Cobra Speedzone Vs. Taylormade M4 Driver Overview

When it comes to your driver, you shouldn’t have to compromise. We understand that price certainly is an object for most of us average Joe golfers; but it still pays to know all the facts before you make a final purchasing decision.

That’s why we continue to go out and test drivers against one another. We want to give you as clear and concise an idea of what type of driver would yield the most bang for your buck. So come with us as we share what we discovered about these two drivers.

Cobra Speedzone Driver Overview

It’s hard to think of another driver that delivers more well-rounded performance than the Cobra Speedzone.

While the Cobra Speedzone may not exactly be an entry-level driver that is good for beginners, it is still surprisingly forgiving. It features a milled face that wraps into the head. Our testers found that  this feature does a lot to preserve ball speed on mis-hits, making it surprisingly forgiving.

In other words you don’t have to be ridiculously accurate in order to get good distance with this driver. The Speedzone also features an adjustable front-to-rear weight. When placed in the forward position, spin is nearly extinguished and you get penetrating ball flight.

And when it comes to feel, there is no comparison between these two drivers. The milled face of the Speedzone driver feels amazing on impact.

Taylormade M4 Driver Overview

The Taylormade M4 is a much more affordable driver but you miss out on certain features and performance factors.

First of all, the Taylormade M4 doesn’t feel anywhere as nice as the Speedzone. That being said, we did like the more expansive face and sweet spot of the Taylormade M4 more for beginners and high handicappers.

The Taylormade M4 is a very forgiving driver. And to help with your big miss, the Taylormade M4 features Twist Face technology which imparts a very subtle curve to the face to help the ball fly straighter.

The Taylormade M4 lacks an adjustable weight and the spin rates off the tee were significantly higher than that of the Speedzone driver which, also meant that the M4 played shorter.

Keep in mind though that the Cobra Speedzone driver is significantly more expensive than the M4. While it certainly offers more in the ways of performance and feel, the Taylormade M4 still isn’t a bad choice for budget-conscious players.

Speedzone Drivers

In 20 Words Or Less

A Superior driver built with Aerodynamics, distance, accuracy and consistency, with a model available suitable for all levels of player.

Taylormade M4 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

A great starting point for anyone looking for forgiveness and distance from the tee.

Speedzone Driver – First Impressions

“The Cobra Speedzone doesn’t look like much at first, but it will quickly win you over with it’s superior feel and forgiveness.”

On the other end of the spectrum is the Cobra Speedzone which feels light in the hands as soon as you pick it up. We were really impressed from the feel and feedback of this driver.

It provides good forgiveness with perimeter weighting inside the head at the left and right corners of the face and at the rear of the head.

The Speedzone Family

Cobra also makes the Speedzone Xtreme driver which is more forgiving with an oversized face profile.

Taylormade M4 First Impressions

The M4 driver looks great at point of address with a nice, beefy 460CC head.

Right away, the M4 looks great for beginners and high handicapper – or anyone with a slower swing speed in general.

We were also really impressed by the way this driver sounded and felt. You will find that the M4 really helps straighten out your drives as well. One of the caveats with this driver though is that launch angles were slightly lower when compared to the M6.

The M Family

Another worthwhile entry into the Taylormade M driver family is the M2 which is an extremely lightweight driver that features a multi-layer carbon crown and titanium body.

Cobra Speedzone Driver – Selling Points

  • Infinity milled face
  • Better accuracy on off-center shots
  • Front-to-back adjustable weight
  • Low spin off the tee
  • Amazing feel at impact
  • Interior perimeter weighting

Taylormade M4 Selling Points

  • Speed Pocket
  • Twist Face technology
  • Very affordable
  • Great sound
  • Good feel
  • Produces straight shots

Who Are The Speedzone Drivers For

The Cobra Speedzone are more for low handicap players with faster swing speeds.

You won’t get much in the way of distance from the Cobra Speedzone driver if you don’t have a good swing speed.

That being said, the Speedzone driver is accurate, generates great ball speed away from the sweet spot and feels amazing at impact

There’s also an adjustable weight that you can move to alter from forward CG to rear CG.

Cobra Speedzone Xtreme Driver

The Cobra Speeedzone Xtreme is a model that is more forgiving and consistent for high handicappers and players who generally struggle off the tee.

It’s got a lot of the same features but with a more pronounced offset to quell any slicing and a lower spin rate to keep the ball flying straighter.

Distance: 92/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 90/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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Who is the Taylormade M4 Driver for?

The Taylormade M4 would make a great driver for anyone who is on a bit of a budget but still wants significant help with forgiveness.

Keep in mind though that if you really want to prioritize distance, the M4 played about 13 yards shorter than the Taylormade M6 driver on average.

The forgiveness of the M4 driver is at least on par with that of the Taylormade M6 driver though. And we actually think that the M4 sounds and feels better when you strike right on the sweet spot.

Also, it should be noted that the M4 is not so much for lower handicap players. The workability is minimal and if you have a faster swing speed, you might actually lose some distance with this driver.

Distance: 92/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Overall Rating: 92/100

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