Best Hybrid of recent years

Im considering swapping out my 3 iron for a hybrid of some sort. I carried a 21 or 22 degree TaylorMade Rescue Dual years ago with the TM stock stiff shaft and used to love how the ball pinged off the face of it - club went about 210 yards and was as easy to hit as a 6 iron.. I purchased the same 16 degree TM Rescue Dual but the feel was never the same as the 22..

I would be interested to hear if there is a general consensus on here re the best hybrid of the last 5 years - ie the equivalent club to the TM Dual that i loved (which i think was largely regarded as a weapon back then) but with 15 years added technology advancement, ie more distance, feel, ease of use etc..

I picked up an MPH5 4 iron but didn’t find it any different in distance, ease of use and had less feel compared to any standard forged 4 iron..

Thanks for reading my post!


  • jlukesjlukes Members Posts: 165 ✭✭
    If you like something that is it a bit more iron looking, you cannot go wrong with the Titleist 818 H2. If you are looking for something with a slightly bigger profile, I am hearing great things about the new Ping G410 hybrids.
    Ping G410 Plus 9* Ping Tour 65X
    Titleist TS2 15* Fujikura ATMOS Blue TS 7X
    Titleist 818 H2 19* Fujikura ATMOS HB TS 8X
    Srixon U65 23* Paderson Kinetixx IMRT X
    Srixon z765 5-PW Nippon Modus3 120X
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50.08 F - 54.10 S - 60.12 D
    Evnroll ER2 - customized at The Golf Garage
    Srixon Z-STAR XV
  • ZBigStickZBigStick Practice Perfect Form Members Posts: 5,313 ✭✭
    Callaway Apex. Basically an Adams Idea Pro with face cup. The new Apex adds jailbreak. Both are fantastic.
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]M4 9.5˚(10˚) GD TP-6[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]BB Alpha 816 16˚(15˚) Rogue I/O 70
    Apex 20˚ Kuro Kage Black 80
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Z U45 23˚ Steelfiber i95
    Z 745 5-PW Steelfiber i110 cw
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]RTX-4 50˚M, 56˚F (55˚), 60˚F S400 ti[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Spider Tour L-neck Silver
    Pro V1 2017
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Oakley Targetline Prizm Golf Dark[/font]
  • Another hybrid that flies under the radar is the Mizuno JPX 900. Can be set to flat and it doesn’t go left. Solid ball speed and spin characteristics. Ive moved on from mine and I miss it dearly. Although my new apex hybrids are quite good as well.
    Epic Flash SZ 9 (8) Tensei Blue 60x
    Epic Flash SZ 15 (16) Tensei Blue 70x
    Apex 18 and 20 KBS Prototype 95x
    Apex Pro 19 5-PW KBS $ Taper 130
    MD4 Raw 50 and 56 KBS $ Taper 120
    PM Grind 2.0 60 KBS $ Taper 120
    Toulon Las Vegas DB
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,742 ClubWRX
    Smaller head wise so a hybrid that has more similarities with an iron that a fairway wood, I have to mention the 915Hd. Just superb! I picked one up second hand a couple of years ago as a back up to my 712U 3 iron. I started hitting that poorly during the course of last season the 915Hd went into the bag and I do not understand how I did not appreciate it more from the moment that I got it. Long, straight and so easy to control. If you can find one give it a go.
    Titleist TS3 8.5 Stiff Project X Even Flow White T1100
    Titleist 915Fd 15 Stiff Rogue Black
    Titleist 915Hd 17.5 Stiff Diamana S+
    Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW Stiff KBS Tour
    Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08, 54.10 & 60.04
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
  • agoodmanmbkagoodmanmbk Posts: 492 ✭✭
    PING G410 hybrid beat out a lot of them for me. Being able to change it to a flat lie setting helps the ball flight tremendously
    Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60
    Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70
    PING G400 3/19* Alta CB 70
    PING i210 4-UW Project X LZ
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 56*SS/60*SS
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy
    TaylorMade TP5
  • SheriffBoothSheriffBooth Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 4,409 mod
    Callaway Apex and Ping Anser.
    Taylormade M6, 9.0*, Hzrdus Smoke 60 S
    Taylormade M5, 15*, Hzrdus Smoke 70 S
    Callaway Apex 3H, Kuro Kage S
    Taylormade P-790, 4-PW, Recoil 110 F4 +1"
    Taylormade MG 50, 56, 60 Recoil 110 F4 +1"
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black, 36"
  • Cheers for the responses guys - looks like the Apexes are holding their value real nice where I’ve looked.. may see if i can hit one next time i at the range.. I had a 503 and 585 titleist back in the day so may keep my eye out for the 915hd if i can find a decent example
  • GoIrish17GoIrish17 Members Posts: 5,529 ✭✭
    X2Hot Pro is possibly the best hybrid ever. Adams made some great hybrids, but are getting harder and harder to find.
    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8.5° | Evenflow HC Black 65
    Cobra F9 9° | Atmos Tour Spec Black 6
    Fairway: M4 Tour 15° | Kuro Kage XT 70
    Hybrid: Callaway X2Hot Pro 18° | Speeder HB 8.8
    Driving Iron: Apex X-Forged Utility 21° | AD-DI 105
    Irons: Srixon 785 5-pw | Recoil 110
    Wedges: Vokey SM7 raw 48° F (Handground S), 54° S, 58° V | KBS 610
    Putter: Tad Moore Pro 1S prototype
    Putter: Scotty AOP Newport oil can
    Putter: Piretti Potenza II black
    Putter: Byron Morgan DH89 oil can

  • SEP1006SEP1006 Pearland, Tx.ClubWRX Posts: 848 ClubWRX
    Been hitting the Adams Pro A12's for years, great hybrid. Have always been intrigued by the baffler rails on the Cobra's though. After reading all the reviews ordered the 2 / 3 Cobra F8's.

    COBRA F9 Speedback 10.5*| UST Helium F3
    COBRA F9 Speedback 3wd | Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 6R
    ADAMS PRO A12 - 2 & 3 Hybrids | UST Mamiya VTS Silver
    PXG GEN-2 0311XF 4 - 6 irons | Accra Tour 100i Graphite Stiff 
    PXG GEN-2 0311P 7 - GW irons | Accra Tour 100i Graphite Stiff 
    PING GLIDE STEALTH 2.0 SW 54* - 12 | Wedge Flex
    PING GLIDE STEALTH 2.0 LW 58* - 6 | Wedge Flex
    PXG GUNBOAT H Putter

  • TollBrosTollBros Overseer of the Test Range Sponsors Posts: 4,843 ✭✭
    edited Feb 22, 2019 1:27pm #11
    Not sure about 5 years but I am of the opinion that still to this day nobody has made better hybrids than Adam's golf. The idea pro and super ls if you want very low spin, being the best of them all. Save some cash, and find one of those to put a new shaft in and you've got the perfect hybrid.
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  • gentlesgentles Members Posts: 1,840 ✭✭
    Like a few others have said, Apex and idea pro all the way. I have a 14, 20 and 23 in the idea pro, and 18, 20 and 23 in the apex. Perfect hybrids IMO
    Taylormade 2016 M2 10.5 Aldila Tour Blue 75x
    Taylormade 2016 M2 DF 3hl Aldila Tour Blue 85x
    Callaway Apex 20* Aldila Tour Blue 85x
    Taylormade RSI UDI 4i DG AMT x100
    Taylormade P770 5-P DG AMT x100
    Ping Glide 51,55, 59 DG S400
    Ping Anser Milled 5

    On the bench/testing: G400 LST, Callaway 3deep, Cobra LTD 3-4, Callaway Apex 23*, UDI 2 and 3 irons, Ping Glide 53, PM Grind 64
  • Lucho8Lucho8 Lefty Mamba Posts: 257 ✭✭
    Original Adams Idea Pro, Nike VR Pro and Adams XTD Super Hybrid are my favorite hybrids. Still have all 3 and the Nike VR Pro is probably my favorite and currently in the bag. Compact, muted and great feel. Recent hybrid? I have the Ping G400 with KBS Proto. Forgiving, high hitting and decent feel.
    Driver: Ping G400 11.5* Ping Tour 75
    Fairway: Adams Fast 10 18* Fubuki Ax 85
    Hybrid: Nike VR Pro 24* VTS Tour Silver 100
    Irons: Miura Blades (Y Grind) 5-PW KBS Tour 120
    Wedges: Miura LTD Raw 52* 57* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125
    Putter: Custom Scotty Cameron Newport 2
    Golf Ball: Srixon Z Star XV / Titleist Pro V1x
  • soap1984soap1984 Posts: 699 ✭✭
    I've always fared best with the ping hybrids, if you are very high spin you might need to mess with some shafts. They definitely feel the best to me.
    M2- Hzrdus Black 6.0
    0341x 3 wood
    19 degree 0317 and G400 22 degree hybrids
    0311T Gen2 5 -w (KBS C-taper lite)
    0311t 52, 56, 60 (Romeo)
    Bat Attack P
  • BoognishBoognish Members Posts: 716
    Callaway Apex original version is worth a look. Makes attacking greens from long range much less threatening. Not super long, which is great, so you get reliable distance. It wont be as workable as a long iron, but they are playable from a lot of lies.

    3iron model is solid at 20 degree and 40" length.
    Callaway 816 DBD 9* / Fuji Speeder Evo II 569-S
    Callaway XR16 14* / Fubuki AX f75-S
    Callaway X2Hot 5Deep 18.5*/ Aldila Tour Green 75-S
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20* & 23* / Fuji Pro 83-S
    Srixon z765 5-9 / Modus 120-S
    Mizuno S18 46*
    Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 52*
    Callaway PM Grind 58*
    Ping Vault 2.0 Ketsch
  • player12player12 Members Posts: 75 ClubWRX
    I know i'm in the minority here but the Bridgestone J40 18 and 21degree with the project x shafts are the best oif all hybrids i have ever had, including adams, ping, and titleist
  • TexasRedTexasRed ClubWRX Posts: 83 ClubWRX
    Titleist 818 H2. Compact head for a more iron look, but forgiveness of a hybrid.
  • Pi5seekerPi5seeker Posts: 829 ✭✭
    The Tour Edge CBX is beautiful.
    Cobra F8 10.5* Evenflow Blue
    Cobra F8 5-6 17* Evenflow Blue
    Cobra F8 Hybrid 19* Smacwrap
    Cobra King Utility 22.5* C-Taper Lite
    Ping I210 5-UW PX LZ 6.0
    Bridgestone XW-1 56* 60* Spinner
    Odyssey Works Versa 1W
    Clicgear 3.5/Cobra King Ultradry
  • nova6868nova6868 Members Posts: 4,685 ✭✭
    In terms of value it's tough to beat the PING Anser hybrids.
  • BubbBubb Members Posts: 1,301 ✭✭
    Callaway Apex. Flat lie angle and great feel.
  • theboyslatertheboyslater Members Posts: 32 ✭✭
    Another vote for callaway apex from me. I have both the 2 hybrid and the 4 hybrid. Great feel, looks, and doesn't hook!
  • jbrunkjbrunk Posts: 562 ✭✭
    I’ve mostly played Cobra hybrids, but found a unicorn in the Ping G 4Hy 22°. A friend built it with the NV 2KXV 85H green, and it’s crazy good. Typical carry is 200y, but I can step on it out to 215 or drop back to 170. (Driver = 235-240 carry) For me, it’s a power hybrid with versatility and forgiveness, and it’s all in the shaft. The G410 22° tops out at 195y for me in the stock CB Alta. Don’t overlook the importance of the right head + shaft combo just ‘cause it’s a hybrid.
    Sun Mountain C130S
    Cobra King F9 10.5° HZRDUS Smoke 6.0
    Cobra King F9 Tour 17.5° 5W HZRDUS Smoke 6.0
    Ping G 22° 4Hy 2KNV Green 85H
    Callaway XF 4i Steelfiber i95
    Callaway XF/MB 5i-PW Modus3 120
    Mizuno S18 52° 58° Modus3 120
    Piretti Teramo
  • mspeedpikamspeedpika Members Posts: 1,057 ✭✭
    Callaway epic
  • IH823PUTTIH823PUTT Members Posts: 674 ✭✭
    Adams LS or Pro...still the best IMO
    Cobra F9 8* w/ TBD
    Titleist F3.05 w/ Pro95, X
    Fourteen Proto 2i w/ DG X100
    Mizuno MP-18 FLI-HI 3 W/ Nippon Modus 125, X
    Mizuno MP-18 SC 4-6, MP-18 MB 7-PW
    Don White Custom 52* & 58* w/ DG AMT T.I., S400
    Bettinardi BB34 Tour Stock w/ Tungsten Weights

    WITB Link
  • mxskiermxskier Members Posts: 406 ✭✭
    Costs too much, but first gen pxg just feels SO good. Definitely a splurge moment, but just excellent.
    Ping G400 LST Tour 65S
    Cobra F8+ 3W VA Slay 75
    PXG 0317 3H VA Slay 85H
    Callaway Apex Pro 19 4-PW Oban CT 115
    Vokey SM7 50.08, 54.10, 60.08 Oban CT 115
    Bettinardi BB1
    Taylormade TP5
  • buntabunta Members Posts: 540 ✭✭
    I stole these from my mom about 4 years ago. She's still looking for it ..

    hh.jpg 18.3K
    TS3 9.5
    s55 4-P
    Glide 50/54/60
    Anser 2
  • bunta wrote:
    I stole these from my mom about 4 years ago. She's still looking for it
    i did the same as a lad with my ma’s Callaway Warbird 3 wood.. just had issues with the club grip being as thin as a pencil..
  • MarkieMark21MarkieMark21 Members Posts: 26 ✭✭
    The Apex hybrids are fantastic if you like the look of smaller hybrids.

    Anything from Titleist is good. I picked up a 913hd with a Diamana D+ for 40$ this summer and it’s fantastic

    I have had my fair share of experince with the Mizuno Fli hi and am not a fan, but would suggest trying a Titleist 712u

    The Apex hybrids are fantastic if you like the look of smaller hybrids.

    Anything from Titleist is good. I picked up a 913hd with a Diamana D+ for 40$ this summer and it’s fantastic

    I have had my fair share of experince with the Mizuno Fli hi and am not a fan, but would suggest trying a Titleist 712u
  • I've played a bunch of different brands over the years and keep going back to my Cobra Bio Cells. Longest, most forgiving hybrid I've ever hit. You can still get the heads new on ebay for $20. So glad so many people are opposed to Cobra because they sometimes make colorful clubs or whatever reason they have for hating them, keeps the price down and gives me one more quality equipment option than the haters. Next best for me would be anything Titleist over the last few years. I especially liked the 915 (the smaller one, can never remember which is which)
    Ping G SL Tec 9* XS
    Callaway XR 15* R

    Cobra Bio Cell Fairway 18.5 S
    Titleist 816 H1 21* S
    Nike Vapor Pro 4-9 S <or> Mizuno MP 69 4-9

    Vokey SM6[background=transparent] 48* 10 S[/background]
    [background=transparent]Taylormade Tour Preferred EF 52* 10 S[/background]
    Taylormade Tour Preferred EF 58* ATV S

    Odyssey Versa #7 35"
    Taylormade Daddy Long Legs 38"
    [background=transparent]Scotty Futura X5 38"[/background]
    [background=transparent]Callaway Bobby Jones blade 35"[/background]
  • kerila07kerila07 Posts: 236 ✭✭
    Titleist 816 H1 probably my favorite club in the bag
  • vaca22vaca22 Commander In Beef Members Posts: 665 ✭✭
    GoIrish17 wrote:

    X2Hot Pro is possibly the best hybrid ever. Adams made some great hybrids, but are getting harder and harder to find.

    I hit the most ridiculous shots with that thing. It's amazing.
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