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PostSubject: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:29 pm

I am quite hopeless in hitting long irons, especially 4 and 3 irons. My woods play is OK so I'm thinking of replacing 3-4 irons (or even 5) with hybrids.

On good hits, my distances are as estimates;

3I - ~140m
4I - 130m-140m
5I - 130m?

5W - 150m-160m
3W - 170m-180m

So I'm planning to replace 3-4I with hybrid of maybe 20 degrees loft.

Or should I buy a lower loft and cover up 5W as well?
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:35 pm

I have the same exact problem..just hopeless at hitting long irons

Can only hit a decent shot with 6i onwards..therefore I have 3 hybrids in the bag..19,22,25degrees to replace 3,4,5i..
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:40 pm

Zig Zag wrote:
I have the same exact problem..just hopeless at hitting long irons

Can only hit a decent shot with 6i onwards..therefore I have 3 hybrids in the bag..19,22,25degrees to replace 3,4,5i..

3 hybrids?

I was planning for 1 or max 2 so i can cover up the long irons (3,4 maybe 5) and 5W...

I used 3W sparingly unless I screw up for my tee.
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:44 pm

yes,go ahead and replace your long irons with hybrids.
make use of whatever advantage modern equipment gives.
hybrids are more forgiving and much easier to hit,even
in the rough or in the sand trap or as a chipper around
the greens. me long time gave up my 3,4 and 5 irons and
replace with a 22 deg(4 iron) and 25 deg(5 iron) hybrid.

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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:08 pm

yes..totally agree

i hardly use #3 and #4 iron
i have #3 hybrid and #4 hybrid to replace these iron.

I keep a #5 iron with me for something like punch , low flight, more roll so that i can save the ball from rough and have the ball on fairway, beside that, i hardly use #5 iron.

In general, #3, #4 hybrid with #6 onward irons basically cover most of the distance gap.

#3 FW is a substitute for my driver, just in case my driver sucks on that day....
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:11 pm

Why is it I can't hit with my 6H?

Any long iron for me to try? ladies... pls.
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:15 pm

golfjoy wrote:
Why is it I can't hit with my 6H?

Any long iron for me to try? ladies... pls.


sorry....but what is 6H? 6 hybrid?
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:20 pm

I have 3I and 4I in my bag but rarely used on the course, more like for range practice...

I have 3W and 5W which i usually used for 2nd shots...

Basically, I am kinda of handicapped for distance ~140-150m, so always playing safe shorter shots...

Sadly, I lent one of my 22 degrees hybrid out and seems little chance of getting back. Therefore, planning my hybrids purchase of 17 and 23 degrees to cover the distance gap
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:56 pm

Bro, you are not alone.

I cannot hit 3/4 irons to save my life if need be!

So replace them with hybrids to get the distances that I thought the irons should achieve.

Then again, whether irons or hybrids, it all boils down to personal preference, methinks.

Anyway, welcome! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:28 pm

Duval_S wrote:
golfjoy wrote:
Why is it I can't hit with my 6H?

Any long iron for me to try? ladies... pls.


sorry....but what is 6H? 6 hybrid?

Pardon me for the short-form. Yup, 6 Hybrid.

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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:46 pm

Hi there,

IMO, hybrids are really useful esp. for those with difficulties in playin long irons. Its so much easier to hit/launch. Even Y.E. Yang uses 3 hybrids (to replace 5i, 4i, and 3i) - so there's really no shame in replacing irons with hybrids. Only factor would probably be cost tho.. heh

For me, I rely a lot on my 4hybrid for difficult shots. 170m-180m, low/straight punches (anythg from 130m down is possible - just let it fly low n roll), long bunker shots (irons may chunk in sand), thick rough.. etc. Only one hybrid but many uses possible so I'm sure it'll be so helpful to your game.

just my 2cts..
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:02 pm

I was once at a stage of contemplating to get a 6 hybrid, 7 hybrid, 8 hybrid, 9 hybrid, PW hybrid.....so as to play better-er.....but then......sigh
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:06 pm

wats ur distance for 6i, 7i?
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:06 pm

Wah.....bro Duval, you really trying yr best to make yourself to be true SB hor?
Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:49 pm

weesern wrote:
wats ur distance for 6i, 7i?

6I - 130-135
7I - 120-125

My mid iron distances are very close but still capable of 5-10m more with more speed and smash. Usually, i use 6I for long par 3 so distance can be up to 135-140m.

I rather use 6I with speed and impact ball then use 5I and changko!
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:54 pm

I carry 1 driver and 3 hybrids (1i, 3i & 5i), no FW. My irons start from 6 - P. The hybrids give me a good distance gaps and are easier to hit than FW and long irons. It works for me. You can try out the hybrids during SSN from our forumers. I thought you should note to look at clubs provide appropriate distance gaps between clubs.
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:44 pm

ringrain_78 wrote:
weesern wrote:
wats ur distance for 6i, 7i?

6I - 130-135
7I - 120-125

My mid iron distances are very close but still capable of 5-10m more with more speed and smash. Usually, i use 6I for long par 3 so distance can be up to 135-140m.

I rather use 6I with speed and impact ball then use 5I and changko!

maybe you can try to choke down with you 5i to the length of 6i and practise....if you still can hit as good as your 6i, try hitting without choking down... sometimes it can be mental...
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:00 pm

ringrain_78 wrote:
I am quite hopeless in hitting long irons, especially 4 and 3 irons. My woods play is OK so I'm thinking of replacing 3-4 irons (or even 5) with hybrids.

On good hits, my distances are as estimates;

3I - ~140m
4I - 130m-140m
5I - 130m?

5W - 150m-160m
3W - 170m-180m

So I'm planning to replace 3-4I with hybrid of maybe 20 degrees loft.

Or should I buy a lower loft and cover up 5W as well?

good idea on the hybrids. but try it out first, maybe borrow or buy 1 first. myself, i tried for a year or so. in the end I dump the hybrids as I just can't hit them. just experiment with them so that you know what suits you. otherwise its hard to know.
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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:08 pm

ringrain_78 wrote:

3I - ~140m
4I - 130m-140m
5I - 130m?
You are consider better than me..... my yardage for this 3 iron,
5I - 10m ~ 140m
4I - 10m ~ 140m
3I - 10m ~ 140m
Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: Long iron replacements - Hybrids   Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:02 am

ehh technical advisor... don't be so modest can... its more like 140m to 141m... very precise...
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