Ping G425 Vs. Cobra Speedzone Driver Comparison Overview

In the race for driver distance, different golf club manufacturers have taken different approaches. Some try to make the lightest crowns possible in order to accurately place CG. Others focus on the face construction to push ball speeds.

In the end though, it really comes down to your preferences as a player. We would say that all approaches have their merits which is why we wanted to compare 2 very different drivers in today’s overview: the Ping G425 and the Cobra Speedzone.

Ping G425 Driver Overview

The Ping G425 has titanium all over the place. Titanium is a light and resistant alloy but let’s see if it helped or hindered the G425.

First off, the face of the G425 driver is made of forged titanium and we won’t lie, it gives this driver a nice feel and plenty of rebound. The sound is a bit hollow but we can forgive that in light of the distance and feel we were getting.

That being said, the Cobra Speedzone actually played longer. However, the Ping G425 also features a 26 gram sliding weight that can be set in neutral, draw and fade positions. This allows for a high degree of shot shapability.

Couple the sliding weight with the adjustable hosel and you’ve got yourself a driver that will work with you no matter what hole you’re teeing off on.

Cobra Speedzone Driver Overview 

The Cobra Speedzone has a fast, nice-feeling face that also produces more distance.

The Speedzone driver has an adjustable weight as well – only Cobra decided to orientate it from front to back as opposed to side to side.

This means that the Speedzone doesn’t allow for acute shot shaping; but it does allow for better control over spin.

In fact, you can reduce the spin to almost nothing by placing the weight in the forward position. More often than not, this made the Cobra Speedzone play longer than the Ping G425.

The Speedzone was also a bit more forgiving thanks to the milled face.

A large swath of the face has been milled and the face wraps into the crown and sole to increase forgiveness on mis-hits.

Overall, the Cobra Speedzone driver was more forgiving and yielded better distance than the Ping G425. We like the precise shot shaping ability of the G425, but in the end the Speedzone had it where it counted most.

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.

Ping G425 Drivers

In 20 Words Or Less

One of the most respected drivers in the game today, Feel and Control set this apart from the competition

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.

Ping G425 Drivers – First Impressions

The Club is pretty understated in it’s design, it’s all black with some white logo writing and you can immediately notice the adjustable weighting in the back that can iron out any inherent flaws in your swing.

The weight on the back is tungsten and weighs 26g, the ultra light internal dragon fly crown allows for more weight in the back and face which is a forged insert, delivering incredible ball speed and accuracy.

The head is packing huge MOI of over 10,000, and it incorprates and ultralight hosel insert and internal ribbing for unrivalled feel, forgiveness and competitive distance.

The club comes in three formats:

The max will suit mid to high handicappers

The LST has a smaller 445cc head for the consistent mid to low to pro players

The SFT is the most forgiving of the drivers and best for beginners who tend to slice

Overall the G425 has excellent feel and consistent and rightfully takes its place as one of the top premium drivers on the market right now.

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

Ping G425 Driver – Selling Points

  • 26g Adjustable Weight In The Heel
  • Ultra Light Carbon Crown With Internal Dragon Fly Technology
  • Forged Face Insert For Incredible Ball Speeds
  • Version To Suit All Levels Of Player
  • Exceptional Feel And Consistency
  • Arcoss Smart Sensors Included

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 Are The G425 Drivers For

These drivers are suitable for all players, they are fast hitting, consistent and forgiving with endless adjust ability. Just best sure to select the right option of club for your game.

Ping G425 Family Of Irons

The Max is the middle of the road driver in the G425 range. It offers tons of distance and consistency without sacrificing on forgiveness.

The LST has a smaller head and is for better players who want to hone in on the feel and workability of the driver. This one sacrifices a bit of forgiviness for more feel and distance. Perfect for better players.

The SFT is the most forgiving and easiest to hit out of the 3 versions. This one is going to suit beginner and high handicappers the best.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 97/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Feel And Control: 936/100

Overall Score: 97/100

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