Cobra Speedzone Vs. Callaway Mavrik Irons Comparison And Review 2021

When people think of game-improvement irons, they typically think of irons that play long. After all, distance is hard to squeeze out of long irons.

You may also automatically think of Mavrik and Speedzone irons because these have been cemented as two of the most quintessential game-improvement irons over the years.

Why? Because they do exactly what game-improvement irons are supposed to do: increase distance. But which set plays longer? We will answer this and other burning question in the following comparison overview.

Callaway Mavrik Irons Overview

The Callaway Mavrik irons have a larger head profile compared to the Speedzone’s; but did that do anything to give them the edge in distance?

The Callaway Mavrik standard irons are touted as the longest entries into the Mavrik family – and indeed the distance is impressive.

The Flash Face Cup technology works to push speed all around the face by increasing coefficient of retention.

In essence, this means that more energy from your swing is preserved no matter what part of the face you make contact with.

The Mavrik’s also feature the Tungsten energy cores which are specially shaped tungsten weights placed in key areas of the head to optimize CG.

This coupled with the larger head profile makes the Mavrik’s plenty forgiving. However, in terms of pure distance, the Speedzone irons performed better…

Cobra Speedzone Irons Overview

You are probably wondering how much better the Speedzone’s performed in the distance arena – try an average of 10 yards better.

The Cobra Speedzone irons feel impressive as soon as you pick them up. They are very light and feel comfortable in the hands of both beginners and seasoned players.

Trust us, we had both kinds of players in our testing party.

No matter what swing speed to have it would be hard to imagine that you couldn’t get at least 5 yards of extra distance than normal out of these irons.

To help with forgiveness, the Cobra Speedzone irons feature perimeter weighting.

Still, the shorter blade lengths were something of a challenge – especially when compared to the Mavrik’s.

This was a tough one to call because the Mavrik’s are more traditionally forgiving than the Cobra Speedzone irons.

Still, we predicated this comparison on game-improving distance and on that front, there is a clear winner.

The Cobra Speedzone irons were hands-down the longer irons in this comparison.

Callaway Mavrik Irons

Category – Game Improvement/Distance Irons

Cobra Speedzone Irons


Category: Distance/Beginner’s Irons

Callaway Mavrik – First Impressions

The Callaway Mavrik Irons look amazing and deliver a ton of distance and accuracy with low dispersion between strikes.

Each Iron is crafted using Artificial Intelligence that ensures the weighting is in the optimal position and that these Irons maximize their potential.

They have 360 Face Cup technology which allows for some flex in the iron face on impact resulting in maximum ball speed and distance.

The clubs have a lot of loft, allowing you to get the ball in the air while Tungsten Weighting, keeps the center of gravity low in these irons and the Urethane Microspheres reduce vibrations on off center hits.

These are excellent Game Improvement irons from 2020 that come at an affordable price.

Cobra Speedzone First Impressions


When you first pick these irons up, it feels like that are too light to deliver the kind of distance that beginners with slower swing speeds need.

However, after you play around with them, you’ll realize that they do in fact produce good ball speed – even if you have a slower swing speed. The deep undercut allows the face to flex to a high degree; unleashing fast ball speed even fore beginner players.

We tested these irons in graphite shafts but you can also get them with KBS Tour 90 steel shafts. The graphite irons added to the distance and overall feel of these irons. They helped keep the weight down and contributed to flex.

There are also rear badges on these irons that are made form a combination of aluminum, acrylic foam and thermoplastic polyurethane. So even on full-bore swings, these irons maintain a nice, smooth feel.

The Cobra Speedzone irons don’t look or feel like much at first; but they really shine in terms of distance and forgiveness.

Callaway Mavrik – Selling Points

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Urethane Microspheres
  • Tungsten Weighting For Low COG
  • Large Sweet Spot With Flexible Face For Forgiveness
  • 360 Cup Face For Maximum Ball Speed

Cobra Speedzone Selling Points

  • They come with Arccos Caddie smart grips
  • The CG of the long irons are placed nice and low
  • Even the steel shaft versions of these irons are lightweight
  • They offer a good combination of distance and feel
  • The face insert creates an expansive sweet spot
  • They would be great for beginner and intermediate players

Who Are The Mavrik Irons For

The Mavrik Irons will suit Beginners and Mid Handicappers. Almost anybody should be able to hit high, far and straight shots with these classic irons that ares till among the best in the game right now.

Mavrik Family Of Irons

The Mavrik Max are more suited to beginners, they have higher lofts and offer more forgiveness while giving up a bit of their distance.

The Mavrik Pro Irons are going to be perfect for Mid Handicappers and those that want to work the ball a bit more. Less loft and more fell in the Mavrik Pro Irons

Distance: 96/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 97/100

Feel And Control: 88/100

Overall Score: 95/100

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Who are the Cobra Speedzone Irons for


The Cobra Speedzone irons would definitely be more suited to high handicap players.

Don’t get the wrong idea of these irons; they will not offer a lot of value to low handicap players. They don’t have the dynamic spin control that low handicappers value. They also don’t offer very much in the way of shot shaping ability.

However, none of that really matters if you are a high handicapper who is really just starting to get the hang of your irons. The price is right too. You can get a brand new complete set of Cobra Speedzone irons for around $600.

The Cobra Speedzone irons are definitely for high handicappers who need help in the distance and accuracy departments. While they won’t be able to help much as you lower your score; the relatively low price still makes them a decent value for high handicappers and beginners.

The Radspeed Irons from Cobra

Cobra also makes the Radspeed line of irons that are geared more toward mid to low handicappers.

If you are looking for better performance around the pin then the Radspeed irons would be better for you. They even come in single length sets if you want better consistency. The Radspeed irons are a more complete set as they are designed to play long while the shorter irons enhance spin control.

Cobra Speedzone Final Assessment

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 91/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel and Control: 91/100


Overall Rating: 92/100

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