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What Hybrid replaces 3 wood

post #1 of 19
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I am looking for a hybrid that replaces a 3 wood. it needs to be available for lefties and i would very much enjoy a link to one. thank you
post #2 of 19

Re: What Hybrid replaces 3 wood

Try the Nickent Hybrid 2.......I have the 3DX models (1, 2 3 & 4)

I tend to rotate them in my bag, depending on whether I use my 3 wood or 3 irons
post #3 of 19

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Originally Posted by aca247 View Post
I am looking for a hybrid that replaces a 3 wood. it needs to be available for lefties and i would very much enjoy a link to one. thank you
that's a really personal question...

how far do you hit your 3-wood... the hybrid would have to be similar... for some people this might be a 1h (15-16*)

if you want a hybrid because you don't hit 3-wood well, that's fine, just find one that goes as far as possible and is further than your next largest club. People are so set on X hrbrid replacing X iron... it just doesn't work that way. You should design your bag around the ability to cover distance gaps AND ability to hit desired shots AND how playable each club is for YOU.


An ideal bag might have a driver, no woods, 3 hybrids, two SGI irons, 4 GI irons and a few wedges and a putter OR it might be a driver, 2 woods, no hybrids, blade irons, etc.
post #4 of 19
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Re: What Hybrid replaces 3 wood

Originally Posted by Fozcycle View Post
Try the Nickent Hybrid 2.......I have the 3DX models (1, 2 3 & 4)

I tend to rotate them in my bag, depending on whether I use my 3 wood or 3 irons
so you would just suggest getting another hybrid like my current ones

Originally Posted by Big_M View Post
that's a really personal question...

how far do you hit your 3-wood... the hybrid would have to be similar... for some people this might be a 1h (15-16*)

if you want a hybrid because you don't hit 3-wood well, that's fine, just find one that goes as far as possible and is further than your next largest club. People are so set on X hrbrid replacing X iron... it just doesn't work that way. You should design your bag around the ability to cover distance gaps AND ability to hit desired shots AND how playable each club is for YOU.


An ideal bag might have a driver, no woods, 3 hybrids, two SGI irons, 4 GI irons and a few wedges and a putter OR it might be a driver, 2 woods, no hybrids, blade irons, etc.
thanks for the advice i like that idea but i am very good with my irons so it would probaly be driver,3w,3h,,5-9,pw,gw,sw,lw, and a putter
post #5 of 19

Re: What Hybrid replaces 3 wood

You'd probably need a really low hybrid(1 or 2) but it depends on the angle of your 3 Wood and how far you hit it. The only way to truly find out is to demo a few out on the range or something. It can be different depending on the player.
post #6 of 19

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You could always try a 3 wood like the one in my sig. Also you could try the Wilson Fybyrid... those options might do a better job at maintaining your 3 wood distance.
post #7 of 19

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I like Big M's suggestion.

I don't think a hybrid will match a 3 wood in distance. Perhaps a driver and 3 wood for tee shots, then a 3 and 4 hybrid for long shots, then 5 iron down to what ever wedge you hit. That is more or less what I have done but I do have a 5W as well. Just got some hybrids and loving them, so much easier to hit than my fairway woods. Straighter, more consistent, and higher. Wish I had got them years ago.
post #8 of 19

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I think it's hard to replace a 3 wood. If you are trying to get 3 wood distance out of the rough with a 1 or 2 hybrid...you're sort of screwed anyway by a bad tee shot. Lay up.
post #9 of 19

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Hybrids are generally not designed to go as far as a 3-wood. That's why they call them "hybrids", they fill the gap between your long irons and fairway woods. If you're not hitting the 3 wood well, I'd either get rid of it and find the longest hybrid you can (and accept that it won't be as long as your 3 wood) or find a 3-wood you can hit. But if you absolutely need something to go that 3 wood distance, I don't think you'll find a hybrid that fits that bill, unless you don't hit your 3 wood very far, which defeats the purpose of a 3-wood in the first place.
post #10 of 19

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Have you considered a 4 wood? Little easier to hit than a 3 but should still be longer than most hybrids...

Be aware that low lofted Hybrids are not that easy to hit either so depending on why you want to change it might not be the best idea any way.

All that being said I have just got a "2i" Cleveland Hibore XLS IIRC its 19 degrees and hit it a long way relative to the rest of my bag (driver excluded).. Might be a goer..

Best of luck,
Dek
post #11 of 19

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I replaced my 15 degree 3 wood with a Taylor Made 2 Rescue TP. I live in HI and the tradewinds just made the 3 wood useless into the wind. I hit the Rescue 2 more consistently, and farther. Only time I miss the 3 wood is when I want to hit a high fade into a green.. cant hit a high fade with a rescue 2... at least i cant.
post #12 of 19

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I recently replaced my 15˚ 3-wood (Titleist 906F2) with a 15˚ hybrid (Ping G10) because I was fed up with inconsistancy with the 3-wood and felt much more comfortable with the more iron-like setup of a hybrid. Yeah, I might have lost 5-10 yards in distance compared to my 3-wood, but I'm so much more accurate with it. Your "back-up" club for tee shots should be a club you are extremely comfortable with, not just a club that is a bit shorter than your driver.

In my opinion, unless you are scratch or near scratch, you shouldn't be as worried about distance gaps with your longer clubs as you should your shorter clubs. You'll for sure want to make sure you aren't carrying two clubs that go the same distance, but to space out gaps perfectly on your longer clubs doesn't make sense to me. The main reason I only carry my hybrid between my driver and my 3-iron is because if I'm that far away I'll just lay up 95% of the time. I finally screwed my head on straight and realized that my score will be lower many time more often than not if I practice my 100 yard and in shots and use that to my advantage by laying up.
post #13 of 19

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You might try a Titleist 16.5º fairway wood. This is basically a 4 wood, and a bit easier to hit than a 3 wood. ... What is loft of current 3W?
post #14 of 19

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Originally Posted by WUTiger View Post
You might try a Titleist 16.5º fairway wood. This is basically a 4 wood, and a bit easier to hit than a 3 wood. ... What is loft of current 3W?
They make the F2 in 16.5º ?
I'd be really interested in that. Here in Japan I can only find 13.5º, 15.5º and 18.5º.

(edit: just checked titleist.com and can't find a 16.5º option. Can they do custom even on fairway woods?)
post #15 of 19

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Originally Posted by Three Putt View Post
If you are trying to get 3 wood distance out of the rough with a 1 or 2 hybrid...you're sort of screwed anyway by a bad tee shot. Lay up.
Loved that one!
post #16 of 19

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I find that the 3 wood is your most trusted wood in the bag........when you first start playing in the Spring after a long Winter, my Grandfather always told me to just use my 3 wood instead of my driver for about a month or so. You won't sacrifice much distance and you'll gain more control off the Tee as the shaft is shorter and you have more loft. Switch to the driver after you have re-acclimated to the game.

That was advice well taken when I grew up in KY........now living in FL, I play year round and don't need to start with my 3 wood in the Spring. However, at times when I don't seem to have good control over my driver, I know to switch to the 3 wood off the Tee to stay in the game.

If you can't hit your 3 wood, take a lesson or work it out on the range.....maybe you just need a better club or a better swing.
post #17 of 19

Re: What Hybrid replaces 3 wood

Originally Posted by aca247 View Post
I am looking for a hybrid that replaces a 3 wood. it needs to be available for lefties and i would very much enjoy a link to one. thank you
The lowest degree hybrids I've found were made by Nicket and they were 14*. I lost distance with the 14* hybrid vs the 3 metal. So after I got used to not holding back and going for the shot I put my 3 metal back in the bag and haven't looked back.
post #18 of 19

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Another vote for the Adams Speedline Hybrid Fairway wood. It seems to go as long as regular three woods, and yet is pretty darn easy to hit off the deck, and out of rough. I also use it quite often for a low punch, when an errant tee shot leaves me under a tree.

Gary
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