Choosing a brand-new hybrid can be an exciting yet equally hard decision. When deliberating on the golf hybrid you prefer you need to consider a few factors that will influence your decision. The combination of your fairway woods and hybrids should fill the gap between your driver and lowest iron, covering distance, a range of trajectories and options when faced with different lies.
We stock all the best hybrids covering every budget from high end brands including TaylorMade, Callaway and Titleist, to lower costing clubs from brands such as Ben Sayers. No matter what type of Hybrid club you require, we’ve got you covered. Let us show you how to pick out the perfect hybrid golf club for you.
Finding the Right Loft
The loft of a hybrid is the angle from vertical of the clubface. The loft you choose will determine the trajectory of the shot. In general hybrid clubs will start with a #2 at 16 degrees, then a #3 at 19 degrees, then a #4 at 22 degrees and so on. With clubs that have long sleeve technology you can adjust your club’s loft up to 2 degrees either way to suit your play.
You should carry a #5 fairway wood and #4 hybrid or #3 hybrid and #4 hybrid together to increase your play opportunities. Hybrids have so much versatility for poor lies, we would always suggest you carry at least one in your bag.
A driving iron club is typically 18 degrees loft the same as a #3 hybrid. It looks similar to a long iron but with a greater forgiveness due to its hollower construction. If you’re an advanced player happy to hit a long iron this club is a great option. It also produces a low penetrating ball flight which is ideal on hard dry ground, however, it does lack versatility and can be useless in bad lies.
What’s Your Budget?
At Snainton Golf, we supply a vast selection of hybrids to suit all abilities and budgets. If you’re a professional or intermediate player looking for the latest, most advanced technology to help maximise playability then explore our new top of the range models. If you’re a beginner, or just on a budget, why not browse our clearance of discounted hybrid clubs that are still of a very high standard but for less.
The Difference Between Fairway Woods & Hybrids
Many people get confused between a fairway wood and a hybrid, what’s the difference?
Firstly, hybrids are extremely versatile clubs and are better for getting out of troublesome lies than fairway woods which have a larger clubhead. Hybrids are generally easier to use from semi rough, rough and fairway bunkers for example where there are run off areas around the green a hybrid can be used to chip, with a similar technique as you would use with a putter, to get the ball into the air then rolling out to the flag, it’s an extremely versatile club. However, fairways woods have longer shafts which increases clubhead speed offering greater distance. The size of the fairways clubhead also lends a centre of gravity that sits further back resulting in a higher trajectory.
How to Choose Between a Fairway Wood and a Hybrid
If you’re a player who prefers to hit an iron, you’ll most likely lean towards a hybrid as it has a shorter shaft and smaller clubhead. Whereas if you enjoy a #3 fairway wood and can easily get it off the ground then you’ll favour a fairway wood.