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.