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Forgiving Straight Hybrid... Recommendations?


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#1 9woodfan

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 02:51 PM

Looking for a high launching, forgiving, game improving style hybrid from the previous few years. Really like the Cobra but I haven't tried any of the other offerings between OEMs... Suggestions?

Looking to bridge the gap between 5 iron and 5 wood. I'm about a 12 cap and low ball hitter. Something that wants to fly high is ok with me.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 03:06 PM

G25 and get a matching G25 4 wood while you are at it.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 03:26 PM

Callaway x hot easy to get up in the air and just goes straight

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 03:33 PM

Ping G400

I've never hit a hybrid better in my life
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 03:42 PM

Bridgestone Tour B XD-H if you can find them.

Ping G400 - Tour 65 - S
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 03:46 PM

I would recommend the Ping G400 if you fit into one of their loft and lies.

Otherwise I'd recommend an adjustbale hybrid like the 818 H1 or Rogue hybrid.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 03:56 PM

+3 on Ping G400.  Or any Ping G series hybrid.  They make very underrated hybrids.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:37 PM

Callaway XR.  Don't understand all the hook talk that goes along with hybrids.
G400 10.5, Tour 65S
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Ping G  LST 10.5, KK Silver S

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:46 PM

Basically any Ping
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:05 PM

I love my G20s.  More ironlike than normal which I prefer.  The offset takes some getting used to, but the visual of the club head at address really allows me to make a confident swing down on the ball.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:22 PM

The Callaway X2 Hot likes to go high.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:45 PM

Taylormade M4.  IMHO it was an all star in the lineup this year.  It's super easy to elevate and it just wants to go straight.  I paired mine with the Proforcw V2.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:00 PM

The TM M3 and the Callaway Epic were quite good for me. I would say the Epic was the longer and straighter of the two despite the additional degree of loft.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:05 PM

Just got a Jpx 900 and it is soo easy to hit. Able to adjust loft and lie angle to make sure you get the flight you desire. Can get them for less than $100.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:08 PM

so many different choices... uggh.     looks like a lot like the G400.   ill try that and will have to convince myself it's okay to get away from TM.   After going all Titleist for a bit, I headed all TM.    

Any G400 owners -  can you comment on the feel?      that's going to be important for me.   less than distance alone as im just trying to fill a gap between 4i and 3w.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:30 PM

Another vote for the G400. Super forgiving, anti-left, and good feel for a hybrid. It replaced an 816 H2 which I really liked but had a dull feeling off the face. The head on the G400 is a bit large but was not difficult to adjust to. Have it paired with a Tensei Pro White and it’s money.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:24 PM

G400 or Tm m4

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:48 PM

Concur on the Epic.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:49 PM

Ping G hybrid.  Cheaper now the G400 is out.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:02 PM

ping g400 4 hybrid with stock shaft. The combo is so good. The face sits very square at address and provides me with confidence that im not gonna turn it over to the left. The shaft seems to produce a high launch mid to low spin type. Perfect for me.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:07 PM

XR
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:12 PM

x2hot pro
Ping G400 10.5° [Ping Tour 65 S]
Ping 2014 Rapture 13.5° [Ping TFC 949 S]
Ping G400 16.5° [Ping Tour 75 S]
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:22 PM

View Postakim47, on 01 October 2018 - 07:08 PM, said:

so many different choices... uggh.     looks like a lot like the G400.   ill try that and will have to convince myself it's okay to get away from TM.   After going all Titleist for a bit, I headed all TM.    

Any G400 owners -  can you comment on the feel?      that's going to be important for me.   less than distance alone as im just trying to fill a gap between 4i and 3w.

Feel and sound are pretty good. You should go hit the 19 degree.  Whatever hybrid you choose, make sure you get the right shaft and right weight.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:26 PM

Epic hands down

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:31 PM

M4 for me. Have had it in the bag since July and it’s probably my favorite club to hit...

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:36 PM

816h1 fired high lasers for me

Edited by Haber, 01 October 2018 - 09:36 PM.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:36 PM

Another vote for Ping....  The G25 is their Gold Standard and the rest are also fine
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:53 PM

View PostHaber, on 01 October 2018 - 09:36 PM, said:

816h1 fired high lasers for me
same. I have a 19 816h2. Straightest hybrid I've owned. And can knock the flight down as well.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:09 PM

Rogue

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:17 PM

View Postsmokedturkey, on 01 October 2018 - 05:37 PM, said:

Callaway XR.  Don't understand all the hook talk that goes along with hybrids.

Lucky!! I have hooked more hybrids ob than driver this year. I wish I got along with mine because when I hit it well its an absolute weapon out of the rough.

OP- for a real value option, take a look at the last couple of Adams releases. TM is still releasing those clubs, just with a new paint job.


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