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The Rise of Hybrid Golf Clubs

May 23, 2013


HYBRID GOLF CLUBS:  How they can improve your golf game

In the last decade or so, a new type of club has hit the golf scene with a vengeance: the hybrid. Whether you have one (or several) in your bag or not, you’ve likely heard the buzz and wondered what the hype is about. We’re going to breakdown the hype and tell you what the true benefits of hybrids clubs are. And then maybe you’ll be inspired enough to go try one for yourself!

Better ball flight:

We’ve all experienced the flubbed three iron from the rough. The average golfer will see immediate results in the form of less miss-hits with their long irons when they switch to hybrid clubs. Hybrids, which were originally intended to replace two-, three-, and four- irons, allow golfers to get the ball off the club face and up in the air quickly without changing swing at all.

Square Clubface:

One of the most common issues that golfers encounter when hitting woods instead of irons is they can’t keep their clubface square. Since woods are often hit off of a tee, golfers are unaccustomed to making contact with the ground and the ball, which often leads to an open or closed clubface. A hybrid is designed similarly to a three- or five- wood but is short in length to allow for more control of the direction of the face.

Improved Contact:

Hitting out of the rough can be challenging for any golfer, regardless of the club choice. However, with a hybrid club, the shape of the head allows for the club to move through the grass with lesser resistance than an iron. Miss-hits from the rough often occur because the long grass in the rough with grab the face and the hosel, misdirecting your shot; with a hybrid, this is much less likely to happen.

To see if a hybrid golf club is for you, contact your local PGA Professional!

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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