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Sometimes it gets in my head that 3 iron will be more accurate / consistent than my 19 degree hybrid, probably due to my own beliefs around hybrids being too 'hooky' and a bit of confirmation bias when I do hit one miles left

 

I test my dispersions fairly regularly to get a bit of a reality check then try my best to trust it on the course (😂

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3 wood - Titleist 910f 15 Proforce v2 80g x stiff

Hybrid- Titleist 910h 19 Motore Speeder Tour Issue 8.8 stiff

Irons - Mizuno 919 Tour 4 - PW KBS Tour stiff

Wedges - Titleist SM7 51 / 55 / 60 DG wedge flex

Putter - Yes! Callie (most the time)

Ball - Titleist Pro v 1

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It depends on whether I helicopter it or tomahawk it. 

This guy has played a few hybrids, in his golfing life😃

My (many) hybrids launch the ball like a phocking laser-guided missile. Of course.

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I have an old i20 2H with a Project X black 6.0 shaft and it is one of my favorite clubs from the tee on shorter and/or tighter par 4's.  Well struck shots normally will carry 230 with about 10 yards of rollout.  Poorly struck shots are just as any other club...  My miss tends to be a hook and, unfortunately, all hybrids tend to amplify this for me...  One thing I did with the i20 was add some lead tape to the head to get the swing weight up to a D3 which helped a bit...

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I carry a 4H, and swing it like a medium iron (hit down slightly).

 

  • If I tee it up 1/8", I get a lower, hotter shot (usually for tight par 4).
  • If I tee it up 1/4", I get a higher, softer shot (for par 3 tee shots).
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Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5°, weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i-9i

Wedges*:  Calla MD3: 48°, 54°... MD4: 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced)

Ball: Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

For details see:  Pending (need protocol to embed file list).

     * MD4 54°/10 S-Grind being tested as possible SW to replace MD3 54°/12 W-Grind.

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On 5/15/2021 at 4:13 PM, ChipNRun said:

I carry a 4H, and swing it like a medium iron (hit down slightly).

 

  • If I tee it up 1/8", I get a lower, hotter shot (usually for tight par 4).
  • If I tee it up 1/4", I get a higher, softer shot (for par 3 tee shots).

 

Do you bring a micrometer with you to the course?

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King SZ 3 Wood @ 16, Hzrdus Smoke Yellow 70g stiff

King Utility Iron @ 20.5, Tour AD DI Hybrid 105X

Callaway Apex Pro 2019 Double Dot Tour Issue 4-PW, KBS Tour 120

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4 hours ago, chavycha said:

 

Do you bring a micrometer with you to the course?

Drop Dial Gauge obviously.  🤓

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IMHO, the biggest problem with hybrids is purely a mental thing. Intuitively, we want to hit them like woods - because they sort of look like woods and have longer shafts. When you put a ball on a tee, it exaggerates this perception. But...hybrids don't work that way. You have to hit them like irons. That's the secret. 

 

 

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Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
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11 minutes ago, jholz said:

IMHO, the biggest problem with hybrids is purely a mental thing. Intuitively, we want to hit them like woods - because they sort of look like woods and have longer shafts. When you put a ball on a tee, it exaggerates this perception. But...hybrids don't work that way. You have to hit them like irons. That's the secret. 

 

 

 Agree with this 100%. The other thing I realized is that you can't overswing them because that's when the hook comes into play.

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I have two ball flights I can achieve with my hybrid, perfect or total trash.  Some in between would be nice but I just can't seem to get any of that to work.  I take it out of the bag after a few rounds with trash shots.  Then, a few months later I remember the good shots and back in the bag it goes.  It doesn't usually take more than 2 more rounds with it in the bag to remind me why I took it out.

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On 5/15/2021 at 6:13 PM, ChipNRun said:

I carry a 4H, and swing it like a medium iron (hit down slightly).

  • If I tee it up 1/8", I get a lower, hotter shot (usually for tight par 4). ...

 

7 hours ago, chavycha said:

Do you bring a micrometer with you to the course?

 

image.png.b6b394f841cd8f8a74fdf02b27ed458e.pngI use Pride 1.5" yellow tees for my irons and bridge clubs. For 1/4" press down

to base of tee cup taper. For 1/8", leave just the top portion of the tee

above ground.

 

It's easy to do if I keep a couple of short tees in my pocket and

don't have to hunt for them.

 

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What's In The Bag (Summary as of October 2020)

 

Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5°, weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i-9i

Wedges*:  Calla MD3: 48°, 54°... MD4: 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced)

Ball: Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

For details see:  Pending (need protocol to embed file list).

     * MD4 54°/10 S-Grind being tested as possible SW to replace MD3 54°/12 W-Grind.

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Fair enough. That method for tee height seems like it would be pretty easy to use on course. Thanks for the info.

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King SZ 3 Wood @ 16, Hzrdus Smoke Yellow 70g stiff

King Utility Iron @ 20.5, Tour AD DI Hybrid 105X

Callaway Apex Pro 2019 Double Dot Tour Issue 4-PW, KBS Tour 120

Tommy Armour VCG 50/8, 56/12, 60/8, S200

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But your courses must be in nicer shape than the goat tracks I play. No way do I have access to that sort of consistency in the tee area. 

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King SZ 3 Wood @ 16, Hzrdus Smoke Yellow 70g stiff

King Utility Iron @ 20.5, Tour AD DI Hybrid 105X

Callaway Apex Pro 2019 Double Dot Tour Issue 4-PW, KBS Tour 120

Tommy Armour VCG 50/8, 56/12, 60/8, S200

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29 minutes ago, chavycha said:

But your courses must be in nicer shape than the goat tracks I play. No way do I have access to that sort of consistency in the tee area. 

 

Point taken. I have to try a few on the practice range to see if I get a clean 1/4" or a bumpy 1/4" for the day.

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What's In The Bag (Summary as of October 2020)

 

Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5°, weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i-9i

Wedges*:  Calla MD3: 48°, 54°... MD4: 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced)

Ball: Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

For details see:  Pending (need protocol to embed file list).

     * MD4 54°/10 S-Grind being tested as possible SW to replace MD3 54°/12 W-Grind.

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On 5/14/2021 at 3:33 PM, Mookieb10 said:

My simple observation is that I have the utmost confidence in my 18* 5w and 19* driving iron off the tee, while I have zero confidence in my 19* hybrid off the tee. Specifically, on non-flushed strikes, the hybrid spins up and gets me 200-205 yards while similarly poor strikes with the other clubs get the ball out 220-230. 
 

How do you approach hybrid off the tee?

 

What you're saying here is actually what I would *expect* as a result, all things equal.

 

Your 5w should fly 15-20 more than your hybrid. A degree lower and at least two inches longer in the club, and clearly better contact by your reckons.

 

Your driving iron, when hit well, will commonly roll out more. A hybrid, generally, is designed to fly and stop. A 19h will get you a higher ball flight when struck well comparatively, and a lot more descent angle. A DI is going to come out lower, and run. It's probably going to be less carry with the DI, but more total.

 

So my approach to a hybrid differs based on the two I have. One is designed to be an advancement club, and the other is a fly and stop. My 16 will get me 220-230m off the tee. It's a low shot. I play them down the left side, and they usually, but not always cut just a bit. It will cut off the deck, so I plan accordingly. This is my chickenstick shot. On most days, I could leave the driver at home and be fine. My 20 will get me 200-205m, and dead stop. Different shaft entirely, high ball, consistent distance, and replaces a 3i.

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When I had the hybrid in the bag (g410 19*) I could  carry that thing 250. 
 

but I found it had to much movement to it. So went back to the DI as a fairway finder 

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