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I’m bored but... I have a 2 /17 driving iron that I love hit it from all over. I’m thinking a 20 hybrid as a 3 iron replacement and I love long irons but want something a little higher and softer 

I’ve always hated hybrids and of course hook them . Any similar converts that found the holy grail after giving up on hybrids . 
I seem to see love for original pxg . Jpx 900

and Callaway. 
If you understand and can rec something I would appreciate 

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Page 17, Section A, from the Holy Grail of Hybrids: Source a Callaway Apex 20* Add heavier shaft (85-100 grams, maybe even steel). Chop the shaft length down to an iron length. ie 3 iron

I do this exact thing! 17 degree Titleist u500 into a 21 degree Titleist TS3 Hybrid. Gives me a lot of versatility. The 2 irons is pretty much only off the tee, but the hybrid is great for par 3's tha

I do this exact thing! 17 degree Titleist u500 into a 21 degree Titleist TS3 Hybrid. Gives me a lot of versatility. The 2 irons is pretty much only off the tee, but the hybrid is great for par 3's that are over 200, and around the course. It's my first hybrid because like you i could never hit them. But after spending some time with it ive found a reliable straight and very high ball flight with it

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Page 17, Section A, from the Holy Grail of Hybrids:

  • Source a Callaway Apex 20*
  • Add heavier shaft (85-100 grams, maybe even steel). Chop the shaft length down to an iron length. ie 3 iron is 39 inches, 3 hybrid is 40 inches, so chop 1 inch. 
  • Add weight to the head to normalize swing weight.

 

now you have a flatter lie angle than wont go left. Much more control with the shorter shaft. Heavier shaft feels more iron like. This setup will let you have the option to bring the flight down. Great 'driving hybrid' off the tee club. But has that extra forgiveness and launch when you need to get it up with some more spin into greens. 

 

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PING G410+ 9* TPO 60S 

Callaway Mini 1.5 14*

Cobra F6 Baffler 17.5*

Callaway Apex 20* AD DI 85s

Cleveland UHX 5 utility 23*

6-PW Srixon Z785 Modus 120S

50 Cleveland RTX 4

56 and 60, TM Hi Toe

EVNROLL ER3

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I went from long Irons to Taylormade GPR seeing i could pick from hi,mid and lo i could get the look i wanted. They fit the bill for me, not saying you will like it but it is an idea. 

TM SIM Max 10.5 UST V 2 
TM SIM Max 15 UST V2 66g
TM SIM 19 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
TM GAPR Mid 4 iron 20 Fujikara Fuel
TM GAPR Mid 5 iron 23 Aldila RIP 
TM P790 6 Nippon Modus 3 130, Black 7-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
TM xFT TP 50 Nippon Pro WV115
TM Milled Grind 2 Black Wedge 54 Nippon Pro Black WV115
TM Hi-Toe Big Foot 58 Nippon Pro WV115
TM Rossa Ghost Tour AGSI+ FO-74

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First two PXG hybrids are solid, haven't hit the latest. The PXG's on the flattest setting look perfect to me. Also liked the TS3 and first Apex hybrid (non jailbreak) version. Going with a heavier shaft certainly helps a number of people fight the left miss. The Ping hybrid set really flat is worth a try. 

 

Similar to you I prefer driving irons/ utility irons and there are certainly higher launch utility irons that may fit your needs paired with the right higher launch shaft.   

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Callaway Mavrik Pro hybrid is amazing and i'm not a hybrid fan.  Callaway can also bend them for you if you order direct on the website.  

Ping G410LST 9* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X                  

Cally Mav SZ 13.5* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X               

Cally Mav Pro 20*  / Fuji Ventus Black 10TX

Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX

Cally MD5 wedges / Mitsu MMT 125TX

 




 

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On 12/30/2020 at 3:45 PM, xandersingh said:

I do this exact thing! 17 degree Titleist u500 into a 21 degree Titleist TS3 Hybrid. Gives me a lot of versatility. The 2 irons is pretty much only off the tee, but the hybrid is great for par 3's that are over 200, and around the course. It's my first hybrid because like you i could never hit them. But after spending some time with it ive found a reliable straight and very high ball flight with it

I often use a Ping Rapture DI (18*) in tandem with G15 20*, though if it’s dry windy and rough not too think I’ll swap the hybrid for a 21* Crossover.

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here. just different purpose. sure they have similar distance, but pros & weaknesses respectively. result also varies depending on the course specifics. i do need, like using both.  

 

my setup:

hybrid: 18º JDM "Royal Collection" (i knon i know) + NS Pro 950FW X (yup steel shaft)

DI: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 21º #4 + Accra TourZ (prev gen) Hybrid M5

 

if i need to attend a 2 club challenge comp, these are the two. 

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Callaway Rogue SZ TC 9.0º + House of Forged Tour Black 55 SS 

Callaway Rogue SZ TC 14.7º + Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 6X

Royal Collection 505V BBD Hybrid #2 18º + NS PRO 950FW X

Nike VFP 4 + Accra TourZ M5

Nike VFP 5, VPF 6–PW  

Scratch 8620 47º 50º 56º DG S300, Scratch STI 60º + DG TI S400

Scotty CLN, Edel The "Gold" Brick 1/100

 

*ISO: sub-100g low-torque graphite iron shafts 5-PW

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The Titleist hybrids' SureFit allows you to dial in loft and lie to fight hooks, if needed. 

 

I am setting up my bag for next year along similar lines as you.  19* Sub 70 699 Pro U utility iron with my 21* Titleist 816 H2 hybrid set at 22.

 

I have to have at least one hybrid in the bag for long shots out of the rough, but I like utility irons off the tee. 

Driver: PING G410 Plus, Fujikura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 6S
3W: Titleist D917 13.5 @ 15, Fujikura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 7S
5W: Titleist D917 18 @ 18.75, Fujikura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 8S
Hybrid: Titleist 816 H2 21 @ 22, Diamana D+ 100 Hybrid
Irons: PING i210 (5-U), Nippon Modus 120S
Wedges: PING Glide (54 SS, 58 WS), PING CFS Wedge
Putter: PING Sigma 2 Arna
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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