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10 minutes ago, BostonSal said:

I understand that long irons have always been the most difficult clubs to hit consistently well.

My question is this:

What makes hybrids preferable to, say, seven and nine woods?

I have 21 and 25º metalwoods that are very effective [except that I can't keep them down in wind]. 

 

I think it comes to personal preference and which one, hybrid or 7 wood you're most comfortable hitting.  I've always used hybrids but hit a guys heavenwood (7 wood) a couple times last round and am rethinking it now.  going to pick up a mavrik 7 wood and see how it goes.    

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37 minutes ago, Larryd3 said:

I think it comes to personal preference and which one, hybrid or 7 wood you're most comfortable hitting.  I've always used hybrids but hit a guys heavenwood (7 wood) a couple times last round and am rethinking it now.  going to pick up a mavrik 7 wood and see how it goes.    

It's great to have multiple choices at that end of the bag. I'm a Heavenwood fan, and have been for years. I play one of those over a hybrid, as I never really found one that I got along with. I will also say that my swing has improved since my last hybrid attempts, so there's that to keep in mind. But no matter what, the option of going wood/hybrid/iron/driving iron in the longer clubs opens up a lot of options. 

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1 hour ago, BostonSal said:

I understand that long irons have always been the most difficult clubs to hit consistently well.

My question is this:

What makes hybrids preferable to, say, seven and nine woods?

I have 21 and 25º metalwoods that are very effective [except that I can't keep them down in wind]. 

 

Comparable irons, hybrids, and woods have different characteristics.   Generally Irons launch lower, fairway woods launch higher.   Spin characteristics are different as well.    You also have to look at how well you hit the different clubs in differing lies.   Which works best in long rough?  How about wind; which you mentioned.   
 

selecting any club for you bag is about fulfilling a purpose….distance, launch, spin, etc.

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On 8/29/2021 at 4:34 PM, 9 holes is enough for me said:

Hitting a Hybrid about half say you should not hit down like a iron but sweep like a wood. The other half say hit down like a iron one even says 3.5 negative degrees. What do you all think. 

I've found my best consistency with my 5 Hybrid (that gaps with from my 5 iron to my u510) with placing it in just slightly forward of my stance and approaching it like an iron. The only time I ever feel the sensation of "sweeping" the club is hitting it off of the tee. 

If I'm in two minds about hitting the hybrid and I end up topping it, I tend to fix this by moving the ball back in my stance as it shows I'm releasing way too early and trying to sweep it too much. Try hitting the ball in the middle of your stance with your hybrid the next time you're at the range and work your way forward to find the best position for you!

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