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post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Mr Smell Good View Post

If I was to get one hybrid what would you guys think I should get?  I currently have a 4-iron and a 3-wood.  My distances are probably around 230 for the 3 wood and 210 for the 4 iron.

If you are comfortable with the 4iron, I would start with a 3H around 20*. It should fit in niclely. If you like it, you could add a 4h around 23*. This might be redundant or at least have some overlap, but that is a good thing-you can taylor your bag to the course of the day.
post #20 of 25
Hybrids vary so much, that you just have to demo them.

But probably something in the 19–20° range with a 41 inch shaft length give or take
post #21 of 25

I"ve been back and forth with hybrids so many times ... I play a lot of very tight courses & my 3 iron off the tee is my money club.    I'm able to hit it respectably well off the fairway if I choke up a bit.    I recently ditched my 4 iron for a 4 hybrid ... never could get much air under the 4 iron to hold greens.    Hybrid is awesome off the tee and with an easy swing is great off the fairway (no longer than the 4 iron though).    One hybrid is enough for me ...

post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Mr Smell Good View Post
 

If I was to get one hybrid what would you guys think I should get?  I currently have a 4-iron and a 3-wood.  My distances are probably around 230 for the 3 wood and 210 for the 4 iron.

 

Your 3W only goes 20 yards farther than your 4i?

 

You might start off by by analyzing your 3W. Do you have a shaft that's too stiff, or maybe an address problem that bleeds off yardage? See if you can find a way to get more yardage from your main fairway wood.

 

Then, fill the gap between the 3W and 4i.

 

IF you fill the gap as is, you would just have to find a club that goes 220 yards. That might be a 3H or a 4H.

post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by WUTiger View Post
 

 

Your 3W only goes 20 yards farther than your 4i?

 

You might start off by by analyzing your 3W. Do you have a shaft that's too stiff, or maybe an address problem that bleeds off yardage? See if you can find a way to get more yardage from your main fairway wood.

 

Then, fill the gap between the 3W and 4i.

 

IF you fill the gap as is, you would just have to find a club that goes 220 yards. That might be a 3H or a 4H.

 

Some people don't have a swing that generates a lot of power.  I probably get roughly the same distance on *average* with my 3 wood, occasionally putting a good swing on it and getting more.  I'm a mid 90's shooter.  I hardly doubt it's my 3 wood or the shaft that's in it - when I got fitted for my current driver the pro who was fitting me said "when I first saw your size and shoulder spread I expected a much higher ball speed from you, but you're not generating a lot of ball speed for someone of your size with your shoulders".  I have far from a perfect swing lol.  We high handicappers work with what we have, lol.

post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by WUTiger View Post
 

 

Your 3W only goes 20 yards farther than your 4i?

 

You might start off by by analyzing your 3W. Do you have a shaft that's too stiff, or maybe an address problem that bleeds off yardage? See if you can find a way to get more yardage from your main fairway wood.

 

Then, fill the gap between the 3W and 4i.

 

IF you fill the gap as is, you would just have to find a club that goes 220 yards. That might be a 3H or a 4H.

 

Everything I posted was an estimate. I don't know any exact distances.  My local driving range doesn't have very good markers for that and I am hesitant to post too high of distances.  I'd rather be conservative if I don't know.  One thing I know for sure is my 7-iron gets me about 165-170 because I hit a ton of them when I got fitted.  I have a fast swing speed and I hit the ball far with my irons but I'm not as confident with my driver.  I think the higher in club I go, the less hard I actually swing which results in my swing speeds for all the clubs not being that different.  Driver is still the highest of course but not by much.

 

Perhaps a better estimate would be:

 

4-iron: 205

3 wood: 240

post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Mr Smell Good View Post
 

 

Everything I posted was an estimate. I don't know any exact distances.  My local driving range doesn't have very good markers for that and I am hesitant to post too high of distances.  I'd rather be conservative if I don't know.  One thing I know for sure is my 7-iron gets me about 165-170 because I hit a ton of them when I got fitted.  I have a fast swing speed and I hit the ball far with my irons but I'm not as confident with my driver.  I think the higher in club I go, the less hard I actually swing which results in my swing speeds for all the clubs not being that different.  Driver is still the highest of course but not by much.

 

Perhaps a better estimate would be:

 

4-iron: 205

3 wood: 240

 

more likely. I would say my 3 wood goes any where from 240-260 depending on how hard I wanna swing but my 3i is my "210" club but I don't usually make it there so its more realistically a 205 club or so. I would be shocked if you were getting your 4i 210 and your 3 wood only 230.

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