Cobra LTDx Irons Review – Are They Forgiving & Good for High Handicappers?
The Cobra LTDx irons are interesting in that they asked the fans what they wanted more of from their latest iteration of irons and unsurprisingly, the feedback they got was more distance and more feel, so they got to work and the result is quite impressive.
Cobra LTDx Irons Overview
It is quite common to see a new iteration of irons that are very similar to their predecessor but Cobra are a brave company who like to push the envelope and take some risks and we do see substantive changes in the LTDx’s.
The Steel Pwr-Cor bar than runs along the sole is the center piece of these irons and it makes the sole quite thick for more distance.
The Pwr-Cor is also surrounded by Polymer to reduced unwanted vibrations and improve on the sound and feel.
We also have a Pwr-Shell Cup Face with a 23% larger thin area that ensures a larger sweet spot and a good connection, no matter where you hit the ball on the face.
The visible screw weight in the toe (Adjustable) and tungsten weighing in the heel also work to stretch the sweet spot along the CNC Milled faced which offers a lot more stopping power around the greens.
Overall, we have to say we are much more impressed with the Cobra LTDx set than we were with the Speedzon and Radspeed options.
Are Cobra LTDx Irons Forgiving?
While the customers asked for more distance and better feel, Cobra havent forgotten about forgiviness in the new model either.
With the enhanced cup face thin area being 23% larger, it results in better shots when hit closer to the heel or the toe.
The PWR-Cor also enhances the MOI for shots lower on the face and the tungsten weighting in the heel and toe stretch the sweet spot as well.
The result is a face that is 5% more flexible than the Radspeed and quite a bit more forgiving to boot.
We found the LTDx’s to be a quite forgiving set of irons and superior to the Radspeed in that regard as well.
Are Cobra LTDx Irons Good for Beginners And High Handicappers?
While the Cobra LTDx irons are distance irons, ideally suited to a mid handicapper looking for distance, they are also perfectly forgiving and consistent for high handicappers and even beginners.
You have to start somewhere in the game of golf and if we are talking about the characteristics that a beginner or improver needs for their game, the Cobra LTDx irons are certainly checking the boxes with excellent:
Large Sweet Spot
They have a more flex and a larger sweet spot than their predecessors which also makes them better suited to high handicappers and beginners.
Should you Buy the LTDx’s or the Cobra Radspeeds?
We haven’t been overly impressed with the iron offerings from Cobra to date, unlike their hybrids, woods and drivers, but that has certainly changed with the Cobra LTDx Irons.
There are a number of distinct improvements and differences between the LTDx’s and the Radspeeds, namely:
Lower Launching: we found the Cobra LTDx irons to launch a little bit lower than the Radspeeds and we also found them to be a little bit longer as well.
More Forgiving: The LTDx’s are also more forgiving than the Radspeeds, even shots low and on the heel of the clubs were giving good distance and they were straight, down to the additional flex and the larger sweet spot.
Nicer Feel: The LTD’x with PWR-Cor wrapped in polymer also gave a nicer sound and a nicer feel on impact to round otu a very nice set of irons.
The first set of irons from Cobra that we have been very impressed and that can be used effectively by any level of golfer from brand new beginner to seasoned competitor.