Hybrids vs Irons – Flaws and Advantages of Each

Since their introduction about a decade ago, hybrids have become supremely popular among golfers and for a good reason. There is substantial proof that hybrids are actually capable of increasing your distance and are much easier to hit than golf irons. Because of this forgiveness, beginners liked hybrids instantly, and they were the first to really use them in practice. But as the time passed, even amateur and experienced golfers started to hop on the hybrid bandwagon. This motivated golf club manufacturers to make them even better, which further increased their popularity. That’s how we got to hybrids now being preferred over irons of the same range. This is generalization of course. There are plenty of golfers who stick with long irons and refuse to get the hybrids, most of them being professional golfers. Among beginner golfers and in general those with high handicap, hybrids are undeniably king of the hill. They are also superior when it comes to hitting the ball out of the rough. That’s why most golfers are carrying at least one hybrid with them now. That includes professional golfers as well. Golf is very competitive game and one that requires analysis of the situation as well as physical skills to do what you have in mind. That’s why having even the slightest edge over the competition is crucial and hybrid golf clubs provide just that – edge.

One more advantage that the hybrids have over long irons is that they tend to be more adjustable, so any player is able to adjust them to meet their needs perfectly.

Why are hybrids so much better?

There are many factors and features that contribute to hybrids’ success, but most of it has to do with their clubhead design. In general, beginners struggle with long irons a lot because their swing speeds aren’t as fast as those of pros. Hybrids, on the other hand, have the kind of clubheads that have the best qualities of both – fairway woods and irons. Their weight positioning also allows hybrids to have center of weight that is located in back of the club head, thus encouraging high launch for the shots you hit with it. Long irons, with their center of gravity being closer to the clubface, aren’t capable of doing the same.

With all these advantages, you’d think that hybrids cost fortune. But surprisingly, they are quite cheap, sometimes even more so than traditional irons that they’re supposed to replace. So if hybrids are cheaper and better alternative to long irons, why don’t all golfers ditch irons for hybrids? Well, for once, there are certain situations in which irons prove to be superior. For example, if you are in good position and know how to swing long iron properly, you are likely to get more distance from it compared to a hybrid, That’s why most pros prefer to have both – long irons and hybrids – in their bags. Seniors usually have plenty of experience, so using irons is advantageous for them. If you need further advice, check out this tutorial about choosing irons for seniors

I am personally especially fond of hybrids made by TaylorMade and Callaway. The former is famous for making golf clubs that are good looking, functional and not overpriced. Hybrids are no exception. TaylorMade hybrids are one of the best in their class. Callaway hybrids, on the other hand, are on the pricier end of the spectrum, but still, their quality and craftsmanship makes them worth every penny. If i was looking for great hybrids as high handicapper, i would definitely go for the ones made by either one of these two.

Hybrids are very handy as they are, but if a hybrid’s design is actually well-thought of, it becomes inseparable part of your golf club set and if not your favorite, certainly one of the favorite clubs to play with. I know it did that for me.

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