Senior looking for hybrid with more oomph?

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jjfcpajjfcpa Golf NutOmaha, NEMembers  843WRX Points: 287Handicap: 12Posts: 843 Golden Tee
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Trying to decide on a new hybrid with more distance.... or should I say, the possibility of delivering more distance. Recommendations?

Currently playing Rogue X.

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Mavrik Driver 10.5* Recoil ES440 F2

Mavrik 3w Recoil ES440 F2

Mavrik 5w Recoil ES440 F2

Mavrik 4h Recoil ES Smacwrap 760 F2

Callaway Apex CF19's 5i - PW Recoil 760 F2

Callaway MD5 48* - 54* Project X Catalyst 80

Callaway Chrome Soft 2020

Stroke Lab One

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  • hatethefadehatethefade Members  15WRX Points: 16Posts: 15 Bunkers
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    I've been happy with my Mizuno clk hybrids. Although to be fair, any of the major brands are probably so close in results it's just a matter of what fits your eye.

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  • Micrys2Micrys2 Members  521WRX Points: 102Posts: 521 Golden Tee
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    Really expensive, but the new Callaway Superhybrid is money!!! A little bigger club head but is was getting 15 yards added length, and easy to elevate, forgiving.

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  • jjfcpajjfcpa Golf Nut Omaha, NEMembers  843WRX Points: 287Handicap: 12Posts: 843 Golden Tee
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    That's the one that caught my eye but just wanted to get some feedback regarding usefulness for seniors? Did you get a senior shaft?

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    Mavrik Driver 10.5* Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 3w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 5w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 4h Recoil ES Smacwrap 760 F2

    Callaway Apex CF19's 5i - PW Recoil 760 F2

    Callaway MD5 48* - 54* Project X Catalyst 80

    Callaway Chrome Soft 2020

    Stroke Lab One

  • DavidvDavidv Members  1117WRX Points: 285Posts: 1,117 Platinum Tees
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    XXIO.

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  • txgolfer45txgolfer45 Members  273WRX Points: 94Posts: 273 Greens
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    Callaway Big Bertha 2019. I have a 4h and 5h in the bag.

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    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 w/ Project X Evenflow Green 55 R shaft
    Fairway woods: Callaway Epic Flash 5 and 7 wood
    Hybrids: Callaway Big Bertha 4i and 5i
    Irons: Ping G700 6 - U wedge
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 56 and 60 degree
    Putter: Vons SS398 / mySpider X

  • Micrys2Micrys2 Members  521WRX Points: 102Posts: 521 Golden Tee
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    I actually hit it with a stiff. Getting to be a little much for me but that thing is a cannon.

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  • AC in TXAC in TX Members  761WRX Points: 108Handicap: 2 HiPosts: 761 Golden Tee
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    7 wood ... 9 wood ...

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    The Ping Hoofer 14 bag:
    Woods: Ping G400 MAX 10.5* / G400 5W / G-400 3H / G-410 4H or G700 4i
    Irons: PXG 0211 5 to GW
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 54/58
    Putter - Scotty Circa 62 No. 6 33"
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    Honma XP-1. Money.

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  • PingistheanserPingistheanser Columbus, OHMembers  328WRX Points: 215Handicap: 10Posts: 328 Greens
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    It kind of seems to me like what the OP is really looking for is a fairway wood.

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  • DrSchteeveDrSchteeve Scottsdale, AZMembers  3576WRX Points: 273Handicap: 8 from 6000 and 13 from 6500 (estimate only)Posts: 3,576 Titanium Tees
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    The only “long” hybrid anyone needs is the lowest lofted one, the others are just fitting gaps. I’ve had great success with several 17* ones - currently Cobra F8, Ping, Titleust H1 19* turned to 18*.

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    TM Sim Max 19*, 25*, 28* Rescue Ventus Blue Senior 
    TM Sim Max 7-SW Ventus Blue Senior
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  • sfdoddsysfdoddsy Members  1334WRX Points: 128Posts: 1,334 Platinum Tees
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    +1.

    In years of trying to find the perfect hybrid I haven't found one that goes consistently longer without losing what makes it a hybrid.

    If you want something that does go longer, and yet is just as easy to hit, save a bunch of money and get a Cobra F6 Baffler.

    It has the shaft length of a hybrid and the head of a 4-5 wood.

    I hate hybrids and can't hit fairway woods. but I can hit the F6 baffler.

    Best club Cobra has ever made.

    Do a search for the rave thread here.

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    Ping G410 Matrix
    Cobra F6 Baffler
    PXG irons
    PXG & PM Grind wedges
    Edel E3 putter
  • WristySwingWristySwing Members  838WRX Points: 480Posts: 838 Golden Tee
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    If you're already in jailbreak, there isn't really much to do other than go softer and lighter. I've heard XXIO is great and we are bringing them into the studio I work at this season to try. However, as many have stated, it does sound like you are a candidate for a fairway wood instead of a hybrid at this stage. 1.5" longer shaft, typically hotter faces due to the different material and face structure, and lighter shafts. Try a Tour Edge exotics 7 wood. There are scores of older models that can be had for pennies of retail and they are a bonus because they often offer a few really good stock shafts with them for free.

    Even the newest models, the EXS is fairly cheap brand new and comes with a real deal Tensei CK Blue as stock, has adjustable sole weights, and features the same cup face tech of their more expensive older models.

    https://www.touredge.com/exsfairway

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    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

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  • ItsjustagameItsjustagame Members  1386WRX Points: 211Handicap: 8Posts: 1,386 Platinum Tees
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    Do you like the hybrids otherwise?

    I have several in my bag because I find them more versatile than long irons from problem lies, rough and fairway bunkers, particularly as an older player.

    If you like hybrids for other reasons and want more length just pick a lower lofted hybrid.

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    GBB Epic 10.5 Project X HZRDUS T800 55
    GBB Epic 5 wood
    XR 3/4/5 Hybrid
    Steelhead XR Pro 6-GW - Mamiya Recoil 95/110
    Mack Daddy 4 54,58
    OWorks 2 Ball Fang Slant
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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers  8423WRX Points: 457Handicap: ScotchPosts: 8,423 Titanium Tees
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    New Cobra Air Max. Very light weight might get you some more swing speed!? Was(F Max)a great seller for me with SRs.

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  • TigerInTheWoodsTigerInTheWoods Members  2563WRX Points: 1,624Handicap: 5Posts: 2,563 Titanium Tees
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    100% this. My dad was trying to use a hybrid in the 21* spot and just did not get the height and speed he needed. Now that he’s rocking a 7 wood 200 yard shots are a breeze.

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  • gwelfgulfergwelfgulfer OnteribleMembers  456WRX Points: 291Handicap: 5-25Posts: 456 Greens
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    Was going to be my suggestion as well. But given the size of some of the 'hybrids' now, they are basically updated late model fairway woods anyway just rebadged, like everything else in golf...

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    Titleist Canada Day Bag:
    Driver - Ping G400 9* w/ Diamana B 70X
    Woods - Titleist 917F2 16.5* w/ 73X Fuji Pro
    Hybrids - Titleist 816H2 21* w/ Fuji Speeder 8.8 TS
    Irons - Ping iBlade 4-W w/ DG TI S400
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 52F & 58S w/ DG TI S400
    Putter - SC NP Mil-Spec 34"

  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members  2281WRX Points: 523Posts: 2,281 Platinum Tees
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    You might find useful tools from among the Cobra hybrids, especially the F6, F7 and F8.

    F6 and F7 adjustable, and offer blended lofts: 2-3H | 3-4H | 4-5H | 5-6H. They have a lot of the same features as my FlyZ hybrids, which I will describe. (FlyZ model hard to find anymore).

    For example, the 4-5H head has a loft range of 22* to 25*, with both neutral and draw lie settings. Shaft is 39.75". I play the 4-5H at minimum 22* loft as a 4H which means it is neutral lie with slightly open face. Out of a square stance I get a slight fade, which is useful since my normal flight is a slight draw. I can draw the 4H from a closed stance.

    With the blended lofts, one can get a shorter-shafted 4H (using lofted-down 4-5H head) or a longer shafted 4H (using a lofted-up 3-4H head) without having to cut the shaft length. This makes it a handy model for the one or two clubs that you adjust to bridge the driver/FW and numbered iron distance gaps.

    Other details on models: F6 has no sole rails and is adjustable, F7 has sole rails and is adjustable, F8 has sole rails but is bonded (non adjustable).

    Note on Cobra long clubs, including hybrids: the stock shafts tend to be slightly heavier than average. So, don't be surprised if you need to go a flex lighter to maintain distance. For my FlyZ hybrids, I play a 73-gram Lite (senior) flex shaft that works just great. All other clubs in my bag are R-flex.

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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.
  • txgolfer45txgolfer45 Members  273WRX Points: 94Posts: 273 Greens
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    Hit a 4H and a 7 fwy and see which performs best for you.

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    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 w/ Project X Evenflow Green 55 R shaft
    Fairway woods: Callaway Epic Flash 5 and 7 wood
    Hybrids: Callaway Big Bertha 4i and 5i
    Irons: Ping G700 6 - U wedge
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 56 and 60 degree
    Putter: Vons SS398 / mySpider X

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  • MojoEdMojoEd Members  190WRX Points: 93Posts: 190 Fairways
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    Big Bertha 2019 - my brother just bought a whole set of these down to the 8h. He likes he distance he gets from easy swings. Sounds crazy to me, but he is the tightest person I know with $ so there must be something to them. :). Sale currently going on at callawaygolfpreowned.com

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  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members  1220WRX Points: 383Posts: 1,220 Platinum Tees
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    Same loft lie and shaft I’m squeaking 7-9 more yards out of new Mizuno Clk vs ping Gs

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    Titleist 915 D2
    Ping G 3 W
    Ping G 5W
    Ping G25 Hybrid
    Mizuno JPX 900 hot metal 5-GW
    Vokey 52-08 sm4
    Vokey 56-14 sm6
    Odyssey White Hot RX2 ( but it better be careful)
  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62 Members  1794WRX Points: 340Posts: 1,794 Platinum Tees
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    I replaced my RBZ hybrid with the F8 and gained about 10 yards. My son got the old RBZ and couldn’t believe the F8 was longer until he hit it.

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    Driver - Cobra F7
    3w- Adams Tight Lies 2 16
    Hybrid - Cobra F8 19
    Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW
    Wedges- Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54 , 58
    Putter- Tour Edge HP Series 01
  • mootrailmootrail Members  603WRX Points: 120Posts: 603 Golden Tee
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    Repeating; fairways, 5 or 7 for sure. Longer shafts are longer. Speaking of which, a shaft change to softer, lighter can add a lot of yards when your swingspeed dips.

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  • Peanut191Peanut191 Members  1889WRX Points: 102Posts: 1,889 Platinum Tees
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    I don’t know if you’ll find a hybrid much longer than the Rogue X. It is the longest hybrid, loft for loft, that I have tried. Ball rockets off the face like a fairway wood and has fairly low spin for a hybrid. The only possibility, for a hybrid, that might potentially be longer would be the Super Hybrid. But, beyond that you might have to look into a fairway wood.

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    M2 10.5, set to 9.75, D5, KK XT 70s
    M2 Tour 16.5, Diamana Thump 85s
    Titleist 913 21* Kiyoshi White 95 04 flex
    Srixon 745 4-PW, Dynamic Gold 115s
    Callaway Razr Forged GW 51
    Vokey 56F 14 bounce, Vokey 60M
    Scotty Newport 1.5
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  • mootrailmootrail Members  603WRX Points: 120Posts: 603 Golden Tee
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    I can't believe it since the old RBZs were super long. I've got an F8 and it's super short. Of course, it is an F8 One hybrid:)

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