first off try not to get too down on yourself. golf is tough. long shots are a tougher part of golf. long shots from the rough are some of the tougheresnessest!
1)PLAY THEM MORE LIKE THEY ARE IRONS
all things being equal the longer the club... the more forward we play it in our stance. obv a normal driver shot is the furthest forward (and furthest away from us) and the stock LW short is basically in the center and closest to us. 3w's seem to b like 43.5" or 43" and 5i's like 38" nowadays. depending on year and model and # hybrid.... im guessing yours r closer to iron length. maybe hold whatever hybrids u use next to whatever woods and irons u use and c which it is closer too and play it more like that club? but...i FEEL (i have no fake stats or used car salesman tricks to use here, so my opinion is all i have..) most plyrs that think hybrids are their weak spot play them too far forward. if everything is your weak spot, then ??$%^^$%. OR are "sweeper golfers" instead of "digger golfers". if you dont take iron divots, youre probable a "sweeper"... so id sell my hybrids and buy some combo of 5w, 7w and 9w to replace my long irons.
rough? hybrids? another toughie. but hey tha'ts a big part of why we bought em right?
"Golf is a compromise between what your ego wants you to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do. "
- Bruce Crampton
"Every golfer scores better when he learns his capabilities."
- Tommy Armour
pga tour pros hit it ABOUT the same dist from the jar when they r 200-225y in the fairway as they do from 150-175y in the rough:0 (their rough is usually more serious then ours but still, its a good lesson. avoid the rough, and if im already in the rough, respect it). PLUS if you think u cant get near the hole or greenside in this shot, why bother risking it?I dont know your game, tees, or course.... but hitting 10 hybrids a round seems like a lot. In my game, im not forcing a hybrid outa any real hay, and im not hitting one just to get to 2/3rds SW at 70y out (i dont think im any better with a partial wedge than i am with a normal PW) If i cant cant get AT LEAST to pitching range, like <30y... im hitting 2 iron shots. ima huge bitch. i hate seeing REALLY BAD shots. enough of them come just on their own. i dont need to go looking for more. i get more confident and play better and use bad grammar and stay in my rounds and matches longer the more solid shots i hit. once i miss one, i want to get the "good shot snowball" rolling again asap!
3456) or is this 1)again? PLAY IT BACK
the worst the lie, the more the grass gets in the way, the steeper i want to swing as to avoid the rough for as long as possible. you can make your swing steeper lotsa ways: more descending by playing the ball back, or swinging outside to in, or hinging the wrists more quickly, or by standing closer and gripping down to the shaft (shorter the club, the more vertical we swing it, saying "F that!" and hitting a 9i out, or by lowering the hands at address or by or by or by or by a combination of these. but playing ball back, aiming left, body left, opening the face slightly, and gripping down....are SET UP changes. they seem to USUALLY be easier for me than trying to change swings. esp in any round that counts!
SO IF THE ROUGH ISNT US OPEN STYLE....AND YOURE HITTING HYBRID BECUZ ITS A GOOD PLAN NOT CUZ U WANNA MAKE THE BALL GO FAR FOR NO REASON...
1)grip down to shaft (stand closer cuz now your club is shorter)
3)play the ball middleish in your stance
4)open the face a lil
it'll probably fade or slice and travel shorter dist than your teed up or fairway hybrid shot so be warned (or be straight if you already play a wicked hook) but it'll get out of rough easier + go like long or mid iron dist + the hybrid's meaty clubhead tends to make this easier than long or even mid irons + it obv gos further than the 9i safe out shot.
once you get the real "escape" shot down, it should b easy enough to dial it back, and make less adjustments.... for like light to normal rough.