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3 Iron vs Hybrid vs 7 Wood

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Call me traditional but I still can't get used to hitting 3 hybrid or 7 wood....have tried in past but don't seem to be much better....I will probably try a 7 wood prior to using 3 hybrid again.....what are the majority of u guys using....particularly interested in hearing from 5-15 handicaps....

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Call me traditional but I still can't get used to hitting 3 hybrid or 7 wood....have tried in past but don't seem to be much better....I will probably try a 7 wood prior to using 3 hybrid again.....what are the majority of u guys using....particularly interested in hearing from 5-15 handicaps....

3 iron. It's my "security blanket" club. If I'm ever in trouble, in a bad lie, or on a really tight hole with OB in play, I'll fall back on the 3 iron, crank it 230 down the middle, and play for par rather than birdie. Or, if I'm in an uncertain lie where I need distance but don't trust my 3 wood, I'll fall back on it.

The best run I've had lately, 2 over for 5 holes, was when I hit 3 iron off each tee. (It didn't go down as a good score because I had a card-wrecking 12 on the hole before that run.) And, call me traditional too, but I just simply can't hit a hybrid, period. And, I'm not spectacular with fairway woods, either. But, that 3 iron is so money.

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More often than not I use a 7-wood, but sometimes I take the 7W out of the bag and put the 3-iron back in for an indeterminate time.

I don't have any hybrids and don't have any plans to buy any. I don't believe buying a hybrid or two is going to have a noticeable effect on my score but it's certainly going to have a noticeable effect on my checking account.

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I'm generally traditional, but... I vote for the hybrid. It's essential to get one that fits your swing, however. Most that I've played (especially the TaylorMade) have a closed clubface which leads to an insta-hook for me. I have to keep the face from shutting down on me, but my 3 hybrid is one of my favorite clubs these days. Find one that suits you and I think you'll find that they're dramatically easier to hit than a 3 iron in almost every situation.

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There are some adjustments in the swing one must make in order to accomodate a hybrid, but they're not that great. With so many pros putting hybrids in their bags, it just seems to make sense that lower handicap players would want to give them a serious look. For me, my 7 wood is just about irreplaceble. But, as you can see from my signature, I also carry three hybids. There are hybids for higher handicap players like me and there are hybrids with a more square face, such as the Titleist, for the better player. Eventhough I have no intention of replacing my 7 wood, if I were starting out today, I would probably opt for a hybrid over the equivalent wood because the hybrids are a bit easier to hit well and seem to be a bit more versatile from a variety of lies. Hope this helps.

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I like 3 irons and 7 woods, no hybrids though. I use the 7 wood if I am 240 out in a tough lie. The loft seems to help with bad lies.

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I have played with both a 7wood and a 3 hybrid. The main advantage of the hybrid is versatility, I can knock it down, difficult with a 7wd. I think they are a little easier to drawa and fade as well. The 7wd has a power edge for me, little longer shaft and goes a little higher. There are so many different hybrids it is difficult to do an apples to apples comparison. Some are more wood like, some closer hollow body irons, a few are really oversized cavity backs. I like models with a little offset and a sole designed to help in the rough. Try to identify which properties you don't want to lose in an iron, and what you could use a little help with. There is a good chance you can find a couple worth testing.

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