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    Hybrid or 3 iron?

    Walked my first round yesterday, played with my brother so keeping score was not an option, he sucks. Plus we hit a few extra balls mainly to help him correct mistakes. My problem was on 200 yard par 3s I pulled the hybrid and could not hit it, multiple attempts same results, wtf, pull my 4 iron out everytime and rip it. Well do I give the hybrid some more time, or shuck it, and bag a 3 iron?
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    Do you really need me to answer that question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a hacker
    Do you really need me to answer that question?
    I think over the years Nah you ingrained some mental impairment, that maybe a psycologist can only help. Knowing my luck he or she would be a muliple hybrid bagging faggot or dyke and straighten me out. I bag it mainly as a 5 wood but in actuality not much dif in a well struck 3 iron
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12sandwich
    Walked my first round yesterday, played with my brother so keeping score was not an option, he sucks. Plus we hit a few extra balls mainly to help him correct mistakes. My problem was on 200 yard par 3s I pulled the hybrid and could not hit it, multiple attempts same results, wtf, pull my 4 iron out everytime and rip it. Well do I give the hybrid some more time, or shuck it, and bag a 3 iron?
    IMO, if you cannot hit a gaybrid then 3-i would not be your choice. Even some pros are bagging gaybrids, and more and more pros are doing so... so give it a chance . If you can't consistently break 85s (more than 80% of the times) and still bag a 3-i then your ego is too high , just like those Mizunos lovers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pky6471
    IMO, if you cannot hit a gaybrid then 3-i would not be your choice. Even some pros are bagging gaybrids, and more and more pros are doing so... so give it a chance . If you can't consistently break 85s (more than 80% of the times) and still bag a 3-i then your ego is too high , just like those Mizunos lovers
    Did you ever try that a flex in your driver slicer? Istead of stiffening the tip.I bet it goes less, if you did. Mr ego. I do not carry a 3 iron lately cause I carry more wedges and used them all yesterday. I can hit a 3 iron 95 percent of the time, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12sandwich
    Did you ever try that a flex in your driver slicer? Istead of stiffening the tip.I bet it goes less, if you did. Mr ego. I do not carry a 3 iron lately cause I carry more wedges and used them all yesterday. I can hit a 3 iron 95 percent of the time, thank you.
    I did not mean a word "You" as "YOU"... If "YOU" could hit a 3-i 95% of the time then why "YOU" want to bag a 3-gaybrid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pky6471
    I did not mean a word "You" as "YOU"... If "YOU" could hit a 3-i 95% of the time then why "YOU" want to bag a 3-gaybrid?
    Did you know I gained 20 yards on my driver by playing a less tip stiff shaft? I tried to explain that to YOU awhile back and so did others
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12sandwich
    Did you ever try that a flex in your driver slicer? Istead of stiffening the tip.I bet it goes less, if you did. Mr ego. I do not carry a 3 iron lately cause I carry more wedges and used them all yesterday. I can hit a 3 iron 95 percent of the time, thank you.
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    People continue to describe hybrids as though they were all made the same. Many, if not most, hybrids have a closed face and/or heel weighting bias. They assume that if you are playing a hybrid, you are automatically fighting a slice, and try to "help" you. Unfortunately, if you have a fundamentally sound swing, you will draw or even hook the ball. You have to check with the manufacturers to see if the clubs are neutrally weighted and square faced, vs. closed face and/or heel weight biased.
    Otherwise, it's like saying, "I can't hit drivers; I hook the ball." It's all in how your swing interacts with the club's design and specs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkman53
    People continue to describe hybrids as though they were all made the same. Many, if not most, hybrids have a closed face and/or heel weighting bias. They assume that if you are playing a hybrid, you are automatically fighting a slice, and try to "help" you. Unfortunately, if you have a fundamentally sound swing, you will draw or even hook the ball. You have to check with the manufacturers to see if the clubs are neutrally weighted and square faced, vs. closed face and/or heel weight biased.
    Otherwise, it's like saying, "I can't hit drivers; I hook the ball." It's all in how your swing interacts with the club's design and specs.
    It took me at least 5 attempts at finding a neutral set up hybrid. Some claimed to be neutral bias but i still hooked the crap out of them. I finally found one, a sonartec. Now I use that as a more versatile 5 wood and also bag the 3 iron. A 3 iron hits shots hybrids can't IMO so i like the option of both. I found a lob wedge with the right grind to double as a sand wedge, and chucked out the specialist sand wedge to make room at the other end of the bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldplayer
    It took me at least 5 attempts at finding a neutral set up hybrid. Some claimed to be neutral bias but i still hooked the crap out of them. I finally found one, a sonartec. Now I use that as a more versatile 5 wood and also bag the 3 iron. A 3 iron hits shots hybrids can't IMO so i like the option of both. I found a lob wedge with the right grind to double as a sand wedge, and chucked out the specialist sand wedge to make room at the other end of the bag.
    Interesting, I've tried Callaway, Sonartec, Snake eyes, Nike and Adam and I could not hook like most of you said, perhaps my hand does not turn over as it should be? I can either hit them straight or with a baby fade, even with a slightly closed face. I end up with Adam gaybrid because I like its hangtime. I went out to a range today and try to draw by turning over my right hand at the bottom of the arch, I hooked the shiittte out of the ball, so I gave up. No wonder why I could not draw a ball with my driver

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldplayer
    It took me at least 5 attempts at finding a neutral set up hybrid. Some claimed to be neutral bias but i still hooked the crap out of them. I finally found one, a sonartec. Now I use that as a more versatile 5 wood and also bag the 3 iron. A 3 iron hits shots hybrids can't IMO so i like the option of both. I found a lob wedge with the right grind to double as a sand wedge, and chucked out the specialist sand wedge to make room at the other end of the bag.
    You know OP I have had all the tp dual rescues with diamana shafts 14 thru 22 and got rid of them all except the 22. Its always been a relearn playing hybrids. Not quite iron setup, not quite wood setup. I go out and buy a cobra baffler 20 twc, the supposed easiest to hit of the gaybrids, junk, garbage feels like crap. My tp can rip it apart, and I hate it, but love it.
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    I still don't understand why anyone would get a hybrid to replace a 5 wood. I have a strong 5 wood, and although it isn't in the bag much because of the courses I play, there is no way I would replace it with a hybrid. IMO the 5 wood is one of the most versatile clubs in the bag, and has a much higher and softer landing flight than a hybrid. 5 woods are alos much better at getting the ball out of the rough than hybrids. I can almost understand the logic of replacing long irons with hybrids if you struggle with long irons, but for the life of me I can't imagine how a hybrid would be easier to hit than a 5 wood. Whenever I play away from my home course, I will usually try to find room in the bag for the 5 wood. If they raised the bag limit to 15 clubs it would be there all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a hacker
    I still don't understand why anyone would get a hybrid to replace a 5 wood. I have a strong 5 wood, and although it isn't in the bag much because of the courses I play, there is no way I would replace it with a hybrid. IMO the 5 wood is one of the most versatile clubs in the bag, and has a much higher and softer landing flight than a hybrid. 5 woods are alos much better at getting the ball out of the rough than hybrids. I can almost understand the logic of replacing long irons with hybrids if you struggle with long irons, but for the life of me I can't imagine how a hybrid would be easier to hit than a 5 wood. Whenever I play away from my home course, I will usually try to find room in the bag for the 5 wood. If they raised the bag limit to 15 clubs it would be there all the time.
    The 5 wood was my favourite club in the bag prior to the advent of hybrids but as soon as I replaced my 3 iron with a 22* hybrid the 5 woods days were numbered.

    I think that a 19* hybrid is far more versatile than a 5 wood and much better out of the rough. I'm also a lot more consistent with it making it a safer option on par 5's. A 5 wood is no different to a 3 wood IMO apart from the increased loft giving a higher ball flight.In terms of risk and reward a 5 wood is just as risky as a 3 wood shot. If I want to take a risk and go for it I'll hit a risky shot with the 3 wood. If I want to play it safe I hit the 19* hybrid.

    I also find it easier to hit low in windy conditions than a 5 wood. I can also choke down on it for more control. Much more versatile than a 5 wood IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Player
    The 5 wood was my favourite club in the bag prior to the advent of hybrids but as soon as I replaced my 3 iron with a 22* hybrid the 5 woods days were numbered.

    I think that a 19* hybrid is far more versatile than a 5 wood and much better out of the rough. I'm also a lot more consistent with it making it a safer option on par 5's. A 5 wood is no different to a 3 wood IMO apart from the increased loft giving a higher ball flight.In terms of risk and reward a 5 wood is just as risky as a 3 wood shot. If I want to take a risk and go for it I'll hit a risky shot with the 3 wood. If I want to play it safe I hit the 19* hybrid.

    I also find it easier to hit low in windy conditions than a 5 wood. I can also choke down on it for more control. Much more versatile than a 5 wood IMO.
    Maybe it just depends on what you are looking for from your long clubs. I admit that it's hard to keep a 5 wood low, but I only use mine form the fairway for hitting into par 5s so I don't want a low ball flight, and if I'm playing a hole into the wind, it is unlikely that I will be in range so will use a lng iron to lay up, not a 5 wood. The 5 wood is a risky proposition, but I still find it more reliable and less risky than a 3 wood. I would probably only use a 5 wood one or two times a round, but for what I use it for a hybrid would not cut the mustard. If I needed a club between 3 iron and 3 wood for shots off the tee, then I conceed that maybe a 19 or 20 hybrid may serve better than a 5 wood, but I can choke down and punch a driver much more accurately than any full shot for those shorter tight holes, and if it's a dogleg I am long enough to use 3 iron. For what I want it for the 5 wood is a better option than hybrid IMO.
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    Before hybrids, God made fairway woods. It was only after a long period of time that Satan eventually led most golfers away from the straight and narrow by offering them hybrids. The scenario works out identical to another God vs. Satan scenario where God created Adam and Eve and eventually Satan led relationships into Adam and Steve.

    What this all amounts to is that golfers that use hybrids instead of fairway woods and long iron are all faggots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a hacker
    I still don't understand why anyone would get a hybrid to replace a 5 wood. I have a strong 5 wood, and although it isn't in the bag much because of the courses I play, there is no way I would replace it with a hybrid. IMO the 5 wood is one of the most versatile clubs in the bag, and has a much higher and softer landing flight than a hybrid. 5 woods are alos much better at getting the ball out of the rough than hybrids. I can almost understand the logic of replacing long irons with hybrids if you struggle with long irons, but for the life of me I can't imagine how a hybrid would be easier to hit than a 5 wood. Whenever I play away from my home course, I will usually try to find room in the bag for the 5 wood. If they raised the bag limit to 15 clubs it would be there all the time.
    That actually depends on the head/shaft setup, and the individual's swing. I can't hit a 5 wood very well, never have. I just used a 2 iron. It is tough to hit a 2 iron out of deep rough, so I have that and a hybrid, depending on what course I play. I much prefer a hybrid to a 5 wood, but that could be because of my swing plane (steep, very high ball flight). I don't usually have a problem stopping a hybrid on the green, but that may not be the same for most people. My dad, on the other hand, can play a 5 wood very well, but sucks with a hybrid. Nobody is the same, I guess. I keep the 3 iron all the time. My 3 wood is 13* and my hybrid is 16*, so the distances are consistent. Just what works for me, give all the options a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Austin
    That actually depends on the head/shaft setup, and the individual's swing. I can't hit a 5 wood very well, never have. I just used a 2 iron. It is tough to hit a 2 iron out of deep rough, so I have that and a hybrid, depending on what course I play. I much prefer a hybrid to a 5 wood, but that could be because of my swing plane (steep, very high ball flight). I don't usually have a problem stopping a hybrid on the green, but that may not be the same for most people. My dad, on the other hand, can play a 5 wood very well, but sucks with a hybrid. Nobody is the same, I guess. I keep the 3 iron all the time. My 3 wood is 13* and my hybrid is 16*, so the distances are consistent. Just what works for me, give all the options a try.
    Maybe age and what you hit growing up may have somethingn to do with it. I grew up playing 5 wood for all sorts of shots from all sorts of lies, and obviously used it more often when I was a teenager and didn't have the distance I now have. Maybe guys who grew up in the hybrid era play them better just from familiarity. Maybe a 5 wood is as alien to you as a hybrid is to me.

    P.S. Sooner, I like the religious evidence that hybrids are a faggot's club. Good to see someone put this argument into perspective.
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    I think anyone who uses clubs is a bich.

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    I have a major issue with hitting woods off the deck. TBH I haven't owned a 5 wood in 10 years. I used to play driver, 3 wood, 2 - pw in my old set, then dumped the 2 for a 19* hybrid.
    For me, anything is easier than a wood off the deck. I've had a few different 19* hybrids, and some were bad. I had an X flex Sonartec that wasn't great for me, an original TM Rescue that really wanted to go left, and my current Titty 585 which is a great club.
    Great from the tee, fairway, rough, even fairway bunkers. Not my favorite club to try to hit low or move left and right, but I can live with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horseballs
    I have a major issue with hitting woods off the deck. TBH I haven't owned a 5 wood in 10 years. I used to play driver, 3 wood, 2 - pw in my old set, then dumped the 2 for a 19* hybrid.
    For me, anything is easier than a wood off the deck. I've had a few different 19* hybrids, and some were bad. I had an X flex Sonartec that wasn't great for me, an original TM Rescue that really wanted to go left, and my current Titty 585 which is a great club.
    Great from the tee, fairway, rough, even fairway bunkers. Not my favorite club to try to hit low or move left and right, but I can live with it.
    I hope that the technology will soon allow for a "Player's" hybrid. I have tried dozens, and I finally found one I can work SOME, but not nearly enough. I think that, by design, they are made to simply get the ball up and be as forgiving as possible. That being said, I can work it far better than any 5 wood I ever played...I just can't use those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Austin
    I hope that the technology will soon allow for a "Player's" hybrid. I have tried dozens, and I finally found one I can work SOME, but not nearly enough. I think that, by design, they are made to simply get the ball up and be as forgiving as possible. That being said, I can work it far better than any 5 wood I ever played...I just can't use those things.
    It's not the club limiting my ability to hit it left and right. You should give the Titty 585 a shot. It's not in Titleist's current lineup anymore so it would probably be pretty cheap. It hits closer to an iron trajectory instead of sky high.
    I personally don't like to move the longer shots left or right unless I absolutely have to. I can sort of control a fade, but a gentle draw is not available with any consistency with that hybrid. I can hit a monster snap hook on command however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Austin
    I hope that the technology will soon allow for a "Player's" hybrid. I have tried dozens, and I finally found one I can work SOME, but not nearly enough. I think that, by design, they are made to simply get the ball up and be as forgiving as possible. That being said, I can work it far better than any 5 wood I ever played...I just can't use those things.

    I think this is a definite oxymoron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerBS
    I think this is a definite oxymoron.
    BOLLOCKS!!!!

    Apart from using the Taylormade R7 TP's review the highlights and look at the beautiful hybrid approach Y.E. Yang used to close the deal and make Tiger his b.itch at the PGA.

    Meanwhile Tiger, who really needed a birdie to force a playoff, couldn't even hit the green with his forged blades!

    This is especially rich coming from a guy that bags a Thragina!
    I chose the road less traveled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Player
    BOLLOCKS!!!!

    Apart from using the Taylormade R7 TP's review the highlights and look at the beautiful hybrid approach Y.E. Yang used to close the deal and make Tiger his b.itch at the PGA.

    Meanwhile Tiger, who really needed a birdie to force a playoff, couldn't even hit the green with his forged blades!

    This is especially rich coming from a guy that bags a Thragina!
    YE Yang didn't win the PGA in my mind because he used a hybrid on his last shot. That's just gay and it shouldn't count. When Tiger is done with rehab they should go back and play that hole over again. It's just another example of Tiger's bad luck.

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    Well the earlier chip in helped too!
    I chose the road less traveled.

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    The "problem" is the majority of people look at a hybrid and think they need to sweep it off the ground.

    The majority of them are designed to hit down on the ball as if it was a 7-iron...ball more in mid stance and hit down....no more hooks, no more wayward shots...nice crisp contact,

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    Quote Originally Posted by indacup
    The "problem" is the majority of people look at a hybrid and think they need to sweep it off the ground.

    The majority of them are designed to hit down on the ball as if it was a 7-iron...ball more in mid stance and hit down....no more hooks, no more wayward shots...nice crisp contact,
    I do both, sweep and pinch depending on my lie...lye...oh screw it, you know what I mean.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by indacup
    The "problem" is the majority of people look at a hybrid and think they need to sweep it off the ground.

    The majority of them are designed to hit down on the ball as if it was a 7-iron...ball more in mid stance and hit down....no more hooks, no more wayward shots...nice crisp contact,
    Every piece of Hybrid swing advice I've ever seen explains how you should hit a hybrid the same way that you hit a fairway wood. As usual, your advice goes against the grain. The more you hit down on a hybrid the more likely that you'll shut the face and hook the ball. What the hell are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by famousdavis
    Every piece of Hybrid swing advice I've ever seen explains how you should hit a hybrid the same way that you hit a fairway wood. As usual, your advice goes against the grain. The more you hit down on a hybrid the more likely that you'll shut the face and hook the ball. What the hell are you talking about?
    Thanks for saving me the effort of responding to this moron with something similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by famousdavis
    Every piece of Hybrid swing advice I've ever seen explains how you should hit a hybrid the same way that you hit a fairway wood. As usual, your advice goes against the grain. The more you hit down on a hybrid the more likely that you'll shut the face and hook the ball. What the hell are you talking about?
    This is not true at all. I've seen lots of articles recommending that you hit down on the ball with a hybrid as you would with a 7 iron. Do you hook all your shots with your Ping Eye 2's when you hit down on the ball? No of course not. It depends what type of swing you have and whether you attack the ball steeply or are more of a sweeper. I tend to sweep the longer clubs including the hybrids but I can attack them at a steeper angle if I need to.

    I think it depends if you sweep or hit down of the ball with your long irons. We should probably hit hybrids the same way we hit our long irons. That is part of what makes them so versatile IMO. Some people are sweepers and accordingly are good fairway wood players, others can hit long irons but are hopeless with fairway woods. Hybrids cater for both types of swings.
    I chose the road less traveled.

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    I hit down with mine, although I think some designs are intened for that, others for sweeping.
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    So Kiwi and Zo,

    You two are saying that you think the same way as Inacup?
    The views expressed by Not a Hacker are not meant to be understood by you primitive screw heads. Don't take it personally, just sit back and enjoy the writings of your better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a hacker
    So Kiwi and Zo,

    You two are saying that you think the same way as Inacup?
    What's it got to do with you anyway? You xenophobic hybridophobe!
    I chose the road less traveled.

    Now where the f#ck am I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Player
    What's it got to do with you anyway? You xenophobic hybridophobe!
    I was agreeing with FD, and you guys were ragging him.
    The views expressed by Not a Hacker are not meant to be understood by you primitive screw heads. Don't take it personally, just sit back and enjoy the writings of your better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Player
    What's it got to do with you anyway? You xenophobic hybridophobe!
    Yes, I agree. It's one thing to troll and quite another to ask a direct question. There are no real shortcuts in life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Player
    What's it got to do with you anyway? You xenophobic hybridophobe!
    Kiwi, you'd better trademark hybridiphobe before other people start stealing your intellectual property. It's happened to me several times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horseballs
    Kiwi, you'd better trademark hybridiphobe before other people start stealing your intellectual property. It's happened to me several times.
    Especially before Dorkman the Grammar Nazi comes along and challenges you on its authenticity. If you claim copyright on it right now, it's yours and becomes legitimate. Some do not realize that anyone can be so mundane as to remain within the confines of the normal vocabulary, but it takes a creative mind to invent new words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a hacker
    I was agreeing with FD, and you guys were ragging him.
    ... and I was saying what would you know anyway? How can you agree with FD when you have a psychotic phobia of hybrids, don't bag one and presumably have only rarely even tried to hit one.

    Hybrids are to your golf bag what meat is to your diet. So trying to give your opinion about how to hit a hybrid is a bit like telling us how to BBQ our steak.
    I chose the road less traveled.

    Now where the f#ck am I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Player
    ... and I was saying what would you know anyway? How can you agree with FD when you have a psychotic phobia of hybrids, don't bag one and presumably have only rarely even tried to hit one.

    Hybrids are to your golf bag what meat is to your diet. So trying to give your opinion about how to hit a hybrid is a bit like telling us how to BBQ our steak.
    I see your point. I suppose I was just joining in on an Indacup beatdown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horseballs
    Kiwi, you'd better trademark hybridiphobe before other people start stealing your intellectual property. It's happened to me several times.

    I'm afraid it's already been used medically for centuries. The old name for rabies.

    "Hybridophobia".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Player
    This is not true at all. I've seen lots of articles recommending that you hit down on the ball with a hybrid as you would with a 7 iron. Do you hook all your shots with your Ping Eye 2's when you hit down on the ball? No of course not. It depends what type of swing you have and whether you attack the ball steeply or are more of a sweeper. I tend to sweep the longer clubs including the hybrids but I can attack them at a steeper angle if I need to.

    I think it depends if you sweep or hit down of the ball with your long irons. We should probably hit hybrids the same way we hit our long irons. That is part of what makes them so versatile IMO. Some people are sweepers and accordingly are good fairway wood players, others can hit long irons but are hopeless with fairway woods. Hybrids cater for both types of swings.
    My usual course has a 215 yard par 3. It's a little downhill and there is OB on the left. I always hit a 3 iron on this hole rather than using a hybrid. For whatever reason, when I hit a hybrid off of the tee box I tend to hit down on it and sometimes I yank it way left. I find that hybrids are great on Par 5's or a long Par 4s but I never use them off the tee.

    I hit hybrids the best when I take a nice level swing and hit it like a fairway wood. If I'm in the rough, I'll hit down on it a little more. I guess it all depends on the type of shot you're trying to hit with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by famousdavis
    My usual course has a 215 yard par 3. It's a little downhill and there is OB on the left. I always hit a 3 iron on this hole rather than using a hybrid. For whatever reason, when I hit a hybrid off of the tee box I tend to hit down on it and sometimes I yank it way left. I find that hybrids are great on Par 5's or a long Par 4s but I never use them off the tee.

    I hit hybrids the best when I take a nice level swing and hit it like a fairway wood. If I'm in the rough, I'll hit down on it a little more. I guess it all depends on the type of shot you're trying to hit with it.
    Plus the course....

    our course was built in 1911 and the greens are about the size of a large mini van and we have a 220 yard par three where a 3 iron will not hold. So I use a #5 Hybrid and let it drop in front down and bounce up (in theory of course )

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    Quote Originally Posted by famousdavis
    My usual course has a 215 yard par 3. It's a little downhill and there is OB on the left. I always hit a 3 iron on this hole rather than using a hybrid. For whatever reason, when I hit a hybrid off of the tee box I tend to hit down on it and sometimes I yank it way left. I find that hybrids are great on Par 5's or a long Par 4s but I never use them off the tee.

    I hit hybrids the best when I take a nice level swing and hit it like a fairway wood. If I'm in the rough, I'll hit down on it a little more. I guess it all depends on the type of shot you're trying to hit with it.
    I don't have this problem when I use my hybrid off the tee on short tight driving holes, par 4's doglegs etc but like you I don't like using hybrids on par 3's either. I also have a 215 par 3 where I have to use hybrid off the tee because it's almost always into the prevailing wind and a 4 iron just won't get me there. A hook left is into a bank covered in trees and bushes and whilst it's not OB you are dead once you go there and a 5 or worse is inevitable.
    I chose the road less traveled.

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