Golf Republic Forum - Singapore's most active golfing forum.
 
HomeFAQCalendarRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 What Hybrid to use?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next
AuthorMessage
sunnydaze
Junior Golfer
Junior Golfer


Posts : 110
Join date : 2011-10-21
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: What Hybrid to use?   Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:46 pm


Tried friends Hybrid for the first time last Sunday at the range. its so much easier that the 4i or even 5i.

i am still learning to hit the FW5 and thinking at getting a Hybrid to hit further that the 5i. i having using the 5i consistantly in the course and the 4i is only limited at the range as i am still struggling with it.

my 4i is 24* and 38.25" in length. What loft and length of Hybrid should i get?
Back to top Go down
nientsu
Caddy
Caddy


Posts : 3295
Join date : 2009-06-18
Age : 42
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:52 pm

Try getting a 4 H or a 5H for starters.
Back to top Go down
jeffman88
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1374
Join date : 2010-08-17
Location : Where the sun rises...

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:59 pm

To my understanding (I stand corrected) a 4H hits as far as a 4i and likewise the 5H hits same distance as the 5i... one replaces the other
Back to top Go down
entity
Very Active Golfer
Very Active Golfer


Posts : 664
Join date : 2011-05-17

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:18 pm

It depends on the loft of the club - lofts through a set of irons will vary from those of another brand or model, so buying a hydrid to fill your yardage gap should be based on buying the right loft.

For example I noticed some brands seems to have stronger lofts on their hybrids, where equivalent 3 or 4 irons in iron sets have much weaker lofts. This may engender the impression that a certain hybrid hits longer than others when this is not really the case. Sometimes a 4H may have the right loft as your 3-iron replacement.
Back to top Go down
Derek
Caddy
Caddy


Posts : 2159
Join date : 2009-10-20

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:28 pm

Hi Sunnydaze,

Trust me when I say your scenario is extremely common. It has been discussed in other threads here as well.

My personal opinion is that a 25deg hybrid is a beginner's or high handicap player's best friend. That translates into a 5 hybrid for most brands. Being shorter with a more upright lie angle, it is intuitively easier to learn how to use because it is much more similar to an iron than a FW5 is to an iron.

Some players learn how to strike FWs well pretty quickly, some take longer (I fall into this category, more than 3 years to learn how to hit a 5 wood), but most adapt very easily to a 25 deg hybrid.

As for which brand, suggest that you borrow from various friends and try. If not, just buy the one your friend is using since you have already tried it and like it.


_________________
========================================
What's in the Bag

Driver: Callway X-Hot 10.5 with Fubuki 50S (pulled from a TM Burner SuperFast)
Woods: 19 Deg Callaway X-hot Proj X Stock S Flex
Hybrid: 22 Deg TM SF i70R, Cobra Baffler 25 Deg NS950R
Irons 5-Pw:  Titleist 704 CB NSP950 (Flex Unknown - think it is R)
Wedges: Perry Gear 52 Deg DG S300 and BFG 55 Deg KBS Hi-Rev, Tourstage 60 Deg
Putter: RIFE Antigua Island with Champ Large Grip
Back to top Go down
sunnydaze
Junior Golfer
Junior Golfer


Posts : 110
Join date : 2011-10-21
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:38 pm

Thank you for your valuable input guys!!

OK, can i say that we will get a Hybrid that roughly match the iron that we want to replace?

The Hybrid that i tried that day was a 19* one with NSPRO 950GH, so siok but the different in distance between it and my 5i was like a mile apart!

hmmmm........i shall go try a few more, may be 25 and 21.

Shit why my kaki nv tell me earlier?
Back to top Go down
nientsu
Caddy
Caddy


Posts : 3295
Join date : 2009-06-18
Age : 42
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:00 pm

hi sunnyDaze

19 deg is prob a 3 hybrid. If you are confortable with a 19 deg, by all means.

Personally, i wud want my hybrid to be the GO TO club when all else fails. It has to be easy to launch and consistent. It has to be THE club that seldom fails. as such, I would recommend a hybrid with a higher loft. E.g. 4H or 5H. Something that you can launch the ball and get the ball out of the rough easily. Ok, it will not get u the dist of a 19 deg, but its definately easier to hit, when all else fails.

Dont take my word for it. Go try and explore.
Back to top Go down
jeffman88
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1374
Join date : 2010-08-17
Location : Where the sun rises...

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:21 pm

when all else fails i pick up ball and run... LOL
Back to top Go down
sunnydaze
Junior Golfer
Junior Golfer


Posts : 110
Join date : 2011-10-21
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:14 pm

@nientsu, super! think 4 or 5H is a good start for me.

yoy jeff, sounds familiar. i still do that at time if i am holding the flight back.

Back to top Go down
enwee
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 4697
Join date : 2011-12-30
Location : Seletar Hills

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:21 pm

I think 4H is good enough because of the loft angle and the length also it give you reasonable distance.
Back to top Go down
sunnydaze
Junior Golfer
Junior Golfer


Posts : 110
Join date : 2011-10-21
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:01 am

Thank you guys for your input, I got myself a TM R11 H4. Loving it!
Back to top Go down
Dom....
Newbie Golfer
Newbie Golfer


Posts : 15
Join date : 2012-09-10

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:15 pm

sunnydaze wrote:
Thank you guys for your input, I got myself a TM R11 H4. Loving it!

I've got a TM burner 2.0 5 hybrid and a TM r11 4 wood, life savers and distance killer I must say plus it looks cool.
Back to top Go down
Begbie
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1330
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 38

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:35 pm

Get the miura hybrid... Its awesome ...
Back to top Go down
Duval_S
Hall of Fame Golfer
Hall of Fame Golfer


Posts : 8185
Join date : 2009-06-19

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:37 pm

Don't get the 1st generation Nike CPR hybrid wood. Else, u mite start hitting like me
Back to top Go down
benedictteo83
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 296
Join date : 2011-08-30
Age : 33
Location : Hougang

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:41 pm

got myself a TM burner 2.0 hybrid and sold it, regret it now.. so forgiving.. Sad
Back to top Go down
Birdman
Course Marshal
Course Marshal


Posts : 3798
Join date : 2009-10-09
Age : 51
Location : Wherever my feet take me....

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:49 pm

jeffman88 wrote:
To my understanding (I stand corrected) a 4H hits as far as a 4i and likewise the 5H hits same distance as the 5i... one replaces the other

Not necessarily the case Jeffman88.

Hybrid lofts being equal to the corresponding irons, the hybrids will consistently hit further than the irons.

It's a no brainer that pure contact will produce more distance and better ball flight than a bad hit with the same iron.

So it follows that even though a 4 hybrid may have the same loft as a 4 iron, the hybrid will fly further by virtue that it is easier to hit and launch, whereas the 4 iron will fly shorter because it is harder to get a good hit and harder to launch.

Even for pure hits, the hybrid still has the advantage because of its lower center of gravity versus the iron's higher one. Higher center of gravity requires a correspondingly higher swing speed.

Need I mention the mass of the hybrid versus that of the iron? I guess let's not complicate it further with additional mention of MOI and the like.

In the end, a hybrid is easier to launch than an iron, full stop. Very Happy


Last edited by Birdman on Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:28 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
LousyGolfer
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 499
Join date : 2011-07-17
Location : under some tree...

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:51 pm

bro sunnydaze...

You should swap whichever irons you are not comfortable with to hybrids.

Then, select the lofts of your hybrids to cover your distance gaps from your last iron to your FW and driver. Like what birdman said, it is thus possible for you to have both hybrids and irons of the same loft in your bag.

just a few cents worth from a lousy golfer who only carries up to 6i (6i for teeing off only. Off the deck, I only hit a 7i at most, before I move to a hybrid)...



Last edited by LousyGolfer on Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:54 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
Birdman
Course Marshal
Course Marshal


Posts : 3798
Join date : 2009-10-09
Age : 51
Location : Wherever my feet take me....

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:53 pm

entity wrote:
It depends on the loft of the club - lofts through a set of irons will vary from those of another brand or model, so buying a hydrid to fill your yardage gap should be based on buying the right loft.

For example I noticed some brands seems to have stronger lofts on their hybrids, where equivalent 3 or 4 irons in iron sets have much weaker lofts. This may engender the impression that a certain hybrid hits longer than others when this is not really the case. Sometimes a 4H may have the right loft as your 3-iron replacement.

Case in point, my decades old Cleveland Halo 3 hybrid. In those early days, the 3 hybrid was 22 deg, today's 3 hybrid loft as others have mentioned is a 19 deg. My Halo would be a 4 hybrid by today's standard. Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Turbo
Hall of Fame Golfer
Hall of Fame Golfer


Posts : 5879
Join date : 2009-09-30
Age : 90
Location : Pin Hole

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:02 am

My Cobra Blaffer PRO #3 Hybrid is 20 deg loft.
Back to top Go down
Derek
Caddy
Caddy


Posts : 2159
Join date : 2009-10-20

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:14 am

LousyGolfer wrote:
bro sunnydaze...

just a few cents worth from a lousy golfer who only carries up to 6i (6i for teeing off only. Off the deck, I only hit a 7i at most, before I move to a hybrid)...


Same here!

I have a 28 deg (also know as a 6 hybrid) in the bag along with a six iron. The extra help launching the ball is very useful given my (slow) swing speed.

_________________
========================================
What's in the Bag

Driver: Callway X-Hot 10.5 with Fubuki 50S (pulled from a TM Burner SuperFast)
Woods: 19 Deg Callaway X-hot Proj X Stock S Flex
Hybrid: 22 Deg TM SF i70R, Cobra Baffler 25 Deg NS950R
Irons 5-Pw:  Titleist 704 CB NSP950 (Flex Unknown - think it is R)
Wedges: Perry Gear 52 Deg DG S300 and BFG 55 Deg KBS Hi-Rev, Tourstage 60 Deg
Putter: RIFE Antigua Island with Champ Large Grip
Back to top Go down
Technospaz
Advisor
Advisor


Posts : 15650
Join date : 2009-06-18
Age : 41
Location : Typically OOB

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:34 am

I have always thought of myself having the ability to whip out the 4i and 5i on the course. Of course, those who've played with me, would rather that I stick to wedges and a putter.

So, I've now got a 3H to 5H. In fact, I stocked up on hybrids too. I love Cleveland Launcher hybrids and got a good deal off eBay.

I now have the 3H, 4H and 5H in the classic Launcher 2009 variant. Love em.

If you see a 4H or 5H (especially a 5H) which you like, I'd recommend that you get it. They're not easy to come by.

_________________
Clearing my Storeroom of golfing goodies. Please help support Smile

"A ball will always come to rest halfway down a hill, unless there is sand or water at the bottom." Henry Beard
Back to top Go down
Slaygay
Newbie Golfer
Newbie Golfer


Posts : 81
Join date : 2012-06-03

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:15 pm

Any particular brand of hybrids that are more forgiving ?
Back to top Go down
aquaman
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 394
Join date : 2011-07-07
Age : 41
Location : https://www.facebook.com/andy.hk.quah

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:18 pm

I like taylor made rescue mid, have 2H 16*, 3H 19*, 4H 22*, 5H 25*.
Back to top Go down
sunnydaze
Junior Golfer
Junior Golfer


Posts : 110
Join date : 2011-10-21
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:16 pm

LousyGolfer wrote:
bro sunnydaze...

You should swap whichever irons you are not comfortable with to hybrids.

Then, select the lofts of your hybrids to cover your distance gaps from your last iron to your FW and driver. Like what birdman said, it is thus possible for you to have both hybrids and irons of the same loft in your bag.

just a few cents worth from a lousy golfer who only carries up to 6i (6i for teeing off only. Off the deck, I only hit a 7i at most, before I move to a hybrid)...


The main reason I got a hybrid is to get distance. Currently the longest club I am comfortable with which is the 5i can only give me about 150m. The loft of my 4i is 24. But i use the 4H I can get about 170m. Think my swing still crap lah. Next is to train on 5 wood.

Back to top Go down
Birdman
Course Marshal
Course Marshal


Posts : 3798
Join date : 2009-10-09
Age : 51
Location : Wherever my feet take me....

PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:15 am

Slaygay wrote:
Any particular brand of hybrids that are more forgiving ?

Read up on Golf Digest's and Golf Magazine's equipment listing for hybrids. Look under the game improvment category to get an idea. Sift out which ones catch your eye, then try them out to see which one best suits your swing.

As a start, a good brand to start with is Callaway. They built their name on the back of forgiving clubs.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: What Hybrid to use?   Today at 2:00 pm

Back to top Go down
 
What Hybrid to use?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 3Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Singapore Golf Forum - Golf Republic :: Golf Academy :: Tips & Tricks-
Jump to:  
Friends of Golf RepublicFriends of Golf RepublicFriends of Golf Republic
Copyright © 2009 Golf Republic. All Rights Reserved.