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I don’t know about you guys but any wood type club (big hollow body), hybrids included, I tend to have a large disparity in distance. The longer length shaft has something to do with it. Also, I know it has to do with many factors such as quality of strike etc. But with a hybrid, I can have 10 to 30 yard disparity. To me, that not confidence inspiring.

That's why my bag goes driver, 5 wood, 3 & 4 DI’s, then regular irons.

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A DI is fun to hit off the tee, but it just can’t hold a candle to a hybrid in all areas.  Find one that works and get good at making shots with it.    I sometimes miss my 16.5 2i, but fee

I messed around with a Srixon U85 20* last year, but it was a failed experiment.  Hybrids have always gone left for me, so I thought a DI would be the solution. What I found was that it was difficult

I really think you need both (not in the bag - just depending on course and swing tendencies)    My bag may be trending towards D/4wood/3DI/4i this year though.

I've kept my driving iron around (Sim UDI) but have recently put in a Titleist 818H with an X Stiff Tour AD to see how that does. 

Went with a heavier setup to try and recreate that solid feeling from a driving iron, but also so I can keep it a bit lower still. Seems to work really well so far! Gapping works well for what I was after, and I actually find myself using it more for shorter shots, hitting little ones seems more solid than smashing the 4 iron at it.

 

Driving iron will probably stay around, as I had used one for years, but will only come out for really windy days

Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero
Ping G410 3 Wood
Taylormade SIM UDI
Mizuno MP20 HMB 4 Iron
Wilson Staff Model 5-PW
Titleist Vokey SM8 50, 54, 58
Bettinardi BB0 Tour Stock
Jones Utility Trouper
Full bag here
 

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