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OUR JOB IS YOUR GAME
Are hybrids metalwood replacements or an extension of your iron set? To some degree, the answer comes down to who you ask, but we’re solidly on board with the belief that hybrids are scoring clubs. While you may occasionally use your hybrid off the tee, you will find yourself hitting hybrids into greens.
We repeat; hybrids are scoring clubs, so while we can appreciate the obsession with distance, the reality is that the best hybrids fly straight enough to keep you on or near the green, and generate enough stopping power to hold the greens you hit – often from distances exceeding 200 yards. Whether you play one, two, or even three hybrids, it’s essential to choose the right ones to fit your game.
This year we’ve tested 21 different hybrids from 14 manufacturers. Our group of 20 dedicated player testers of varying ages, swing speeds, and ability levels hit over four thousand golf shots across six sessions of testing. We’ve again refined our analytics to offer you the best recommendations we possibly can.
If you’re in the market for a hybrid in 2019, this test is for you.
Most Wanted: Titleist 818 H1
Hybrid Buying Considerations
Performance should be your primary concern when buying a new hybrid, but there are some additional considerations you may want to think about before you make your purchasing decision.
Long Iron Replacement or Set Addition
Every golf club in your bag should serve a purpose. When you’re selecting your ideal set make-up, assess your game and understand where the right hybrid will resolve a gapping issue or simply allow you to hit better shots more often. Hybrids are typically used to bridge the gap between fairway woods and irons, but the transition point doesn’t have to be as a replacement for your 3 or 4 iron. It’s certainly not unusual for golfers to carry a lower lofted hybrid instead of a 5-wood. And while there’s still a bit of a thick-skulled stigma attached to it, golfers who struggle with long and even middle irons are choosing higher-lofted hybrids over traditional 5 and 6 irons. With manufacturers providing options to replace everything from a 2-iron to an 8-iron, there’s absolutely no reason to carry a fairway wood or iron you can’t hit if there’s a hybrid you can.
While the stamped loft on a hybrid can provide a solid starting point, it shouldn’t be where the conversation ends. As with most other clubs, actual lofts may vary from what’s stamped on the head. It’s also important to understand that across the hybrid category, there is a broad range of offerings. Some are more like fairway woods, some are more like irons, and depending on your desired trajectory, it may make sense to give up a bit of forgiveness to get the trajectory you want. Understand that not every 19° hybrid, for example, will fly the same distance, with the same trajectory, or land with the same stopping power. With that in mind, choosing the right hybrid shouldn’t be about maximizing distance, but instead, hitting the number you need to hit while maintaining sensible gaps within your bag.
Whenever you’re selecting hybrids for your bag, it’s important to consider the shaft(s) that are offered with any given club. Much like the design of the club-head itself, shafts have unique performance characteristics as well. Unfortunately, few club manufacturers provide a wide range (or any range) of stock shaft offerings in the hybrid category. That can make finding a hybrid shaft that fits you well more challenging than it should be. We recommend participating in a professional fitting, where the fitter can analyze your ball flight and tendencies to help you select the proper shaft for your swing. If you don’t have access to a fitter, research the stock shafts available to make sure you’re getting everything you can out of your hybrid.
Like modern drivers, many hybrids offer adjustable hosel sleeves, which give you the ability to manipulate static loft and lie angle. Adjustability inherently makes your hybrid that much more versatile. While most golfers (especially off-the-rack buyers) will take a set it and forget it approach, a knowledgable fitter can leverage adjustability to tune a club that fits you well into the best club in your bag.
MOST WANTED RUNNER-UP - COBRA F9 ONE
Another in a string of top performers from Cobra this year, the Cobra KING F9 ONE produced superb ball speed and carry consistency, as well as leading the field with the tightest dispersion in the test. While the F9 ONE is the logical extension of a ONE Lenght iron set, it's usefulness isn't limited to single length players. With F9 ONE's 7-iron length shaft, our testers found the sweet spot more often and produced more consistent results because of it.
Cobra's F9 ONE isn't among the longest hybrids we tested, and we do have some concerns about the lower trajectory, but golfers who struggle making solid contact and producing consistent results with their shorter fairway woods, long irons, or the hybrids in their bag right now, need to give F9 ONE a look. It won't' be for everyone, but it's arguably the most intriguing hybrid in this year's test.
During each test, we look for trends that provide us insight into where the market as a whole is moving, as well as what noteworthy changes manufacturers have made to improve year-over-year performance. We also solicit feedback from our testers. We want to understand what they liked, what they didn’t like, and why. We want to reemphasize that, while we do collect and share noteworthy portions of this subjective feedback, it does not factor in our rankings.
Trends and Tweaks
- The number of hybrids in golfers’ bags is increasing, and designs have come a long way from the original Baffler and Ginty hybrids (if you’re seasoned enough to remember those). While hybrids have maintained the bridge between irons and metal-woods, improvements in technology have allowed manufacturers to create a variety of designs that can fit golfers of all needs and ability levels and can fill almost any spot in the bag.
- Some hybrids, like the Titleist 816 H2 and Exotics CBX 119, feature a more compact profile and are designed for better players with more refined shot-making abilities. Others, like the Wilson D7 and Callaway Rogue X, have a larger footprint and are designed to increase forgiveness and increase launch angle. Clubs with these types of designs are especially well-suited for golfers who struggle to get their long irons off the ground.
- Adjustability continues to be a factor in the hybrid category. Five of the 21 hybrids tested feature variable loft adjustments, with three of those offering moveable weight options (Titleist H1 & H2, and the PXG 0317X GEN2). With adjustability comes the versatility to more precisely dial in launch and trajectory characteristics.
- As golf equipment manufacturers continue to promise us more, we are bombarded with marketing and advertisements at every avenue. Technology will always be a part of the story. Callaway leverages its Jailbreak technology to boost ball speeds, while PXG features an elastomer insert that improves the overall sound and feel of the club. While these technologies sometimes work as advertised, it’s important to avoid getting caught up in the marketing. The only time to put a new club in your bag is when it legitimately improves on what you already own.
How Many Hybrids Should You Carry?
There's no right number of hybrids for every golfer. A good rule of thumb is to replace any long iron you can't hit consistently with a hybrid. If you struggle to create consistent 4mph ball speed and at least 10-yard gaps between clubs, we recommend working with a fitter to determine if and where in your bag a hybrid (or two ... or three) might make sense.
Notes from the Testing Pool
The following section details subjective feedback from our pool of 20 testers. During each test, we ask our testers to rate each club on looks, feel, and alignment. While it is meant to highlight some of the feedback obtained during the test, it’s important to note that none of it is directly related to the actual performance of the club, and as such, does not factor in the overall rankings.
- The Cobra KING F9 was the highest-rated club overall. Testers noted the club’s exceptional sound and feel and approved of the sleek, matte black finish. Some testers also mentioned the shaft as a favorite – the Cobra KING F9 hybrid features a Fujikura Atmos Blue as a stock option.
- Some of the other top-rated hybrids in the 2019 Most Wanted Hybrid test are the Most Wanted Titleist 818H1, Srixon ZH85 and the PING G410. All three of these hybrids scored higher for feel than they did in other categories (looks and alignment).
- The lower handicap golfers in our test stated a preference for the smaller, more compact hybrids like the Titleist 818 H2, the Exotics CBX 119, PXG 0317X GEN2, and Callaway Apex ’19.
- Several testers, regardless of swing speed and handicap, favored the PXG 0317X GEN2 for its better-than-average feel. The PXG 0317x GEN2 hybrids (and all GEN2 metalwoods) feature a honeycomb Thermoplastic Elastomer insert on the sole of the club explicitly designed to improve sound and feel.
- In every test at MyGolfSpy, subjective feedback collection inevitably yields negative reviews from our test group. Among those that received poor subjective feedback were the Bridgestone Tour B JGR and XXIO X. While a couple of testers praised the lightweight XXIO for its ease of use, many testers felt it was too light, and looked closed at address. That’s reasonable considering the target golfer. Every part of the club – from the grip to the shaft to the head of the XXIO X is designed to remove as much weight as possible. For some golfers this can be beneficial, returning swing speed that may have been lost over the years. For others, it can be detrimental, sacrificing some control and feel for those who swing at higher speeds.
Launch & Distance - TaylorMade M6
A hybrid that produces high ball speeds, high launch, and plenty of carry distance, the TaylorMade M6 should not to be overlooked in your next hybrid fitting. The M6 finished in the top 3 overall in our 2019 Most Wanted Hybrid Test, and offers everything we look for in a hybrid.
The TaylorMade M6 produced some of the highest launch angles, peak height, and descent angles of any of the hybrids in the test. As we mentioned before, hybrids are scoring clubs - if you're in the go zone for hitting a par-5 in two, you're going to need some stopping power. Our data suggests that the M6 can get your there with enough hight and spin to hold the green, leave you with a putt for eagle.
2019 Most Wanted Hybrid Data
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Forgiveness vs. Workability
Larger, more fairway wood-like hybrids typically provide higher launch and more forgiveness, which may appeal to average and higher handicap golfers. By contrast, more compact, iron-like hybrids are typically billed as more workable. While not as forgiving, they offer a later, more iron-like trajectory, which is exactly what many more accomplished players want from a hybrid.
- Don’t let pride get in the way of making a smarter club decision. While most iron sets still come with 5 and 6-irons, the reality is many golfers can’t hit either consistently. It’s one of the consequences of increasingly stronger lofts. It doesn’t matter if its a 3-iron or an 8-iron, if you can’t get the ball in the air or can’t hit it straight, why is it in your bag? Forget about what your friends think; if you can’t hit it, replace it.
- If you’re going to use it almost exclusively off the tee, selecting a low lofted, low launching and low spinning hybrid might make sense. It’s the one scenario where it’s reasonable to look beyond descent angles and stopping power. If, however, you’re going to hit your hybrids into greens, it makes sense to fit them like you would irons. Don’t get too wrapped up in ball speed and distance. You need playability, and that means sensible landing angles and spin rates.
- Look beyond loft. While it sounds logical to replace your 21° 4-iron with a 21° hybrid, there are other factors to consider. Loft for loft, hybrids will almost invariably go farther. The faces are faster, and when combined with the longer shafts, you’re most likely going to pick up some distance of what you’re replacing. That can be good, but it can also create gapping issues. Our advice is to focus less on loft and maximizing distance, and instead focus on hitting the specific yardage number you need to hit.
- Along the same lines, loft for loft, hybrids will typically fly shorter than fairway woods. Again, shaft length and head design are the driving factors.
How We Test
Our Mission is to help you find the best hybrid for your game.
We are 100% independent and unbiased, and we always put the #ConsumerFirst.
About Our Testers
Our pool of testers consists of 20 golfers with handicaps ranging from plus to the high single digits. As a group, they span a broad range of swing characteristics (head speed, attack angle, etc.).
Over the course of several sessions, each golfer is required to hit 10-12 "good" shots with each club. Club order is randomized on a per tester basis.
Limiting Variables and Gathering Data Reliably
To minimize variables, all testers hit Bridgestone B330 RX Golf balls.
Both club and head data are captured using Foresight GCQuad launch monitors.
Crunching The Numbers
Before determining our rankings, we identify and remove outliers using a proprietary detection methodology.
To arrive at our final results, we calculate the averages of key metrics (ball speed, distance, dispersion, etc.), while also considering the standard deviation and the statistical reliability of those values.
For more detailed information on our test process, visit our How We Test Page.
2019 Most Wanted Hybrid Specs
|Club||Measured Lie||Loft*||Measured Loft||Measured Length||Swing Weight (D)|
|Bridgestone Tour B JGR|
|Callaway Apex '19|
|Callaway Big Bertha|
|Callaway Rogue X|
|Cleveland Launcher HB|
|Cobra KING F9 Speedback|
|Cobra KING F9 Speedback ONE |
|Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119|
|Tour Edge Exotics EXS|
|PXG 0317X GEN2|
|Titleist 818 H1|
|Titleist 818 H2|
|Tommy Armour Atomic|
|Tour Edge Exotics HL4|
|Wilson Staff D7|
* denotes measured value vs. manufacturer’s stated spec.
BUYING A NEW HYBRID
Q: How often should I buy new a hybrid?
A: While on rare occasions there are quantifiable year-over-year breakthroughs, typically it takes 3-5 years for manufacturers to make any significant performance gains. With the USGA further tightening restrictions on manufacturers, it’s possible, even likely, that it will take longer still moving forward. Our recommendation is to buy new a new hybrid only when it appreciably outperforms what is already in your bag. Of course, if you want a new hybrid because you want a new hybrid, that’s fine too.
Q: How do I determine the right hybrid for me?
A: Choosing the right type of hybrid can seem daunting – but starting with an assessment of your own game is a great jumping-off point. Figure out what you need out of a hybrid. Do you find yourself having long irons into greens often? You may need a hybrid for short par-4 tee shots, or high lofted shots into par-5s. Make sure you let your fitter know what you’re hoping to achieve so they can guide you to a club that will optimize launch conditions and help you shoot lower scores.
Q: Does the shaft matter?
A: Absolutely. While changes to spin and launch and spin differences are rarely massive, shaft changes frequently lead to improved accuracy, tighter dispersion, and greater overall consistency.
Q: What should I look for when testing hybrids?
A: While golfers have been conditioned to consider distance to the exclusion of nearly everything else, we recommended looking at the little numbers and looking for small circles. When comparing metrics like distance and ball speed, be sure to look at your standard deviations (the small numbers usually found under the big ones on the data screen). Smaller numbers mean better consistency, which will usually mean more than an extra yard or two on the golf course. Similarly, look for tighter dispersion ellipses (small circles). We can’t understate the importance of consistency with hybrids.
Adjustable Center of Gravity Hybrids
While it's not nearly as common as it is in the driver category, a few of this season's hybrids feature movable weight (adjustable CG) technology.
Titleist's SureFit CG weight is available in both the H1 and H2 hybrids. A flip weight system, SureFit CG allows golfers to shift mass from the heel to the toe, or just keep everything centered. The heel position can help golfers mitigate a slice while placing more mass in the toe can help slow down face rotation to the benefit of golfers who tend to hook their hybrids.
PXG's 0317x GEN2 hybrid offers similar heel-toe CG movement capabilities and also allows for weight to be shifted from the front of the hybrid to the back for increased launch angle and forgiveness.
Q: How are the hybrids in the test fit to each golfer?
A: We use a fitting process that we call fit from stock. Hybrids are fitted to each tester using the stock, no up-charge options from each manufacturer. Our 2019 Hybrid Test included hybrids with stamped lofts ranging from 18°-20°. A few of the hybrids offer adjustability features (loft and CG); we make use of all available adjustability options to optimize trajectory. Furthermore, we fit to flex for each tester in the pool. Occasionally manufacturers will send multiple sets with different stock shafts that we can utilize to improve launch conditions.
Q: How is the Most Wanted Hybrid Determined
A: To determine our rankings, we collect key performance metrics with Foresight GCQuad Launch Monitors. After eliminating outliers, we use a utilize a proprietary methodology to calculate Strokes Gained values for each combination of tester and golf club. Next, we calculate confidence intervals and determine the statistical reliability of our Strokes Gained values. The hybrid that is reliably better for the highest percentage of testers is the Most Wanted. For more detailed information on our test process, visit our How We Test Page.
Q: How is the “Longest” Hybrid determined?
A: To determine the Longest Hybrid, we consider the average total yards across the test pool along with the statistical reliability of that data.
Q: How is the “Most Forgiving” Hybrid determined?
A: To determine the Most Forgiving Hybrid, we focus on a narrower set of metrics that includes: Shot Area (dispersion), Radial Distance, Accuracy, and the average standard deviation for ball speed and carry yards.
Q: How much does subjective feedback like looks, sound, and feel factor into your rankings?
A: ZERO. Our rankings are based purely on launch monitor data and quantifiable performance metrics.
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Bob Kirkwood2 years ago
The Titleist H1 went from 17th in 2018 to 1st in 2019. How is that possible? The carry distance in 2018 was 179.06. In 2019 it was 189.54. This is incomprehensible.
G Ford2 years ago
Ball speeds for all clubs tested were higher in 2019, so likely means that the test group had overall faster swing speeds in 2019 as opposed to 2018.
Michael2 years ago
Hard to compare different years because the testers that they use are not the same group each time. This is not robot testing where the swing speeds are regulated.. Each individual year the results are valid against each other because it’s the same test group, but from year to year, they are not comparable results.
LZDog12 years ago
When are you going to do another more up to date review of 2020 hybrids?
I am an avid fan of hybrids and waiting for a review of the latest ones out there. So how much longer do I have to wait?
Bob Pegram3 years ago
I have a suggestion. Add a column indicating which hybrids have an adjustable tip. For those of us who need a different than standard lie (upright in my case), that is important. For example, I recently wanted to buy a Callaway Apex hybrid, but the newest one available with the adjustable hosel was the 815 Alpha hybrid. So I bought one from Callaway pre-owned. I was interested in Srixon, but theirs doesn’t have the adjustable hosel so it was eliminated from consideration.
Trip D3 years ago
This is going to sound really stupid to all of you “latest and greatest” guys, but I bought 3 Nike CPR hybrids(22,26,30 degree) several years to go with my Wilson Deep Red irons. I bought them on a whim, because I never thought Nike ever made anything worth owning.(including their apparell…). I could hit these clubs from tight lies, fairway bunkers, about anywhere. I thought I needed a new set of clubs, so I sold the Wilsons and CPR’s(which I always do…) and bought a new set of Cobra Transition S clubs, because they had 3 hybrids in the set and a forgiving set of irons. I hated all of them! I couldn’t hit the hybrids half as well as the Nike’s, so I sold the Cobra’s and bought a set of Wilson D100’s, which I love, but they had no hybrids, so I went on Ebay and bought used CPR’s from 3 different sources, because it had been several years since they manufactured them. Still have them and they are still my go-to clubs, and I try to hit to a distance where I can use them. Just goes to show that confidence in something is often as important as the product itself…
bradford4 years ago
Why would you pay twice as much for the Callaway Rogue X when the Tommy Armour Atomic specs are just as good? Yet the Tommy Armour never gets a mention? Now why is that?
golfraven4 years ago
So confused to see the 818 model. Who’s gonna buy this when TS hybrid are out now? However it shows that Titleist hybrids been always solid.
Xavier4 years ago
Just curious, how does the Sub70 beat out the Atomic for best value? hard to argue with the ball speed/distance on the TA, and Dick’s is selling the Atomic Hybrid for $114.99 now, $14 cheaper than the Sub70.
Michael2 years ago
I know it’s 2 years later, but I will counter that ball speed and distance with the radial distance and with the dispersion (which was something like 40% tighter with the Sub70).. Similar in speed/distance, but much better in accuracy? I think that shows value for money.
Trapsized4 years ago
Radial distance and dispersion…
Bob Pegram3 years ago
Thank you for the link.
Martin4 years ago
Hybrids is one of my best clubs in the bag. They are easy to hit with control. I just made sure that my hybrid loft is consistent with my set.
Steve4 years ago
Get the Sub 70 with a properly fitted shaft ( Jason the President can help with doing just that) you will not be disappointed in the quality, price or results.
I have two of them along with their driver and fairway wood and hit them as good if not better than any other clubs I have used including Titleist, Ping and Taylormade.
darrin4 years ago
It would be nice to see dispersion tendencies for hybrids. Since many are draw biased I’d like to know if they tend to fly straight or go left.
Ryebread4 years ago
I love your tests and the hybrid one is industry golf media leading. Keep it up.
Having said that I am struggling on this year’s results. You lead with saying hybrids are scoring clubs. The clear winner in radial distance is the F9 One. Now I get that it is “short enough” to have distance be a factor there so maybe that one gets tossed.
The next obvious choices would be the Ping and the Srixon. Both produced total distance numbers within a yard of the Titleist but 20% tighter radial circles.
I get it is strokes gained and what is a higher performer for most of the testers. What I can deduce is that some testers must have really struggled with the Ping and the Srixon while most had the Titleist in their top three. That makes the Titleist “good enough” across all the testers to be the winner. Does that about cover it?
If I were shopping hybrids from this list, I would start and stop with the Cobra F9 One, and give the regular F9 and the Srixon a try to see what if any distance I am giving up. My personal results suggest none, because anything I lose in max yards on a good one, I more than gain on shot to shot consistency.
Ryebread4 years ago
I said radial distance, but meant shot area. I tend to think shot area is king in a scoring club. The only exception for a test like this would be if the distance gap were so much shorter (or longer) that it represented a full club down or up. That would naturally mean one vendor’s “3” was another vendor’s “4” and this the shot area would need to be comparing apples to apples on the club that hit the intended gap. I am not seeing indication of that here.
Michael Evans4 years ago
If shot areas is the most important, would it not be better to adjust that statistic to a yardage neutral number?
The Rogue X totaled 205 yards and had a shot area of 1258. If you sort but ascending shot area, the next 3 clubs had better shot area, barely, but all totaled less distance.
A club that’s 10 yds left or right which travels 205 yards is more accurate then one that’s 10 yds left or right but only travels 185.
I haven’t a doubt that it would further complicate testing but IMO it would be a better look at true accuracy.
Btw as a reader the ultimate direction is like this series to go is GPS fairway, select the club and the dispersion shows.
Mike Tipton4 years ago
I have used an all hybrid set of clubs for 10 years, and I am very happy with them. I have retired my original set, and currently use Cobra Max 4 thru 7 hybrids. Since Cobra does not make a complete set of hybrids I have filled out the set with iDrive 8 thru LW, and a Black Magic 48 degree SW. All these clubs have helped to improve my game, but they got even better after I made them into “One Length” clubs. I’m still waiting for Cobra to make a complete set of hybrids.
Gerald Teigrob4 years ago
I might be an oddball here, but for me I find I have more control with the longer irons over a hybrid, so I currently ONLY play an adjustable 3/4 Cobra Bio Cell ihybrid my golf bag. I’ve gone back to playing 4 irons in my set and would rather play two four irons (Bio Cell and F7) irons over a 4 hybrid just for confidence and to know that my ball will stay in the fairway. I used to think I was limited to playing a 5 iron to pitching or gap wedge in my bag but now that my 4 irons give me 200 yards or more off the tee, I tend to use them more on shorter par 4 holes where reaching a dogleg is integral. ironically I fit into the higher handicap but have learned to play long irons and not to fear them! I have a feeling I won’t be a higher handicap much longer as I continue to work on my long iron game and make it more and more my strength. And I would be much happier with a King F9 3/4 hybrid over a Titleist hybrid or Cobra F9 One. I am not into having my hybrids and irons the same length like Bryson. I prefer variable length irons and always will. I can’t see my playing anything in a Titleist either…unless I slip in a Vokey sand wedge but that wouldn’t be anytime soon.
David4 years ago
Such a shame Adams has vanished off the face of the Earth.
Rich Gula4 years ago
The Taylormade R15 “seems” to be a first cousin of the last Adams hybrids. I picked up 4 5 6 Adams Vtech 4s and have TM R15 21degree. They match well to a Titleist H1 25degee that is adjustable. TM is also adjustable. Midloft Hybrides are all about control to me.
TheBrad3 years ago
They have and they haven’t at the same time. Callaway Apex is a darn near carbon copy of them.
Wayne Karp4 years ago
I bought a complete set of Cleveland hybrids: 4 through PW although I don’t really use the PW. I am a senior golfer and they have improved my game from about 14 handicap down to the 10.6 just recently.
Robert Keteltas4 years ago
Thank you for the data, after some googling i am still puzzled, what is radial distance as it relates to golf? secondly why is it an important factor for choosing between what new clubs to buy?
Kevin4 years ago
Radial distance is the left/right distance between the target line and where the ball stops. It’s a measure of sideways accuracy but is only half the picture. The other half is consistency which is measured by dispersion area. If you always slice the ball 20 yards to the right then you know to aim left so your 20-yard slice ends in the middle of the fairway. If you slice one shot and hook the next and never know where the next shot will go then you have a much harder time adjusting your aim so the ball ends in the fairway.
B81smith4 years ago
Hmm. Disappointed tour edge didn’t place higher and reading this it appears results got skewed by higher handicapped players. Not saying it’s bad but if we broke it down by swing speed it hard to believe your edge isn’t top 3. Just look at all the reviews and not once is it mentioned it didn’t work well for those testing it.
I absolutely love mine and cannot think there’s a better designed hybrid out there. Off the tee it’s a missile. Off the deck she holds the green and mishits go as far as perfect shots.
Terry4 years ago
I struggle to consistently hit a hybrid so I just picked up a TM GAPR mid.
Adam4 years ago
After buying a GAPR MID 3 I never even hit my fairway woods anymore.
Gerald Teigrob4 years ago
My 3 hybrid is the only one I use and play it better than my 3 wood on the fairway so I tend to lean towards long irons now more than I have in the past five or ten years. Nothing wrong with a GAPR iron…I have also toyed with a Cobra 3 hybrid which is similar to a GAPR. I don’t use my 3 wood on the fairway and only use it on the tee box because I can use it to play for position. Otherwise, I stick with my 3 hybrid or my 4 iron.
TheBrad4 years ago
Cobra is still #1 for me. The rails on the bottom really do make a difference out of the fairway and especially the rough which is where the majority of hybrid shots are for me. Plus, it’s still very serviceable off the tee. 3-5 yards extra doesn’t make up the difference in functionality from the rough.
Billthethrill4 years ago
I’ve played the Rogue x since the beginning of the year with disturbing results. I had the 5,6,7,8. I’m a 90 mph senior. They are long but low spin, go low and while forgiving they have an incredible ability to produce a flushed shot that will go at least 10 to sometimes 20 yards further. Going into greens this has caused some big scores. Sold them, I’m playing the Mizuno jpx 919 fli-hi 5,6,7 with kbs tour 90 regular flex shafts, now these are true iron replacements with accuracy and consistent distances. They are a little tricky to learn how to line them up but love them. I have no hybrids, I play 5,7,9,11 wood Callaway And don’t miss hybrids at all.
james4 years ago
Thank you for the data, after some googling i am still puzzled, what is radial distance as it relates to golf? secondly why is it an important factor for choosing between what new clubs to buy? sorry to be a dummy, just wanted to keep learning
Oweno24 years ago
Great question I would be interested in knowing this as well
Bryan h4 years ago
I play the g410 and the others werent close
pauls4 years ago
Puzzled as well. Radial Distance is described as distance to the pin so I am confused as to how a club like the Ping can be 2nd is Shot Area yet be near the bottom in Radial Distance. I must be missing something, so an explanation would be great.
Michael2 years ago
2 years later (I know).. but think of it this way… If you aim down the middle (toward a pin or center line), but all your shots end up 15 yards left, but close together, then you have a tight dispersion, but a crappy Radial distance (as your shots didn’t go toward the pin.. Conversely, if you hit all your shots within 10 yards of the aim point, but have distance control issues, you have a tight radial distance (pin/center line), but a crappy dispersion…. The key is dispersion is merely a measure of where all your shots land, while radial distance is a measure of where they land compared to your aiming point.