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Hi There, 


i have currently a question. I am looking for a hybrid/rescue filling a place between my wood and my irons.

My set so far looks like following:

mizuno jpx 850 driver

cobra king speedzone fairwaywood - 5 wood

cobra king speedzone irons 5-sw 



For that empty spot i am thinking about the radspeed hyb4

now the question. The fairwaywood #5 has a similar loft @20 degrees. 

the radspeed hybrid 4 has also 21 degrees loft. But does it launch higher oder does it fill the spot?

mostly it should be able to help me out of semirough and places i cannot hit the wood nicely. 

i am also a bloody beginner and working at my skills to get my first handicap. My ironing skills are not soo good yet, that‘s why i hope i can get some distance from that annoying semirough lies.

hope for some experienced advice.


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You cannot just look at a clubs loft and determine if it will fill the gap; you have to know the distance and hit the club to determine what club fills that spot. As you switch clubs it could be a club with more, less, or the same loft as the club above it or below it in the bag.   With a hybrid you generally have setting you can change to alter loft to help dial in distance.  

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                :titelist-small: 915H  24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype        
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Usually a 5 hybrid will go 10-15 further than your 5 iron. In my set up I have a 5 hybrid as my next club after my 5 iron in my gapping. A 4 hybrid might produce too much of a gap which I found out. Test out some 4 and 5's to see what distances fit your gapping best, like @cnosil said, don't worry about the lofts as much as the distances they go.  

I am a high handicap so I have similar set up to you. My 4 hybrid gets close distances to my 5 wood, so that gets taken out or used in different situations, like in thicker rough my 5 wood might not get through. I had to go to a Simulator to work out my rough distances. 

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:ping-small: Wood: G425 Max
:ping-small: Wood: G425 Max
:titelist-small: Hybrid: TS2 23*
:titelist-small: Irons:  6 to GW, T300 
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This right here. @cnosil nails it.. It's kinda tough to figure out which (non-set) club will fill a gap.  Shaft length and face material will come into play.  Also, what is the gap between the 5w and 5i currently?  A 7 woodz 4 hybrid, or maybe even 5 hybrid, could be the answer.  Obviously I good default answer is talk to your courses pro, but if you can't do you have fairly accurate numbers for your 5i 5w?

Edited by Perrymr
I'm a dumb dumb and couldn't figure out how to quote @cnosil


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