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PostSubject: Replace with Hybrids?   Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:49 pm

Hi all,

I am still a newbie golfer, currently my used set consist of irons 3-PW, 3W,5W, Putter, 1 x Driver, and 1 x SW 55deg. Missing anything from the above combination?

Should I replace the 3i/4i to 3H and 4H? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:55 pm

Bro, it depends on your skill level. Not many social golfers can handle 3i & 4i "consistently" well ... I am no exception as I do not have the luxury of time to train ... I therefore shelved my 4i for the time being and replaced it with a 24 deg Nike VR II PRO hybrid recently ... I also do not used 3i ... I replaced it with a Cobra 20 deg Baffler PRO hybrid.

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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:56 pm

Dear Jason

I know I'm not a good player... Thus, I can only provide my personal experience...

Hell with the irons... I have hybrids.. Lots of them.. And I love them.... cheers

Play what you can use and perform best...

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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:26 pm

The day when I started with hybrid, i never even touch my 4 irons and above.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:35 pm

jason.koh.54966 wrote:
Hi all,

I am still a newbie golfer, currently my used set consist of irons 3-PW, 3W,5W, Putter, 1 x Driver, and 1 x SW 55deg. Missing anything from the above combination?

Should I replace the 3i/4i to 3H and 4H? Laughing
Lose the 3I and 5W, add 2 more wedges to your arsenal. At least a lob wedge and a 50 - 52 degree wedge.

Yes, it sounds weird but personally, I touch my mid, short irons and wedges a lot.

Golf statistics don't lie. You spend more time on the short game than the long game.

Yes, it is fun seeing your balls take off like a fighter jet in the sky with a solid shot on your driver. Its like seeing who's got the longest d*** in the changing room. But that's not really going to matter if your short game and putting is bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:20 am

Not sure how confident you are with the 5 iron, but I have always advocated a 25 deg hybrid, aka 5 hybrid, as a beginner golfer's best friend.

Try a 5h and a 4h first, 3 hybrids are easier to handle than 3 irons but they are not exactly a walk in the park either.

Alternatively, get a 5 and a 3, and fill the gap when you can strike the 3 well enough that you have a pretty big gap between these clubs

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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:26 am

i have tired woods and you only can choose 14 clubs in your bag.
So go for those that you know how to play and have higher percentage.
I agree with newtogolf, to drop some of the wood 1st, replace them with hybrids.

Cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:30 am

if your ball lands into a thick rough, how can you use hybrid? u need 5i to whack it out and get some distance, using 7i or 9i also can, but distance wise not so far la...
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:46 am

Derek wrote:
Not sure how confident you are with the 5 iron, but I have always advocated a 25 deg hybrid, aka 5 hybrid, as a beginner golfer's best friend.

Try a 5h and a 4h first, 3 hybrids are easier to handle than 3 irons but they are not exactly a walk in the park either.

Alternatively, get a 5 and a 3, and fill the gap when you can strike the 3 well enough that you have a pretty big gap between these clubs

I tend to agree.
After playing for so many years, 3i and 4i got quickly replaced by hybrids
In fact these days, I don't even want a 5i in my bag. Gimme a 5h replacement any time. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:29 am

audi wrote:
if your ball lands into a thick rough, how can you use hybrid? u need 5i to whack it out and get some distance, using 7i or 9i also can, but distance wise not so far la...

Preferences differ I guess, in thick rough, I get much better results from a 5 hybrid compared to a 5 iron

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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:46 am

Derek wrote:
audi wrote:
if your ball lands into a thick rough, how can you use hybrid? u need 5i to whack it out and get some distance, using 7i or 9i also can, but distance wise not so far la...

Preferences differ I guess, in thick rough, I get much better results from a 5 hybrid compared to a 5 iron

So says the former ksl strong 18 from MBGC.........

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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:47 am

Derek wrote:
Not sure how confident you are with the 5 iron, but I have always advocated a 25 deg hybrid, aka 5 hybrid, as a beginner golfer's best friend.

Try a 5h and a 4h first, 3 hybrids are easier to handle than 3 irons but they are not exactly a walk in the park either.

Alternatively, get a 5 and a 3, and fill the gap when you can strike the 3 well enough that you have a pretty big gap between these clubs

I cannot hit hybrid how?
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:33 pm

Derek wrote:
audi wrote:
if your ball lands into a thick rough, how can you use hybrid? u need 5i to whack it out and get some distance, using 7i or 9i also can, but distance wise not so far la...

Preferences differ I guess, in thick rough, I get much better results from a 5 hybrid compared to a 5 iron

It depends how thick and deep is the rough. If it is ankle deep or worse, I dun think hybrid or 5i can help you ... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:34 pm

blee wrote:

I cannot hit hybrid how?

Just hit it as if it is an iron ... Simply grip it and rip, bro! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:37 pm

I never have any success with hitting irons out of thick rough. Due to the rough, my club face will delay closing so as to stay in the shot longer. Result is always a slice. Maybe I too noob. Hybrid, if in thick rough also no problem if u choked own and wack!
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:38 pm

blee wrote:
Derek wrote:
Not sure how confident you are with the 5 iron, but I have always advocated a 25 deg hybrid, aka 5 hybrid, as a beginner golfer's best friend.

Try a 5h and a 4h first, 3 hybrids are easier to handle than 3 irons but they are not exactly a walk in the park either.

Alternatively, get a 5 and a 3, and fill the gap when you can strike the 3 well enough that you have a pretty big gap between these clubs

I cannot hit hybrid how?

You dun need to.

yr woods are a killer!

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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:45 pm

Sharing my experience:
Started w a rescue mid 5 hybrid (25 deg) and a rescue mid 3 hybrid (19 deg).
Initially only able to launch the 5 hybrid (while still not able to launch 6i well, hence I am also a supporter for hybrid.
Now moved on to rescue mid 2/3/4 hybrid (found these from creative joe), old clubs but well trusted.
Have fun testing out hybrid.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:02 pm

asahi wrote:
blee wrote:
Derek wrote:
Not sure how confident you are with the 5 iron, but I have always advocated a 25 deg hybrid, aka 5 hybrid, as a beginner golfer's best friend.

Try a 5h and a 4h first, 3 hybrids are easier to handle than 3 irons but they are not exactly a walk in the park either.

Alternatively, get a 5 and a 3, and fill the gap when you can strike the 3 well enough that you have a pretty big gap between these clubs

I cannot hit hybrid how?

You dun need to.

yr woods are a killer!

Razz

Woods recently not listening to instructions now lei.... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:24 pm

Thanks for all the sharing and advises, greatly appreciated...Guessed I will start looking out for 3/4/5H to replace the 3-5 irons......
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:39 pm

In this case, can I remove my 3W, 5W , 3I, 4I, 5I and replaced with 3/4/5 Hybrids?
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:45 pm

jason.koh.54966 wrote:
In this case, can I remove my 3W, 5W , 3I, 4I, 5I and replaced with 3/4/5 Hybrids?

I suggest u try a 4H first before making further purchase....

Pls keep the 3w n 5w.....

I suggest u practice the 5w on the range rather than the 3w.... The 5w is quite a useful club in the bag.....
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:48 pm

slinger wrote:
jason.koh.54966 wrote:
In this case, can I remove my 3W, 5W , 3I, 4I, 5I and replaced with 3/4/5 Hybrids?

I suggest u try a 4H first before making further purchase....

Pls keep the 3w n 5w.....

I suggest u practice the 5w on the range rather than the 3w.... The 5w is quite a useful club in the bag.....

Thanks Bro! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:05 pm

Turbo wrote:
Derek wrote:
audi wrote:
if your ball lands into a thick rough, how can you use hybrid? u need 5i to whack it out and get some distance, using 7i or 9i also can, but distance wise not so far la...

Preferences differ I guess, in thick rough, I get much better results from a 5 hybrid compared to a 5 iron

It depends how thick and deep is the rough. If it is ankle deep or worse, I dun think hybrid or 5i can help you ... Laughing

true. it depends how deep the rough is. if too deep, i have more chances getting it out using 5i rather than 5h. here rough all damn thick one
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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:57 am

I'm proud to say that I've relinquished my long irons. No point shaming myself on the course just to have a nicer WITB Smile

These days, I carry:

- 14.5 Adams 3W Super XTD
- 20.5 Cleveland 3H
- 23 Cleveland 4H
- 26 Cleveland 5H

(and I play the 6i-9i).

I may even play a 18 Adams FW but that depends on the course.

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PostSubject: Re: Replace with Hybrids?   Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:15 am

I have a 5 iron and I can't hit it. So I got myself a rescue/hybrid to replace it. My 5 iron is still in my bag but for display only. Hopefully one day I can hit it. LOL!!!

I don't have a 3W, can't handle it. I am happy with my 5W & 7W.

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