Funny this topic shows up. Last week four of us were warming up on the d-range prior to our tee time. We purchsed a small basket, and were conversing with each other, while taking turns hitting balls, using one station..
The idea came up to play the round using range balls. We decided to do it jokingly. We each selected two balls from the basket. Ones that looked newer, with less mileage on them.
The four us, with in a few strokes, pretty much shot our normal scores. One was 3 strokes better with an 82 than his normal rounds. I shot an 86, which was a little higher than normal for me.
So, to answer the OP's question, I'd have to say it depends on the golfer, and the type of game they have. Some golfers can take advantage of different brand ball, while others not so much.
Being older, we don't hit the ball as far as we use to. Lack of distance means fewer problems on average for the four of us. This, regardless of what ever brand ball we use.
Me, I am not giving up my normal game ball for range balls.....
Yes, we returned all 8 balls to the d-range......
I wish. We used to go down there almost every year for a week. That stopped happening a few years ago for a couple of reasons.
OBX isn't the golf mecca some places down that way are, but there are some decent courses to choose from. Nags Head is beautiful. Currituck Club is also pretty good. My favorites, as a high-capper, are Carolina Club and The Pointe. The only real goal track down there that I've been to is Holly Ridge.
Kilmarlic is one I've wanted to play but never did because the prices were just too high.
Where did you read this? It doesn’t have negative offset. I’ve played the H1 and now H2. As @Adam C stated above, shaft weight is important. The amount of offset is really not important. I switched to a 90g shaft and that helped a lot.
As @ncates00 stated, your swing may also be the issue. The hybrid is a transition club between irons and woods. A very light shaft can affect that swing. I reviewed a Ping Hybrid for this site with a very light shaft and it really was hard to hit.
Very true. Similarly, if one hits a 250 yard drive straight down the middle, people often say, "If I could do that every time, I would be happy." And I always think to myself, yes, for about a day, then you will want to hit it 260!