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I am a 67 year old woman who cannot hit irons. I found a hybrid for 100 yards, but what hybrid can I use for 90 yards and 80 yards? I have a 45 degree for my pitching wedge (60 yards) and a 40 degree for my 70 yards.
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I am a 67 year old woman who cannot hit irons. I found a hybrid for 100 yards, but what hybrid can I use for 90 yards and 80 yards? I have a 45 degree for my pitching wedge (60 yards) and a 40 degree for my 70 yards.

What hybrid are you using now? It's impossible to say without knowing that. In any event, I would say that the only answer is to go out and try some. Those are really unusual distances and it would be hard to speculate From afar. 100 yards isn't very far for a hybrid; you can probably just choke down on it or shorten your swing a tad. Beyond that, try a hybrid that's one number higher (so if you're hitting a 4, try a 5) or one that's about 4° higher in loft. But the caveats are that different brands and models are going to make a difference, especially if you're using an older hybrid now. Moreover, you're going to see big variations based on strike. The best answer is you have to go try some and compare yourself.

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I am a 67 year old woman who cannot hit irons. I found a hybrid for 100 yards, but what hybrid can I use for 90 yards and 80 yards? I have a 45 degree for my pitching wedge (60 yards) and a 40 degree for my 70 yards.

http://www.thomasgolf.com/Hybrids-Right/

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I suggest you try a few different hybrids.and perhaps work with a pro on selecting the right clubs.  I am 63 and in the last couple of years I have traded my 2i - 6i for 2h - 6h - I regained the distance I had 15 years ago with better accuracy and for my swing they are a godsend. In fact my 2 hybrid is longer than my 2 iron was when I started playing at age 40.  Good luck and use the conforming clubs that work for you!

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No, it isn't the weight, I just constantly either hit them fat or swing around my body and they go left. I do much better with woods.

I know quite a few successful golfers who don't carry an iron or wedge. They use woods, hybrids and chippers, and are deadly with putters.

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No, it isn't the weight, I just constantly either hit them fat or swing around my body and they go left. I do much better with woods.


Sounds like you just need more practice and instruction. I would at least consider short irons and wedges and replace all long irons with hybrids.

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Shar1ford - check out the Adams line of hybrid irons. I think they're called New Idea, or something like that.

Yeah @shar1ford I would do something like this.

http://adamsgolf.com/New-Idea-Hybrid-Irons---Women%27s/DW-AL275.html#start=9

http://www.touredge.com/products/platinumironwoodwomen.asp

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Yup you should definitely look into a full set of hybrid irons.  I have a couple Cleveland 588 altitude irons in place of my 5 and 6 iron and they are great and do exactly what I want which is to hit them high and straight.  Adams Idea are great hybrid irons also among others.  You will have to try find some demos and give them a swing.  I would go with hybrid iron wedges as you will find that you hit them higher than any other club can.  At your swing speed you are going to want to keep the ball in the air as long as you can.  Hybrid irons are not the most beautiful clubs on the planet but they flat out work.  Best of luck.

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Yup you should definitely look into a full set of hybrid irons.  I have a couple Cleveland 588 altitude irons in place of my 5 and 6 iron and they are great and do exactly what I want which is to hit them high and straight.  Adams Idea are great hybrid irons also among others.  You will have to try find some demos and give them a swing.  I would go with hybrid iron wedges as you will find that you hit them higher than any other club can.  At your swing speed you are going to want to keep the ball in the air as long as you can.  Hybrid irons are not the most beautiful clubs on the planet but they flat out work.  Best of luck.

+1 I was also going to mention the Cleveland Altitude 588's as well as the Cleveland Hi Bore irons. Never hit them, but they look intriguing. I like high and straight.

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Warning the 588 Altitude 588's are heavy. When my Mom (68 yrs) was looking to buy more forgiving clubs to help her being able continue to enjoy golf I suggested the 588's and she could barely swing them. She ended up with the Adams Idea Hybrid irons which were not only cheaper but super light. She gained about three clubs more distance from her previous set, which was mostly cobbled together random stuff, some were men's clubs.

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Warning the 588 Altitude 588's are heavy. When my Mom (68 yrs) was looking to buy more forgiving clubs to help her being able continue to enjoy golf I suggested the 588's and she could barely swing them. She ended up with the Adams Idea Hybrid irons which were not only cheaper but super light. She gained about three clubs more distance from her previous set, which was mostly cobbled together random stuff, some were men's clubs.

My daughter uses that exact same set with senior flex shafts cut down to her size. They are about regular flex with a slightly higher kick point because of the cutting, but they fit her perfectly.

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