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Not that my 6 iron is non-functional, it's just that I'm really enjoying the flight, the consistency/ease of use from my other hybrids. I need a soft-landing ~170-180 yard shot that I can count on.

 

Any thoughts or recommendations?

 

EDIT: Just pulled the trigger on a TM RBZ stage II 6 hybrid. Got the shaft shortened by 1 inch to make my hybrids (3 through 6) a consistent 1/2 in length decrease and to better match my 7i. Got it for around ~$40 on second swing in good condition.

 

Lol, that didn't take long, huh?

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I play up to a 6 hybrid and love the thing. If you are someone who hits hybrids well why wouldn't you? I do take some ribbing once in a while but carding a 75 takes some of the sting out haha.

Cobra LTD HZRDUS 75g 6.5 (Synergy Black 70TX tipped 1/2")
Ping 2014 Rapture 3W - Blueboard 73x5ct
Cobra F8 3 hybrid (HZRDUS Black 85 6.5)
4 Hybrid...
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If you're like a lot of guys here and your ego can't handle it, don't get one. If you're comfortable with yourself, good with your other hybrids, and want to shoot lower scores, get one. One of my best clubs. Took some ribbing from my friends at first (is that a 12 wood, etc), but they quickly shut up when you stick it close a few times while they knuckle ball a 6 iron.

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If you're like a lot of guys here and your ego can't handle it, don't get one. If you're comfortable with yourself, good with your other hybrids, and want to shoot lower scores, get one. One of my best clubs. Took some ribbing from my friends at first (is that a 12 wood, etc), but they quickly shut up when you stick it close a few times while they knuckle ball a 6 iron.

 

No ego here. I just want my ball to go in the cup in fewer strokes - no matter what it looks like. :golfer:

 

A 6 hybrid it is!

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You can find some Ping G25-G30-G hybrids around. 31*... super easy to play.

Bag: Ping Hoofer Camo / Vessel Sunday Bag Driver: Ping G400 SFT @ 10* Wood: Cobra King F8 @ 17* Hybrids: Cobra King F8 22* & 25* Irons: Wishon Sterling SL 6-SW Wedge: KZG Forged TRS Grind 60* Putter: SGC WB Northwood Lovingly built by: Dan's Custom Golf

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To keep it from being unanimous don't do it.

 

I tried it and stayed with my 6 iron. Still liked the iron flight better. IMO

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Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
3 Wood Epic Flash set to 16 degrees
3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash 18 20 23 degrees
6 hybrid Big Bertha 26 degree 
7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
50 degree GW Vokey SM7
56 degree SW Vokey SM7
Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

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I have a tour issue Adams a12 28* ... just haven't got the right shaft in it yet

 

May just find a Kuro Kage 80x .. or a 90 ... to match the 4 and 5 hybrids

 

I think I started a 6h thread myself a while back

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Ping G400 3w 15.5* Blueboard Ion 63x

Ping G25 7w 20* Graphite Design AD BB 7s 

Cally Apex '16 … 4h 23* & 5h 26* Fubuki ax400x

Srixon ZU85 29* UST Red VTS 100hx

Srixon ZX7  7 - PW PX Catalyst 100 6.5 
Ping Glide OG 50*, 54*, 60* & Tour W 64* 

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i wouldn't trade my 28* 6H and 32* 7H for anything...see my sig.

 

you may also want to consider a 9 wood and 11 wood if you need a higher trajectory and a bit more distance..

 

i have a 27* 9 wood now which just replaced the 25* 5H in my bag..

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TEE XCG5 16.5* 4W, Giga XF-11 17* 4W
Daiwa New Super Lady 21* 7W
Mizuno Intage 27* 9W
Giga U3 21* hybrid
Tourstage Viq U5 25* hybrid
Adams V4 6H/7H
Adams V4 forged irons 8-PW,GW,SW,LW
HEAVY PUTTER mid-weight K4 putter
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I built a 26 degree Adams LSP as a multipurpose chipping club for the courses at Bandon. I love it around the greens at Bandon and more traditional courses. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how well it works for me on full shots. I hit it the same distance as my 5 iron, and I have no shame using it.

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Not that my 6 iron is non-functional, it's just that I'm really enjoying the flight, the consistency/ease of use from my other hybrids. I need a soft-landing ~170-180 yard shot that I can count on.

 

Any thoughts or recommendations?

 

EDIT: Just pulled the trigger on a TM RBZ stage II 6 hybrid. Got the shaft shortened by 1 inch to make my hybrids (3 through 6) a consistent 1/2 in length decrease and to better match my 7i. Got it for around ~$40 on second swing in good condition.

 

Lol, that didn't take long, huh?

 

I play a 28 PXG Hybrid, this is my 160 club. My irons end at 8. I just play hybrids better. My set includes 19, 22,25,28 PXG and i just started playing a Callaway Big Bertha OS & 7 hybrid. My accuracy/consistency is better. Handicap under 3. All of these hybrids have Oban Revenge shafts. Shot a 69 Saturday night.

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Not that my 6 iron is non-functional, it's just that I'm really enjoying the flight, the consistency/ease of use from my other hybrids. I need a soft-landing ~170-180 yard shot that I can count on.

 

Any thoughts or recommendations?

 

EDIT: Just pulled the trigger on a TM RBZ stage II 6 hybrid. Got the shaft shortened by 1 inch to make my hybrids (3 through 6) a consistent 1/2 in length decrease and to better match my 7i. Got it for around ~$40 on second swing in good condition.

 

Lol, that didn't take long, huh?

If I remember correctly, Dana Quigley (former Champions Tour standout) played hybrids up to his six or 7, and played quite well with them.

Driver-PIng G400 Max w/Aldila NXT Gen NV 75 S
3W- Ping G400 Aldila NV 85 S
5W-Ping G400 Aldila NV 85 S
22*- Ping G400 Hybrid Tour 85 S
26* Ping G400 Hybrid Tour 85 S
6-UW- Ping i210 DG 120 S
SW- Mizuno T20 56* Raw
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Putter- Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft # 11
Ball- Snell MTB Black
Laser- Precision Pro NX7
HCP- 7.9

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Driver-Wishon 919thi
3W- Wishon 949mc
5W- Wishon 949mc
22* Maltby Tour Hybrid
25* Maltby Tour Hybrid
5-GW- Matlby TE Forged
SW- Maltby 56* Tour Grind
LW-Malty 60* tour Grind
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LW- Wishon HM 60*
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I'm keeping both in the bag for gapping purposes. They are built to near identical specs, but I hit the hybrid 10 yards longer consistently. I feel so confident with a hybrid in my hand.

Cobra King F9 10.5*
Cobra F9 14.5*
Cobra 18.5*
Adams Super S Hybrids 22*, 25*
NCW 24*, 28*, 33*, 38*, 43*, 48*, 53*
Mac Custom Grind 58* (NevadaGolfGuy Special)
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As a 2/3/4/5 hybrid user I keep trying to add a 6 or even a 7h to my bag. I've owned the 2015 Bertha 6 and 7h, Giga Golf 6h, Ping K15 6h, Ping G10 32* and the Cobra TWS and DWS 6h. Never could quite dial in the same accuracy as my 588 Altitude 6i. Distance control was difficult too. One shot 150. The next you'd catch it hot and it would go 1-2 clubs longer than normal.

Ping G425 Max 10.5*

Callaway Epic Flash 7w

Exotics Trilogy 5h

Cobra King OS 5i

Ping i200 6-GW

Cleveland CBX Full Face 56/60

Callaway Sure Out 64

Cobra Vintage Stingray 40

Handicap: 9.2

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Funny side story. I sold my higher cap buddy a Ping g10 32* hybrid a few yrs ago. The other day we play and the First hole is a 187 yd par 3. I use my 20* hybrid. He hits this towering draw that ends up pin high. I look over. And he says. This is that club you sold me. I said no that is the Ping 7h I tried buying back from you lol

Ping G425 Max 10.5*

Callaway Epic Flash 7w

Exotics Trilogy 5h

Cobra King OS 5i

Ping i200 6-GW

Cleveland CBX Full Face 56/60

Callaway Sure Out 64

Cobra Vintage Stingray 40

Handicap: 9.2

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Keep going back to my Cobra DWS hybrids including the 29* #6 Hybrid.

Hard to beat the trusty ole DWS Cobras. Still have mine in a 3-6 also.

 

The cobra baffler 6 hybrid is a par 3 machine and a good tee club when you have to play courses palmer designed while on the sauce. I think it's the generation after the DWS but it might be the same. IIRC the baffler 6 is 27*. I've got it in the car to swap in for a specific course (the bridges, if your local to Mississippi - several 200 yards/waste area/170 yards par 4s). Replaces my 5 iron.

G400 Max 9* Ventus Red 5X, SIM Ventus Red 6X 

Callaway Mavrik 4 (18*) - AW (46*) Project X 5.5

Vokey SM4 50* SM5 56*

Cameron Phantom 5S

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As a 2/3/4/5 hybrid user I keep trying to add a 6 or even a 7h to my bag. I've owned the 2015 Bertha 6 and 7h, Giga Golf 6h, Ping K15 6h, Ping G10 32* and the Cobra TWS and DWS 6h. Never could quite dial in the same accuracy as my 588 Altitude 6i. Distance control was difficult too. One shot 150. The next you'd catch it hot and it would go 1-2 clubs longer than normal.

 

Yeah, that is a problem with them and high loft fairways too. It's hard to be confident about distance control. I don't think that hot faces are a great idea on clubs in the middle of a bag. Let's say on any club being used for approach shots. Driver, sure. 3 Wood, sure. Below that, not so sure.

M4 Driver D-type
XR16 5 & 9 woods

4,5 hybrids (22,25 degrees)  Adams
6-GW Maltby STi irons, graphite
54 & 58º Wedges
Odyssey Jailbird Mini
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