All About Hybrid Golf Clubs
Hybrid golf clubs are designed and engineered and take the most desirable functions and characteristics of standard irons and woods and blends them together. Typically, these hybrids combine the hollow engineering and construction of an iron with shorter club length and the better distance of a wood. These hybrids enable golfers to hit longer than irons and they feature a broad sole similar to a fairway wood. This allows for a more consistent striking of the ball across a wide variety of turf types and atmospheric conditions. The lower center of gravity creates higher flying shots that land softer on the greens. Today, even professional golfers on the tour are adding hybrid golf clubs to their bag to supplement and replace clubs.
Replacing Long Irons
One of the areas that hybrid golf clubs excel is when they replace the long irons: Nos. 2, 3, 4, or 5. For golfers that struggle to lift the ball into the air consistently, a hybrid golf club can help. Independent testing has shown that most golfers with swing speeds of 85 miles per hour or less play better and drive further when they switch from the long irons in their golf bag to hybrid clubs. The reason is that these clubs do provide the same benefit as increasing the ball velocity or the swing speed for a drive. What most golfers do not realize that over half of all golfers, on average, cannot swing at speeds of 85 miles per hour or greater.
Determining The Hybrid Loft Angle, Shaft Type, Flex And Offset
Choosing a hybrid golf club requires an examination of what irons and fairway woods you desire to replace. Determine the loft angle that is the same as the club you are going to replace; this is an important first step. Next it is time to choose the shaft type and the flex that correlates with your current clubs. Be careful to not make a purchase of a hybrid golf club that is different in shaft type or flex from the rest of clubs in your bag. This will lead to inconsistency in your golf swing and provide moderate benefits, at best. Now, it is vital that you match the offset of the new hybrid golf club with that of your irons and woods and to the shaft length as well. This is to ensure that your swing and your game do not suffer from inconsistent swings and plays.
General Recommendations For Making Friends With A Hybrid Golf Club
Because of the weight, design and engineering, it can take some time to become accustomed to your new hybrid golf club. Prior to taking it out for an 18-hole round, use it on the range. Notice your swing and stance; concentrate on your form and witness the difference it can make for both distance and accuracy. Hybrid golf clubs are gaining in popularity among both professional golfers, and amateurs. The reason is clear, the state-of-the-art engineering helps golfers improve scores and their handicaps for the long run.
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