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PostSubject: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:51 pm

Hi All,




I am currently in a dilemma, i can't decide whether to choose hybrids or irons for my 3 & 4, i don't really shoot that far, my 3 & 4 goes 180 and 170 meters, which is why i need them.

CMIIW, but hybrids, thou easier to use, don't really give spins so balls will roll out of control depending on how the green is (considering 180 / 170 meters are approach distances). Irons however, well, let's just say i need another year to really be able to use it properly ...

So my question is, How did you guys do it? What did you consider to choose which one as your clubs? And how is it helping/not helping your game?


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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:26 pm

for me, a hybrid comes in for whichever iron i can't hit consistently / confidently

about 1 year ago, i couldn't hit my 5iron consistently. so i used a 5hybrid

now i hit my 5iron ok, so i use either a 4hybrid / utility iron

that said, 4 hybrids come in many different lofts and shafts. so make sure u find one that fills the gap ie about 10m further than ur iron

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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:56 pm

This topic has been discussed many times and you can search to get the opinions from those who have contributed earlier.

Frankly can't understand your dilemma as you said you need another year to really be able to use your 3-4 irons well, but you can hit 170m -180m with them (very respectable distance with them btw).

I'm using a 21.5deg hybrid which replaced my 3-4 irons and I have no issues with the spin. Most hybrids are designed to launch high and provide enough spin to hold the green, so technically should not result in balls rolling out of control. I have not encountered this so far unless the contact is not sweet, i.e. top shot. But even then, the probability of a better shot with a hybrid is so much higher compared with a long iron which will require good contact and swing speed to match.

For me, the hybrid is an integral club in my bag and I cannot see myself returning back to the long irons anymore. The 3-4 irons are too darned difficult to hit consistently, and hybrids are just a no-brainer to me.




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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:58 pm

I agree wi scotty too, i was oso lookg for a hybrid club at all e sales on-going to get btween 190 to 210, but found a used Titleist 3 W 15* from FESC over e wkend! hit e range n completely satisfied

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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:15 pm

It's up to your distance you wanna covered and also how well you can play with it. I was looking for a 19 deg hybrid last year thinking to replace my 5fw, but at the titleist demo in the barclays at the 913 launched, the pro told me from the trackman result, I'm hitting my 22 deg better and further than a 19 deg, so in the end I scrapped the idea of the 19 deg.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:17 pm

Well-discussed topic but a common dilemma nonetheless.

I've ditched my long irons. I now have a 3H, 4H and 5H.


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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:48 pm

Quest wrote:
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For me, the hybrid is an integral club in my bag and I cannot see myself returning back to the long irons anymore. The 3-4 irons are too darned difficult to hit consistently, and hybrids are just a no-brainer to me.



I agree absolutely ... The design of the hybrid allows us to hit high shot and land soft ... Moreover, we can even hit at semi-deep rough lie. Great invention indeed! I am more confident in hitting a good shot with a hybrid versus 3i ... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:45 pm

+1 to hybrids. Unless you have time to work on your swing, it is much easier to use a hybrid. I love my Adams hybrid, using them to tee off on short par 4s as well. I can never have the same level of confidence with a long iron. I have also decided to chuck away my 5 iron in favour of a 5 hybrid. The margin of error with the hybrids is much lesser than that with the irons.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:54 pm

Irons for me. Hybrids always screw me up. I wish I can hit them.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:58 pm

I agree that Hybrid are more easy to handle but one must also try to master the long irons for it will give you additional option.....occasion when ball lay on thick rough or when u have a small green to work on iron are always prefer to Hybrid.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:05 pm

dtan wrote:
I agree that Hybrid are more easy to handle but one must also try to master the long irons for it will give you additional option.....occasion when ball lay on thick rough...

Didn't really understand how the long iron could be useful in thick rough. Even off a good lie, getting a good contact with the iron is not easy. In thick rough, I would rather use a mid/short iron to punch out. I may consider attacking the green if the distance to green is reachable with my hybrid, provided there are no overhanging branches or water hazards/OB to contend with.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:54 pm

3, 4 iron?

What are those!?!?!?!?

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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:01 am

It could be a frequently topping of the ball which give you the distance to hit the green but your ball went low and running as you know hybrids are forgiving
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:04 am

asahi wrote:
3, 4 iron?

What are those!?!?!?!?


Alignment sticks, for use at the range.

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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:11 am

I saw a 1 iron the other day. looked strikingly similar ro a putter
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:38 pm

Sounds like we should have a long irons vs hybrid game ...

Long irons: 3,4,5 + 2 wedge and putter

Hybrids: 3,4,5 (if no 5 hybrid replace with 5 iron) + 2 wedge and putter

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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:50 pm

Hehehe... Laughing
Another interestg challenge. Great tho bro Derek! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:06 am

interesting challenge.. but not sure if its gonna be fun?
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:13 am

I'm on hybrids too... 3 & 4 irons are too much for me to handle...
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:43 pm

3 hybrid in same iron shaft

and 4 iron!

Best of both worlds!
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:12 pm

Definitely get more aggressive distance with the long irons! However, hybrids are much easier to hit off the Fairway and i stick to irons for the rough
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:27 pm

Derek wrote:
Sounds like we should have a long irons vs hybrid game ...

Long irons: 3,4,5 + 2 wedge and putter

Hybrids: 3,4,5 (if no 5 hybrid replace with 5 iron) + 2 wedge and putter

How do you define a wedge? The iron I have that says "P" on the bottom is 44*. I have seperate iron-like clubs from a different manufacturer that say 48, 52, and 58 on the bottom. The 52 was bent to a 53. Maybe I backed my car over it.

hic.

Can I use my 9 wedge and my bent 52 with the 3h/4/5h/ and putter Wink


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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:04 pm

Brilliant responses guys! Thanks! i think i will choose the no brainer option! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: 3 & 4 ... Hybrid or Iron?   Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:07 pm

GD wrote:
Brilliant responses guys! Thanks! i think i will choose the no brainer option! LOL

Yes, Hybrid is no brainer ... Just turn thru' and you would see the ball launches high, straight and land soft ... As for long irons, one needs to have good contact consistently, high swing speed plus the ability to swing down on a descending blow to create a 3-4 inches divots infront of the ball ... Cool
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