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19 deg or 22 deg hybrid to replace my 20 deg 3-iron?

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Hello everyone,

I decided on Taylormade Burner hybrid, but I am not sure which loft to get, 19 or 22 deg. I currently play a 18 deg 5-wood, which I really like from the tee and fairway, but not from the rough. I have heard that distance-wise, a 4-hybrid typically replaces a 3-iron. My 3-iron is 20 deg, 4-iron is 23 deg, and I don't hit either one very well. I am getting a hybrid mostly for shots out of the rough. Opinions? Thanks.
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JMHO...I think the 22 would be exactly the club you are looking for, as it would fit all the criteria listed above. I wouldn't worry about a gap between it and the 5 wood unless it is over 20-25 yards.
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go with the 22* hybrid. it will effectively replace a 3iron and maybe even your 4iron as well. there wont be much of a gap between that and the 5wood. if you replace the 3 and 4irons with the hybrid you can also look into adding another wedge or something to help out with your short game. that's just my take.
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I use my 19* hybrid to replace my 5w and fill the gap between my 4i (not sure of it's loft) and my 3w. I don't hit the hybrid as far as I hit the 5w but there really wasn't much of a distinction between my 3W and 5w, so it made sense for me to drop the 5w and pick up a LW.
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I have a 23 degree 4H Nickent 4DX that I'm looking to unload if you're intersted. In overall good shape with the stock stiff SR3 shaft.
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i would go with the 19 degree because with a hybrid you get a higher ball flight. Which would mean it could could come up shortof the green from 3 iron range
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I bought a 16 and 19 hybrid last year. I have found there to be a gap between my 21 degree 3 iron and the 19 hybrid. The 19 degree was described as a 3 iron replacement, but it goes further with a more piercing flight. I am thinking of adding a 22 degree G5 to take the place of my 3 iron even though I like the 3 iron for low shots out of trouble. Good luck in finding the club that works best with your set! I would imagine it to be the 22 degree.
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I have a 20* heavenwood and it goes farther than my 3 iron... but thats probably because I can hit better with the hybrid...
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I don't know about you guys but I have a "3 hybrid" that I hit about 10-15 yards farther than my 3 iron
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I've experimented with hybrids but have no real need for them.

I've only got, practically speaking, two fairway shots left in my bag after my 180 yard carry 5-iron shot

--a long fairway metal good for about 210 or so yards of carry

and either a high lofted metal or a hybrid to fill the gap between the long fairway metal and the 5-iron.

If I didn't already have all the short clubs that I'd need, I'd go with a hybrid and let it double as my scary-driving-hole driving iron.

Since I don't need another short club, I can go with the hi-loft metal, my preference, and the real driving iron both.

Overall, however, I find that if three types of clubs have the same loft, the fairway metal carries longest, the iron shortest, and the hybrid somewhere in the middle. Thus for me, a 20º iron is equivalent to a 22º hybrid or a 24º metal--roughly and thereabouts.

That's me. You'd have to try it for yourself.
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