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Mental Block When Hitting Hybrids

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swing thoughtsswing thoughts Members  282WRX Points: 80Handicap: 2.7Posts: 282 Greens
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I wish I could say I have a consistent miss, but lately I'm all over the place with hybrid. Low, chunk, right, left... I'm back to a 3 and 4 iron which are obviously harder to hit, butare working better for me now. I must have the yips or something big going on with the hybrid. Any drills or thoughts you guys have tried that helped you with the hybrids? Anything at all??!! Thanks.

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Ping G400
Cobra f8 3 fairway 15
Srixon f65 5 fairway 19

TaylorMade UDI 21
TaylorMade P730 4-pw

Vokey 52/8
MD3 58/11

Ping ZB
Ping Fetch
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  • jah7838jah7838 Members  1334WRX Points: 229Posts: 1,334 Platinum Tees
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    Whenever I start catching my hybrids thin, I'll place a tee/leaf/something a few inches in front of the ball on the range and try to take that out with a divot. When I'm on the course, I pick a spot a few inches in front of the ball and make sure I hit thru that spot as well.

    It forces me to stay down and thru the ball when hitting hybrids. I start to catch it thin and miss both directions when I try to help the ball in the air. The divots I take with a hybrid aren't deep or very long, but it's just a helpful feeling for me.

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    Driver: 9.5* M3 Aldila Tour Green 65s or Evenflow White t1100 65s 
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour 3 wood set to 15* with Aldila 2kxv Blue 7s or Cobra F6 Baffler set to 16.5* with Proforce V2 7f4
    Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid VTS 100s or 20* Adams Super Pro with AD DI 95s , 23* Adams Super 9031 S300 (swap with 4 iron on occasion, but the hybrid is usually in the bag)
    Irons: 4 (DG Pro s300), 5-PW Ben Hoga PTx Pro DGTI S400
    Wedges: 48* bent to 49* Hogan TK wedge, RTX 4 52* bent to 53* Mid, and New Level Golf 58*. All wedges have DGTI S400
    Putter: Toulon Las Vegas or Kingston KP1 Carbon Oil Can Finish
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  • swing thoughtsswing thoughts Members  282WRX Points: 80Handicap: 2.7Posts: 282 Greens
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    On -, @jah7838 said:

    Whenever I start catching my hybrids thin, I'll place a tee/leaf/something a few inches in front of the ball on the range and try to take that out with a divot. When I'm on the course, I pick a spot a few inches in front of the ball and make sure I hit thru that spot as well.

    It forces me to stay down and thru the ball when hitting hybrids. I start to catch it thin and miss both directions when I try to help the ball in the air. The divots I take with a hybrid aren't deep or very long, but it's just a helpful feeling for me.

    I like that idea. I've actually heard of that drill before, just forgot about it. I'll try it. I've found that most of my issues are essentially a result of not getting thoroughly thru the ball. That may help. Thanks.

    Posted:
    Ping G400
    Cobra f8 3 fairway 15
    Srixon f65 5 fairway 19

    TaylorMade UDI 21
    TaylorMade P730 4-pw

    Vokey 52/8
    MD3 58/11

    Ping ZB
    Ping Fetch
  • kmay__kmay__ niagara, ontario, canada. Members  584WRX Points: 360Posts: 584 Golden Tee
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    I play a 4 hybrid and I just always swing it the same as I do for a long iron, including a slight forward shaft lean to initiate the backswing, helps me hit down on it and keep strike consistent.

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    Cobra Baffler 16*
    PING G30 4h 22*
    TM R11 5-PW (Mizuno MP-4 for fun)
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    PM Grind 60*
    Cleveland HB #6 center shaft 
  • mahoniemahonie EnglandMembers  3088WRX Points: 701Handicap: 11Posts: 3,088 Titanium Tees
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    I view my 3 hybrid as a shorter version of my 3-wood and play it the same, slightly forward in the stance and sweep without a divot. In fact, I rotate it with a 5-wood which is practically the same club, just 5 yards longer.

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    Callaway XR Speed 3W Project X HZRDUS T800 65 Stiff
    Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 21* Hybrid Aldila RIP Stiff
    Cobra King CB/MB Flow 4-6, 7-PW C-Taper Stiff
    Wilson Staff PMP wedges 50/54/58 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Radius Classic 8
  • tonypizzletonypizzle Members  83WRX Points: 39Posts: 83 Fairways
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    yeah i agree. i try to treat it more like a wood than an iron. i try to give it the same swing. i like the drill mentioned above. hopefully that helps some!

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  • HellstormHellstorm Members  681WRX Points: 117Handicap: 12Posts: 681 Golden Tee
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    I did the same thing as you with the hybrids. One shot would be really solid and beautiful and the next would be a disaster. I took some advice from somebody and practiced a kind of hockey slapshot with the hybrid and woods and it really helped me stay down on the shots and get a better rotation. I also moved the ball back a little in my stance and focused on hitting a little draw and my consistency has greatly improved. Not promising it as a cure all but it really only took about 15 balls to get that feeling.

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  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members  1645WRX Points: 343Handicap: 7Posts: 1,645 Platinum Tees
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    To me, the hybrid had its own ball position.
    3 wood and two iron are my strengths so I don’t “need” a hybrid, unless I’m in the light rough from 200 yards out.l, in which now I compromise by advancing a 6 iron, pitch up and down for par.

    If you don’t have confidence with the hybrid, I would ditch it unless you struggle with swing speed.

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    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 12.5*
    Ping G410 Crossover 17* Tour Shaft
    Ping i210 (3-PW), Px LZ 6.0
    Wilson Staff Model 54* SW and 58* LW
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members  2496WRX Points: 622Posts: 2,496 Platinum Tees
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    If you work with a pro, have him or her take a look at your hybrid swing. If you're uncomfortable with hybrids, you may have developed some unconscious quirk, twitch or misalignment which is messing up your shots. I find this is the best way to diagnose what's wrong with the one club that doesn't work.

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    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS + MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr.  | Note: MD4 58°/8.C-grind may replace MD/PM
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperHot - orange
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course and season.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • scooterhd2scooterhd2 Members  1076WRX Points: 396Handicap: 3Posts: 1,076 Platinum Tees
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    I can only tell you how to hit it 20 yards left. Great contact though.

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    Ping G410+ 9*, Tensei Pro Orange

    Adams XTD Ti 17*, Fubuki

    Apex 20*, AD DI 85

    Srixon U85 23*, AD DI 95

    Srixon 585 5-6, Nippon 120

    Srixon 785 7-PW, Nippon 120

    Ping Glide 3.0 52*, Nippon 120

    TM Hi Toe 56*&60*, Nippon 120

    Evnroll ER3

  • Lefty_3JackLefty_3Jack St. LouisMembers  1636WRX Points: 181Handicap: 3.2Posts: 1,636 Platinum Tees
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    You've got a mental block with yours and I have a mental hook with mine. I have to setup like Bubba Watson to get that thing to go straight or fade assuming I don't fear pulling it and then end up with a pull hook anyway. Not my favorite club!

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  • rich_s2rich_s2 wisconsinMembers  1079WRX Points: 834Handicap: 1.6Posts: 1,079 Platinum Tees
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    Hybrids are not all the same and seem to be more hozel adjustment sensitive for me. Once I got them dialed in though, they are absolute weapons. I have 2 in my bag and have had them for a while now. Don't see them going anywhere as they are very versatile. My set-up is about 1" forward of where I play my 4i. From there I just focus on swinging to the right and hitting down on it. That might not be what I actually do but that intention gives me a great result off the ground. Off the tee is entirely different.

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  • DShepleyDShepley Members  267WRX Points: 284Handicap: 2Posts: 267 Greens
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    I've never owned a hybrid that didn't feel like it wanted to hook off of the planet. Every one I've ever had I felt like I had to play a slice with or I'd lose it left. My issue was likely mostly mental but also I think caused by the hybrids being a bit upright and perhaps they are just a hook biased club? I solved the issue for me by replacing my hybrid with a driving iron, (I went with a Srixon ZU85 2 iron which I love off the tee).

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    Callaway Epic Sub Zero - Rogue Max 65 S

    TM R15 3 Wood - Speeder Evo Tour Spec S

    Srixon ZU85 18* - Recoil F4

    Adams CMB (4-Gap) - KBS C-Taper S

    Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 58*

    Rife Cayman Brac - Island Finish

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