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Played the other day with a friends old, beat up Nike Covert 3H and I absolutely crushed it. It was my first time really using a hybrid and I hit a bunch of great straight, easy shots with it. Even planted one about 5-6ft from the pin from 220 out. Something my 4i definitely cannot do.

 

Ive received advice on here in the past about hybrids. Most people saying to go for the G410 or the Apex UW. Problem is those are still going for $220-$280 and that is a little bit too much for me to spend on a single club that I will probably only hit 3-4x per round. I also wanted something a little newer than the 10+ year old Nike hybrid. 


Can anybody recommend to me a 3H that was really good years ago that I could get for relatively cheap maybe off ebay or 2nd swing?

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You should be able to pick up a very good hybrid for around $100.  Maybe a few models old from the current offerings.  Callaway Great Bertha or XR or Rogue, Titleist, Ping G or G400, Taylormade M6, etc.  I saw a really nice used late model Mizuno 3 hybrid sell for $81 on ebay today.  The important thing would be to match the weight and flex of the Nike 3H you absolutely crushed.  

 

Here's a few online golf stores I have used.

golfdealsandsteals.com

golfetail.com

rockbottomgolf.com

 

 

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Ping G425 Max 9° with Ventus Velocore Blue-5S

Ping G410 3 Wood 16° with Ventus Velocore Blue-6R

PXG 0211 7 Wood 19.5° with Project X Evenflow Riptide CB 40 5.0

Callaway Rogue 19° hybrid regular

PXG 0311 Gen 3 5 - G steel regular

Corey Paul wedges bent to 53° and 57°

Taylormade Spider X putter

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Cleveland. You can even find some new old stock for $125 or so.

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Cleveland Launcher HB Driver 10.5 degree

Cleveland Launcher Halo Hybrids 16, 19, 22 degree

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All with graphite shafts, JumboMax Ultra Lite size S

Taylor Made Daddy Long Legs putter, Winn Dri-Tac Jumbo Lite Pistol Putter Grip

Callaway Supersoft

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I’ve seen some great prices on 2ndSwing for Titleist’s 818 hybrid models. Those were quite popular, and seem like a good buy. 
 

Callaway Pre-Owned is another place I’d look. They have a big sale going on right now and you can probably snag a nice deal on a model from within the last three or four years.

 

Here’s an older sleeper that I really like, that’s long and really easy to hit: Tour Edge XCG7.

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Driver: Titleist TSR2 9* | Ventus TR Black 6S

3 Wood: Titleist TSR2 15* | HZRDUS Black Gen4 70/6.0

6-ish Wood: Ping G425 Max 7W at 19.5* | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X

Utility: Ping iCrossover 4 | Ping Tour 2.0 Chrome 85S

Irons: Ping i230 5-UW | DG 120 S300

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw Face 54/12W, 60/8Z | DG TI S400 Black Onyx

Putter: Bettinardi Queen B 6 (2021 version)

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Titleist 818. Easily can find for <$100. Also, I think it's important to have adjustability and that opportunity to change shafts

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TSi2 15* Ventus Blue 7x
TSi2 21* Fujikura Rombax P95x

T100S 4-PW Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Vokey SM8 48-10 F Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Vokey SM8 56-08 M Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Vokey SM8 60-08 M Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

TaylorMade Spider X
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One more to mention, I’ve seen Srixon ZX hybrids going for $160-$180 new lately, since the new line is coming. That’s more than you need to spend on a good hybrid, but you’d get to take the wrapper off a new club instead of buying used.

 

I also recently got a Sim2 Rescue off GlobalGolf using their 20% off code for like $120.

Driver: Titleist TSR2 9* | Ventus TR Black 6S

3 Wood: Titleist TSR2 15* | HZRDUS Black Gen4 70/6.0

6-ish Wood: Ping G425 Max 7W at 19.5* | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X

Utility: Ping iCrossover 4 | Ping Tour 2.0 Chrome 85S

Irons: Ping i230 5-UW | DG 120 S300

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw Face 54/12W, 60/8Z | DG TI S400 Black Onyx

Putter: Bettinardi Queen B 6 (2021 version)

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10 minutes ago, DLeightonReid said:

You should be able to pick up a very good hybrid for around $100.  Maybe a few models old from the current offerings.  Callaway Great Bertha or XR or Rogue, Titleist, Ping G or G400, Taylormade M6, etc.  I saw a really nice used late model Mizuno 3 hybrid sell for $81 on ebay today.  The important thing would be to match the weight and flex of the Nike 3H you absolutely crushed.  

 

Here's a few online golf stores I have used.

golfdealsandsteals.com

golfetail.com

rockbottomgolf.com

 

 

 

Thanks! That $100 mark is exactly what Im looking to spend , I have the G400 driver and love it maybe I could find the G400 Hybrid to go with it if I can find one cheap

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8 minutes ago, eric61 said:

I’ve seen some great prices on 2ndSwing for Titleist’s 818 hybrid models. Those were quite popular, and seem like a good buy. 
 

Callaway Pre-Owned is another place I’d look. They have a big sale going on right now and you can probably snag a nice deal on a model from within the last three or four years.

 

Here’s an older sleeper that I really like, that’s long and really easy to hit: Tour Edge XCG7.

I had an 818h2. It was ok until the face cracked. I’d recommend a 915 way more. 

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Adams A7 or Idea Pro. There is a Adams Idea Pro Gold PNT Prototype on eBay that I keep talking myself out of getting. 

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PING G425 SFT DRIVER w/ACCRA TZX 255

CALLAWAY BERTHA MINI 1.5 w/ACCRA FX 2.0 

CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH HEAVENWOOD w/ACCRA FX 2.0 

ADAMS SPEEDLINE LP 9W w/ACCRA FX 2.0 

PING G425 5H w/ACCRA FX 2.0 

PING i210 6-UW w/TRUE TEMPER XP95

PING GLIDE 3.0 SS 54* w/Z-Z115

PING GLIDE 3.0 TS 60* w/Z-Z115

ODYSSEY TOUR DOUBLEWIDE ARMLOCK

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The Titleist 818 is a great hybrid, however going from what you've said it seems the answer for you is a...

 

Nike Covert 🙂

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The Dee Three - Titleist TS4 9.5 deg, EvenFlow White 6.5 65g, A1 Setting

Henrik - Titleist 917 F3 15 deg, Rogue Max 75x, B2 Setting

The Walking Stick - Titleist 818 H2 19 deg, Rogue Max 85x, B2 Setting

Brooksie - Nike Vapor Fly Pro 2 iron - KBS C-Taper 120S

The Interloper - TaylorMade P770 3 iron, S400 Tour Issue, +0.5inch +1 deg loft

The Blades - Nike VR Pro 4 - PW, S400 Tour Issue, +0.5 inch

Frankenwedge - Nike SV 52-10, DG Wedge Flex, Much Lead Tape

The Sand Iron - TaylorMade MG2 TW-12 Grind, 56 degree, S400 Tour Issue

The Flopper - TaylorMade MG2 TW-11 Grind, 60 Degree, S400 Tour Issue

The Putter - Nike Method 003 from The Oven

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9 minutes ago, bodhi555 said:

The Titleist 818 is a great hybrid, however going from what you've said it seems the answer for you is a...

 

Nike Covert 🙂

haha problem is the Nike Covert I believe was made in 2012. I couldnt find one online that didnt look like somebody tied it to the back of their truck and drug it down a highway. 

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Absolutely loved the TM rbz stage 2 (not the tour model) with a kbs c taper 90 shaft in it, paintwork’s an issue though and are often chipped. Plenty of real estate by the ball, almost like a mini-wood, little offset, straight as an arrow, easy to launch, but with a piercing flight. Currently game the newer TM M6 with a Mitsubishi Fubuki TM6. Much lighter shaft, but stable, and again little offset and piercing flight. Game a ping g400 driver myself, but found the ping hybrids too expensive, too much offset and face too shallow, which had me high and left all the time, and not very friendly  out of the rough 🙄

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57 minutes ago, bodhi555 said:

The Titleist 818 is a great hybrid, however going from what you've said it seems the answer for you is a...

 

Nike Covert 🙂

 

I 2nd this. The covert wood line was incredibly easy to hit. The cavity tech must've been good for something. There's no guarantee something newer is going to perform equally as well for you. It's very much dependent on what suits your swing. 

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I generally don't hold onto clubs, but I have an old Callaway Razr tour hybrid that I had a great run with and don't want to part with, if the UW ever gave out on me it would quickly find it's way back into the bag.

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Taylormade Stealth+ 3w Hzrdus Black

Callaway UW 19* Hzrdus Black

Taylormade P770  4-PW Rifle 6.0

MG2 50/54/60 S400

TM Itsy Bitsy

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3 hours ago, naj959 said:

 

I 2nd this. The covert wood line was incredibly easy to hit. The cavity tech must've been good for something. There's no guarantee something newer is going to perform equally as well for you. It's very much dependent on what suits your swing. 

 

Not sure what it was tbh but the few times I swing it I smoked the ball and it flew way more consistently straight than my 4i. Its actually the second time Ive hit a Nike club really well. A few years ago I also hit a Nike Vapor driver and crushed that thing too. IDK what it is with older Nike clubs but man something with my swing sure does like them.

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7 hours ago, DaveMc82 said:

Anything with Adams on the clubhead. Personal preferences are the pro and pro mini. 

This^^^ times 1000%.  I have the Adams Pro Mini in 23° and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.  Absolute money from 200-210 out.  So good I bought an 18° and am putting that in the bag.  Both with steel shafts and put together for a grand total of about $125.  
 

I think they are about 8-10 years old and have beat out both Callaway and Titleist newer models- Apex and 818H2. 

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2 hours ago, akronswitness said:

 

Not sure what it was tbh but the few times I swing it I smoked the ball and it flew way more consistently straight than my 4i. Its actually the second time Ive hit a Nike club really well. A few years ago I also hit a Nike Vapor driver and crushed that thing too. IDK what it is with older Nike clubs but man something with my swing sure does like them.

Nike doesn't get much love around here but I always thought they made quality products for the average golfer. Really good players that need super low spin were better off looking elsewhere. The VR forged line of irons were excellent and I always had success with the Covert line. I was in a somewhat similar situation many years ago. A guy I was playing with had the orginial Covert driver and I hit bombs with it every time he let me swing it that day. Of course I run out and bought the 2.0 newer version. Never could get quite the same performance out of the 2.0. Sometimes a club just suits you and you might have to pony up some cash and pry that hybrid out of your friends hands. 

 

You might want to check out the Vapor Flex hybrid as well. 

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TM JetSpeed hybrids/rescue. Seriously. The TM JetSpeed line of clubs never really caught on being positioned between the RBZ/RBZ2 lines. However they were very good clubs. Especially at the price point you can find them at these days.

 

The hybrids were hot and forgiving. I played a JetSpeed 19 degree 3H for some time. I found it better for me than the Ping Anser line of hybrids that were tremendous. 

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