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So I cant hit my 4 iron. I'm looking to remove it from the bag and put a hybrid or fairway in. Any recommendations? I have a Rocketballz 3 hybrid I hit great but I cant decide if a 4 hybrid is worth it. Or if I should just work on my 4 iron. Any benefits to an iron over a hybrid? Or would a more fairway wood type of club be the most worthwhile?

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I love my 4 hybrid. I can hit it much better out of the rough than my old 4 iron. Also for me I hit the hybrid much higher than my 4 iron so it stops much faster on a green. I can shape shots with it if I need to as well so its a no brainer for me to take the 4 iron out and put in the 4h.
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Good choice...I game a 4 hybrid and I think it should be illegal how easy it is to hit high and straight from 190-205 out! It's a Nickent 5dx, and it's older but a great club. Got it for less than 15 bucks, and I love that hybrid.
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Do you feel more confident with a long iron or hybrid in your hands? Confidence over the ball is huge in these decisions IMO


Oh most definitely hybrid. I have no issues hitting my 3 hybrid. The few times I can hit my 4 iron clean, its that beautiful Mizuno pure sound and goes perfect....that happens about 1/30 shots. The rest are thinned snap hooks or straight up slices; just doesn't seem useful to have the club on the bag if I can replace it with something more reliable.

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Good choice...I game a 4 hybrid and I think it should be illegal how easy it is to hit high and straight from 190-205 out! It's a Nickent 5dx, and it's older but a great club. Got it for less than 15 bucks, and I love that hybrid.


I use to have that Nickent club. First hybrid I owned and loved it.

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I use to have that Nickent club. First hybrid I owned and loved it.

Man they made some good products back in the day. I haven't got to try their newer lines that Dicks and Golf Galaxy resurrected. Anyways I feel like more advanced players may be able to shape shots better and control trajectory with a longer iron over a hybrid.

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Man they made some good products back in the day. I haven't got to try their newer lines that Dicks and Golf Galaxy resurrected.

Anyways I feel like more advanced players may be able to shape shots better and control trajectory with a longer iron over a hybrid.


Probably. But at this point in my game, I just want to hit it cleaner and straighter with the longer clubs. I find I am having to hit long iron/wood/hybrid on many holes for the courses I play.

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I guess my real question is, is there any benefit to long iron?

Players with a lot of clubhead speed can hit a 3 iron or 4 iron.

I carry a 4W, 7W, 4H and 4i. (4H has longer shaft and stronger loft, and carries about 12 yards longer than 4i. The 4i works well as a driving iron, especially when I need a low hot draw, rather than a higher flying 4H).

A friend of mine who plays to a 7 HDCP dropped out his 4i, and added a 4H to his 2H and 3W at the long end.

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I guess my real question is, is there any benefit to long iron?

If you have that much trouble hitting it, no. Hybrids tend to go higher and land softer for most people, while long irons like 3 and 4 irons are better for piercing shots and more workability. There's your tradeoff. One thing about hybrids, though - for me, hitting them into a stiff wind is tough. I'd much rather have a 4 iron than a 4 hybrid hitting into a stiff wind.

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I thought I hit my 4iron ok!.... Till I got a hybrid! I actually bought the hybrid as the club longer than my 4i, but it goes the same distance and is stupid easy to hit with a lovely flight! And has now retired my 4iron! I'm seriously considering a couple more!!
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For me the solution was a 21* 7w at 40". There is a significant gap between that and my 5i but I rarely face shots of that distance. After using a 4i and 4h for a couple of years I really needed a club that could be used in place of both to make room for wedges and another fairway. It turned out to be driver-3w-5w-7w for me.

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