If you have been around golf courses for the past decade or so, you definitely have heard about hybrids and have at least general idea of what they are. If you don’t, you can probably guess from their name that they are mix of two usually separate concepts. Those concepts are fairway woods and long irons. Golf club manufacturer, in search of solution for the problems that golfers were having for a long time, created entirely new sort of golf clubs that were designed to have best features of both 3-woods as well as irons. Hybrids were supposed to be easier to hit than irons without sacrificing any performance, and they turned out to be just that. R&D teams, developing a hybrid golf club, took clubhead design inspiration from fairway woods, making club head of these new clubs larger and easier to hit with. This design is perfect for beginners and intermediate golfers alike. The latter can especially benefit from using these clubs, and you can learn more by reading this tutorial by GolfClubsGuru

One of the biggest advantages that hybrids have over other types of clubs is their versatility. They can be used in many different ways in various situations, so even if you don’t need the forgiveness and other game-improvement features that hybrids provide, they’re still worth having in your bag. That’s one of the reasons for why experts always carry hybrid with them, even on championships. They definitely have the skills necessary to hit long irons properly, but nonetheless, they need hybrids to shoot out of murky positions. Hybrids are great to use when you are in bad position like a rough or fairway bunk.  There are two major types of hybrids on the market right now.

Hybrid woods

As the name probably suggests, these sorts of clubs are usually used to replace woods of the similar loft. The most important feature that differentiates these clubs from regular fairway woods is the design of the head. Clubhead of hybrid woods is a mixture of irons and woods. Club face’s depth, in particular, is in between two extremes of irons and fairway woods. That mixture of best features is exactly what makes hybrid woods much easier to hit from rough spots. The denser club head design comes in handy when you have to get through grass when hitting golf ball from a rough. One disadvantage that comes with denser and smaller head is the difficulty of hitting it perfectly as compared to fairway woods which have larger sweet spots.

Hybrid irons

As you can probably guess, these hybrids are supposed to replace irons. They are the more popular from the two types of hybrids, because irons usually are the clubs that most beginners struggle with. Unlike the hybrid woods, hybrid irons usually have bigger head than normal irons and because of this, they are also easier to hit. This increased size also gives players more control and because of other reasons we’ve covered before, increases overall performance.