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2 Iron vs Hybrid

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I've been looking at a club in between my 4 iron and 3 wood, and determined it will either be a 19* 3 iron bent to 18* or a 19* hybrid. I hit the ball pretty high and am a pretty good long iron player, and I'm just curious as to in your personal experience whether a hybrid is worth the extra 100 dollars. I would go hit them but it's hard to find a 3 iron (rocketbladez tour) and a hybrid (913h) in left handed to demo.

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I just replaced my 3-iron with a 910h 19 deg hybrid.  So far I love it.  Let's face it...even if you are a good long iron player...hitting 3-irons out of varied lies is not easy.  I think the hybrid plays easier out of the rough and off a tee.  I do not hit the ball particularly high...so controlling the roll on a 3-iron isn't easy.  The hybrid definitely lands a bit softer.

Off a tee I'm getting something like 225yds and off the ground somewhere around 215-220.

I wouldn't call the 910 / 913 particularly forgiving...but the club communicates the quality of your strike very nicely and the feel is excellent.

Best of luck...

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I just replaced my 3-iron with a 910h 19 deg hybrid.  So far I love it.  Let's face it...even if you are a good long iron player...hitting 3-irons out of varied lies is not easy.  I think the hybrid plays easier out of the rough and off a tee.  I do not hit the ball particularly high...so controlling the roll on a 3-iron isn't easy.  The hybrid definitely lands a bit softer.

Off a tee I'm getting something like 225yds and off the ground somewhere around 215-220.

I wouldn't call the 910 / 913 particularly forgiving...but the club communicates the quality of your strike very nicely and the feel is excellent.

Best of luck...

Thank you. I'll keep that in mind.

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Go for the hybrid. So much easier to hit, and the versatility will help since you don't already have one in your bag.
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If you don't want a club that you can hit easier, further, higher, and land softer, stick with the iron. ;-)
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Off a tee, I prefer my 2 iron.  It's just easier for me to hit something relatively long and low and in play.  But, off the ground, forget it; my 3 hybrid is so much easier.  Plus, it's nice to have the hybrid to hit out of some of the heavier rough.  Everything considered, the hybrid is what stays in the bag.  No need to buy a new hybrid.  something 5 years old works great and there are a bunch of them out there

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If you like long irons, but want something that launches higher, try an Adams Idea Pro. It has a very compact head and plays like an iron but with a higher MOI face an lower COG. They come in 18* and 20*. It's also the only hybrid I've owned that doesn't tend to snap hook 1/5 shots.
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2-iron for me. I can't get used to the typical hybrids and if I have a miss with a hybrid, it's usually a snap hook - nasty. To the OP: You could also look at things such as Mizuno's MP-H4s (or older Fli-His) or Titleists 712u if you don't want a 'pure' 2-iron but prefer the look to a 'typical' hybrid.
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As far as lefty 2-irons, I only found a couple:

  • Raxr X Muscleback | 18* loft, $125 stock
  • Titleist Forged Utility iron, 712U | 18* loft, $140

Also, Cleveland has three models offering left-handed sets. All feature 3-irons with 19* loft: MT, TT, and Altutude.

Mizuno has some 2 irons, but none for lefties. Also, the Callaway X.Proto Utility irons offer no left-handed clubs.

If you could catch a rare, tour van demo day for Callaway or Titleist, you could probably test-hit the left-handed model.

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I found a pretty nice 18* hybrid from cleveland on ebay that I might buy

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