The S9-1 balanced face makes for a comfortable hitting area. It is comfortable at impact with controlled swings. The driver is forgiving on mishits, especially near the toe. The shaft performs well and the stock grips feel good in the hands. The loft is true and gets the ball up fairly well without the need to use long tees.
While Cobra has a solid club in the S9-1 drivers, each has it drawbacks, most notably its tendency to produce sprayed shots for the hard hitter. Because this line leans toward being a high-launch series, working the ball can be a bit difficult for low-handicappers. Controlled swings will produce the best shots. This may result in distance sacrifices.
The S9-1 series does live up to its claims for novice players. For pros and low-handicappers, most will likely opt for drivers from Callaway, Taylor Made or Ping. Bottom line: A decent driver from an industry-leading company that continues to be known for its stellar lines of irons.