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Old 06-14-2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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Hybrid Help

Can anyone provide me with a link to a sight where I can learn about hybrids?
I've tried searching, but keeps getting sent to club sale sites.
I've been given 4 of them, Tayormade brand, and I'd like to use them, but I need some guidance.

I appreciate any help.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Ricearoni View Post
Can anyone provide me with a link to a sight where I can learn about hybrids?
I've tried searching, but keeps getting sent to club sale sites.
I've been given 4 of them, Tayormade brand, and I'd like to use them, but I need some guidance.

I appreciate any help.
Try this:

Hybrid Golf Clubs Explained
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:54 PM   #3
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Thanks DB. That helps.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:29 AM   #4
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The article talks a lot about sweeping the club. That's not the way to play a hybrid, that's how you play a fairway metal. While you do not want to take a divot with a hybrid you still need to descend down on the ball, but do not dig it into the ground. Then let the club head do the work and it will get the ball in the air.

A straight sweeping motion will not get the ball in the air you will skull the ball.

Take it from me this was my problem when I first started to play a hybrid. Too much sweeping and I could not get the ball in the air. Down and thru but not into the ground and keep up your acceleration and do not try to over hit. My mantra is let the club head do all the work. I also would try to over hit it thinking I should be getting extra yards. Use your normal swing speed, keep your stance like an iron a little down and thru the ball. They talk about sweeping because you do not take a divot with a hybrid, but do not approach it as a 3 wood or 5 wood.

These clubs started out as "rescue" clubs. I find that I do hit it a little better when I have a little bit of grass( some light rough) under the ball as opposed to a very tight lie. My thinking is that it is because the ball may sit up a little more and it easier to get under it with out doing anything special to get under it.

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Old 06-15-2014, 12:13 PM   #5
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Oh Rice I think you're going to love them. I have a 19 degree 23 degree and just picked up a 27. The 27 I'm using all the time now. I'd gotten to the point where I couldn't hit a three or five wood anymore so switched to hybrids.

Good info X.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:20 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=xman5;147193]The article talks a lot about sweeping the club. That's not the way to play a hybrid, that's how you play a fairway metal.

Right xman. I remember reading an article by Paula about them. Use a downward instead of a sweeping motion. And try not to take a divot. More swing thoughts - Ugh!

I'll be watching the players who use them this week.
I'm excited to get out and practice with them.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:23 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by bravedave View Post
Oh Rice I think you're going to love them. .
I hope so. 3 are definitely ladies clubs - graphite shafts, more slender grips. They seem to fit me fine. The 4th I think is a man's - steel shaft e.g. I'm going to bring them all to the range then choose 2 to bring out on to the course.
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If I can only do as I say.
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