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post #19 of 25

The solution to this question is to go the store and bang out some balls with various clubs.   If you are looking to replace a 220 yard 5 wood (for example) go to the store and see what type of hybrid gets you about that distance.

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Originally Posted by GaryH View Post

Ping say:

 Their 17 degree hybrid is equivalent to 2 iron and 5 wood.

Their 20 degree hybrid is equivalent to 3 iron and 7 wood.

Their 23 degree hybrid is equivalent to 4 iron and 9 wood.

 

They've matched hybrids with irons of the same loft, but surely the hybrid will go a little further with its longer shaft and weightier head?  The hybrid-wood match up strikes me as reasonable since the equivalent fairway has a higher/weaker loft which i guess would offset the effect of its longer shaft relative to the hybrid. 

post #20 of 25
I have an 18* Ping G10 2 Hybrid that I replaced my 5 wood with. It worked out great for me.
post #21 of 25
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The solution to this question is to go the store and bang out some balls with various clubs.   If you are looking to replace a 220 yard 5 wood (for example) go to the store and see what type of hybrid gets you about that distance.

 

Well, yes, that's what we all need to do in order to build up our own bags with the correct yardage gaps between clubs.  But to me it is interesting to know which clubs are designed to be equivalent.

post #22 of 25
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Remember that a 5W usually has a longer shaft than a comparable H. So, it may be difficult to get an exact replacement, because the 5W's longer shaft helps the ball go farther. Shorter-shafted Hs offer more control, but someone who can control a 5W gets more distance in part from the longer shaft. A person who can't control a 5W may get more reliable distance from a hybrid because of more center hits.

 

Here's a sampling of what TaylorMade and Callaway offer:

 

Model   Club  Loft

 Shaft

Length

 TM R11  5W  19*  42.75"
 TM RBZ  5W  19*  43"
 TM Hybrid  Tour 2  16.5*  41.5"
 TM Hybrid  3H  19*  41"
 Razr X Black  5W  19*  42"
 Razr X Tour Hybrid  2H.T  18*  40.75"
 Razr X Hybrid  3H  21*  40.25"

 

Several months ago, I went to a demo day. Both the Callaway and Adams reps were cautious about the 2H: Unless a golfer has really good clubhead speed, they warned me individually, the lower loft might make it difficult to get the ball out of the rough.

 

Also: Tour or pro head hybrids in R flex might be useful to average golfers to lessen hooking. The offset in regular hybrid heads sometimes encourages hooking.


Ran into this issue with my 5w. cut the shaft off to match my hybrids, works like a charm. haven't lost distance but then again i am not a long hitter anyway. 200 yards and keeping it in the fairway is the best for me.

post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by GaryH View Post

 

Well, yes, that's what we all need to do in order to build up our own bags with the correct yardage gaps between clubs.  But to me it is interesting to know which clubs are designed to be equivalent.


I don't believe 'designed to' helps much since we all can use the same club and get different results as our 'average'. I choose a loft so that I can get it off the grass (tee or fairway) and go from there. With a 5 wood I can take an easier swing or even a half swing and shorten my distance pretty easily. Once I get used to a club and trust it, I try to use it as much as I can, as long as I'm not asking myself to change my swing (other than my back swing distance).

post #24 of 25

It's a useful starting point.  If it doesn't give you the equivalent yardage then use the one that does.

post #25 of 25

I've found that a 5 Wood is generally 18° or 19°. Sometimes made or bent to 17° or 20° but I would say 18° is average. Equal in loft to a typical 2 Iron.

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