Cobra Golf has introduced its its new family of LTDx drivers, fairways and hybrids.
In 2022, the legacy of LTD drivers has evolved into the new LTDx franchise, which debuts a driver that combines zero CGna and 5,200 MOI for faster ball speeds with forgiveness.
The LTDx woods feature PWR-COR Techology, which uses multi-material internal and external weights to reposition as much weight low and forward as possible to reduce spin and deliver ball speed upon impact.
Using machine learning and CNC machining, Cobra engineers have replaced its E9 face with a new variable thickness design called H.O.T Face (Highly Optimized Topology).
Using data from thousands of impact simulations, Cobra has optimized thicknesses in 15 different zones to maximize ball speed across a larger area of the face. These zones create visual peaks and valleys that resemble a topology map, hence the design name.
In addition, the LTDx drivers utilize a Multi-Material Construction, with up to 30 per cent more carbon fiber than the previous Radspeed model and a lighter and stronger titanium chassis to maximize stability.
Cobra engineers have redesigned the previous T-Bar chassis to reposition more titanium lower to the ground and around the perimeter edge to lower CG and increase MOI, resulting in eight grams of weight savings.
To make certain the new LTDx line is able to enhance performance for all types of players, it’s available in three distinct models.
The LTDx LS is a low spin model designed for skilled players with faster swing speeds who desire maximum workability in a traditional shape. For added tuning, adjustable weights are positioned heel and toe to help dial in directional trajectory for the better players.
The LTDx MAX combines stability and draw bias, giving golfers the choice to move the adjustable weights to create either performance. Cobra engineers were able to combine last year’s Radspeed XB and Radspeed XD into one driver.
The LTDx is a blend of LS and MAX into one driver. With zero CGna and 5,200 MOI, it combines low spin and forgiveness.
“The LTDx driver lineup reflects our team’s continued dedication to innovation and improved performance,” said Tom Olsavsky, vice president of R&D at Cobra Golf.
“With the introduction of PWR-COR and H.O.T FACE technologies, our engineers have, yet again, developed innovation that improves CG and MOI while making the face hotter and more forgiving,” he said.
“The resulting LTDx family of drivers are the best we have ever produced and the three distinct driver models ensure that every golfer can achieve optimized performance for their game. We look forward to seeing the LTDx on tour and also in the hands of amateurs and weekend warriors at courses globally,” he added.
LTDx LS ($649.99)
The new LTDx LS driver positions most of its weight low and forward to deliver low spin and faster ball speeds. The result is a more workable ball flight desired by skilled player with faster swing speeds.
An adjustable weight system features a 10 g and 3 g weight that can be swapped to either the front heel or toe to fine tune trajectory. A traditional 460 c.c. shape features an aggressive aerodynamic design that allows players with faster swing speeds to maximize their clubhead speed for increased distance.
PWR-COR Technology positions as much weight low and forward, using a 14g internal MIM steel weight and a 5 g 100 per cent milled, stainless steel external weight (19 g total) to lower spin and increase speed. Combined with the 13 g of moveable weights, this places a 32 g low and forward.
H.O.T. FACE technology, derived from machine learning, creates 15 unique zones to maximize and tune ball speeds both away from and in the centre of the face to improve performance in common “miss” areas.
The overall design and performance attributes of the new LTDx are further improved by a proprietary Multi-Material Construction that utilizes a redesigned, 8 g lighter titanium chassis that allows for up to 30 per cent more carbon fiber and more discretionary weight to reposition low and forward in the PWR- COR weight.
LTDx MAX ($649.99)
The LTDx MAX stability and max draw into one driver, both individually achievable using the moveable weight system.
The MAX features a slightly oversized 460 c.c. profile as the LTDx to provide maximum distance and forgiveness with a back weight setting, and an added weight positioned in the heel that affords golfers additional draw-bias to help square the face for straighter results.
The 10g heavy weight can be positioned in the back to deliver the most forgiving/stable driver that Cobra offers, or it can be positioned in the heel for 11 yards of draw bias. The adjustable hosel can be set in the “Draw” setting for additional yardage. As with the other two LTDx Drivers, the MAX features PWR-COR and H.O.T. FACE Technology with a Multi-Material Construction.
The LTDx is aimed at players who want more speed and distance, but also value forgiveness and a straight ball flight.
A slightly oversized 460 c.c. clubhead is constructed with a balance of internal weighting to deliver fast ball speed with slow spin and maximum distance.
The construction utilizes 19 g total weight positioned in PWR-COR (14 g internal MIM steel weight and 5 g external CNC Milled stainless steel weight) and 15g total in the back using 5 g of tungsten and a 10 g fixed back weight. The LTDx also features Cobra’s H.O.T. FACE technology and a Multi-Material Construction.
All LTDx drivers are available in a Tour Length offering, featuring a shorter shaft length (44.50 inches) than the standard 45.5 inches.
The LTDx LS comes in RH/LH nine and 10 degrees with a choice of three premium aftermarket shafts including MCA Tensei AV Raw White 65 (X-stiff and stiff), Project X HZRDUS RDX Blue 60 (X-stiff and stiff) and Project X HZRDUS Smoke iM1060 (stiff and reg). It also features a Lamkin Crossline (58+) Black/Silver grip and is available in Satin Black/Gold Fusion (Matte Black Crown, Gloss Sole & Gold Fusion accents) and a gloss Peacoat Blue/White colourway.
LTDx MAX Driver is available in nine, 10.5 and 12 degrees, in RH/LH with a choice of three premium aftermarket shafts, including Project X HZRDUS RDX Blue stiff) eHZRDUS Smoke M1060 (regular/stiff) and the UST Helium Nanocore (lite/reg) and features a Lamkin Crossline (58+) Black/Silver grip. It’s available in the same two colourways.
The LTDx Driver comes in RH/LH with a choice of four premium aftermarket shafts, including MCA Tensei AV Raw White 65 (9x-stiff and stiff), HZRDUS RDX Blue 60 (stiff), the HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 (regular/stiff) and UST Helium Nanocore (lite and regular) and features a Lamkin Crossline (58+) Black/Silver grip. It’s available in the same two colourways.
The LTDx MAX Driver is also available in a women’s edition, featuring a Gloss Black/Elderberry colourway with a UST Helium Nanocore 4F1 shaft.
The LTDx MAX Driver is also available in a junior model (RH only) with varying lengths of shafts.
Complementing the innovative line of LTDx drivers are a full lineup of LTDx fairway metals ($369.99 each) and hybrids ($319.99 each).