Cobra’s limited-edition Darkspeed X and LS drivers nod to season’s first major

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Cobra Golf's season opener DarkSpeed LS driver.

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To commemorate the first men’s major championship of 2024, Cobra Golf is releasing new limited edition Darkspeed X and Darkspeed LS drivers with unique colorways and graphics featuring Augusta green highlights and azaleas.

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The graphics on the Cobra Darkspeed include azaleas. Cobra Golf.

The Darkspeed Season Opener drivers come in a gloss black finish, which is a contrast to the matte finish of the standard model. The unique azalea graphic print on the sole and skirt of the driver is highlighted with green accents to go along with a matching Mitsubishi Tensi 1K Black shaft and headcover.

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The gloss crown of the Cobra Darkspeed season opener. Cobra Golf.

Cobra Darkspeed technology refresher

The 2024 Cobra Darkspeed drivers feature aerodynamic shaping, a re-engineered PWR-Bridge structure behind the face (to help transfer energy and position mass) and a 13-percent larger PWRSHELL H.O.T. Face insert, which has been re-engineered with the help of A.I.

“The aerodynamic package in the new Darkspeed family of drivers is our most advanced to date,” said Mike Yagley, VP of innovation at Cobra Golf. “We continue to push aerodynamic shaping, mass properties and resilience to drive technology and innovation, providing golfers the most advanced and high-performance clubs possible.”

The drivers also feature a multi-material construction with lightweight carbon soles and crown plates to go with the reinforced titanium body. The carbon fiber plates are 30 percent lighter than the titanium they replace and allow more discretionary weight to be positioned around the head for increased MOI.

Cobra DarkSpeed X Season Opener Custom Driver

$649.99
The DARKSPEED Season Opener Driver features green and yellow color pops asan ode to the season’s first major. REFINED AERODYNAMIC DESIGNAn improved aero shape features a streamlined face to topline radius, a higher crown peak, raised skirt and reduced clubface surface area to maximize speed. TOUR INSPIRED SHAPINGA refined clubhead shape features a reduced visual footprint at address that promotes workability and control. LARGER PWRSHELL WITH A.I. DESIGNED H.O.T. FACEA 10% larger PWRSHELL L-cup face creates more robust distance, while anA.I. designed H.O.T. Face delivers more efficient speed & spin across the clubface. UNLOCK FASTER BALL SPEEDA lower and more forward positioning of the suspended PWR-BRIDGE weight unleashes even faster ball speeds. MAX WORKABILITY WITH ADDED FORGIVENESSAdjustable heel and toe weights are now complemented with a third back weight, allowing for additional adjustment to optimize spin & forgiveness.
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All of these technologies have been optimized for each of the models to deliver the maximum benefit to the target golfer, and each driver comes with Cobra’s MyFly adjustable hosel.

The Darkspeed LS offers the most compact profile and is aimed at golfers at the highest end of the swing-speed spectrum who need low spin off the tee and demand workability. With its compact shaping, the LS is the most aerodynamic and fastest driver Cobra has ever made.

The Darkspeed X model is designed to fit the largest group of golfers and offers an ideal combination of speed and forgiveness while still being equipped with a front-to-back adjustable center of gravity.

Price and availability

The Cobra DarkSpeed Season Opener X and LS drivers are available now at Fairway Jockey for $649.

Cobra DarkSpeed LS Season Opener Custom Driver

$649.99
The DARKSPEED Season Opener Driver features green and yellow color pops asan ode to the season’s first major. The LS model features a Tour inspired shape for better players that demand low spin and low launch for maximum workability and control. REFINED AERODYNAMIC DESIGN An improved aero shape features a streamlined face to topline radius, a highercrown peak, raised skirt and reduced clubface surface area to maximize speed. TOUR INSPIRED SHAPING A refined clubhead shape features a reduced visual footprint at address thatpromotes workability and control.
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Ryan Barath

Golf.com Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.