July 2012 Editors Choice- Best Hybrids
The GolfWRX Editors’ Choice Awards recognize the very best in gear. We tested, fitted and debated to develop the list in lieu of spending countless hours in the GolfWRX forums obsessing, reading, writing, buy and selling as we and up to 800,000 others do every month. See how we select the winners.
Adams Mens Idea Super XTD Hybrids- Longest hybrid I have ever hit to date. This is in the bag and early predictions I say we have a hybrid of the year here. Long, lower spin, great sound and this tester loves the silver paint and sign me up for the slot on the top that some might not like! The Titanium face and crown brazed to the stainless steel sole make this hybrid the hottest hybrid we have tested. Long is an understatement. Low spinning cannon! Click here to see more pics and a tech review video
Titleist 910H- The head profile, offset and CG locations differ with each loft to optimize trajectory and spin. The club also comes with an adjustable hosel, allowing for 16 settings that tweak loft and lie independent of one another. Click here to see the Editor review
Ping i20- Relative to the G20 hybrid, the i20 has a 48 percent lower moment of inertia (MOI) about the shaft axis, allowing for more workability. It’s also shorter from toe to heel to help with shots from the rough, but there’s more surface area low on the face to improve forgiveness on thin shots. Click here to read review and see more pics
TaylorMade RocketBallz Rescue- The sole slot is designed to enhance face flexibility, and a very thin wall casting and web-like crown structure—that gets as thin as 0.4 millimeters—make it possible to move the CG low and forward for more ball speed. Click here to see a video review and more pics in the forums
Cleveland Mashie+ - The redesigned sole goes from two rails to four rails and a center keel to reduce turf drag. Designers incorporated lightweight technology in the shaft and grip, reducing the overall weight of the club by more than 20 grams. Four rails and a keel won’t be beaten by even the ugliest lie.
Nike VR-S - The face insert is made from a high-strength steel alloy (twice the impact resistance of 17-4 stainless steel) to increase ball speed. The insert’s new variable-thickness pattern and its L shape (the bottom of the face extends into the sole) are designed to increase flexibility..