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The good news is there are a lot of great hybrids out there and they're super affordable!

 

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Hi, 

 

Thanks for the response. I play Cleveland CB16 Irons, and they're quite strong lofted, the 4-iron is 21 degrees, so less than my hybrid... but if I'm striking the ball well, I'd kind of just ignore my hybrid all together, so yeah, maybe a hybrid around 18 degrees would fit the gap between my wood and iron. Think I'm definitely losing yardage in this area, so think a fitting to work out my distances and looking for around 18 degree hybrid might be the answer! 

 

Cheers, 

 

Sam

Welcome and kudos for coming straight out with a good question.

 

Not sure what your irons are but the loft on your 4 iron and your RBZ hybrid sound about the same.  I think a "typical" 4i loft is around 24 degrees, so if that's the case it seems you have 2 clubs with identical lofts, which probably doesn't help in your gapping.

 

I have the same F7 3 wood and you can adjust the loft on that a bit so that gives you some flexibility there.

If you plan on sticking with your 4i at around 24 degrees I'd suggest trying for something in the 18-21 degree range for a hybrid.  This would hopefully fill that gap between the 3w and the next club.

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Yeah, maybe a 5 wood would be a useful addition. I like the versatility of the hybrid though. Playing links golf you get lots of nasty lies where you can't get a wood to, but a hybrid can play through it, so they have their benefits! 

 

Cheers, 

Sam

Welcome! By design, hybrids are made to fly higher and a bit further than say a fairway wood. Switching to irons would be ideal but long irons are harder to hit. Maybe a 5w or 7w that fill in the gapping?

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:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

Yeah, think that's a fair assessment haha! My 4-iron is 21 degrees too, so hybrid is up past that. But then the forgiveness it offers is kind of a safe rest-point when I'm not striking the ball great. Think the general consensus is to look for a hybrid around 18 degrees! 

 

Cheers for the advice. 

 

Sam

Welcome to the group.

You don't have too big a gap between your 3-wood and your hybrid, you have a chasm (11 degrees).

As has been covered, to some extent - your hybrid not only doesn't fit between your irons and your 3-wood, it all but replicates that of your 5- or 6-iron (depending on the lofts of your particular set of irons) or maybe fits between them. ... So without knowing what set of irons you're currently gaming, it's really going to be hard to answer - other than the fact that without ditching one of your irons, yes, your hybrid is useless/pointless.

For example, my iron set is: 21* 4-iron, 24* 5-iron, 27* 6-iron, etc.
As a result my hybrid (4h) is intended to replace my 4-iron being as it's 22-degrees.

So, if your irons are similar to mine, and you want to keep your 4-iron in your bag, you're going to need a hybrid somewhere in the range of 18-degrees.




 

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Welcome to MGS from Seattle!

 

I currently use a F6 Adjustable 3-4 Hybrid and it fills the void nicely between my 3W and 4 iron

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Welcome from the Pacific Northwest!  Glad you joined us.  The RBZ is a great hybrid.  I played it for many years, and we play in a lot of wind on links-style courses.  I found it to be longer than an equivalent iron of the same degree loft.  I used a 5H that fit my gap after my 5i, then played a 3H.  Since you are happy with your 4i, a 3H at 19* would be a good place to start, but find the correct gap.  Not all hybrids play the same by a long shot!!  The shaft will make a big difference. 

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Welcome from Ohio! I don't have anything to offer that hasn't already been said.

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Welcome to the Forum! I have enough difficulty keeping my own game in check, so don't want to offer something that might be wrong. The guidance given above is very good, and comes from several MGS'ers with a treasure trove of experience. That is the value and gift of the Forum!

 

 

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Welcome to the forum - sorry can't help you with advice. I've got too many of my own golf issues.

 

 

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Welcome

 

I will chime in because I'm skimming the replies this one didn't come up - I think

 

(Caveat - a fitting would be the best move)

 

Baring a fitting or other professional consult you have for options - a five wood, a three hybrid (around 19 degrees), a driving iron, a traditional 3 iron.

 

Sounds like you've already eliminated the 5 wood and I would assume the 3 iron as well (even touring pros normally sub out these anymore). So for you the question is hybrid or driving iron.

 

Test some out and see how you hit them - there are tons of different design offerings within the hybrid category and you can pick a wide variety of used hybrids up for a song.

 

IMO there's very little difference between a 5 year old hybrid and a current model.

 

Good luck

 

 

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Hi Revkev, 

 

Thanks for the response. Yeah, I used to play a 3 iron, quite liked it but think the ease of a hybrid probably wins out. 

 

Looking to get on a launch monitor to see some numbers, then (hopefully) find a decent second-hand 19-degree hybrid fairly cheap which I can put in play. 

 

Thanks for the advice, 

 

Sam

Welcome

I will chime in because I'm skimming the replies this one didn't come up - I think

(Caveat - a fitting would be the best move)

Baring a fitting or other professional consult you have for options - a five wood, a three hybrid (around 19 degrees), a driving iron, a traditional 3 iron.

Sounds like you've already eliminated the 5 wood and I would assume the 3 iron as well (even touring pros normally sub out these anymore). So for you the question is hybrid or driving iron.

Test some out and see how you hit them - there are tons of different design offerings within the hybrid category and you can pick a wide variety of used hybrids up for a song.

IMO there's very little difference between a 5 year old hybrid and a current model.

Good luck


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Hi Everyone, 

 

Thanks for all the advice on my post. Finally managed to get myself into a shop and on the sim...

 

Opted for a Callaway H2 Hot Hybrid 19degree w/ a stiff shaft, think that'll slot in nicely at the upper end of the bag! Just need to get a game in now and see what other clubs I can blame for my golf...

 

Thanks again, 

 

Sam

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Hi Everyone, 

 

Thanks for all the advice on my post. Finally managed to get myself into a shop and on the sim...

 

Opted for a Callaway H2 Hot Hybrid 19degree w/ a stiff shaft, think that'll slot in nicely at the upper end of the bag! Just need to get a game in now and see what other clubs I can blame for my golf...

 

Thanks again, 

 

Sam

Welcome.  I'm glad to see I'm not the only one whose clubs are at fault for their game! ;)

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