What’s The Difference? Cobra Fly-Z+, Fly-Z, and Fly-Z XL Drivers


With three different Cobra lines to choose from (Fly-Z+, Fly-Z & Fly-Z XL) in 2015, how do you know which line is right for your game?  This is a question that has troubled golfers before, but we’re here to shed some light on the subject.

The first thing you need to determine is what are your goals or desires as it relates to what you are looking for the new clubs to provide your game.

  • Is it distance, forgiveness, workability or do you simply need an upgrade in technology?

Then you need to make an honest evaluation of your current game.

  • Are you a high to mid-handicapper who takes lessons and practices to improve your skill set?  Are you a high-handicapper who has accepted your current skill level and just want to enjoy your time on the course?  Or, are you an aspiring/current low-handicapper trying to maximize your game through better technology and equipment?

Once you determine your goals and evaluate your game, you can start separating each product line individually and make a better choice of what driver fits your game.

Let’s take a closer of each Cobra driver and compare them based on player profiles and results they produce.



For players interested in the Cobra Fly-Z+ driver, you’re looking for the most state-of-the-art driver including adjustability, playability, and technology.

The great thing about this driver is that it can fit into any player-type and it provides extreme benefits that’ll maximize your game. With the Flip Weight Zone technology, you can adjust the center of gravity (CG) based on your current ball flight pattern and spin rates. Golfers producing low launching shots can move the weight back to optimize trajectory and spin rates, therefore increasing distance and forgiveness; which is highly desired by mid-high handicap golfers. Golfers producing high launching shots with high spin can move the weight closer to the face, creating less spin with greater workability desired by the better player.



For players interested in the Cobra Fly-Z driver, you’re looking for a club that you can put in the bag and see immediate results. More specifically, you’re looking for a higher launch with more consistent ball flights.

The back CG Weight Zone will produce higher shots with a consistent flight. Combine the weight zone with the Speed Channel face and you’ll see an increase in distance immediately without sacrificing forgiveness. Mid-high handicappers will enjoy how easy the clubs are to hit, and how much distance they’ll generate. Lower handicap players will also like this club because of it’s sleek and clean looks with the ability to work the ball.


Fly-Z XL

For players interested in Cobra Fly-Z XL driver, you’re looking to correct a slice while gaining the benefits of newer technology.

The offset clubface design helps with squaring the clubface at impact. Combine the offset with the Speed Channel Face and Back CG Zone weighting and this club will perform at a high level. It’ll produce long and forgiving shots, swing after swing. The lightweight shaft is a perfect fit for players with low to moderate swing speeds that need help launching the ball higher. Regardless of ability, players fighting a slice or having trouble launching the ball high would greatly benefit from this driver.

Looking for more detailed information? Check out our previous posts on the Cobra Fly-Z+ line, Fly-Z line, and Fly-Z XL line.


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Alan Unruh

Alan Unruh is a Class “A” member of the PGA of America, and holds PGA Certifications in General Management, Golf Operations and Player Development. With these certifications, he is among the 1% of PGA members that hold multiple PGA Certifications. He has a profound passion for the game of golf along with extensive experience and knowledge regarding planning and strategy for golf operations, rules of golf, tournament operations and golf swing fundamentals. Alan has also played a crucial role helping manage multiple high profile tournaments throughout his career including the USGA Women’s U.S. Open, PGA and LPGA Tour events, and multiple NCAA and AJGA events.