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#1 offapex

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:08 PM

don't hit my 6-iron too well.  even when I hit it straight it's generally a low trajectory (much, much lower than the 7-iron).  so I'm going to get a 6 hybrid (28 degree).  i love hitting my current 25 degree hybrid.  nice, high trajectory.  

I guess with the graphite shaft it won't offer as much control? but as a mid handicapper I don't think I need that level of precision, just need to get it to land softly on the green instead of coming in like a bullet.

any thoughts of pros/cons of ditching the 6-iron?


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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:31 PM

I play a Nickent 6 hybrid after some elbow problems a few years ago.

Pros, forgiving and longer than 6 iron, especially on mis hits.

Cons, not as good as iron for chips out of trouble or low running punch shots.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:34 PM

had one a couple years ago that my grandpa gave me. it think it was 31*? not sure but they can be pretty handy

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:59 PM

Whatever works for you. Personally i miss my 2iron

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 11:03 PM

Another alternative is to learn how to hit 3/4 and/or punch shots with your 5 hybrid to cover the distance of the 6 iron.  One of the fellows in my regular Sunday morning group can effectively vary the distance he hits his 5 wood and 5 hybrid to cover all of his mid yardage shots.  The first iron in his bag is a 7; even with the limited club selection, he routinely shoots in the mid to low 80's.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:42 AM

I have  a  28* hybrid but it is a 5 hybrid , he replace my 5 iron (27*)

trajectory of hybrid is highter than iron and hybrid is easier from the rough

i had also a 32* hybrid but i prefer a 6 iron (30.5*)  because 6-iron is more predictible

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:50 AM

I love my ping rapture v2 27 degree hybrid, it has replaced my 5 iron and has helped me alot with shots around 170 to 180. Goes high and drops like a cat, i only have 2 ping clubs in my bag , both hybrids.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 07:13 PM

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any thoughts of pros/cons of ditching the 6-iron?



Pros:


Less embarrassment


Cons:


Less self-respect


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Posted 19 November 2010 - 09:37 PM

I have both a taylormade and a Callaway.  I hit a low ball and this helps me get a higher trajectory for par 3's and approach shots...My friends don't laugh when they see me hit mine 185...

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 02:01 PM

Pros: Nice high soft landing shots. More versatile out of the rough. Easier to hit straight.

Cons: Some "players" might give you a bad time about carrying one. I switched a while back and have no intention of putting a 6 iron back in the bag. Old guy with a 6-7 hdcp.


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Posted 21 November 2010 - 02:10 PM

View Postmbs_paddy, on 15 November 2010 - 09:59 PM, said:

Whatever works for you. Personally i miss my 2iron

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 03:17 PM

Got a 27* that replaces my 5i (26*), not my 6i which is 29*. I can hit a 5i but the hybrid is more consistent for me.

I look at it this way: my irons 6i and below are about position while lower irons and woods are for distance. Since I saw my 5i as a distance club (albeit a more accurate, position-oriented one), it was easy for me to replace it.

Lastly, graphite can offer plenty of control. You just have to get fit for the right one just like everything else.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 07:37 PM

little update...I played about 3 rounds w/ a 28* hybrid that replaces my 6 iron.  definitely gives me more confidence in the shot.  the trajectory is nice and high, lands soft and holds the greens better.  but yea, i miss having a 6 iron on a couple of occasions when I need a longer shot underneath trees and whatnot.  overall think i will keep it for another few rounds to see how it effects my score.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 09:53 PM

View Postshift, on 30 November 2010 - 07:37 PM, said:

little update...I played about 3 rounds w/ a 28* hybrid that replaces my 6 iron.  definitely gives me more confidence in the shot.  the trajectory is nice and high, lands soft and holds the greens better.  but yea, i miss having a 6 iron on a couple of occasions when I need a longer shot underneath trees and whatnot.  overall think i will keep it for another few rounds to see how it effects my score.


I used a six hybrid Adams V3 this past weekend and loved it and also tried the five hybrid loved it as well keeping the five was the plan the whole time. But i hit the six hybrid really good and yes it may be embarassing at times but i don't care because it was easy to hit and easy to control i birdied two par threes this weekend with it of course i had to make a putt but i was close enough i could. I'm going to try it again this weekend and see what happens. A buddy of mine asked are you going to use it for the winter and give it up this summer for my six iron funny stuff guess i embarassed him.  Golf is a very tough game and they don't ask how you got there just how many times it took you to put it in the hole.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:15 PM

love my 26* that took out my 5i from my bag.  

Pros: can hit a high fade or high draw with it from 175-165, lands softly, works well if lip doesnt impede on fairway sand bunkers, great rescue club from the rough, can hit it high over taller tree branches from the rough.

Cons: takes up room in my carry bag (that makes it three hybrids with headcovers), sometimes get a few looks as to the many hybrids from 'Muy Macho Golfer', cannot chip get under tough lower tree branches since my irons begin at the 6 iron.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:49 PM

i use to have a ping g10 hybrid which was between a 6/7 iron and it came in really handy,out of the rough was like hitting a wedge it just took of in the air,
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 03:32 PM

Heck, I thought a 28 was more of a 5i - when you consider the additional shaft length. Good choice if you're a mid-capper with an inconsistent iron game below the 7i (like many of us)
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 10:11 AM

I play with a Callaway Diablo Edge   6h 30 degree loft. Its great... i use it for  150-160 yds.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 10:26 AM

View Postaimgator, on 24 December 2010 - 10:11 AM, said:

I play with a Callaway Diablo Edge   6h 30 degree loft. Its great... i use it for  150-160 yds.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 07:33 AM

View Postshift, on 15 November 2010 - 09:08 PM, said:

don't hit my 6-iron too well.  even when I hit it straight it's generally a low trajectory (much, much lower than the 7-iron).  so I'm going to get a 6 hybrid (28 degree).  i love hitting my current 25 degree hybrid.  nice, high trajectory.  

I guess with the graphite shaft it won't offer as much control? but as a mid handicapper I don't think I need that level of precision, just need to get it to land softly on the green instead of coming in like a bullet.

any thoughts of pros/cons of ditching the 6-iron?

Just a note: KJ Choi finished T3 in New Orleans this weekend. Played hybrids through
6 iron, first regular iron = 7 iron.  He plays what works for him and he can beat anyone
on this forum. Enough said......


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Posted 02 May 2011 - 08:42 PM

Try this, play 5 games with your 6 iron and 5 games with a 6H... Figure out what gets you the best score. On the other hand, make sure your club gaps are ok. For me the hybrids are 2 clubs longer than the iron equivalent.


Now the next questions is why would someone buy an iron set. You buy 4 Hybrids from Adams (3,4,5,6), 3-4 Wedges from Vokey or Cleveland (PW,SW, GW, LW)... You're left with 3 irons only (7i-9i). Manufacturers will soon be selling more single irons than iron sets...


I play a 2h to 5h, 6i-9i... I'm already wondering why I bought an iron set instead of singles...



Also, as someone mentionned already, hybrids take a large amount of space in the bag. If you sport a Sun Mountain Four-5, you will start to feel cramped.



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