Forgiving Straight Hybrid... Recommendations?

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  • SDGolfRookieSDGolfRookie Posts: 87
    edited Oct 2, 2018 #32
    Adding on for the Ping G400 hybrid!

    - Had always used a 3 iron...but was time to go

    - Wanted something 210 - 230 off the tee for short/tight par 4s and long par 3s

    - Did not want to get a 5 wood but had bad luck with driving irons

    - Had always being against hybrids but am coming around thanks to this one

    - Love the matte-ish black top at address



    As long as you get the right shaft (I got the Tour no charge, non-standard offering), this baby can go long and high once you find your groove. Currently I am much more successful using it without a tee (swing down) vs. on a tee (swing up like a driver).



    Also note: I’m 6’4” and, though all wedges and irons are 1/2 inch long, was fitted to standard length with this hybrid.
    Driver: Cobra F8
    Woods: Cobra F8 3/4, 5/6
    Irons: Edel SLS-01, 4 thru SW
    Wedges: Cobra OneLength Black 60
    Putter: Scotty 5.5M
    Ball: Vice Pro Pink (I mean, Neon Red)
    Bag: Sun Mountain 14
    Clothes: Lululemon ALL DAY
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 856 ✭✭
    9woodfan wrote:
    Looking for a high launching, forgiving, game improving style hybrid from the previous few years. Really like the Cobra but I haven't tried any of the other offerings between OEMs... Suggestions?



    Looking to bridge the gap between 5 iron and 5 wood. I'm about a 12 cap and low ball hitter. Something that wants to fly high is ok with me.



    Thanks!




    You answered your own question.



    Anything with baffler rails is amazing.



    F7 or f8 is the ticket
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,198 ✭✭
    For a slightly older hybrid the Titleist 915H were pretty **** good.
    Dynacraft Avatar Evolution 10.5* - Proforce V2 HL - S
    TM M1 Tour Issue 14* - Maltby ProSeries Fwy - S
    W/S FG Tour F5 20*/23* - Fubuki  z80 Hybrid - S
    W/S FG62 5-P - DGS300
    W/S PMP Raw 52/56/60 - KBS  Hi-Rev 2.0
    Scotty Newport Mil-Spec Pro Platinum
  • propmanpropman Members Posts: 1,696 ✭✭
    Recommend the Cobra Biocells - forgiving and found it much less hooky than the Ping G25s.
    15 hcp
  • Tcann32Tcann32 Members Posts: 3,527
    Save some money and try out the old Callaway X hot and X hot Pro. The face style makes it easier to launch them, and they’re overall an awesome option. The Apex series is great too, but a little harder to launch.
    What's actually in the bag...
    Callaway Epic SZ-9.0-Aldila X-Torsion Green Mamba-70TX
    Callaway Epic SZ 15* - PX Handcrafted Yellow 75 6.5
    Callaway Apex UT 21* - C- taper S+
    Miura LH LTD Black Blades: 3-p w/ DG TI X7's.
    Cleveland RTX 3: 50-54 w. C-Taper S+
    Scratch 1018: 58 w/ C-Taper S+
    Piretti Potenza / Odyssey MX #7

    Others gamed on occasion:
    Callaway BBA (2014)
    Callaway 13 X Forged w/ AMT X100's (hard stepped once)
    Scratch Golf 51,55,58,59
    Wilson Staff Kirk Currie Milled
  • chadly643 wrote:



    Callaway XR. Don't understand all the hook talk that goes along with hybrids.




    Lucky!! I have hooked more hybrids ob than driver this year. I wish I got along with mine because when I hit it well it's an absolute weapon out of the rough.



    OP- for a real value option, take a look at the last couple of Adams releases. TM is still releasing those clubs, just with a new paint job.




    Which hybrid do you game?
    Taylormade M3 8.5 Graphite Design AD IZ 6S
    Taylormade M1 15 Graphite Design AD DI 7S
    PXG 0317 19* Fujikura Pro 2.0 8-S Hybrid
    Callaway GBB Alpha 815 23* Speeder 865
    Mizuno MP-25 5-PW KBS Tour 120S
    Vokey SM6 50-08
    Callaway MD Forged 54/58
    Edel E1 Putter
  • BoogieThumperBoogieThumper Sweet Jonez Posts: 1,376 ✭✭
    G-25
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]COBRA F7
    PING G-25 4-Wood
    PING G-25 Hybrid
    NIKE Covert 5-AW
    NIKE Engage Toe Sweep 54*/Dual Sole 58*
    Cleveland Huntington Beach 4
    SNELL MTB [/font]
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]RED[/font]

    *Make Par Not War*
  • pholwaypholway Members Posts: 441
    Maybe not that popular of an answer but I'm a 13 handicap and my go to club is a 915 HD which replaced my 4 iron. I've never found a better hybrid in my life.
    TM M4 Oban Devotion 6 04
    Titleist TS2 13.5* Project X Even Flow T1100 White
    Callaway Epic 5W set to 17* Project X Hzrdus Yellow (Handcrafted) or Ping G15 17* Aldila Serrano 75R (yep, Regular Flex Serrano)
    Titleist 915 HD 21.5* GD AD DI Hybrid 75s
    Callaway Apex CF16 5-AW KBS C-Taper Lite S
    Vokey SM6 KBS C-Taper R
    Odyssey EXO Seven S
  • GMR2ironGMR2iron Members Posts: 1,515 ✭✭
    Coming from a guy that stil carries a 2 iron:

    Forgiving is a word I would use to describe a hybrid.

    Straight is not a word I would use to describe a hybrid; I would use the word "left" instead.
    Titleist 915D4 9.75 Matrix Black Tie
    Titleist 915F 15.5 Matrix Black Tie
    Titleist TMB 2 iron Tensei Pro White
    Titleist 718CB 3 thru PW
    Titleist SM7 50-08 and 56-08
    Yes! Tracy
  • Shrinkwr4pShrinkwr4p Posts: 272 ✭✭
    You should try the Callaway XR OS.



    I had the F7 Cobra but tended to hook it and didn't enjoy the turf interaction as much as I hoped I might.



    Switched to the OS in19* 18 months ago and it's now my go to from 190-200 yds. (I'm old and swing slow.) It feels especially reliable in the wind and generally flies straight. Cheap as chips these days, I'm sure.
  • ItsjustagameItsjustagame Members Posts: 1,262 ✭✭


    Callaway XR. Don't understand all the hook talk that goes along with hybrids.




    A second vote for the XR's. Have played a number of different hybrids over the past 6/7 years and these are excellent clubs.
    GBB Epic 10.5 Project X HZRDUS T800 55
    GBB Epic 5 wood
    XR 3/4/5 Hybrid
    Steelhead XR Pro 6-GW [font=effra, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]UST Mamiya Recoil 95/110[/font]
    Mack Daddy 2 50,54,58
    Taylor Made 2 Ball Fang Slant
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,598 ✭✭
    Callaway Apex is the straightest



    G25 is easy peasy
    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • evoviiiyouevoviiiyou evoviiiyou Members Posts: 1,987 ✭✭
    Mizzy CLK with the Fuji Pro is high ball straight and easy



    Mizzy CLK with the Speeder HB 70 is medium traj. straight and easy

    Mizuno ST190 10.5/ Fuji Speeder TR 661S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno ST190TS 15/ Fuji Speeder TR 757S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno JPX FliHi 19/ Modus 130S/ PURE Wrap WHT
    Mizuno JPX 919F 4-9/ Nippon SPO S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno JPX 919T PW/ Nippon SPO S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno S18 Wedges 50&56/ Modus 120S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    SeeMore M1B 31" CS/ Conti Golf Satin Black Shaft/ SS Slim 3.0 CC

  • tobiasjdtobiasjd Members Posts: 427 ✭✭
    Pretty much every hybrid. Unless you have Nicklaus forearms and can carve shots with 2 irons. In which case you might fight a hook.
    Cobra King LTD Black
    Titleist 910FD 15° 3w
    Titleist 917F2 18° 5w
    Callaway Apex 4h
    PING iBlade 5 - PW
    PING Glide 50° SS
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 56°, 60° SS
    Bettinardi BB1
  • 9woodfan9woodfan Members Posts: 1,433 ✭✭
    Great suggestions... Thanks! Time to start browsing.
    Bag: PING Hoofer Camo
    Driver: TaylorMade M4 D-Type 11*

    Wood: Cobra F8 18*

    Hybrid: Cobra F8 22*

    Irons: Wishon Sterling SL 6-GW
    Wedge: Vokey SM5 54/58/62*

    Putter: SGC WB Northwood
    Work done by Dan's Custom Golf
  • drumdude96drumdude96 Members Posts: 846
    If you're hooking your hybrids, it's probably because you're not setting up correctly. Hybrids are meant to be hit like irons. When you hit them like fairway woods that's when the big hooks happen. Play them further back in your stance and hit down on them and they will go straight. And my vote is for the G25 hybrids. High, long, and straight all day long.
    PING G400 Max 10.5° Aldila Rogue Silver 125 MSI TX 44.75"
    Taylormade 2017 M1 15° 3 wood Diamana 'ahina 70 S
    PING G25 20° Hybrid TFC 189 S
    Titleist 915H 24° Dynamic Gold S300
    Titleist 915H 27° Dynamic Gold S300
    Mizuno MP-57 6-PW Dynamic Gold S300
    PING Glide 54° SS KBS 610 125
    PING Glide 58° TS KBS 610 125
    Inazone XC-7 33"
  • DowntimeDowntime Posts: 98 ✭✭
    Another vote for 816 H1 - favorite club in my bag right now.
    TS2 - 10.5 - Evenflow White 6.0
    TS2 - 15 - Evenflow White 6.0
    816 H1 - 19 - Diamana White - Stiff
    JPX 919F - 4-P - KBS CTaper Lite - Stiff
    Vokey - 52-56-60
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2
    ProV1
  • tobiasjdtobiasjd Members Posts: 427 ✭✭
    drumdude96 wrote:


    If you're hooking your hybrids, it's probably because you're not setting up correctly. Hybrids are meant to be hit like irons. When you hit them like fairway woods that's when the big hooks happen. Play them further back in your stance and hit down on them and they will go straight. And my vote is for the G25 hybrids. High, long, and straight all day long.




    You are not totally wrong, but there are also people who can not hit hybrids with any consistency. They will hook the bejesus out of them too often. They are just a lot easier to turn over.



    The Callaway Apex has been the best I've seen at resisting a hook.
    Cobra King LTD Black
    Titleist 910FD 15° 3w
    Titleist 917F2 18° 5w
    Callaway Apex 4h
    PING iBlade 5 - PW
    PING Glide 50° SS
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 56°, 60° SS
    Bettinardi BB1
  • That Bob GuyThat Bob Guy Never settle! Members Posts: 2,566 ClubWRX
    TourEdge Exotics IronWood. A beauty and a beast.
  • gbartkogbartko Whooooo! Members Posts: 634 ✭✭
    edited Oct 2, 2018 #51
    drumdude96 wrote:


    If you're hooking your hybrids, it's probably because you're not setting up correctly. Hybrids are meant to be hit like irons. When you hit them like fairway woods that's when the big hooks happen. Play them further back in your stance and hit down on them and they will go straight. And my vote is for the G25 hybrids. High, long, and straight all day long.




    100% this. It’s so fashionable to play the “hook machine hybrid” card. The only known case where it’s ALWAYS the arrow and not the Native American .

    Ping G400 10.5
    Ping Rapture 13.5
    TEE CB4 16.5
    Ping G 19/22
    Ping i E1 5-U
    Ping Glide ES 54.5/60
    Ping Anser Milled 0

  • chriochrio Posts: 136 ✭✭
    Go online. Find the Adams Idea A7. I literally hit different ones for a few months a few years back and couldn’t deny how easy and pure these were. I have the 2,3,&4. I usually don’t carry all 3 at once but allow the conditions to determine the set up. These will be used and not expensive but worth every penny!
  • nicholasriehlnicholasriehl Nick R. Members Posts: 306 ✭✭
    Ping g30/g/g400. The set up so square to the ball. I love the look of them at address.
    • PING G400 LST 10* --- HZRDUS Yellow 65-6.0
    • PING G400 16.9* Fairway --- HZRDUS Yellow 75-6.0
    • Callaway Epic 20* Hybrid --- HZRDUS Black 85-6.0
    • Callaway Steelhead XR Pro 4-PW --- Modus 120-S
    • Cleveland CBX 50* and 56* --- Modus 120-S
    • PING Eye2 Gorge LW --- Modus 120-S
    • PING Pickemup B --- 35" Counterbalanced Conversion
  • Tcann32Tcann32 Members Posts: 3,527
    tobiasjd wrote:

    drumdude96 wrote:


    If you're hooking your hybrids, it's probably because you're not setting up correctly. Hybrids are meant to be hit like irons. When you hit them like fairway woods that's when the big hooks happen. Play them further back in your stance and hit down on them and they will go straight. And my vote is for the G25 hybrids. High, long, and straight all day long.




    You are not totally wrong, but there are also people who can not hit hybrids with any consistency. They will hook the bejesus out of them too often. They are just a lot easier to turn over.



    The Callaway Apex has been the best I've seen at resisting a hook.




    Swing is always to blame for a shot, but clubs certainly can accentuate the issue. Hybrids are often closed / anti left in an attempt to alleviate the issues that the average golfer would have with a longer iron.. but then you have the “pro” models and they’re basically just shorter fairway woods (maybe even harder to hit, depending on loft.)



    When you get into 18* hybrids, etc. they’re so long that the swing is gonna get flatter for someone who’s not that tall, and mixing a flatter swing with an anti slice club, we have: hooks.
    What's actually in the bag...
    Callaway Epic SZ-9.0-Aldila X-Torsion Green Mamba-70TX
    Callaway Epic SZ 15* - PX Handcrafted Yellow 75 6.5
    Callaway Apex UT 21* - C- taper S+
    Miura LH LTD Black Blades: 3-p w/ DG TI X7's.
    Cleveland RTX 3: 50-54 w. C-Taper S+
    Scratch 1018: 58 w/ C-Taper S+
    Piretti Potenza / Odyssey MX #7

    Others gamed on occasion:
    Callaway BBA (2014)
    Callaway 13 X Forged w/ AMT X100's (hard stepped once)
    Scratch Golf 51,55,58,59
    Wilson Staff Kirk Currie Milled
  • JoelsimJoelsim Posts: 675 ✭✭
    818 h1. A wonderful club and arrow straight for me from tee or turf.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    Ping G400 13.5 3-Wood Regular Alta CB 42”
    Titleist 818 H1 18 3-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Titleist 818 H1 23 4-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Cleveland CBX 52
    Cleveland CBX 56
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3
    Odyssey O-Works Marxman
  • The Ping G line of hybrids from G25 and beyond super forgiving. The G400 crossover is another option to consider, similar launch and forgiveness but in an iron profile that doesn’t have the huge and roll like a hybrid.
  • larryd3larryd3 Members Posts: 572 ✭✭
    Titleist 816 h1
    TM M4
    Epic 15*
    816 H1 19*
    816 H1 24*
    PXG 0311 5-pw
    50* SM7 F
    54* SM6 M
    58* SM7 S
    PXG Operator H
  • JDaxJDax Posts: 84
    I think that the Rogue and Rogue X Hybrids are the best Hybrids Callaway has released. Those are worth a look.
  • Shifty76Shifty76 Posts: 347 ✭✭
    edited Oct 5, 2018 #59
    Heavenwood not doing the job for you anymore?



    Still in love with mine image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,177 ClubWRX
    Tcann32 wrote:

    tobiasjd wrote:

    drumdude96 wrote:


    If you're hooking your hybrids, it's probably because you're not setting up correctly. Hybrids are meant to be hit like irons. When you hit them like fairway woods that's when the big hooks happen. Play them further back in your stance and hit down on them and they will go straight. And my vote is for the G25 hybrids. High, long, and straight all day long.




    You are not totally wrong, but there are also people who can not hit hybrids with any consistency. They will hook the bejesus out of them too often. They are just a lot easier to turn over.



    The Callaway Apex has been the best I've seen at resisting a hook.




    Swing is always to blame for a shot, but clubs certainly can accentuate the issue. Hybrids are often closed / anti left in an attempt to alleviate the issues that the average golfer would have with a longer iron.. but then you have the “pro” models and they’re basically just shorter fairway woods (maybe even harder to hit, depending on loft.)



    When you get into 18* hybrids, etc. they’re so long that the swing is gonna get flatter for someone who’s not that tall, and mixing a flatter swing with an anti slice club, we have: hooks.




    There was some excellent research by Ping that indicated many golfers line up hybrids off the toe and hit them on the toe side of the middle, even when they believe they are lined up on the center. Come into impact with a face closIng and a toe-side hit and there’s your hook. The shape of the G400 is designed to counter this. All I do at address is shade my alignment slightly toward the heel with any hybrid and there are no hooks.



    That said, the two most playable I have tried are the Ping and also the Cobra F8. They refined the rails with the F8 and it is excellent off any lie. I like the Ping Tour shaft more than the Cobra offerings.
    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • turbomarkturbomark Members Posts: 11
    edited Oct 6, 2018 #61
    Another vote for the Cobra F6 and F7 hybrid. Excellent price and by far the best hybrid I’ve owned for flight, forgiveness and feel.



    My miss is a hook with most hybrids. I have a try VERY hard to hook my F7.
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