I am new to the sport and just beginning to learn. I currently have a few inherited clubs and have been reading up on hybrids since they did not exist last time I swung a club 25+ years ago. I'm sure my better option is to wait a while and work into it, but I would like to pick up a few hybrids to throw in the bag to get started with.
I have found some good deals on the Cleveland Mashie (and Mashie plus) for $30 - 50 each and wandered what everyone thought about them as a beginner hybrid. I know they aren't a Titleist but are they appropriate for a first time ball striker?
How do they work from the rough and/or tee?
Are these played and struck just like irons as far as striking down and not up on the ball?
Thanks for any insight.