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PostSubject: Advice for hybrid loft   Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:44 pm

Hi

Wanna replace my 3I with a hybrid, what loft should i get for the hybrid? My 5W is 18* & 3I is 22*. Saw the mizuno MX700 got 23*, is it suitable? Or should i get a 22* hybrid? Thanks in advance for all the valuable advices. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for hybrid loft   Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:43 pm

errr....suggestion is take the your anticipated carry distance into the your consideration factor.

PS: Must change meh??? already have 18 and 22degree liao...surely can choke down or open face to control distance a bit ....also can?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for hybrid loft   Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:45 pm

Good idea to replace the 3i. I replaced mine years ago. Hybrids are so much easier to hit. What loft would depend on which make, as distances are not consistent across the different brands. You should know what distance your 3i is giving you. From there, try out which lofts would give you that distance. I suspect the 23 deg Mizzy may not be able to cover your gap.

Another factor which I felt was very important was how the hybrid look to me at address. I feel comfortable looking down at my hybrids and that inspires great confidence to hitting a good shot.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for hybrid loft   Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:36 pm

Having replaced my 3 wood with a 2I hybrid........I got only one thing to say.
Swee ah!
Best golfing decision for me ever! Swing
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for hybrid loft   Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:09 pm

Hi Duval

My 3 & 4 iron distance is abt the same ... btw 145-150m. After trying my fren's hybrid, seem like its alot easier to hit for beiginner like me compared to 3 iron. That why start having thought of getting a hybrid to try try .... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for hybrid loft   Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:50 pm

Hybrid will be much easier to hit compared to 3i. I would suggest go for it.

Fore-Fore wrote:
Hi Duval

My 3 & 4 iron distance is abt the same ... btw 145-150m. After trying my fren's hybrid, seem like its alot easier to hit for beiginner like me compared to 3 iron. That why start having thought of getting a hybrid to try try .... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for hybrid loft   Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:32 am

Fore-Fore wrote:
Hi Duval

My 3 & 4 iron distance is abt the same ... btw 145-150m. After trying my fren's hybrid, seem like its alot easier to hit for beiginner like me compared to 3 iron. That why start having thought of getting a hybrid to try try .... Very Happy

Suggest you get hybrids to replace both your 3 and 4 irons. Your 5 iron too if you want to go all the way. Depends on what you want to get out of golf. Just enjoy the game, or intend to improve further.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for hybrid loft   Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:49 am

Fore-Fore wrote:
Hi Duval

My 3 & 4 iron distance is abt the same ... btw 145-150m. After trying my fren's hybrid, seem like its alot easier to hit for beiginner like me compared to 3 iron. That why start having thought of getting a hybrid to try try .... Very Happy

hi

yes..i agree with you, hybrid is much more easier to hit as compare to 3/4 iron.
Many, like me, had thrown away their 3/4 iron and had them replace by hybrid.

For my case, i use a #4 hybrid, 23degree steel shaft, covers me 150 to 160m
I dnt have any #5 or #3 FW, so this hybrid also act as a FW for me.
I might consider getting another hybrid..keke

However, i keep a #5 iron with me, making use of it's loft to help me wack the ball out of the deep rough onto the FW.

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PostSubject: Re: Advice for hybrid loft   Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:33 pm

Hi all

Thanks for all the advice/suggestions ..... guess will start looking for a hybrid to try. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for hybrid loft   Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:50 am

Hi Fore Fore,

My own experience is that Hybrids are a lot easier to play with compared to irons, esp when in fairway bunkers and mild rough.

As for the loft, my personal opinion is that on average, a rescue will give more distance compared to an iron with the same loft when used by an average golfer.

If you are at MBGC range this evening, I can let you try my hybrids, I've got a 25 degree and a 19 Degree, both TM older models.

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PostSubject: Re: Advice for hybrid loft   Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:18 pm

What Handicap are you playing off?

Fyi, I dumped my 3I for a 21degree hybrid. I rarely hit my 3I but when I do need it, its usually needed for carry/distance into a par 3, out from the rough. A hybrid will give me more consistency. I do not hit my long irons very well that is also the reason for my change.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for hybrid loft   Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:21 pm

some brand's hybrid has stronger loft (eg. TM 4i = mizuno 3i).

do also note that some hybrid design is also longer in shaft length, hence for 22deg, you would be going further (in theory). the shaft properties also differs.

so, u may have to experiment a bit to get the right fit into your distance.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for hybrid loft   Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:40 pm

Hi Derek
Thanks for the offer to try yr club but am down with flu today, so i guess i will give it a miss. Thanks alot ... Crying or Very sad

Hi daren
Currently i do have have any PC or handicap. Got my PC in 2005 but due to work commiments & lack of golfing kakis, stopped playing for abt 3-4 yrs. Only start swinging again beginning of yr 2010 .. Very Happy

Hi KopiO (humm ... kopiO, the drink i must have in order to start my day smoothly ... hehe)
Thanks for the advice, maybe the next time when i go to range, will walk down from bay no.1 to try the hybrids from other golfers. Hopefully can find the 1 that suit me ... kekeke ... tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for hybrid loft   Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:59 pm

Hey,

I also wanna add something...

Before you buy your 3hybrid.

Check on the shaft length.

TaylorMade hybrid are shorter than some of the other brand.
Also check on the shaft weight

A lighter shaft and a longer one would work wonder as compared to a shorter and heavier shaft.
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