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PostSubject: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:52 pm

Can I replace my 3 & 4 irons with just a 4 Hybrid or should I go for 3H and 4H each, basically one to one replacement from iron to hybrids?
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:59 pm

I think it really depends on the lofts of your irons relative to your woods in conjunction with your ability to hit full or less than full shots.

I am a big proponent of hybrids replacing long irons. They are far easier to hit and tend to be much more forgiving.

Essentially you want to cover all your gaps as best you can. Also since most strokes in golf are lost from 100 and in, eliminating two long irons with 1 hybrid would allow you to carry another wedge to help potentially improve your shot game gaps/coverage.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:01 pm

Advise you to try the hybrids first to determine the distance gaps to cover. The hybrids these days are stronger in loft & have longer shafts, so a direct replacement based on the stated hybrid no. may not be the correct one.

For example, my longest iron is the 5i. I use the TM R11 rescue 4 which is 21.5deg. This is about a traditional 3i loft. Going to the rescue 3 would be 18deg and this will create too big a distance gap to my 5i and to close a gap to my next higher club, which happens to be the 4wd.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:06 pm

Forgot to add that I use the rescue 4 to cover the 3i distance & if I need to hit a 4i distance, I choke down a bit.

I hate to carry too many clubs (12 in bag), & so make my bag as light as possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:11 pm

Quest wrote:
Forgot to add that I use the rescue 4 to cover the 3i distance & if I need to hit a 4i distance, I choke down a it.

For me i use a 3H to cover the distance for 3I and 4I, as I can cover the distance with just 1 club, its like a 2 in 1 thing for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:59 pm

I've taken this to a different level by even replacing my 5i with a 5hybrid

Just wanna make the game easier and have more scoring opportunities than to hop or duff a 5i

I would say, Do it, Do it, Do it... Go ahead replace your 3&4i...
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:18 am

Thank you all for the advises, appreciated!
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:52 am

Anyone tried CLEVELAND Launcher DST Hybrid? I noticed TM hybrids seemed pretty popular here.....bcos due to ease of use, distance, etc?
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:11 am

Jason: i did, i added a 4H 23'. It gave a good gap between my 5w 19, and my 5i (i think is 26 or 27'). Realized didnt need a 3H after that. Hope it helps
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:37 am

All my hybrids are Clevelands. I think the DSTs are good, but I prefer the model before, i.e. the Cleveland Launcher hybrids. Good hybrids, easy to use and launch.

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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:47 am

pocketace wrote:
I've taken this to a different level by even replacing my 5i with a 5hybrid

...

I was going through the loose clubs at Golf Bargains Suntec and found a Callie Razr X 5H (27*)... which I now use instead of my 25* 5i. If I found a 6H from that series I'd probably buy it as well Smile.

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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:57 am

jason.koh.54966 wrote:
Anyone tried CLEVELAND Launcher DST Hybrid? I noticed TM hybrids seemed pretty popular here.....bcos due to ease of use, distance, etc?

and also easier to sell when you dont want to use it anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:14 am

EastCoastHack wrote:
pocketace wrote:
I've taken this to a different level by even replacing my 5i with a 5hybrid

...

I was going through the loose clubs at Golf Bargains Suntec and found a Callie Razr X 5H (27*)... which I now use instead of my 25* 5i. If I found a 6H from that series I'd probably buy it as well Smile.


PocketAce, I'm like you.

3H - 5H, 6i - 9i. This works better for me but sucks when I want to buy new irons.

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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:26 am

@TS, to help solve your problem, please look for a iron set w 3-p and you can give me the 3-5i. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:27 am

Technospaz wrote:
EastCoastHack wrote:
pocketace wrote:
I've taken this to a different level by even replacing my 5i with a 5hybrid

...

I was going through the loose clubs at Golf Bargains Suntec and found a Callie Razr X 5H (27*)... which I now use instead of my 25* 5i. If I found a 6H from that series I'd probably buy it as well Smile.


PocketAce, I'm like you.

3H - 5H, 6i - 9i. This works better for me but sucks when I want to buy new irons.


and you use a different set of wedges right? so technically you only need 4 pieces iron set Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:31 am

nrafee wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
EastCoastHack wrote:
pocketace wrote:
I've taken this to a different level by even replacing my 5i with a 5hybrid

...

I was going through the loose clubs at Golf Bargains Suntec and found a Callie Razr X 5H (27*)... which I now use instead of my 25* 5i. If I found a 6H from that series I'd probably buy it as well Smile.


PocketAce, I'm like you.

3H - 5H, 6i - 9i. This works better for me but sucks when I want to buy new irons.


and you use a different set of wedges right? so technically you only need 4 pieces iron set Smile

Yup, I don't use the wedges which come with the irons.

So, yes, I only need the 6i-9i. Sucks.

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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:36 am

Allow me to feed you some poison... Someone is selling a set of irons from 6i to wedge

http://www.golfrepublic.org/t21702-wts-cobra-s2-forged-irons#356155

You can easily fit you 3-5 hybrids into the set
Muah ah ah.... Poisonous!!!!

Please buy it so that I won't succumb.... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:37 am

Technospaz wrote:
All my hybrids are Clevelands. I think the DSTs are good, but I prefer the model before, i.e. the Cleveland Launcher hybrids. Good hybrids, easy to use and launch.

Hi Bro,

How abt the Clevelands Mashie series?


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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:37 am

pocketace wrote:
Allow me to feed you some poison... Someone is selling a set of irons from 6i to wedge

http://www.golfrepublic.org/t21702-wts-cobra-s2-forged-irons#356155

You can easily fit you 3-5 hybrids into the set
Muah ah ah.... Poisonous!!!!

Please buy it so that I won't succumb.... Laughing

Just picked up the JPX800 Pros. So, no more iron shopping for a while... at least 2 weeks Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:39 am

jason.koh.54966 wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
All my hybrids are Clevelands. I think the DSTs are good, but I prefer the model before, i.e. the Cleveland Launcher hybrids. Good hybrids, easy to use and launch.

Hi Bro,

The model before was referring to Mashie series?

Apologies for not being clear. I was referring to the model before the DSTs, i.e. the Cleveland Launcher 2009 hybrid.


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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:50 am

Technospaz wrote:
jason.koh.54966 wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
All my hybrids are Clevelands. I think the DSTs are good, but I prefer the model before, i.e. the Cleveland Launcher hybrids. Good hybrids, easy to use and launch.

Hi Bro,

The model before was referring to Mashie series?

Apologies for not being clear. I was referring to the model before the DSTs, i.e. the Cleveland Launcher 2009 hybrid.


(Photo from Golf.com)

Thks Bro, appreciated. This model looked good! cheers Wonder still available?
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:51 am

Only on eBay Smile

It's hard to find. But these are good clubs.

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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:48 am

Yeah i was choosing between the launcher hybrid the one Technospaz suggested (1 version older) vs Mizuno's CLK. Both felt easy to hit for me. Chose CLK purely on cheaper price.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 3 & 4 irons with a 4 Hybrid?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:06 am

Agree that Cleveland make good hybrids. I was in love with their first model, the Halo and at one stage had 4 of them, 1i - 5i, only missing the 4i. The stock shafts were also very good, so they served me really well. They were also extremely forgiving and durable.

Switched brands on impulse and somehow the love faded thereafter. That's the thing about new toys. Till now, I still think about them once in a while.
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