Today we are going to compare two of the top Cobra Drivers to help you choose which one is best for you. Both the F Max and the F9 have been top performers in the last few years, and both have recently dropped in price. If you have been on the fence about either of these clubs, now may be the time to pick one up for a great value.
A few years ago, Cobra discovered that decreasing the weight in the clubhead of the Driver may not be the only weight-saving that they could accomplish. This Superlite line of golf clubs not only has a lighter clubhead, but it has a lighter grip and shaft as well. In total, Cobra saved 18 grams of weight off of a Driver that the golf world already considered light.
If you have a slower swing speed and want to or need to keep it slower to maintain your fundamentals and control, the Superlite is an excellent driver choice for you. This Driver is an offset design helping you hit a draw and keep away the unwanted slice.
The top-down look from this driver is quite lovely. The coloring is black with some blue accents, and it sets up like a traditional golf driver head, unlike the F9 Speedback that has a more modern shape to it.
You can get the Superlite Driver in a few different loft options, even up to 15 degrees of loft if you would like. Although the 15 degree lofted, Driver is very forgiving. It probably won’t travel much further than a traditional three wood. If you have the swing speed and you can handle it, try to go with something with a little less loft so you can see the distance technology that this club offers.
The F Max Superlite is the lower-priced of these two Cobra options. This is the club for you if you have a more controlled swing, and you enjoy the looks of a classic driver.
The Cobra F9 Speedback Ladies Driver is not the newest release from Cobra, but it was a very successful Driver in the Cobra line up.
There are a few things that we absolutely love about the F9 Speedback, the first of which is the adjustability. Not every company makes an adjustable driver for women. Having the ability to change the loft or the face angle even by a degree or two can make this driver feel as though it is a custom fit for your game.
In addition to this adjustability, the F9 Speedback comes equipped with the Cobra Connect technology. After all, what good is adjustability if you can’t track your results to see if it is working. You can change your Driver by a degree, play a round, log in to an app on your phone and see if those changes helped your game or if you need to change the loft back to its original setting. These are incredible advancements in the game of golf and technology.
The F9 Speedback is a bit more expensive than the Superlite Ladies Driver because it has a CNC Precision milled face and the Carbon wrapped crown. The F9 has a less traditional clubhead design. The Speedback shaping is unlike any other golf clubs on the market, but Cobra claims that it is the most aerodynamic golf club out there.
If you are a mid to fast swinging golfer looking for top levels of performance and incredible adjustability, the F9 Speedback is the best choice for you. Luckily it has dropped in price considerably since it was first released.
The Better Budget Alternatives
You knew we weren’t going to leave you without a low priced alternative. If you like Cobra and you want to take advantage of their technology without paying the high price, there are two models to consider.
If the F Max Superlite was a good choice for you, try to find an original Cobra F Max Driver. This was the model that Cobra released before the Superlite, and although it is not quite as long, the same forgiving technology and ability to gain extra swing speed is there.
If the Speedback was the right choice for you, see if you can find the old Cobra F8 Driver. The F8 was a great club for consistency. It also comes with the Cobra Connect technology, and it has an adjustable loft. The F8 is not as long as the Speedback series, but it is a good alternative if you don’t want to spend the extra money on the F9.
It’s hard to say which one of these two ladies golf drivers is better. They are both designed to appeal to a different player. Within their player categories, we think they are both excellent choices.