Cobra Speedzone’s were actually longer. Using a launch monitor, we were able to conclude that this increase in distance with the shorter hybrids was due to faster ball speed.
The forged face is just too much for the Big Bertha hybrids to keep up with in terms of ball speed.
While we would say that the Big Berthas are more forgiving, we must also add that they are only slightly more forgiving.
The Cobra Speedzone hybrids actually have a pretty substantial footprint as well – just not as large as the Big Berthas.
The fixed weight in the back of the sole of the Speedzone Hybrids also helps launch the ball higher than the Big Berthas.
Last but not least, one of the things we liked more about the Cobra Speedzone hybrids than the Big Berthas was the superior stopping power. The Speedzones are better at holding onto slippery greens.