The “Hybrid” category is also sometimes called utility clubs. The main reason hybrids have become popular is the common feeling that long irons are hard to hit. Maybe you feel that way too.
Have you heard the great Lee Trevino Story about long irons?...
He was out playing in the rain once and lightning was threatening. He took his 1 iron out and held it up over his head and said to the gallery. “Now I’m safe. Even God can’t hit a 1 iron.” If that’s how a pro of Lee’s caliber felt about his long irons what does that say about your game.
The idea for today’s hybrid was actually conceived by none other than Gary McCord, the one time PGA pro and now announcer for CBS golf telecasts. He went to TaylorMade back in 2002 and suggested a marriage of fairway woods and long irons...a hybrid of the two. It turned out to be a marriage made in heaven.
TaylorMade came out with what it called it’s Rescue Club that year. Soon other manufacturers followed suit and today most every manufacturer offers hybrids.
So….the big question is….”Is a Hybrid club BETTER than a long iron?” The answer, in a word is simply, “Yes”! Why? The reason that a hybrid club is better than a comparable long iron is that the head design allows the center of gravity to be moved lower and farther back from the face. This gets the ball up easier and at a higher angle.
Let's talk about the Confidence factor…which is SO important in golf. As you look down at a hybrid club, it gives you the feeling that it is easier to hit because it looks more like a wood. It's also shorter than a wood so that adds to the confidence. Perhaps the fact that it doesn’t look as scary as that 3 or 4 iron also helps.
Hybrids are usually thought of as being for the beginner to average golfer. The fact is many tour players are using them now. Besides Gary McCord, Jim Furyck, Davis Love, Stuart Cink and many more are using them. Actually more and more professional golfers are using hybrids all the time. A golfer who doesn't have a hybrid in the bag is the exception not the rule.
So how about you? Are you ready to experience the benefits of a the new Nakashima Ntec 2.8 Utility clubs? Book a fitting session now at Nakashima Golf Studio - San Diego and let us rescue you from those difficult long iron shots once and for all! Call us today!
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