There is talk everywhere on the course about the latest hybrid golf clubs from makers like the Nike Sasquatch, the Callaway Fusion or the Ping and how easy these golf clubs are to hit a golf ball. You know you want one, you know it is time to take that swing and select the hybrid Golf club, but just need a couple of questions answered.
Well then this article should be the final stroke in the game to put the right club in your bag.
Personal Golf Equipment
Since the 12th century, golf has been around and played with all sorts of equipment. This 12th century sport has seen its share of golf balls, drivers, putters and even clothing. Golf has undergone significant modifications over the years and the equipment played today is very different.
The courses are different, the players are different and the most change has been in the equipment and the golf clubs of today. Equipment changes in golf almost happen as frequently as technology, each year there is a new computer, phone or video game, well in golf it is almost the same thing.
Well maybe not like technology, but awfully close.
We all know that every player that is playing golf today needs to have their own equipment, with their own bag with their own golf balls. While most sports require some sort of equipment to play during games, golf perhaps requires the most individual equipment.
When you start to play golf you will need different types of clubs that include putters, drivers and irons. Each and every club the player carries are used for different shots; for example the drivers are primarily used off the tee box to try and get the ball into the fairway.
After you get off the tee box the player would then use an iron, the irons which are the most versatile clubs are used for various kinds of shots on and off the fairway in an attempt to get onto the green.
And the last club used on each hole, providing you did not get a hole in one or hole out on the previous shot is the steel putter, this club is to drop the ball into the cup.
Enter the Hybrid Golf Clubs
Most recently the equipment changes we have are a new class of golf clubs, known as the ‘Hybrid Golf Club’.
The hybrid golf club has been designed to improve your score and your game. There is not one player using a hybrid who has not seen an improvement in their game and has been able to lower their overall score.
While there are plenty of reviews from the major golf magazines and most of the big golf magazines are recommending their use, it is the recreational golfer who should get the credit for getting the word out.
True, just about every professional golfer has a hybrid in their bag and are using them during tournament play, but the recreational golfer is proving them as great clubs for any handicap. In addition, almost all big names in the golf club industry are manufacturing them.
So what does all this lead us to believe?
A hybrid golf club is a club every recreational golfer should have in their golf bag.
To understand what a hybrid is, the term ‘hybrid’ originated from genetics, which means a combination of two different species in order to get the desirable characteristics of both.
With golf equipment a Hybrid Golf Club is simply a combination of the advantages you will get from an ‘iron’ and ‘wood’. In other words a hybrid golf club is a cross between a long iron and a fairway wood, and is comprised of some positive features from both clubs.
You will now have the ability to combine the characteristics of both clubs into one swing. Think about that, one stroke for the wood then one stroke for the iron, equals two strokes. Now one stroke of a hybrid may be possible and that my fellow golfers equals one stroke.
I smell club championship?
How does Hybrid Golf Clubs work?
Hybrid golf clubs are primarily used when you need to hit the golf ball in the air for long distance and pinpoint accurate shots. There was a time when these clubs didn’t show good results and thus, weren’t well accepted by players both pro and recreational, but in recent times with a few modifications these clubs now easily outperform ordinary irons or woods.
A Hybrid Golf Club is chiefly designed for distance control and accuracy. Therefore the club makers have shifted the ‘center of gravity’ to the bottom of the club to attain a better level of perfection. This particular arrangement helps in launching the ball in the air in case of long distance shots.
They have also given it a higher launch angle and a flat face which gives the golf ball a higher spin and helps it stop faster with more precision, and also shorter shafts that make them easier to swing and control.
Unlike fairway woods they do not have round and bulgy face with a long shaft.
It is often seen that a hybrid club has rails or runners at the bottom that helps it react positively with the grass whether it is short fairway, long rough or sand. These rails or runners will not allow grass or sand interfere with the club as you swing through the plane.
Hybrid Golf club lofts also vary from 16 to mid 20 degrees like the long irons.
So, to conclude, a Hybrid Golf Club can almost replace every club in your bag. Once you try one you will be looking to see what club you can replace with your next one.
Remember the main point of a hybrid is to combine the best qualities of both woods and irons and takes them a step further to lower your scores and raise your game to a whole new level!
Good luck with your hybrid golf set and enjoy your next round of golf.