Decided to buy a Titleist 3 Hybrid-iron...

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Scott Rushing
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Decided to buy a Titleist 3 Hybrid-iron...

Last day of Global Golf's big sale...so I pulled the trigger on a Titleist T-MB 716 3H Hybrid.  A couple holes at my course, the tee shot is tough for me.  My fault, i should fix that but ... last week I teed off with a 4I and ripped it, had 160 into the green - so hit my 7I in there, made par.  easy.  It's a short downhill Par 4 anyway, so I don't HAVE to hit driver..I just do to get beyond the traps and such..and then have somewhere between 80-100 yards in.  So i thought I'd try this 3I hybrid thing...it was $45 off so I got it for $100 used in very good shape. 

It's a 20degree club..so it should get me somewhere around 140-145 in ... maybe a little closer given the down hill.  

DON
​I've only hit one hybrid

​I've only hit one hybrid that I liked. I hit a Ping Rapture 3H while I was killing time while the wife was shopping and I hit it very well on the simulator in the store so I ended up buying it for around $100. It was brand new and it has 18* of loft and according to the simulator, I was hitting it around 225 carry with a good 20 yards of roll out on top ot that. Only thing I've done to the club was to pull the shaft and do a Spine and FLO alignment on the shaft and then re-install it in the head. My only problem with the club is that I do not know where it fits in my bag. I have a 21* 7 wood that I also hit 220 carry, with a higher ball flight that allows the ball to Stop and hole on a green when I'm hitting it into the green and I want the ball to stop close to where it lands. So I don't know where the 3H fits in. I hit my 18* 5 wood around the same distance total as the 3H and I don't know if I want to pull it out in favor of the 3H. I should hit the 3H along with the 5 and 7 woods some time at the range and see which clubs I hit the most consistant and then figure out what stays and what gets pulled from my bag. 

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.

scomac
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Lately I've gone to playing a

Lately I've gone to playing a 3W and then going straight to a 4 hybrid.  On paper, it looks like a huge gap, but I can always choke down on the 3W if i need a little less than a full swing thus giving me a well defined gap to my next long club, the hybrid.

I've been playing a short set this year pretty well exclusively and I rarely run into a situation where I feel like I don't have the right club available.  I've even started to carry again as the load is pretty light with an ultra-lite bag and 9 or 10 clubs.

DON
What mix of clubs work for

What mix of clubs work for any golfer depends on how far they hit each of their clubs and what yardage gaps they have between clubs. I consider myselt lucky to have nice even 15 yard carry gaps between all of my irons, and 15 to 20 yard gaps between each of my woods. So it all depends on how each golfer hits each of their clubs as to which clubs they should put in their bag. 

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.

scomac
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Agreed.  You play at altitude

Agreed.  You play at altitude so you're going to hit it further all things being equal thus the bigger gaps between clubs.

I aim for a 20 yard gap between clubs because it's easy enough to take off 10 yards by choking down an inch.  That results in playing every other iron generally with a couple of distinctly different looks in wedges to maximize versatility.  A driver, a fairway club, a hybrid to cover off longer approaches and give me a couple of alternatives off the tee plus the putter and I'm good to go.  One of the advantages of being not particularly long and not being a slave to the distance mantra.  I play the appropriate senior tees and get to use every club in the bag.  It works for me, YMMV.