Every golfer has been in this predicament: stuck in the rough but far enough from the hole to need a big golf club to finish the job. You can't hit a fairway wood out of the rough and long irons are inconsistent, so what club do you use? The pros at New York Golf Center in Manhattan recommend hybrid clubs — they combine the distance of a fairway wood with the consistency of an iron and can be used from the fairway, rough, and tee.
Golfers usually reach for woods for long shots, but these clubs are effective only from the tee or fairway. Hybrid golf clubs can be used anywhere and generate yardage similar to what’s produced by a wood, in part because they’re made of high-tech steel alloys. Their low center of gravity and large club head make it easier to hit the ball cleanly with better loft and momentum, resulting in a longer, more consistent shot from any terrain.
Hybrid golf clubs are an upgrade from long irons, and every golfer knows how daunting a long iron shot can be. A hybrid golf club approaches the ball at a lower angle than an iron, sweeping through it rather than chopping down on it. The club face is flat, like an iron’s, making it easier to hit the ball cleanly. This low-angle approach combined with a flat club face results in a more efficient, consistent swing that requires less precision and usually results in longer yardage.
For every hybrid golf club you put in your bag, you can remove an iron and a wood. Adding hybrid clubs gives you a more versatile game and frees a few of the 14 precious club slots in your golf bag.
To check out a hybrid golf club, visit one of New York Golf Center’s three locations. As one of the best club fitters in the country, they will provide insight into why hybrids are rapidly finding their way into the golf bags of the best players in the country. Visit them online to find out about their daily and weekly deals and the equipment brands they offer.