Before the invention of hybrid clubs, many golfers struggle with their strike and make into the fairway in alesser score. Most of them land on difficult spots during a play. With these dilemmas, manufacturers made these clubs help golfers get out of difficult spots and lifting the ball out of hills and bunkers. Other golfers tag the newly released clubs their rescue clubs. As time passes by, players noticed that the clubs versatility in the game.
Fairway woods are driver clubs that aid players in lifting a ball off the tee and low obstacles such as hills. The shaft and shaft length of this high numbered wood are stiffer and shorter. Its club head is smaller and has a higher degree in its loft.
On the other hand, long irons are heavier. They have smaller club heads and low degrees of loft. The shaft is longer. These characteristics of long irons make it difficult for amateurs and majority of professional golfers to use the club. It is either they end up hitting the ball into a more difficult spot and farther out of the green. This makes golfer dread the use of long irons.
Taking into consideration the many complaints of golfers, manufacturers made the clubs to increase the play ability of the golf and the enjoyment of players in the field. However, golf companies marketed these clubs as rescue clubs. Back then ,these clubs cost a fortune to the golfers due to the materials used. Since it was a combination of wood and iron, they have to come up with a technology to mimic the properties of a fairway wood and an iron.
Thus, despite its usefulness in the field, it was only in 2000 that these clubs gained their popularity. As of this time, more manufacturers produce hybrid golf clubs, mainly as a marketing strategy to fuse two clubs in one.
Many golfers especially the amateurs find it easier to use than the long irons. Players who use hybrid noticed a change in their strike and game play. They discover that their accuracy in hitting the ball into the green increased and the lesser that the ball land on a turf.
Hybrid clubs have larger and deeper club heads. Though these are lighter than long irons, it is significantly heavier than the woods. These combinations made the hybrid clubs yield an optimum result and affect the players strike power and accuracy.
The club heads increase forgiveness. Forgiveness is the miss or hit of the ball. Since the club heads are larger, the ball has more room or space to have an impact with the club head. With the deeper club heads, it makes the lifting of the ball easier. Since it is slightly heavier than a wood club is, the strike power was balanced with the weight of the club.
Using a hybrid clubs has many benefits. It can replace your long irons. Bringing a hybrid club at least one or two saves you many stressful spots during your play. However, you need to combine it with technique and proper swing. Otherwise, you will end up using the club as if you are using the fairway wood or your old irons.
In order to learn the proper swing and stance, you have to observe your game play as well as ask the opinions of your colleagues as how you are performing. You have to practice too, to maximize the benefit that you could derive from replacing your irons with a new set of hybrid golf clubs.