Cobra Radspeed Fairway Review

In this Cobra Radspeed Fairway review, Joel Tadman tests it out on the course to see what golfers can expect from the performance

Cobra Radspeed Fairway Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

Given everything all the positives we’ve highlighted here, the value for money here is sensational. It looks great, is versatile, forgiving both off-centre and through the strike, plus it is adaptable to suit your game, a specific course or conditions. 

Reasons to buy
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    Fast, forgiving and extremely versatile

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    Very effective out of the rough

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    Arguably the best value fairway wood of 2021

Reasons to avoid
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    Not the cleanest look on top where the face meets the crown

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Cobra Radspeed Fairway Review

We crowned this club the best fairway wood of 2021 so clearly, the Cobra Radspeed has a lot going for it, despite having been replaced by the newer LTDx line.

At address, the Radspeed has an inviting profile that sits squarely behind the ball. You could also its only weak point is it gets a bit messy where the CNC Milled face meets the crown, although some will argue this actually assists with alignment.

Cobra Radspeed Fairway at address

Strike a few shots away and you immediately notice it offering up an explosive feel at impact across the face, just like we experienced with the Cobra Radspeed drivers. In terms of ball speed, it averaged just under 149mph with a healthy launch in excess of 14° from the deck, even in 14.5° of loft, with spin just under 2900rpm. As a result the flight was strong, leading to carries on average of 243 yards - making it one of the longest fairway woods we’ve tested this year.

Cobra Radspeed Fairway stats compared with other models

While being long, it is the Baffler sole rails that set this club apart, extracting the ball surprisingly cleanly from iffy lies to ensure any loss of height and carry distance is minimized. These aren’t too pronounced that would cause the club to bounce up from firm turf, but gentle enough to keep the head gliding along the top of the ground and not dig down into it either.

It always amazes us that more manufacturers don’t implement something similar on their fairway woods because the performance benefits are obvious.

Cobra Radspeed Fairway testing on the course

While it packs plenty of punch, this doesn’t come at the detriment of control - for a long time it was part of my setup as my fairway-finding club off the tee.

The adjustable loft means it can be fine-tuned to hit the distance or flight window you want plus there are four different versions to cater for every player type, including the slice-fighting Radspeed Draw and rocket-launching Radspeed Big Tour, which is as close to a driver as a fairway wood is likely to get.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x