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Hybrids disappearing? What to use between 3 iron and 3 wood


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#61 SwingMan

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:56 PM

I go ..

3 or 4 wd
5 wd
4H

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 11:30 PM

Itís really UDI or DIR these days. Now we have the GAPR options.  I think itís just a matter of filling the gap with the trajectory your looking for.  For my swing these are my findings with various trials on head type and shaft material and specs.

UDI lower
DIR middle
Hybrid higher

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:42 AM

My current setup is driver, 17.5* 5 wood, 22* hybrid or I switch the hybrid out for my 23* utility iron. I dropped the 3 wood in favour of carrying an extra wedge or even carried both the hybrid and utility. I'd use the other clubs way more than the 3 wood.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:50 AM

View Postex0dus, on 09 August 2018 - 01:13 PM, said:

View PostHester65, on 02 August 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

I would think that a high percentage of tour pros don't use hybrids. They have the ability to make long irons and driving irons work the way they need. I'm assuming that hybrids fly too high for a fair amount of pros.



A lot of pros play a 5w,including JT and Rory, even though they go higher than hybrids. I think many pros are just concerned about the ball going left.

You guys must not watch much golf. Hard to find anyone on the Tour that doesn't have at least one hybrid in their bag depending on the course they're playing. Hybrids don't "go left" if they are hit well.

Edited by lawsonman, 10 August 2018 - 06:51 AM.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:03 PM

I’m thinking of changing up my wood/hybrid set up. I currently have 16.5* 4 wood, 19* Hybrid (Adams XTD Super Hybrid) , and a 23* hybrid for my 4 iron. This has worked well for me for a while now, but I’m noticing that I’m missing a gap when I play a hole where driver is too much, but my 16.5* wood leaves me too far back.

I just ordered a Bio Cell hybrid that can adjust from 19-22*, and my 4 wood is adjustable from 16-19*. I originally ordered the Bio Cell hybrid to play at 19.5* for windier days, since my current 19* hybrid launches really high. I was thinking of playing the Hybird at 21.5* and the 4 wood at 17.5* or 18.5*. That will cover most of the gaps that my current setup has, and it’ll leave me a spot for a lower lofted 3 wood that I can use from the tee box on tighter holes or some where driver is too much. I’m probably going to find some sort of Cobra 3 wood since I currently have an extra shaft with a fairway adapter that will fit in it.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:28 PM

Personally I dont find myself "needing" a club for that gap. I can hammer my 2 Fli Hi 250 off the tee when the driver is acting up.

If I am more than 240 out on a par 5 I have no business doing anything other than taking my medicine and laying up. The reward simply doesn't come close to the risk.....

I sky hybrids and only hit about 30% of fairway wood shots well. I have just learned to manage around that "weakness" in my game. I need to practice putting a lot more than I need to work on a shot I would use less than 2 times per round.
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:11 PM

I play a 3h and have no plans to switch anytime soon. I feel like some people want to ditch the hybrid because they look like theyíre a better player if they have long irons in their bag, similar to wanting to play a muscle back or blade. Thereís no shame in my hybrid game.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 06:52 AM

I always carried a hybrid in place of my 4 iron along with a 3w and 5w. As I've gotten more comfortable with long irons and my swing in general has improved I recently re-worked the bag a little. Now I run driver, 3w (set closer to 4w loft), 3 hybrid set to 19 degrees, 4iron. I've used the 4 iron and the 3hy off the tee a good bit recently since making the change and I'm pleased with the resutls, my hybrid wont be going anywhere anytime soon.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:17 AM

i have a 3 & 4 hybrid, haven't hit a hybrid better than these....http://www.golfwrx.c...-burner-rescue/
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:46 AM

View PostSwingMan, on 09 August 2018 - 08:56 PM, said:

I go ..

3 or 4 wd
5 wd
4H

Same here.  4h shares time with the 4i, depending on how I am swinging, the course, sun spot activity, etc.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:23 AM

I only hook a hybrid when I set up to it like a fairway wood with the ball forward of center in my stance. To find the right setup, I imagine I'm hitting an 8-iron with a longer shaft.

In any case, a hybrid is not a precision club for me. I'm using hybrids to replace my 3- and 4-irons, and I expect the ball to go in a consistent direction for a predictable distance. I'm not trying to knock down pins with a 190-yard club.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:05 AM

View PostTheRaven, on 02 August 2018 - 11:41 AM, said:

I've gone Driver, 16.5* 4 Wood, 21* 7 wood, 20* hybrid. The wood has more loft, but is longer and has more mass so I get about 15-20 more yards than the 3 hybrid.
This is what I normally carry, with a 22* 4H instead of 20*. In fall when the rough is thinner and the winds are higher, I sometimes swap out the 7W for a 3H.
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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:09 AM

What job do you need that club to do most often?
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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:15 AM

View Postlawsonman, on 10 August 2018 - 06:50 AM, said:

View Postex0dus, on 09 August 2018 - 01:13 PM, said:

View PostHester65, on 02 August 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

I would think that a high percentage of tour pros don't use hybrids. They have the ability to make long irons and driving irons work the way they need. I'm assuming that hybrids fly too high for a fair amount of pros.



A lot of pros play a 5w,including JT and Rory, even though they go higher than hybrids. I think many pros are just concerned about the ball going left.

You guys must not watch much golf. Hard to find anyone on the Tour that doesn't have at least one hybrid in their bag depending on the course they're playing. Hybrids don't "go left" if they are hit well.


LOL

Actually it is pretty easy to find a tour player who doesn't play a hybrid. I just named 2. DJ doesn't have one. Snedeker just won and doesn't have one either. Brooks, Reed, Bubba, Day, Rose.... not sure what tournaments you are watching . LPGA?

Personally I have had a hybrid in play for 10 years.

Edited by ex0dus, 20 August 2018 - 10:17 AM.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:47 AM

View Postex0dus, on 20 August 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

View Postlawsonman, on 10 August 2018 - 06:50 AM, said:

View Postex0dus, on 09 August 2018 - 01:13 PM, said:

View PostHester65, on 02 August 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

I would think that a high percentage of tour pros don't use hybrids. They have the ability to make long irons and driving irons work the way they need. I'm assuming that hybrids fly too high for a fair amount of pros.



A lot of pros play a 5w,including JT and Rory, even though they go higher than hybrids. I think many pros are just concerned about the ball going left.

You guys must not watch much golf. Hard to find anyone on the Tour that doesn't have at least one hybrid in their bag depending on the course they're playing. Hybrids don't "go left" if they are hit well.


LOL

Actually it is pretty easy to find a tour player who doesn't play a hybrid. I just named 2. DJ doesn't have one. Snedeker just won and doesn't have one either. Brooks, Reed, Bubba, Day, Rose.... not sure what tournaments you are watching . LPGA?

Personally I have had a hybrid in play for 10 years.

Tour is probably not the best example. When you can shape the ball any way you want and hit various clubs various distances at will not to mention hitting 4 irons like 230+....

I wish i could find a hybrid that goes left! My miss is a slice right...going left would be such a nice fix.

Edited by third-times-a-charm, 20 August 2018 - 10:47 AM.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:40 PM

there is no doubt that in my mind that most hybrid models go left.   I own (but don't bag) a prototype deep faced adams (9031DF) 20* with an x100 and although it doesn't have a hook bias it is far easier to hit off line than my 2 iron and my normal miss is is a pull/hook.  Instead of being left rough with an iron my hybrid would be left trees with the same swing.  I love long irons personally and have tried hybrids simply to have a club that was better in the rough.  i've owned 3 and hated all 3.  what is the point for someone who can hit the ball solid and high whenever they want?  the only time I miss the hybrid is if i'm swinging well and have a downhill lie to a tucked pin 235+ away which doesn't happen often enough to warrant a spot in the bag.  fwiw I also don't like high lofted woods.  I like clubs that I have to try to get up in the air rather than try to knock down.
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Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:58 PM

I didnít have much trust in my ping g30 hybrid until I finally decided to quit tinkering with graphite shafts. Installed a Modus 105 and itís been great. Much more confidence.  The rest of my irons are Modus 125, so the transition to hybrid is much easier.

Used to play a Bridgestone DI and it was good low ball off the tee but never trusted it much on fairway.  If I took a trip to the UK then I would consider adding a DI to the bag.  But hybrid plus steel is better where I play.

Iíd consider a 5 wood as an alternative to my hybrid but itís getting harder to find heavy graphite shafts that arenít X or TX flex.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:31 PM

I play 3 wood, then U65 2 iron and a Cobra F6 hybrid I have turned up to 21 degrees. Covers all my gaps, and I am learning just to lay up on par 5s as I have more chance of wedging close and holing a putt than I do dropping 4 from a greenside lake....
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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:48 PM

I play the 2 hybrid set at 16deg. I get my 3 wood distance with it and I dial it down to play my 3 iron. Extra wedge in the bag is the money.

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