Cobra Continues to Captivate

Cobra appears to have done it again with another fine-looking tech-heavy driver

By Tony Dear

Just a year on from the launch of its extremely-popular LTDx driver, Cobra has introduced a new one – the appealingly-named AEROJET. Actually, the LTDx’s successor was announced a month ago and has been available for pre-order, but it will be available at retail starting this Friday (the excellent LTDx, meanwhile, is now available on the Cobra website at an attractively-reduced price).

As most readers will be aware, Cobra has become increasingly innovative in recent years, unveiling products and technology that required quite a bit of explanation. And while there’s certainly some new stuff in the AEROJET that will excite the tech-focused reader, the main story of the new club is one most will be familiar with and, indeed, understand to a greater degree.

While the finer points of aerodynamics are best left to scientists, most of us will understand that the more aerodynamic an object is, the more efficiently it moves through air which is always exerting a measure of resistance. Likewise, those of us who aren’t aeronautical engineers know that shaping the object a certain way can make it more aerodynamic.

One look at the AEROJET tells you aerodynamics were a major part of the design. The AEROJET is built to reduce drag and slip through the air quicker without additional effort on your part. The edges – where the face meets crown and sole – have been softened while the highest point of the crown has moved back a little. The tail of the club has been raised too thus reducing drag still further.

The heads of the three models in the AEROJET line-up have very slightly different shapes and sizes and thus different aerodynamic capabilities, but it’s likely they are all significantly more aerodynamic that your current driver.

Also very visible is the amount of carbon composite that’s been used in both the crown and sole. The thickness of the carbon around the titanium chassis has been  reduced by 30% which created weight-savings put to good use elsewhere in the club.

The more techy stuff – the stuff that needs a catchy but badly-spelled name – happens inside the clubhead where the LTDx’s PWR-COR has been replaced by the PWR-BRIDGE. The PWR-COR was positioned at the base of the head while the PWR-BRIDGE is suspended a little higher up and connected only to the heel and toe. This serves a couple of purposes – first, because of the geometry of a clubhead, suspending the PWR-BRIDGE slightly above the base allows it to be positioned closer to the face moving it ever so slightly further away from the Center of Gravity (CG) which effectively increases the Radius of Gyration – you’ll remember all the Radius of

Gyration talk from 2020 when Cobra released its RadSpeed driver. And second because a little extra weight at the heel and toe improves the club’s perimeter weighting giving a little boost to its Moment of Inertia (MoI).

Actually, a third benefit of the PWR-BRIDGE is that it allows the L-shaped PWRSHELL face, adapted from Cobra’s irons, to be connected directly to the sole which helps the lower portion of the face flex 15% more than in previous models. The H.O.T. face, meanwhile, is designed using Artificial Intelligence and features area of differing thickness to optimize spin and ball-speeds across the whole face.

The three AEROJET models are:


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The standard model is expected to fit the greatest number of players and therefore be the most popular of the three.

Price – $550
Lofts – 10.5˚, 12˚
Shafts – UST Helium (high launch), Mitsubishi Kai’Li Blue (the wheelhouse mid-launch shaft), Mitsubishi Kai’Li White (mid-low launch) HZRDUS Black (low launch)
Right and left-hand (12˚ left-hand custom-only)



Courtesy Cobra

The low-spin model has two sole weights (12 grams and 3 grams) positioned relatively far forward, pushing the CG forward and, thus, lowering spin (heavier weight on toe-side for a slight fade bias; heel for a draw bias). This club is designed for fast swingspeed players.

Price – $550
Lofts – 9˚, 10.5˚
Shafts – UST Helium (high launch), Mitsubishi Kai’Li Blue (the wheelhouse mid-launch shaft), Mitsubishi Kai’Li White (mid-low launch) HZRDUS Black (low launch)



Courtesy Cobra

Like the LS, the MAX has two sole weights but one is positioned far back the other in the heel. Put the heavy weight in the back for added MoI and a little extra forgiveness, or put it in the heel to mitigate a slice.

Price – $550
Lofts – 10.5˚, 12˚
Shafts – UST Helium (high launch), Mitsubishi Kai’Li Blue (the wheelhouse mid-launch shaft), Mitsubishi Kai’Li White (mid-low launch) HZRDUS Black (low launch)

There is also a women’s model (shorter and 10.5˚, 12˚), and junior model (the AEROJET MAX with a 39/41/43” shaft – and one complimentary shaft upgrade for when Junior grows). Also, with the purchase of any COBRA club, you are eligible for free Arccos Smart Sensors and a free trial of the Arccos Caddie app.

Gear Update

Mizuno JPX923 Tour, JPX923 Forged
Last September we featured Mizuno’s latest JPX iron series – the JPX923. At the time, only the Hot Metal models were made available, but starting February 9th, the JPX923 Tour and JPX923 Forged will also be available at retail.

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