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PostSubject: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:02 am

Hi,

I'm thinking of getting to a set of hybrid to replace MOST of my irons....

Is it wise to do that as i'm hitting well with my hybrids.

3H-3I
4H-4I
5H-5I
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9I
PW.

I normally don't carry my even number irons.

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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:05 am

I think hybrids work well for the longer irons. So, I would agree that if you're comfortable replacing the 3-5is, then it works for you. Golf is a very individual sport so what works for others may not always work for you.

For me, my bag now consists of:

Driver
3W - hardly ever used. More for deco really and my tiger headcover
3H 20.5˚ - nice
5H 25˚ - also nice
4-9i - though I'm thinking of removing the 4i altogether
PW
52˚ & 60˚ wedges
Putttttter Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:16 am

andrewlee wrote:
Hi,

I'm thinking of getting to a set of hybrid to replace MOST of my irons....

Is it wise to do that as i'm hitting well with my hybrids.

3H-3I
4H-4I
5H-5I
7I
9I
PW.

I normally don't carry my even number irons.

Thanks.

Since you hitting well with your hybrids, Why Not! As long as you cover the various distance...
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:19 am

Ya.. just as long as your score is good. who cares.. I am looking out for hybrid to replace 3i first.. then in future probably replace 4i if needed.

Then u gota go try out and find the hybrid u like...
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:21 am

Roystonnn wrote:
Ya.. just as long as your score is good. who cares.. I am looking out for hybrid to replace 3i first.. then in future probably replace 4i if needed.

Then u gota go try out and find the hybrid u like...

Ultraman has a lovely Cobra Baffler TWS 20˚ which he was keen to sell. Dunno if he still has it. Great club!
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:25 am

Oh Oh, i would like to try it!
Have not tried baffler before..

Where is ultraman? Its been some time since I last watch ultraman.
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:25 am

I have come across this guy who trains on the range with a 3 iron. Though he for one admits that it is damn freaking difficult, he cliams that it helps him in his ball striking cos the margin of error is just so thin. But he seldom uses it on the course as he has hybrids. He says once you can hit with a 3i, hydribs are a piece of cake!
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:27 am

nientsu wrote:
I have come across this guy who trains on the range with a 3 iron. Though he for one admits that it is damn freaking difficult, he cliams that it helps him in his ball striking cos the margin of error is just so thin. But he seldom uses it on the course as he has hybrids. He says once you can hit with a 3i, hydribs are a piece of cake!

Once you can hit a 3i, 2i or 1i well, you should be able to hit almost every club in your bag.
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:20 am

I also replace my 3i and 4 i with hybrids.

But when my ball sit more than half in a rough, then iron is still a better club. But that just me. Most of the time, I punch out with a shorter iron but 1 extra stroke.
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:27 am

There are some iron sets which comes in a hybrid design for the whole set.. 3 - SW... Adams, Cobra and Thomas Golf etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:28 am

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Most of the time, I punch out with a shorter iron but 1 extra stroke.

That's called "smart play" Smile I should do that too... Often, I think I'm Seve and pretend that I can hit balls from off any surface (incl. the car park). Of course, I can't... and the results show in my scores.

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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:29 am

Lamts18 wrote:
There are some iron sets which comes in a hybrid design for the whole set.. 3 - SW... Adams, Cobra and Thomas Golf etc.

and mizuno MX-950 as well. 3i and 41 are replaced by hydrids.
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:30 am

Bro, car park? Damage yr clubs leh ...

Technospaz wrote:
22tang wrote:
Most of the time, I punch out with a shorter iron but 1 extra stroke.

That's called "smart play" Smile I should do that too... Often, I think I'm Seve and pretend that I can hit balls from off any surface (incl. the car park). Of course, I can't... and the results show in my scores.
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:30 am

Technospaz wrote:
22tang wrote:
Most of the time, I punch out with a shorter iron but 1 extra stroke.

That's called "smart play" Smile I should do that too... Often, I think I'm Seve and pretend that I can hit balls from off any surface (incl. the car park). Of course, I can't... and the results show in my scores.


you can practice more... but not in your sheltered car park... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:30 am

Technospaz wrote:
22tang wrote:
Most of the time, I punch out with a shorter iron but 1 extra stroke.

That's called "smart play" Smile I should do that too... Often, I think I'm Seve and pretend that I can hit balls from off any surface (incl. the car park). Of course, I can't... and the results show in my scores.

Heard that he is capable of hitting a bunker shot with a 3i affraid affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:34 am

nientsu wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
22tang wrote:
Most of the time, I punch out with a shorter iron but 1 extra stroke.

That's called "smart play" Smile I should do that too... Often, I think I'm Seve and pretend that I can hit balls from off any surface (incl. the car park). Of course, I can't... and the results show in my scores.

Heard that he is capable of hitting a bunker shot with a 3i affraid affraid


Not surprising to me.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:39 am

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Bro, car park? Damage yr clubs leh ...

Technospaz wrote:
22tang wrote:
Most of the time, I punch out with a shorter iron but 1 extra stroke.

That's called "smart play" Smile I should do that too... Often, I think I'm Seve and pretend that I can hit balls from off any surface (incl. the car park). Of course, I can't... and the results show in my scores.

Aren't you familiar with the famous Seve car park shot?
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:34 pm

nientsu wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
22tang wrote:
Most of the time, I punch out with a shorter iron but 1 extra stroke.

That's called "smart play" Smile I should do that too... Often, I think I'm Seve and pretend that I can hit balls from off any surface (incl. the car park). Of course, I can't... and the results show in my scores.

Heard that he is capable of hitting a bunker shot with a 3i affraid affraid

Not difficult to hit a 3i in a bunker leh. But don't know where the ball will go. Mostly still in the bunker I guess. lol! Beer
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:54 pm

No leh, any picture ...

Technospaz wrote:
22tang wrote:
Bro, car park? Damage yr clubs leh ...

Technospaz wrote:
22tang wrote:
Most of the time, I punch out with a shorter iron but 1 extra stroke.

That's called "smart play" Smile I should do that too... Often, I think I'm Seve and pretend that I can hit balls from off any surface (incl. the car park). Of course, I can't... and the results show in my scores.

Aren't you familiar with the famous Seve car park shot?
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:20 pm

Bro 22tang.... you can goggle for more info.... If i'm not wrong, its was during the British Open in year 1977 ? when he won it.... (hope my memory serves me correctly)
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:21 pm

nientsu wrote:
Lamts18 wrote:
There are some iron sets which comes in a hybrid design for the whole set.. 3 - SW... Adams, Cobra and Thomas Golf etc.

and mizuno MX-950 as well. 3i and 41 are replaced by hydrids.

I play with the Mizuno MX-950, but the Japanese spec version (what you buy in Singapore Golf House) comes with only the 4 hybrid (no 3 hybrid). It has a gap wedge though, so it's not bad.

I find the 4 hybrid very nice, and wish I had the 3 hybrid as well. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:22 pm

22tang wrote:
I also replace my 3i and 4 i with hybrids.

But when my ball sit more than half in a rough, then iron is still a better club. But that just me. Most of the time, I punch out with a shorter iron but 1 extra stroke.

i thgt hybrids n rescue clubs are to replace the irons for shots in the rough? their wide and heavy base prevent the club head from "biting" compare to irons..

i m confused....
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:47 pm

OK, Mr. LAM ... I will try later Laughing

Lamts18 wrote:
Bro 22tang.... you can goggle for more info.... If i'm not wrong, its was during the British Open in year 1977 ? when he won it.... (hope my memory serves me correctly)
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:48 pm

Maybe that me lor, I am not so confident of this kind of shot. Can't practise in the range with such lie.

jaketang wrote:
22tang wrote:
I also replace my 3i and 4 i with hybrids.

But when my ball sit more than half in a rough, then iron is still a better club. But that just me. Most of the time, I punch out with a shorter iron but 1 extra stroke.

i thgt hybrids n rescue clubs are to replace the irons for shots in the rough? their wide and heavy base prevent the club head from "biting" compare to irons..

i m confused....
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrids to replace irons   Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:35 pm

jaketang wrote:
22tang wrote:
I also replace my 3i and 4 i with hybrids.

But when my ball sit more than half in a rough, then iron is still a better club. But that just me. Most of the time, I punch out with a shorter iron but 1 extra stroke.

i thgt hybrids n rescue clubs are to replace the irons for shots in the rough? their wide and heavy base prevent the club head from "biting" compare to irons..

i m confused....

That was the original plan, IMHO. However, I think hybrids became so popular and easy to use as compared to long irons that people started hopping over to hybrids in place of their irons. I still prefer some irons as compared to hybrids but you are right, when I'm in the semi-rough, the easiest escape is with a hybrid.
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