The hybrid golf club is also described as a utility club as well as is a fairly current enhancement to the selection of golf clubs golf players can pick from.
Because they are made to be simpler to strike for recreational golfers, they are expanding in appeal. They are much easier to strike for all golf enthusiasts as well as many touring pros currently carry hybrid golf clubs in their bags.
This combination adds up to having technical features that aid in getting the ball airborne, that dampen the effects of miss hits, and many other pluses.
Hybrid Easier To Hit
Most hybrid golf clubs are designed to replace long irons (2, 3, 4, and sometimes 5 irons) in a golfer’s bag. When you hear it said that hybrid golf clubs are easier to hit, this is almost always meant in comparison to the long irons that these hybrids replace.
So why are hybrid golf clubs useful over regular irons? A normal iron does not have much of a back on it. You can make an iron that has boundary weighting yet you can not have it additionally back unless it has a larger rear end.
You can’t move much weight back into the air? Therefore, to make iron easier to hit manufacturers have started to “fatten” the back of them.
So hybrid golf clubs that look more like iron have what seems to be a bulge on the back of them. This is just moving the weight further back on the iron. Now they can have weight along the outside of the club and further back.
On the other hand, manufacturers who have made their Hybrid Golf Clubs look more like a fairway wood have been able to move the weight back a little more since the club is larger.
Not large enough to be the size of a harder to hit fairway wood but large enough to do the trick.
Hybrid golf clubs also have a lower center of gravity.
If you move the center of gravity down then the ball gets up in the air easier. It helps to increase the launch angle of the ball without having to increase the actual loft of the club. This may not be visible but the result is.
If you have a three iron that is 20 degrees and a hybrid golf club that is the same loft but has the weight further back (perimeter weighted) and the center of gravity lower then the club will launch the ball higher.
There are some players who swear by hybrid golf clubs and others who think they are just junk. But the simple fact is that a hybrid golf club is easier to get into the air, down the fairway, and onto the green.