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2020 Golf Hybrids

Hybrids and Rescue clubs are often used to replace hard to hit golf irons, typically the 3, 4 and 5. Hybrids are far more forgiving and offer a consistency from the rough which makes them ideal for players working with difficult irons. A hybrid can best be described as a golf club that is crossed between an iron and a wood – with dual characteristics. Hybrids have easy to hit properties associated with fairway woods and are built with a larger, more forgiving head like irons.Hybrid are also generally easier to hit from poor lies and rough – freeing the golf ball from tight sports easier.

If you would like to learn more about hybrids, such as how to achieve greater accuracy or trajectory, then visit any of our American Golf stores and speak to our PGA Pros, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

This buying guide to 2020 golf Hybrids has everything a player should know about getting the best possible return from their game when using the hybrid in their bag.

Top hybrids on the market include the Cobra Golf F-MAX Superlight Hybrid which is aimed at golfers with moderate swings speeds as it is engineered specifically to launch the ball higher, longer and straighter, with unimagined speed and forgiveness for more consistent shots. The hybrid also features a subtle crown alignment feature which helps you to square the club at the address position.

The TaylorMade M6 Hybrid is a new hybrid which features revolutionary TWIST FACE™ technology for the first time and is paired with a new sole design, to give you even more distance and accuracy than ever before. TWIST FACE™ is a revolutionary new face curvature with a corrective face angle on off-centre hits, engineered to reduce side spin and deliver straighter shots. Twist Face provides more loft in the high-toe and less loft in the low-heel to produce more consistent spin where golfers commonly mis-hit.

The Callaway Golf Epic Flash Hybrid features Jailbreach Technology which essentially changes the way the head and clubface behave at impact to deliver more ball speed and distance. Jailbreak is 2 strong titanium bars behind the face, parallel to each other and connected on either end to the crown and sole. The size, strength and location of each Jailbreak bar work together to reduce how much the crown and sole deflect, forcing the face to take on more of the load created at impact than ever before. This results in faster ball speeds across the entire face offering more consistent distances, even on miss-hits.

View our full range of Hybrids for all levels of golfer here.

2020 Cobra Hybrid

High-Handicap Hybrids - Golfers with a high handicap have at least a 3 and 4 hybrid to replace the 3 and 4 irons as this helps produce better consistency and correct their trajectory. Unless proficient at striking the golf ball, most high-handicap golfers won’t miss the long irons if not in the golf bag. At this level it’s good practice to use a graphite shaft with regular flex and senior or lady golfers can use the senior (A) flex or L flex, respectively.
Hybrids are designed to be easy to hit from the tee, fairway or rough and seeing as pretty much all hybrids are of high standard, it’s safe to say the decision will be left up to which brand a golfer prefers to have in their bag, rather than whether the golf club can do a good job.

2020 TaylorMade Hybrid

Mid-Handicap Hybrids - Golfers with a mid-handicap should have no issues using a hybrid club. A good idea is to use place a 2 hybrid into the bag, depending on how well it goes fairway woods. 2 hybrids are great alternatives to a 5 or 7 wood model.
When it comes to picking shafts, it is up to the golfer what they want. Quite a few hybrids now come with different graphite shaft options enabling you to choose how you would prefer the ball to fly - higher or lower.

2020 Callaway Hybrid

Low-Handicap Hybrids - Low handicappers will be comfortable playing with long irons or a hybrid club. It will all depend in your playstyle and even the type of course you normally play. There is no hard and fast rule here, however, some of the world’s biggest golf professionals have begun to adopt a hybrid golf club into their set on the golf course, replacing their 2 and 3 irons, and this can be a positive change for some players. The higher trajectory achieved using hybrids allows players to execute softer landings than what they would have managed with an iron, so consider this when it's time for a golf club upgrade.

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