So I'm new to the game and absolutely terrible with a driver. I was talking to some people and they have mentioned that a 3 wood or hybrid club could be an easier to hit alternative to a driver. Is this generally true? And if so which would be better for a beginner?
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Yea I'm left wondering the same myself.
I was hitting balls today, at range, but had a really difficult time to get clean hits, and straight shots where I aimed at. Iron shots were sort of rusty, but I could hit it pretty nicely with 6iron, 8iron, pitcher etc...
I kind of had a difficult time with all my three hybrids though (I got 17deg, 21deg, and 24deg hybrids) , long club like that, feels hard to control and "understand". I did some shots with pro instruction with yesterday, with clubs including hybrid, but it didn't seem to work out too well that time either.
I had a really hard time getting straight shots with clean hits. The so called, "good shots" I had, were either hook into ruff - left side, or draw with some good rolls forward.
After the tee practice, I had some nasty blister in my right hand, in the ring finger "meat pad" (where the grip rests in the fingers). Yea, I'm right handed golfer.
BUT ALLEGEDLY, if you can hit hybrid ok, you should be good to shoot from a short tee, and from the fairway, with those hybrids.
Probably, it will allow you to keep the ball in play for more time (rather than the usual splashes from water hazard, at my local course)
I did play ok in one of the par5 holes at my local course though, but that had to do with a good Driver hit in the beginning, into the ruff, but it was still about 210 yards I would say.
I followed that with a second shot with my hybrid, which brought me closer to the flag, but still on the fairway.
Third shot was with 7iron, maybe, but I stupidly hit it into the green bunker (it turned out, to bet a clean lay though). Flag was right in front of the green bunker, LOL.
Fourth shot was a bunker save, into the green,
medium range par putt, misses and is about one foot short, I guess. Bogey putt clears the hole. I felt really happy about that bogey though.
Basically, on other par4-5s on that course, I opened with driver and caused 6-10 strokes, on many holes LOL (too many OBs, waterhazard, 2 missed swings, 2-4 duffs... Blaargh!)