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Scott Rushing
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New Toy

Ordered a new 3 Hyrbid this week,

https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/mizuno-mp-18-mmc-utility-irons-stee...

My course has 2 course, one which is closed for a couple million dollar rebuild of the greens and bunkers.  The other course is quite tight and really unless I'm being stupid or really agressive, I can't hit driver but like 4 times max.   Technically you could hit it about 10 times but you'd have to hit perfect draws to not be in the woods.  And there's no benefit really to trying it.  A couple holes the 4H just isn't enough to get me where I need to be so I'm going to try the 3 H and see how it goes and probably leave the driver out of the bag on that course.  Had some gift cards and Dicks coupons so got it for about $70, which wasn't too bad.   Should be here today for me to try tonight in league play.

Aimee
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hybrid

Scott, is that the same model as your 4h? Sounds like a good strategy for tight holes, my husband has a 3h he uses in a couple of spots because he just won't get into as much trouble with it even if he mis-hits it.

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DON
Best of luck with the new

Best of luck with the new club. I picked up a Ping Rapture 3 hybrid a few years back after hitting it very well at the stroe into a net with a launch monitor showing that I was hitting it around 230 yards carry. ONLY hybrid I have ever hit well enough to even think about buying. I hope you will let us know how it works out for you and how far you hit it on average. 

Don

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Scott Rushing
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Aimee, it's similar but sort

Aimee, it's similar but sort of a newer line model.  I looked for some used ones to match mine but this was a great price especially with the gift cards and got really good reviews.  I guess I'll see how it does today in my 9 hole event!

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scomac
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I think that you'll be

I think that you'll be pleased with the strategy of hitting a 3h off the tee on tight holes.  A course I used to play a lot was conducive to that type of strategy.  I would use my driver on 7 holes off the tee and my 3h on 6 holes to avoid trouble and/or leave myself with a better yardage coming into the green.  Adopting that strategy rather than hitting the maximum number of drivers off the tee saved me a lot of strokes.  The buddy I played with never adopted my strategy despite the fact that I would beat him almost every time out once I began to play more conservatively.

Aimee
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Strategy

Scomac, you are 100% correct...we have a tight, tree lined, shortish par 4 on our home course and my husband aleays hits hybrid off the tee. If he mishits, at least it doesn’t go as deeply into the woods since he won’t hit a crazy slice.

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Scott Rushing
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Agree Sco.  I'll soon find

Agree Sco.  I'll soon find out too.  Wednesday night our league plays the back 9 of that course and that's even tighter than the front.  There may be 2 holes I could try and hit driver on.  So I might leave it in the car and just hit the hybrid off each longer hole. 

I have been trying to get used to it.  It's consistent in that it wants to be a little draw.  I have to tee it low though.  When I tee it up a little any hits off the top half of the club - while they generally go straight, they do have a loss of yardage.  But when I tee it down I can really feel the sweet spot being hit.  So we'll give it a shot this Wed and I'll let you know how it goes.

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Scott Rushing
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Have used the 3I a few times

Have used the 3I a few times during rounds and hit it a few dozen on the range.  I like the ball flight when I can hit it solidly.  Seems like I have to tee it up very low, any height to it and I can feel when the ball contact is above the center of the club.  Seems to lose a chunk of distance too when I do that.  Soid strikes are great.  Haven't had one on the course with a real ball yet - as my on course execution has been less than solid with it.  So I'll keep working with it. 

 

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