PXG 0211 DC Vs. Cobra Speedzone Irons Comparison Overview
Cobra and PXG are two brands that typically come to mind when it comes to premium clubs. Both companies tend to load their clubs with advanced features. Of course, this tends to drive up the price of their clubs.
However, both Cobra and PXG make game-improvement irons with price tags that will be a welcome site for beginner and budget-conscious golfers. Let’s take a look at a couple of affordable sets from these manufacturers.
Cobra Speedzone Irons Overview
The Speedzone irons do exactly what they sound like they’ll do: increase ball speed on more of your shots.
Cobra calls it a “speedback shape” but in reality all we’re talking about here is a shallow cavity back. This is good news for beginners to mid handicappers because a cavity back will help with forgiveness and distance.
It’s cool that the Speedzone irons have a carbon fiber topline but it does feel a bit gimmicky as there are lots of ways to save on weight so it can be placed for optimal CG. Perhaps the most useful and legit feature of these irons is the heel and toe weighting which has been proven to increase MOI.
The best things about these irons is that they do play fast and they have a soft, comfortable feel thanks to the thermoplastic urethane and acrylic rear badge.
PXG 0211 DC Irons Overview
The PXG 0211 DC irons also have an excellent feel with features that really do improve performance.
First of all, the faces of these irons are made of miraging steel. They also feature a perimeter undercut as if the strength and flex of the miraging steel wasn’t enough. We couldn’t believe it at first but the PXG 0211 DC’s actually played a bit longer and faster than the Speedzone’s.
An average of 4 yards to be precise. The miraging steel also helped improve feel on approaches. They were just more responsive and helped inform subsequent shots better than the Cobra Speedzone irons.
Plus, nothing about the PXG 0211 DC irons felt gimmicky. Each feature had it’s obvious purpose and could be quantified in the way the irons performed.
You are likely to pay a bit more for the PXG 0211 DC irons but the tangible performance improvements make the higher price worth it in our humble opinion. They played longer and had more short game accuracy than the Speedzone’s.