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Best hybrid for the high handicaper


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#1 brandon nebel

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:19 PM

Im in the market for something i can hit off the fairway on long par 5's. Right now all i have is my trusty 4 iron but i need something in the 19 degree range but after playing a ton of rounds ive decided that i like the hybrids that have incorporated an iron face into them. I prefer the iron faced hybrids over the wood shaped hybrids. Any body have any thoughts on a great hybrid that matches this description but yet is still forgiving. Im not the best golfer, shoot in the high 90's and a lil over 100 sometimes so i still have a long way to go but making improvements every round and need something to hit after my driver on the fairway. I have had my eye on the mizuno mp-fli hi or the ping g15. Any body care to shed some light on this for me. thanks in advance


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:23 PM

Cobra DWS or TWS in 18 degrees can be had reasonably and fit the bill perfectly.  Your other choices are good ones, don't get me wrong, but take a look at the Cobra's, you'll be glad you did in my opinion.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:32 PM

I was using the old Taylor Made Rescue  and just switched to the Ping G15.  Wow!  The G15 is sweet.  I am a 16 hcp, so I consider myself a high handicapper as well :-) Adams also has some nice Hybrids, the OS series are very forgiving.

Good luck in your search.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:38 PM

 Golfer4Life, on 08 February 2011 - 10:32 PM, said:

I was using the old Taylor Made Rescue  and just switched to the Ping G15.  Wow!  The G15 is sweet.  I am a 16 hcp, so I consider myself a high handicapper as well :-) Adams also has some nice Hybrids, the OS series are very forgiving.

Good luck in your search.

i havent hit the g15 yet i really want to go demo it. i just was drawn to it since it had an iron style face instead of a wood. I really like that, so im really looking at hybrids that have a similar face to the g15. i will look into the cobras too, thanks for the quick input

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:58 PM

 Bobbers, on 08 February 2011 - 10:23 PM, said:

Cobra DWS or TWS in 18 degrees can be had reasonably and fit the bill perfectly.  Your other choices are good ones, don't get me wrong, but take a look at the Cobra's, you'll be glad you did in my opinion.


whats the difference between the dws and the tws.



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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:01 PM

The "TWS" is supposed to be the 'triple weighting system' and the dws is the 'dual weighting system', hard, in my opinion, to really tell the difference between them.  The DWS is a bit less expensive because it's a couple years 'older' design.  Mostly marketing hype I suspect.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:02 PM

I also second the adams line. They have many great hybrids and some that can fir what your looking for

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:03 PM

 Bobbers, on 08 February 2011 - 11:01 PM, said:

The "TWS" is supposed to be the 'triple weighting system' and the dws is the 'dual weighting system', hard, in my opinion, to really tell the difference between them.  The DWS is a bit less expensive because it's a couple years 'older' design.  Mostly marketing hype I suspect.

ok thanks bobbers, i was doing some research and people were referring to them as 3r and 2r so that makes sense now. i will look into both more now, thanks for the suggestion, i just liked the face of the g15, but if the cobras are easy to hit like you and everybody else claim i might have to reconsider

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:08 PM

Taylormade Burner Rescue.  I used to own the 3, 4 and 5 hybrid.  These were a great set to start with.
I started with the 4 hybrid and then purchased the matching set. ( No 5 wood and No 3/4 iron ).

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:16 PM

Adams V3...sick.  Absolutely sick.  Long and crazy easy to hit.


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:24 PM

 tbowles411, on 08 February 2011 - 11:16 PM, said:

Adams V3...sick.  Absolutely sick.  Long and crazy easy to hit.

thanks for the suggestion. im assuming its the idea tech v3. i like it because it has what im looking for, that iron face on the hybrid. thanks again

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:29 PM

PING G15 is money !!!   Posted Image

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:43 PM

I bought a diablo edge 2 hybrid when I started playing a few months ago... And it's the easiest club for me to hit and the longest 2nd to my driver. Now I don't have a great  fairway wood so that will change when I get one.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:58 PM

 Inochi, on 08 February 2011 - 11:43 PM, said:

I bought a diablo edge 2 hybrid when I started playing a few months ago... And it's the easiest club for me to hit and the longest 2nd to my driver. Now I don't have a great  fairway wood so that will change when I get one.

i struggle to hit my fairway woods, i usually resort to my 3 hybrid from the fairway for my 2nd shot on long par 5's. i need to figure out how to hit them consistently but till then im looking for a great 19-20 degree hyrbrid and really like the ping g15 and adams v3 at the moment. im also considering the cobra dws or tws too

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:11 AM

I just found the G15 more appealing because it looks more like an iron than a wood.  Plus the sound is so sweet, you know when you hit it well :-)


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:19 AM

 Golfer4Life, on 09 February 2011 - 12:11 AM, said:

I just found the G15 more appealing because it looks more like an iron than a wood.  Plus the sound is so sweet, you know when you hit it well :-)

this is exactly why i posted this, i was interested in the g15 for the same reason, i really prefer hybrids that have the iron look rather than wood.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:30 AM

Wilson Staff's H.S. Fybrids, they are a couple of years old but, still cant be beat by any other hybrid in golf. Crazy easy to hit, so easy everytime i pull one of em out of my bag i feel like i am fixin to cheat.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:26 PM

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:55 PM

Try a Taylormade Dual Rescue 3 hybrid 19*. I've had one for years and it's easy to hit and gets up fairly high, even out of the rough. The weights can be switched to promote a draw or fade. I even use it for long chips if the ground is smooth or if I'm in the trees and need a long low runner. It's a great club and can send the ball out there, it's forgiving too. My brother calls it my weapon of choice. They're fairly cheap on ebay now.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:08 PM

Mizuno MLK Fli-Hi... and can be had fairly cheap.  Or just the iron-back version which kind of combines the low-iron feel with the ball-striking ease of a hybrid.


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:03 PM

 drew4008, on 09 February 2011 - 04:08 PM, said:

Mizuno MLK Fli-Hi... and can be had fairly cheap.  Or just the iron-back version which kind of combines the low-iron feel with the ball-striking ease of a hybrid.

not quite sure what youre referring to, when i did a google search i only found a CLK version not MLK. can you post some pics please or a site that has what youre talking about. and the iron back version sounds interesting but couldnt find a pic, thanks

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:42 AM

Ping G15 is outstanding--extremely forgiving, very long and lands soft.  The TFC stock shaft is even surprisingly good, but you can go with the Serrano if you want to keep the ball lower (I got the exact same distance with both, but preferred the higher flight of the TFC for a club that is, after all, an iron replacement).  I've had other hybrids that I've liked before--and quite a few that felt and sounded better and hotter than the G15 does, frankly--but never one that would consistently carry 225ish and check up within a few feet of its pitch mark like the 20* G15 does.  I also have the 17* and--in addition to its regular use from the fairway--use it as a driving iron on tight holes; with an abbreviated stinger swing it will stay reasonably low and roll out a bit.  Easily my favorite clubs in my bag.

Two caveats, though:  First, I don't think these are as good from the rough as some others I've used.  They are okay if the lie is decent but seem to get hung up badly if it's not.  Second, the lie on the G15 is quite upright--enough that lots of people on these boards have complained about it.  It's fine for me--I'm 6' 6" and play the G15s an inch longer than standard anyway--but you should be sure and hit them outside to see if the turf interaction works for you with the standard lies.  The K15s are similar in form but, I gather, both less upright and easier to adjust because of the notch Ping has included in the hosel.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:53 AM

 brandon nebel, on 09 February 2011 - 11:03 PM, said:

not quite sure what youre referring to, when i did a google search i only found a CLK version not MLK. can you post some pics please or a site that has what youre talking about. and the iron back version sounds interesting but couldnt find a pic, thanks
Sorry, the CLK is what I meant.  And the iron-back looks like this:

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Can't really find a picture of what it looks like from address.. but it's essentially a low iron with a back that juts out a bit.  Little bit heavier head and very easy to get the ball in the air.  There's an older-generation 'T-Zoid' model as well.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 01:14 AM

 drew4008, on 10 February 2011 - 12:53 AM, said:

 brandon nebel, on 09 February 2011 - 11:03 PM, said:

not quite sure what youre referring to, when i did a google search i only found a CLK version not MLK. can you post some pics please or a site that has what youre talking about. and the iron back version sounds interesting but couldnt find a pic, thanks
Sorry, the CLK is what I meant.  And the iron-back looks like this:

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Can't really find a picture of what it looks like from address.. but it's essentially a low iron with a back that juts out a bit.  Little bit heavier head and very easy to get the ball in the air.  There's an older-generation 'T-Zoid' model as well.

ok that makes sense, thanks for the pic, i was really leaning toward the g15 but the previous poster sort of made me think twice. he mentioned the lie is awful for shorter people (me) and he mentioned its not so good out of the rough. how does this clk do out of the rough and is the club lie ok. also what club would this replace in the bag, im assuming a 3 iron. i really need something to replace a 5 wood since i have a hard time with a fairway wood. i will see if mizuno has this in a 17 degree which would be around a 5 wood loft. thanks for the help its greatly appreciated.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 01:25 AM

 drew4008, on 10 February 2011 - 12:53 AM, said:

 brandon nebel, on 09 February 2011 - 11:03 PM, said:

not quite sure what youre referring to, when i did a google search i only found a CLK version not MLK. can you post some pics please or a site that has what youre talking about. and the iron back version sounds interesting but couldnt find a pic, thanks
Sorry, the CLK is what I meant.  And the iron-back looks like this:

Posted Image

Can't really find a picture of what it looks like from address.. but it's essentially a low iron with a back that juts out a bit.  Little bit heavier head and very easy to get the ball in the air.  There's an older-generation 'T-Zoid' model as well.


also isnt this iron back youre talking about the mp fli hi i mentioned in my original post. how easy are the fli hi's to hit. ive heard a mix response to that question, some claim its hard to hit and others claim its easy and forgiving. obviously it depends on the person hitting it, im just in the market for a very easy to hit, long iron replacement and like i mentioned before, maybe a 5 wood replacement.

Edited by brandon nebel, 10 February 2011 - 01:46 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:57 PM

I am in the market for a hybrid as well... What about the Cleveland Mashie hybrid, anyone play it yet and what are your thoughts?

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 01:05 PM

 tbowles411, on 08 February 2011 - 11:16 PM, said:

Adams V3...sick.  Absolutely sick.  Long and crazy easy to hit.


Really like this hybrid as well.  Much better than the older Super Hybrid and really forgiving.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 01:19 PM

I picked up a couple Rapture V2 hybrids a while back, and they are sweeeet to say the least. I recommend them, but only if you are OK with your hybrids looking more like woods than irons.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 02:12 PM

Ping G15, K15 or Adams V3. All of these are long and very forgiving.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 02:22 PM

I am a high capper as well and shoot in the mid-high 90's and sometimes break 100ish. I love my Adams IDEA a7 22* 4 hybrid to death. I use it off the tee, fairway, rough, and in just plain crappy lies, it never fails me. I also just grabbed a 2010 Wilson Staff FY 19.5* and looks to be another winner as well.


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