So I cant hit my 4 iron. I'm looking to remove it from the bag and put a hybrid or fairway in. Any recommendations? I have a Rocketballz 3 hybrid I hit great but I cant decide if a 4 hybrid is worth it. Or if I should just work on my 4 iron. Any benefits to an iron over a hybrid? Or would a more fairway wood type of club be the most worthwhile?
Looking to replace my 4 iron
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Oh most definitely hybrid. I have no issues hitting my 3 hybrid. The few times I can hit my 4 iron clean, its that beautiful Mizuno pure sound and goes perfect....that happens about 1/30 shots. The rest are thinned snap hooks or straight up slices; just doesn't seem useful to have the club on the bag if I can replace it with something more reliable.
I use to have that Nickent club. First hybrid I owned and loved it.
Man they made some good products back in the day. I haven't got to try their newer lines that Dicks and Golf Galaxy resurrected.
Anyways I feel like more advanced players may be able to shape shots better and control trajectory with a longer iron over a hybrid.
Probably. But at this point in my game, I just want to hit it cleaner and straighter with the longer clubs. I find I am having to hit long iron/wood/hybrid on many holes for the courses I play.
Players with a lot of clubhead speed can hit a 3 iron or 4 iron.
I carry a 4W, 7W, 4H and 4i. (4H has longer shaft and stronger loft, and carries about 12 yards longer than 4i. The 4i works well as a driving iron, especially when I need a low hot draw, rather than a higher flying 4H).
A friend of mine who plays to a 7 HDCP dropped out his 4i, and added a 4H to his 2H and 3W at the long end.
If you have that much trouble hitting it, no. Hybrids tend to go higher and land softer for most people, while long irons like 3 and 4 irons are better for piercing shots and more workability. There's your tradeoff. One thing about hybrids, though - for me, hitting them into a stiff wind is tough. I'd much rather have a 4 iron than a 4 hybrid hitting into a stiff wind.
For me the solution was a 21* 7w at 40". There is a significant gap between that and my 5i but I rarely face shots of that distance. After using a 4i and 4h for a couple of years I really needed a club that could be used in place of both to make room for wedges and another fairway. It turned out to be driver-3w-5w-7w for me.