Titleist TSi1 Fairway Wood Vs Cobra Airspeed Fairway Wood Comparison Overview

Today we are going to be taking a look at a couple of fairway woods that promise great performance for players with moderate swing speeds. On one side we have the Cobra Airspeed fairway wood.

The Cobra Airspeed fairway wood debuted in early 2020 and was introduced as the lightest club the company had ever made. Everything from the grip to the club head was predicated on weight savings.

On the other side we have the Titleist TSi1 which came out a year later than the Cobra Airspeed. The Titleist TSi1 was built to be the most forgiving fairway wood in the TSi series.

We wanted to juxtapose these two fairway woods in particular because they both put a high emphasis on lightweight design. If you are looking to accommodate a slow to moderate swing speed with a fairway wood, take a look at the following comparison.

Titleist TSi1 Fairway Wood Overview

Titleist likes to call the head shape of the Titleist TSi1 fairway wood modern.

In reality “modern” means big. The Titleist TSi1 fairway wood has a nice, large head profile to increase overall forgiveness. The Titleist TSi1 was designed first and foremost to accommodate the needs of high handicap players and it starts with an oversized head.

A close second priority though is lightweight design. The Titleist TSi1 is 50 grams lighter than the TSi2 and TSi3 fairway woods. Of course, that’s if you opt for the standard Aldila Ascent shaft which we did for our testing.

The Titleist TSi1 is also available in a 23 degree version which again, differentiates it from the TSi2 and TSi3 as they don’t have this option. When we tested the Titleist TSi1 fairway wood, we found that it was almost as effective off the tee as it was from the deck.

The large head profile from the tee, gives it a familiar feel. Some of our faster swing speed testers were able to get close to 215 yards out of this club from the tee while our slower swing speed testers were getting close to 190 yards.

Cobra Airspeed Fairway Wood Overview

The swing weight on a stock Cobra Airspeed fairway wood is D0 which should tell you a little something about the priorities that went into the design of this club.

We have tested Cobra clubs long enough to know to take them at their word in terms of branding. If the name of one of their clubs implies speed, it will either swing speed or produce great ball speed. If the name of one of their clubs implies light weight, you better believe it will be lightweight.

Such is the case for the Cobra Airspeed fairway wood. At a reidiculous D0 swing weight, this thing is built from the ground up to be light. The carbon fiber crown, a feature that would be common in subsequent Cobra clubs, produces massive weight savings.

The stock Cobra Airspeed 45/50 shaft and Lamkin REL 360 grips form a tandem that keeps the overall weight of this club down. The result? Faster swing speeds almost immediately.

The Cobra Airspeed fairway wood does take some getting used to though. It sports a surprisingly shallow face profile which may be a deterrent to new players. But the purpose of this design element is to help launch the ball higher in the air.

Titleist TSi1 Fairway Wood

In 20 Words Or Less

The Titleist TSi1 has all the premium features you would expect from Titleist in a lightweight package.

Cobra Airspeed Fairway Wood

In 20 Words Or Less

The Cobra Airspeed fairway wood is a low profile, sleek fairway wood that launches high and is workable. It has a light weight configuration for slower swing speeds to achieve maximum distance.

Titleist TSi1 Fairway Wood – First Impressions

When we first took the Titleist TSi1 fairway wood to the course for testing, we were immediately taken with how light it was.

We were well aware of all the marketing: that it was lightweight and designed to help moderate swing speed players up their speed. But we didn’t know what we were in for when we started swinging.

The Titleist TSi1 produces almost immediate increases in club head speed as evidenced by our launch monitor readouts.

What also struck us about this club was that there was almost no jarring transition. It was exceptionally lighter than most of the fairway woods we were used to; but it didn’t take more than 3 swings for us to get the hang of it.

The larger head profile really feels comfortable and familiar while the weight savings effectively increases club head speeds.

The adjustable hosel also helps with shot shaping although in the end, the Titleist TSi1 fairway wood was not very workable. It  plays long, launches high and will help you increase your swing speed though.

Titleist TSi Fairway Wood Family

If you are looking for a more workable fairway wood then the Titleist TSi3 would be a great choice. The smaller head shape, adjustable hosel and adjustable weight make for a perfect combination of shot shapeability.

Cobra Airspeed Fairway Wood – First Impressions

The Cobra Airspeed sort of put us off when we first took a good look at it.

It has a shallower face than what we were used to – almost like a hybrid club. So at first, we were a bit wary of how it would perform and how hard it might be to get consistent with it.

To our delight though, the face depth wasn’t really an issue. The Cobra Airspeed may have a smaller sweet spot than we would like; but the pronounced offset makes up for it in a way.

It’s very easy to square up to the ball with this club and it launches high with almost no effort. There is even weight concentrated in the back heel to produce an inherent draw bias.

Cobra Fairway Wood Family

The Cobra Speedzone fairway wood carries on the torch of lightweight design with hollow baffler rails.

While not as light as the Airspeed, the Speedzone fairway wood is still forgiving and features an upgraded CNC milled face.

Titleist TSi1 Selling Points

  • Adjustable hosel
  • Active Recoil Channel
  • Large head
  • Aldila Ascent shaft

Cobra Airspeed Selling Points

  • Carbon fiber crown
  • Heel weighting
  • Pronounced offset
  • Cobra Airspeed 45/50 shaft

Who is the Titleist TSi1 for?

The Titleist TSi1 was clearly made for players who are looking for some help with swing speed. The club head speed readouts from our launch monitor confirmed the assertion that this club simply helps you swing faster. That, coupled with the generous head size, makes for a fairway wood that will help you reach more greens in regulation.

Distance: 95/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Accuracy: 91/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who is the Cobra Airspeed for?

The Cobra Airspeed fairway wood would be a great fit for mid to high handicap players. The shallower face allows for better launch conditions; just be prepared to really concentrate on your accuracy. The Cobra Airspeed fairway wood would also be a great choice for senior players or anyone who has taken a hiatus from golf and is trying to pick it up again.

Distance: 94/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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