Cobra Darkspeed Vs Titleist TSR2 Hybrid

Cobra Darkspeed Vs Titleist TSR2 Hybrid

Today we’ll see how the latest hybrid from Cobra compares to the Titleist TSR2 hybrid.

Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid Overview

Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid

“The Darkspeed hybrid features the PWR-BRIDGE weight system, a 12g sole weight and an AI-designed face.”

The Darkspeed hybrid has a matte black finish and a slightly rounder toe area compared to the TSR2. It has a very “Batman” aesthetic to it.

It launches very high and produces steep descent angles. It also produced really fast ball speeds and high spin rates. It costs $280.

Titleist TSR2 Hybrid Overview

“The TSR2 features a deep CG, long blade length and sole relief pockets.”

It’s a tad larger than the Darkspeed hybrid and has a polished finish as opposed to the matte finish on the Darkspeed hybrid.

The TSR2 produced slightly lower launch angles too which helped me in terms of distance.

But the spin was still enough to bite the green. The TSR2 hybrid retails for $300.

“The TSR2 hybrid is a bit more forgiving than the Darkspeed hybrid but the Darkspeed will give you higher launch – if that’s what you need.Both clubs offer smooth turf interaction; but I liked the stabler flight of the Titleist TSR2 hybrid a bit more.”

Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid

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In 20 Words or Less

“If nothing else, the Cobra Darkspeed hybrid is a distance enhancer. It plays long with very little effort.”

Titleist TSR2 Hybrid

In 20 Words or Less

“The Titleist TSR2 offers a good combination of shot shapeability and forgiveness with the added bonus of smooth turf interaction.”

Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid – First Impressions


“I was really surprised at the overall size of this hybrid since the other Cobra Darkspeed woods I have tested have been pretty large.”

By comparison, the Cobra Darkspeed hybrid has a relatively compact shape. Again, it is more akin to an iron than a fairway wood.

But this didn’t seem to hamper the overall forgiveness of this club. Even on my toe-side mis-hits, the HOT face design saved ball speed.

On more egregious toe-side hits, I did see the ball miss more to the right. Low face shots were also losing some ball speed.

But it wasn’t very hard to avoid these kinds of mis-hits in the first place. I also liked the height I was getting on my shots.

Previous Cobra hybrids launched a bit too low in my experience but the Darkspeed gave me the lift I would expect from a good hybrid.

As a result, I was much more confident attacking greens from distance and even hit a few from the tee.

I think most high handicappers will be thrilled with the easy launch and even more thrilled with the distance.

When all was said and done my average carry with the Cobra Darkspeed 3H was 191.7 yards. And there were a couple that I burned past the 200 yard marker.

This is definitely a testament to the muted spin from the PWR-BRIDGE and the effects of the hollow body design.

Divergence could have been tightened up a bit; but when you allow the face to flex so much for the sake of increased ball speed and distance, it’s understandable that some divergence is going to be sacrificed.

Titleist TSR2 Hybrid First Impressions

“My first thought about the Titleist TSR2 hybrid was that it looked really clean.”

As usual, Titleist kept the design of the crown neat and tidy. All you see is a pleasing spherical shape and a single alignment marker. I also liked the rounded shape that leans towards a fairway wood aesthetic.

The Titleist TSR Hybrid Family

If you’re looking for more of a player’s look and more adjustability, check out the Titleist TSR3. The Titleist TSR3 is the only hybrid in the TSR line to feature an adjustable CG weight.

A single weight can be positioned to achieve a neutral, heel, toe, extreme heel or extreme toe center of gravity. The Titleist TSR3 also features the same adjustable hosel as the Titleist TSR2.

Compared to the TSR1 and TSR2 hybrids, the TSR3 has a more compact head shape. It doesn’t extend as far as the Titleist TSR2 so you get more of a large iron profile than a fairway wood profile.

As a result, the Titleist TSR3 is the most workable hybrid in the TSR family. I would definitely recommend it to mid and low handicappers.

Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid Selling Points

  • PWR-BRIDGE suspended weight
  • AI-designed HOT face architecture
  • Fixed 12 gram sole weight
  • PWRSHELL face insert
  • Deep body design
  • High bounce leading edge
  • Free Arccos smart sensors

Titleist TSR2 Selling Points

  • Adjustable hosel
  • Extended sweet spot
  • Recessed sole relief pockets
  • Long blade length
  • Low CG

Who is the Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid for?

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“The Cobra Darkspeed hybrid would fit  really well with players who want to get the most  distance possible from their hybrids.”

The distance I was getting was akin to my fairway woods so I was very impressed. The face also gives off a solid, low thud that sounds very satisfying when you nail the sweet spot.

And if you like a more compact look from your hybrids at address, the Cobra Darkspeed is sure to please.

Overall, I would say that the Cobra Darkspeed hybrid is good for players in the 16-23 handicap range.

Sure, there are probably more forgiving hybrids on the market; but none that can give you the kind of distance that the Cobra Darkspeed can.

This is also a great hybrid for players who struggle to get the ball airborne – especially from the rough.

The 12g sole weight coupled with the high bounce leading edge make it easy to get the pop you need even when you’re swinging from the weeds.

The Cobra Darkspeed hybrid currently retails for $280.

Distance: 99/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Feel & Control: 97/100

Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid

Overall Score: 96/100


Who is the Titleist TSR2 Hybrid for?

“Despite my preconceptions, testing the Titleist TSR2 hybrid proved that it is indeed a good club for high handicappers.”

I would say that as long as you’re in the 17-25 handicap range, you will get along well with this hybrid. I really liked that it covered up toe-side mis-hits which is probably the most common type of mis-hit for high handicappers.

The Titleist TSR2 hybrid is also easy to launch. I was achieving steep launch angles and correspondingly steep descent angles. As a result, I was able to stop the ball better on or at least near my target.

So if you are looking for a hybrid that will not only provide adequate forgiveness but  make you a better pin-hunter, the Titleist TSR2 would be a solid choice.

Distance: 96/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Overall Score: 96/100

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