Reasons to Use a Hybrid Golf Club

Hybrid clubs have been a godsend for medium- and high-handicap golfers who struggle with their long irons. These are widely considered to be the most difficult clubs to hit in golf, so a hybrid club can help a golfer who struggles with those clubs. It will help develop more consistency as the golfer hits fewer poor shots and make the round of golf more enjoyable.

Long Iron Struggles

The long iron is used on fairway shots to launch the ball toward the green. If you swing the long iron poorly, it will stick in the ground resulting in a shot that dribbles just a few feet, or you will skull the ball and slice it badly. A hybrid club will not get stuck in the ground. It will bounce and a poor swing turns into an average hit. This means that instead of facing disaster on your next shot, you are in a reasonably good position.


If you look inside the bags of many of your playing partners and at the bags of the top pros playing in the most important tournaments, you will find hybrid clubs. They are easier to swing, they provide better results and the golfer is more confident in his ability. More and more golfers are switching to hybrid clubs, and some golfers carry a majority of hybrid clubs in their golf bag, because it makes them feel better about their game and they put a lower number on the scorecard consistently

Flexibility of Shaft, Center of Gravity

The long iron club has a steel shaft. The hybrid club is made of graphite. Graphite is lighter and more flexible that steel. Combine this aspect with the lower center of gravity in the hybrid club and the average golfer will have the ability to hit the ball 10 to 15 yards farther with a hybrid club.

About this Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who’s Better, Who’s Best in Football — The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.