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Why are Hybrids easier to hit?

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Hybrids seem easier to hit than irons. But why? Do they have a larger sweet spot, something like a huge cavity back because of that chunky clubhead and mishits just go farther? Or do players tend to flip their hands less with hybrids? Are they more forgiving on fat shots because they slide more over the turf? Do players push / pull or slice / hook their shots less with a hybrid? Is it easier with a hybrid to straighten the clubface at impact? Don't the players need to shift their weight forward so much? Or is it more a mental thing?

What kind of bad shots can a hybrid cure / reduce and why? What are your experiences?
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Compared to an iron, club head is larger, center of gravity is lower and further away from the face, wider more contoured sole, overall club is lighter. So it's easier to get the ball in the air, easier to hit due to a bigger head, more resistant to gear effect on mishits and more playable from a variety of lies (sole).

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They are really easy to hit. Just got fitted recently for some Mizuno JPX EZs. I was surprised when I got them that I had a hybrid 4-6, and I wasn't really happy to have a hybrid 6 iron. Played them for the first time today and what do you know, used the 6 hybrid 3 times on Par 3's and knocked it stiff on all 3. My only concern was that I was able to hit it around 170, while I only hit my 7 iron about 155. That is quite the gap to deal with. 

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So what is keeping the hackers amongst us going with 24*, 28*, 34* and 40* hybrids?  Or of any loft? Of course with appropriate length  steel shafts.   May I suggest tradition and ego.

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Compared to an iron, club head is larger, center of gravity is lower and further away from the face, wider more contoured sole, overall club is lighter. So it's easier to get the ball in the air, easier to hit due to a bigger head, more resistant to gear effect on mishits and more playable from a variety of lies (sole).

You're "wicked smart", as we say in Boston, when it comes to golf stuff :-D

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So what is keeping the hackers amongst us going with 24*, 28*, 34* and 40* hybrids?  Or of any loft? Of course with appropriate length  steel shafts.   May I suggest tradition and ego.

 

Of course, the steel shafts wouldn't be based primarily on tradition... :whistle:

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You're "wicked smart", as we say in Boston, when it comes to golf stuff :-D

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Originally Posted by joekelly View Post
 

So what is keeping the hackers amongst us going with 24*, 28*, 34* and 40* hybrids?  Or of any loft? Of course with appropriate length  steel shafts.   May I suggest tradition and ego.

 

Probably ego and it's not a typical set that is widely marketed.

 

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You're "wicked smart", as we say in Boston, when it comes to golf stuff :-D

 

Er-ah thanks

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