I need to find a 4 or 5 hybrid for my dad and don't want to spend more than $100. Which models from the last few seasons have stood out to you?
Srixon h45/h65. Don't know where you're based but I got a h45 and an f45 a couple of years ago for £60 each (demo clubs) and they are the best hybrid and woods I've ever used. A month ago I picked up a h65 and an f65 for £160 for the pair, both still in their wrappers. Srixon is insanely underpriced here in the UK.
I bought a titleist 818 h1 25 degree and a 816 h1 27 degree for £100 and £50 respectively. 818 was like new the 816 was a bit more used but still acceptable.
Taylormade SLDR S 14*
Titleist 917F2 20*
Titleist 818H1 25*
Titleist 816H1 27*
Ping G25 6-PW
Cleveland RTX 3 50* & 54*
Titleist Vokey SM6 58*
Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport
I would suggest the Cobra F7 4/5 hybrid. It's adjustable and seems less susceptible to hooks that other hybrids that I have used.
I really like the old Cobra hybrids from years ago. DWS, Baffler, etc.
I just picked up a 4 hybrid for $26. And I buy the ones with the Nippon GH950 steel shaft. Easily the most consistent club in my bag.
G25 23* hybrid is perfection.
It is embarrassing to admit, but I've gone to all Tommy Armour Atomics for driver/wood/hybrids. Surprisingly good, with nice EvenFlow Red shafts.
$59.99 now for the hybrids.
Callaway X2 Hot. I like mine a lot.
I 2nd the Srixon H65 and can also recommend Nike Vapor Fly. Feels and sounds great and is easy to hit well.
Mizuno JPX 900 driver/3W
Titleist 910F alt. 3W
Mizuno JPX 850 5W
Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 2-iron
Srixon H45 19° Hybrid
Mizuno MP-H5 3i
Mizuno MP-15 irons (4/5/6)
Mizuno MP-33 irons (7-PW)
Mizuno S5/T20 wedges (52°/56°/60°)
Mizuno MP-T105 putter
INESIS Tour 900 ball
Good advice here. Both great clubs. Just switched from 816 to 818. Slightly prefer the 818 cosmetically and a tad more forgiving but could still happily play 816.
Titleist 818 hands down. Do some searching and you can find them at $100 or less.
Another vote for 818. Can be had for $100 or less gently used
Ping, Cobra, Cally are where I would look. Easier to launch.
Honma hybrids do not get much love but they are fantastic and cheap.
Exact opposite for me, it was unplayable... I love the LTD driver, and the F6 3 wood. For me looks weird and feels weird.
Adams Idea super is an oldy but a goody. Been abgging mine since (2012-13). Just picked up a 20* got it delivered off eBay for under $45. It's an old club so may be losing some advantages, they launch high, and I don't lose them left.
If you are willing to go over $100 slightly, I really like my sub70.
As of 3/5/20
9.5 Cobra LTD Pro with Aldila Blue X
13 Degree Adams Speedline with Aldila Alpha X
18 Degree Adams A12 with Proforce X
6-PW Adams CMB with Project X 6.0
4 iron / utility Sub 70 699 with Proforce 85 gram X
50, 54, 58 Vokeys
2 Ball Putter
13/14 completed for now.
adams pro mini 23 has been a phenomenal club for me.
Cobra Baffler/Baffler XL/F-Max. Offset, high launch, rail sole. Perfect hybrid for a lot of people. The Cleveland Launcher hybrid-irons from the a couple of years ago you should be able to find for pretty cheap as well.
Taylormade SIM 9* - HZRDUS Smoke Green 65 | Callaway Mavrik SZ 13.5* and 18* - Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 75 | Ping G410 20.5* and 24.5* Hybrids - Project X Even Flow Black 85 | Mizuno MP-20 HMB 5-PW (2* weak) - KBS $-Taper 120 | Vokey SM8 Raw 54.12D & 60.06 Low Bounce K Raw - Project X LZ 6.5 | Bettinardi BB Zero Custom - Stability | Tour Velvet Midsize Cord | Srixon Z-Star Xv Yellow
I would say look at the Cobra FlyZ from 2015. You mention "4 or 5H," this adjustable model bridges the gap.
Used market varies from about $50 for "gently used," up to $99 if you find one with cellophane still on head.
The model features 2-3H (16-19°) / 3-4H (19-22°) / 4-5H (22-25°). The lofts overlap, adjustable with the MyFly8 hosel assembly. I originally played the 3-4H as a 4H, but then lofted it down to 3H 19° and play the 4-5H as a 4H lofted down to 22°. This gives me a slight fade out of a square stance - a handy option since my stock shot is a draw. And, I can draw the Hs out of a closed stance.
I carry my 4H year round, and sub in my 3H for the 7W in cold weather when the winds are higher and the rough thinner.
Stock shaft was the Matrix VLCT Altus; the shaft is a bit heavier than you find on most basic hybrids - I play VLCT 73-gram senior flex (rest of my bag is R-flex.) I can feel head at the top, but still feel a lively pop at impact. Other shafts also are available.
Further the model features a SmartPad on the sole: this keeps the club level (won't rock upright or flat) when you change the loft.
For aesthetics, FlyZ offers a designer's touch on head color: white, black, blue, green orange and red finishes.
This video is fairly straight-forward on what the FlyZ model offers:
YES!! Just started bagging XP-1 hybrids and they beat literally every other hybrid in my fitting. G410 was closest runner up. I am sure older models perform great as well. I was shocked at how great they are. Never even considered heading into the fitting.
The Pro Mini 23 and 26 degrees are the most favorite and oldest clubs in my bag. All my other clubs are relatively new.
Adams red hybrids are really good and they’re cheap. I recommend them.
Ping G25, or Ping Anser.
For those who have played different hybrid shafts...How do the Project X Evenflow Blue and the Mitsubishi Tensi Pro Blue compare ? Thanks
Cleveland CG Black were phenomenal and I regret selling them every time someone asks about Hybrids
Callaway XR 16 ProPing G410 Plus
Cobra F7 (3/4 Wood) Cobra F7 (5/6 Wood)
Dynacaft 18* Driving Iron Maltby 17* FDI Driving Iron
Maltby KE4-Tour TC 4 Hybrid / 5 Hybrid Maltby TS-1 6-Pw / Cobra Forged Tec Black 4-Pw
TaylorMade Ghost Spider SOdyssey Stroke Lab V-Line CS
Callaway MD3 50* 54* Maltby M-Series + 50* 56*
Costco Kirkland 4 piece (KSig)
I have been gaming the old Nickent 6DT's for almost a decade now. I got them new for 50% off after they went bankrupt but before Dick's bought them and churned out the garbage clubs with the Nickent badge and ruined their investment.
Real voodoo shafts. Every year I test new hybrids and still can't find anything I hit better. About 30 bucks on ebay now. It would be hard to find a better value IMO.
Everything in my bag is 2018 or newer... Except my Adams Pro hybrid. Cant shake it, and they're sub $50.
Still using Cleveland Halo , cant get it out of the bag
Callaway Big Bertha 2019 from Callaway Preowned. Brand new with OEM headcover, adjustable, and Recoil shaft. Bought two for $103 each.
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