Cobra Speedzone Vs Ping G425 Irons Comparison And Review 2021

Game improvement irons usually don’t look as good as the Cobra Speedzone and the Ping G425 irons.

When we decided to test these two sets side by side and unwrapped them, we were impressed by the looks of both.

In fact we had to double-check to make sure that we got the right irons. But would the performance of these irons match their good looks? Find out in the following comparison overview

Cobra Speedzone Irons Overview

One of the most notable features of these irons besides the sleek looks is the carbon fiber topline of the club heads.

Carbon fiber is a very light and very strong material. Cobra used carbon fiber on the top lines of these irons to bring the total weight down.

Along with the premium looks, one of the first things we noticed about these irons is that they are very light.

The use of carbon fiber on the top really does make these irons feel airy and controllable in the hands. The Speedzone irons also feature what Cobra calls the “Pwrshell” face insert which expands the sweet spot by 35%.

Indeed, this face insert does improve forgiveness on mis-hits. We could see where these irons get their name because we were still getting good ball speed on impacts made out near the toe.

Ping G425 Irons Overview

The Ping G425 are also game-improvement irons that don’t look the part. The shortened blade lengths gives them more of a player’s iron feel.

To combat the smaller head, the Ping G425’s share a feature with the Speedzone irons: they both have perimeter weighting.

With the G425’s, this comes in the form of a hosel weight and a tungsten screw in the toe.

The Ping G425 irons were also forgiving but we noticed that squaring up was a bit tougher. Even the most seasoned players are prone to some mis-hits but with the G425’s you really have to be on your game if you want the kind of distance you need to lower your score.

Still, we liked the launch angles we were getting from the G425’s – especially in the 7 and 8 irons.

The Speedzone irons lacked the stopping power that the G425’s had, but the G425’s were ultimately less forgiving.

We think beginners and mid handicappers would like the Speedzone’s while the G425’s should really be reserved for mid handicappers.

Cobra Speedzone Irons


Category: Distance/Beginner’s Irons

Ping G425 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

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.

Ping G425 Irons – First Impressions

After taking 2020 off, the G425 Irons are a much anticipated upgrade to the G410’s and the first thing you notice with these irons is that the heads are smaller and more compact.

The irons incorporate two weights, a visible screw at the front of the clubhead and a weight in the hosel. This, coupled with the wide and cascading sole allows a quality ball launch angle.

Ping have gone for the metal wood style material for the first time in a set of irons and the variable face thickness allows for a lot of forgiveness and ball speed on any strike, even when you hit the ball off center.

They also have a multi material badge filling in the cavity at the back to dampen any vibrations on mishits.

The irons have a slight bit of offset for forgiveness but you are going to get plenty of feel from these especially from Irons you would classify as game improvement.

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

G425 – Selling Points

  • Metal Wood Finish
  • Multi Badge Material
  • Small, More Compact Heads
  • Perimeter Weighting
  • Excellent Feel And Control
  • More Performance From A Smaller Head

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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Who Are The G425 Irons For

The Ping Irons aren’t going to be for every beginner. These irons will be incredible popular for improving and better players who want to get more feel on the ball without sacrificing forgiveness and consistency.

If you are someone who wants to starting working the ball a bit more, the G425’s are a perfect choice.

Ping G425 Family Of Irons

The G425 Irons also come in a crossover version which are black in color and the steel face on the crossover maximizes the distance you can get with G425 Crossovers.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 93/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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