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Smooth Operators: Cobra SZ Hybrid Review

Golf Equipment test and review: Cobra SZ Hybrid Review


Golf Club Tested

Club: Cobra SZ Hybrid
UST Recoil ESX 480
Flex: Regular

Loft: 21°

Golf Equipment test and review: Cobra SZ Hybrid Review

Golf Equipment test and review: Cobra SZ Hybrid Review

Golf Equipment test and review: Cobra SZ Hybrid Review

Golf Equipment test and review: Cobra SZ Hybrid Review


The Cobra engineers have optimised specific zones in the new hybrid ranges. The first is the Hollow Split Rail technology, which gives added flex and helps create a larger sweet spot for a higher launch angle. This works with the back weighting where they have moved the weight low and back to help with that high launch angle.

The forged E9 face is a two-piece construction featuring a high-strength 455 stainless steel that has enabled the engineers to produce a thinner but stronger face and redesign the shape of the clubhead, which is slightly larger but has helped the designers increase the MOI for added forgiveness on off-centre strikes and a squarer leading edge to help with alignment.

With Cobra equipment you can use their Cobra Connect which helps you track your accuracy and distance with each club, helping you analysis the strengths and weaknesses of your golf game so you know what areas you need to improve and work on.

The hybrids are available in 2H (17°), 3H (19°), 4H (12°) and 5h (24°).


Cobra have introduced the Speedzone range, which come in a variable or one length design depending on your preference and if you haven’t tried the one length clubs I would suggest you go for a fitting and give them a go.

The first thing I noticed is how well the club sat behind the ball as some hybrids do look slightly awkward in the address position. Not only does the larger head shape help this, but so does the matt black finish. The sound at impact is a solid meaty thud, which I really liked.

I am sure the split rails giving that larger sweet spot and higher launch angle working with the rails that offer great turf interaction will be something mid to higher handicapped players are going to enjoy, along with the added forgiveness on off-centre strikes.

If you are in the market for a new hybrid – and if you have trouble with your longer irons I certainly recommend replacing them with a couple of hybrid clubs – then you should make sure you test a Cobra SZ hybrid before you make your final purchase decision.

Golf Equipment test and review: Cobra SZ Hybrid Review

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