What is a Hybrid golf club

What is a Hybrid golf club

For so many years golfers from all over the world had long irons in their golf bags but the modern game has changed for the better with the introduction of hybrid golf clubs, in this article I am going to look into what is a hybrid golf club, what hybrid golf clubs are on the market and which hybrids I have tried. What is a Hybrid Golf club - Cobra Hybrid Golf Club

But before I start here is a quick definition of golf hybrid clubs:

What is a Hybrid golf club

Thus describes a cross between a long iron and a fairway wood hence the word ‘Hybrid’, they are sometimes also referred to as ‘Rescue Clubs’, either way, all of the today’s Hybrid/Rescue clubs have been designed to replace long irons being in your golf bag. The top tour players in the world describe them as very forgiving, high launch factor, easy to hit off the tee, use in fairway bunkers and of course fairways.

So the hybrid has been designed to hit those magical numbers you used to hit with your 2, 3 and 4 irons, so dependent on the standard of golfer the numbers can vary but on average the hybrids are covering any distances from 150 yards through to just under your 3 wood distances, so around that 200 yard mark.

All of the golf manufacturers now have a variety of different hybrid golf clubs on the market because they see that there is a massive demand for this type of club which gives you the distance, accuracy and ease of use, what golfer wouldn’t want one of these in their golf bag. What is a Hybrid Golf club - Callaway Hybrid Golf Club

The hybrids also come with a lot of the technology and adjustment options that normally only came with your driver or 3 wood so your options of ‘tweaking’ the hybrids is also an option, if you want more weight to help fight your fade/slice then there are hybrids for you out there, if you want to go up or down in the loft of the club face then there are also options for that too. 

So the exciting thing about hybrid golf clubs today is the fact they come in all varying shapes and sizes, different colours, shiny or matt finish and with the shaft of your choosing dependent on your swing speed – so long gone has the day when you stood over a daunting 180 yard shot over water and trouble into a stiff breeze, these clubs are so forgiving and easy to use you will relish all the times when you are now facing those previous difficult distances!

With different golf manufacturers adopting new ideas into the hybrid golf club market it is an exciting time to see what they come up with next? Cobra has come up with their little tram lines underneath the golf club, the tram lines give the club, even more, forgiveness coming out of the rough or semi rough – Rickie Fowler had a lot of input into this for Cobra so a lot of the improvements are being recommended by the best players in the world – so it’s worth taking note when you are looking around?

After working in a golf pro shop for a few years I have had the opportunity to recommend some great hybrid/rescue golf clubs including the Callaway XR that I currently use, click on the image to find out more on Amazon, I have also included 3 other below in the Amazon My Picks selection.


  Callaway XR Hybrid Golf Club

I hope that this article Hybrid Golf Clubs will help you in making a decision on your next or new hybrid golf club and if you have any questions regarding this article please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below I will be glad to respond to any comments left.

Happy Golfing as Always.

Cheers,

Michael Baker
Bogeys to Birdies

Here is another article on fairway woods – CLICK HERE – to read the article.

14 Responses

  1. Hi There,

    Great to hear that you got some good information about the what is a hybrid golf club post, getting one of these golf clubs in your golf bag will certainly help and replace having to hit long iron clubs.

    Cheers and keep in touch.

    Bogeys to Birdies

  2. Rocky Smith says:

    I really got some good info and benefited from this Hybrid golf club post. thanks for this great article keep up the good work on your tips about golf equipment.

  3. Thanks for the great comments always happy when people enjoy our articles.

    Cheers,
    Bogeys to Birdies

  4. Monark Golf says:

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  5. Hi Rocky,

    Thanks for your feedback on the article what is a hybrid golf club, so glad that you found the article informative and beneficial to your golf game. if you have any other feedback or questions please let me know.

    Regards,
    Michael – Bogeys to Birdies – Golf Tips for the Serious Golfer

  6. Rocky Smith says:

    Great article on what is a hybrid golf club. This is a very good and more essential idea that you have given here. that you very much for this bet idea. thanks a lot.

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    Rocky

  7. Hi Bernie,

    Thanks for your feedback on the article what is a hybrid golf club, it is always great to hear that one of my articles helps like minded golfers like yourself, let me know how you are getting along with the new hybrid golf club?

    Keep in touch.

    Regards,
    Michael – Bogeys to Birdies

  8. Bernie says:

    Hi There,

    Great article on explaining about what is a hybrid golf club, I think I will indulge and invest in one for my golf bag. Great article and thanks. Bernie

  9. Hi Tyler,

    Thanks for your comments about the article what is a hybrid golf club, so glad that you enjoyed the article and that you are getting some great information from http://www.bogeystobirdies.co.uk in general, if you have any further questions or feedback in the future please let me know.

    Cheers,

    Michael – Bogeys to Birdies ” Golf Tips for the Serious Golfer “

  10. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Mick,

    Thanks for your comments about the article what is a hybrid golf club, so glad that you enjoyed the article and that you are getting some great information from http://www.bogeystobirdies.co.uk in general, if you have any further questions or feedback in the future please let me know.

    Cheers,

    Michael – Bogeys to Birdies ” Golf Tips for the Serious Golfer “

  11. MIck says:

    Very good web page on hybrid golf clubs. You provide a lot of useful information on hybrids. I too have replaced my long irons with the easier to hit hybrids. I’m a TaylorMade fan myself and Calloway is also an excellent choice for woods, hybrids or irons. I’m a big fan of Rickie Fowler too. I’d like to try hitting those Cobra hybrids you mentioned on your page. Plenty of good content and visuals for the golfer to sort thru. I enjoyed your web page immensely and hope you have a lot of success with it.

  12. Tyler says:

    Hello, Not a big golfer here but I do respect sports equipment when they come to making it easier. I do know a lot of golfers who would probably be very interested in this and the site. Now, when did hybrid golf clubs start coming popular? I know that there are a ton of clubs and this sounds like an easier way to carry less. How come they didn’t incorporate this in the past? was it just the technological era we live in now? Anyways, it sounds amazing. I will have to tell my friends about this!

  13. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Jody,

    Thanks for your comment on the article what is a hybrid golf club, even though you are not a golfer it was nice to get feedback on how you made your decision on purchasing a hybrid golf club for your uncle, I hope he enjoys the golf club and gives you plenty of credit for improving his golf game!

    Thanks once again for your feedback on the article what is a hybrid golf club and if you have any other golf gift decisions to make in the future for any other members of your family please get in contact again.

    Regards,

    Michael – Bogeys to Birdies “The Place to Improve your game”

  14. JodyRae says:

    What is a hybrid golf club? I think this was a very informative post. I don’t know the first thing about golf but was interested in buying my uncle a golf club. After reading your article I don’t understand why anyone would use anything other than a hybrid. Just with the accuracy and the distance, it helps a golfer hit.Then added with the fact that it is lighter than a long iron. I am definitely sold on buying a hybrid golf club. Thanks!

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