• Announcements

    • iacas

      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:
Sign in to follow this  
hacker101

Are Hybrids worth the extra money $$$?

Recommended Posts

hacker101    22

I am looking at new irons and wondered if the sets with the hybrids were worth the extra money or not?

Seems like so many people have gone to using them now but there is a couple hundred extra for the iron/hybrid sets.

Any feed back would be apperciated.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Bullitt5339    29

It all depends on how well you hit hybrids, I guess.  I struggle with long irons, and do better with hybrids, but I know a lot of people who can hit their irons better than hybrids.

Go and demo a few of them and decide on your own.  That's the only way to truly know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WUTiger    455

Also consider higher lofted fairway woods. The 7W and sometimes 9W work better for some people than the hybrids. The club manufacturers have been focusing on FWs the last year or so to try to make them more user-friendly.

If you go with higher lofted FWs, check loft and shaft length differences from club to club. For example, the Callaway Razr Hawk has a 15* 3W, a 18* 5W and a 21* 7W - and 3/4" length difference between shafts. The Razr Black, however, goes 15* 3W, and a bunch-up with 19* 5W and 21* 7W, and only 1/2" length difference between shafts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

mchepp    258

I find that I hit hybrids one of two ways. Either really good, or really bad. When I say really bad, I mean like 20 yards or more off-line. Long irons are generally hit short (i.e. fat) but straight when they are missed. I don't like the 20 yard miss, so I mostly stick with long irons.

Just my thought.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

inthehole    126

i like long irons, but for me, the 4 hybrid is more useful ... both are about equal off a nice fairway lie, but the 4 hybrid is WAY better out of the rough than a 4 iron (with my average swing speed anyways).   I still find room in my bag for a 3 iron for long par 3's if I need it on a given course - I tend to hit irons much straighter off tee's than hybrids.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

newtogolf    957

I would save the money and get the set with all irons, at least 4-PW.  After you've used the long irons you may wish to add a hybrid but at that point you can test different ones and select the one you hit best.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I started out with a 3-PW set of irons. I added a SW. I now use 2 thu 5 hybrids and my 3,4,5 long irons are not in the bag any longer. My hybrids add about 15 to 20 yards a club. I bought the hybrids used or on sale at half price....well worth the money in my opinion. I have no trouble hitting hybrids off the tee, but I also carry a 3 and 5 wood.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hacker101    22

Thanks all,

Very helpful, I was at Rodger Dunn, trying out Cobra AMP, Cobra Baffler, Ping G20, TM RBZ and a few different Hybrids.

All I can say i walked out with our anything, but seem to be heading to the Ping G20 as number one pick, but the analyzing mach was acting up so i did not get a real read.

Will head back next week and see if i can make up my mind, do you all think it would be better just to get fit at this point?

I do like the idea of buying just irons and adding to the set at a later point. Will be reading over everyone post a few more time a lot of go information.

Thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WUTiger    455

IF you like the G20, go back and get some launch data when the machine "gets well."  It's always good to go back a second time to make sure the first try wasn't a fluke.  Definitely get fitted - many places will fit for free if you buy a new set.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

joekelly    55

If you are a 'hacker', as you state, then it won't make any difference whether you choose irons or hybrids. Save your money and check out the garage sales and thrift stores in your area for some reasonable clubs, learn how to cheaply regrip the old clubs, then learn how to swing them .  Spend the remaining cash on a few lessons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

saevel25    1,076

Honestly i think there great for any players, they got distance, they fly higher, they land softer, and they are great out of the rough. Then you can use it around the green for easy chipping, its really a great club, i suggest at least 1 or 2 of them for any player.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

notsohard    7

i replaced my 1-4 irons with two hybrids, best thing i have done.

in majority of cases, mans ego will punish him on the golf course by keeping the long irons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

newtogolf    957

I agree with using hybrids but I wouldn't suggest someone buy a iron set that includes them.  I think hybrids, like other woods need to be tried and compared.  It seems most of the hybrids included in sets aren't as good as ones you can purchase separately.

Originally Posted by notsohard

i replaced my 1-4 irons with two hybrids, best thing i have done.

in majority of cases, mans ego will punish him on the golf course by keeping the long irons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

notsohard    7
Originally Posted by newtogolf

I agree with using hybrids but I wouldn't suggest someone buy a iron set that includes them.  I think hybrids, like other woods need to be tried and compared.  It seems most of the hybrids included in sets aren't as good as ones you can purchase separately.


certainly, buy hybrids that do not come in a set...always get fitted, shaft and lie angle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hacker101    22

Thanks for all the great info if time permits I will be at RD to get a fitting, never did this in the past.

Hold off on the Hybirds i like my woods and long irons to much, but will keep an eye out to try some.

Joekelly thanks and yes i hack with the best of them, the last time I looked handicap was 21, and before I quite a few years ago 17.7 but to be honest i want to just have fun. Take a few lessions and hang out with a few close freinds and my son. i know the game and know when I have a good round.

But there is a value to ask questions that I may not ask or think about my self.

Thanks all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you only have one hybrid in your bag I suggest the Adams Idea Tech A4R  number 3  R shaft...it is 19 degrees and has a small head. Makes a great rescue club for getting out of the cabbage. You can find them in the bargain rack at most golf stores or at a good price on ebay (about 30 bucks average).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SprayTech    1

I have been playing the Adams V3 forged set since they came out and play the 3h-6h , I have went away from the irons and now hit 7-SW in the Ping i20's , but the hybrids are staying , I just hit them way to well to ever consider taking them out of the bag .

They hit high and straight and the ball checks up with them ( they have very sharp grooves ) , never have any roll out . They have this very solid "TINK" when hit solid , and even miss hits I get good results . Plus every person I have played with that has hit them end up buying 1 or 2 .  I also like the versatility of the hybrids around the greens and they just rip a ball out of the rough .

I have hit the Ping Anser hybrids at my local GolfTec and if they weren't so darned expensive I would have them in my bag !

When I was looking for a new set to replace my Callaway X14 Pros ( 2010 ) , my local Pro said to look for a set with hybrids as they are like stealing shots around the course , well I feel he was right . Dont think I will ever go back to long irons !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lihu    543
It's really worth the money. Long irons are really hard to hit pure. A 3 or 4 hybrid can be hit much more easily to gain the same distances. If you hit 1/2" off center, the hybrid still delivers over 80% of the distance. If you hit a bad tee shot, you can recover from them far better than with long irons. I really like them, because I am more confident with long approach shots.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    Talamore Golf Resort
    PING Golf
    FlightScope Mevo
    Mission Belt
    Snell Golf
    Frogger Golf
    PitchFix USA
  • Posts

    • I've never actually met a golfer who swings differently when under pressure, that is, if he can swing to his handicap at all? Golf starts with a good swing, without that you've got no game.   Yes, but the player is dialing things in at a range. On the course everything is much harder because you only hit any club once per 10 to 15 minutes or something like that.   There's no mental aspect when you have a chance to hit ball after ball successively from the shortest club to the longest one. On the range you're dialed in. That's why many people hit well on the range and not so well on the course.   If you do this with a proper swing, then I'd imagine yes. You'd have a good swing. That good swing in turn will give you more confidence than any sort of motivational speech.   I've never been able to will the ball to go where I want it to, and don't know anyone who can do that without the physical training required to develop a decent swing.
    • This.  Over the years we've heard so much about golf and sports being mental but where are the great tips and instruction on the mental side of the game?  I've read some books on the subject but so far not by anyone who sounded like they actually played golf.  Here's one mental thing that I've done to help my game, imo:   While getting into my address position I look long at my target, glance at the ball to get feet and ball position aligned.  One more good look at the target and when I look back to the ball I begin my swing almost immediately.  This keeps tension from creeping into my muscles by staying too long at address thinking about too many things.  It also seems to help me stay more alert during the swing, rather than getting all tense and just hitting a start/panic button.  To me, this is part of the mental game and is one way the mind can make a huge difference in shot result.
    • I take it to mean so much more than that.  Course management is all mental.  How you practice and approach your continuing improvement is part of it too.  Controlling your tempo in your swing and distance on long putts is mental.  Why do we even have to practice?  So our minds can teach our bodies what to do.   But that isn't what I was after in this thread.  I was looking for different ways people use their brains to optimize their results on the course.  Maybe I should've started a thread on that instead of this chicken and egg debate.
    • Sept. 25 Got in 15 minutes of free-play practice with my 60° LW after work. It's getting dark earlier... Practiced close-in hinge and hold, 3/4 and full swing. Ball will stop quickly out of deep, fluffy stuff as long as I hit it squarely.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. CoachB25
      CoachB25
      (60 years old)
    2. Fsgolfer
      Fsgolfer
      (61 years old)
    3. Zach
      Zach
      (27 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon