By Coach Erik Schjolberg – Feb 23, 2024
King Cobra Drivers by Year Chart
List of Cobra Drivers by Year:
Cobra Drivers Over The Last 5 Years
Darkspeed X: Best for mid to low handicappers looking for the best combination of speed and forgiveness. Mid launch, low spin, and traditional head shape for maximum distance.
Darkspeed LS: For low handicappers and better looking for the lowest launch and spin out of their driver. Designed for players with top end swing speeds.
Darkspeed Max: Highest MOI in the lineup, the Max is best for higher handicappers looking for maximum forgiveness. High launch and mid spin with a draw bias to help with the common right miss.
In 2022, the LTDx line was announced/released, upgrading from the original LTD from 2016. There are 3 main models offered, a regular (The LTDx), a low spin (The LTDx LS), and a MAXimum forgiving option (The LTDx Max). The max also offers Junior models, and a driver for women.
A more budget driver option in the Cobra Air X Driver review, Air-X Straight Neck, and Air-X Women’s were released in 2022 as well.
Still relatively new, the Radspeed driver family was released in 2021 with 7 different models, not including all the custom color options as well. There is a regular Cobra Radspeed model (our review), a Tour Length option, a low spin option in the XB (our review), a draw biased option in the XD (our review), women’s, junior, and even a few more.
Prior to the Radspeed was the Speedzone and Speedzone Xtreme in 2020, the F9 and F9+ in 2019, the F8 and F8+ in 2018 (you can see where this is going… all the way down to the F6 in 2016).
A really underrated (and beautiful) line is the F-Max from 2018. There are a lot of variation options, including an offset model which really helps out those struggling with a slice.
How It All Started
Cobra golf was founded in 1973 by an Australian amateur golf champion named Thomas Crow.
Their first contribution to the golf club community was the Baffler, the very first “utility” club. The patented sole plate design was effective from many different types of lies.
It wouldn’t be until 1979 that Crow and Cobra Golf would release a driver… Long Tom, a 46-inch long driver with a graphite shaft and head.
Cobra pioneered the industry by becoming the first US club manufacturer to offer graphite shafts in their woods and irons as a stock option in the mid “80s. They even offered the Senior line and Lady Cobra line with game improvement technology.
Cobra would first use the “King Cobra” designation in 1994 with the release of the King Cobra oversize irons. The King name became a staple after that.
Other Drivers by Year Lists:
If you want to see the some of the other top brand’s drivers lists, we’ve compiled those below:
And for irons, all the Cobra irons by year.