Does anyone else play lower lofted hybrids instead of fairway woods?
I have been working on my iron swing a lot lately, and have gotten a lot better about hitting down on the ball and taking nice divots after the ball, however, these swing changes have made me very inconsistent with the sweeping type swing required to hit a nice fairway wood shot. I found myself taking divots with my fairways lately, and just popping them straight up in the air. My playing partners and I were laughing today at the fact that I can back up an 8 iron on the green, but can't hit a fairway wood (or my driver at this point either). I want to take divots with every club, it seems.
It seems the hybrids could be a better option for people with steep swings?
Because of this, I switched out my gap wedge and one of my larger headed rescues with some old Walter Hagen cheapo hybrids that I've had for years and never really hit much. Because I could hit down on them just like an iron, I was hitting some of the best long shots out on the course for the past 2 days. I pulled my 5 Wood once today, and used the hybrids every other time I needed a longer shot and felt much more consistent with them. I never really cared for them until my iron swing recently got a lot better, but now I find myself not even reaching for the fairway wood at all.