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I still carry a 4 iron, I am wondering if it would be advantageous for me to drop the 4 iron get a 4 hybrid? I
play to a 9.4 I do carry a 7 wood that I hit about 205/210. Would the 4hybrid be comparable to my 7 wood?.
What do you think are the advantages/disadvantages to the switch.
Thanks for any feed back!
I carry a 7W and a 4H (21F/24H). There is a difference in distance. I have a 5I and a 5H. The difference is I can get more consistent height with the 5H so I can control the distance better. Would that make a difference if your 4I went 180-200 and the 4H went 185-190 instead? If you are looking to carry another wedge, you can look at a 21 H and choke down for what your 4I does today. Titleist makes life so hard by so many choices.
At my home course, I have a couple of par 3's where a 21* hybrid is the perfect club for the yardage for me. Unfortunately, my next club is a 5 iron, resulting in a 20 something yardage gap. I haven't quite mastered this choking down on a hybrid concept yet, so when that yardage comes up (fortunately not that often), I find myself in a pickle. So I'm with the other fellows - make sure the yardage gaps work for you.
As for the comparison, I think the 7 wood is probably closer to a 21* hybrid (~195 yards), at least for my swing. As always, YMMV. But I prefer the hybrid, as I've found it a little more versatile than the 7 wood, although there is nothing like the soft landing of a shot from 200 yards out with a 7 wood.
I agree a hybrid is a great alternative to a fairway metal for consistency and a higher trajectory for shots into a green.
Unless your a scratch player I would switch , I found I gained about 12 yards from a good lie and a higher and softer flight.Also they are ,IMO , much easier to get airborne from the rough
Your call John. I had a 909 Hybrid and ended up getting my AP2's with a 4 iron in the bag and I love it. You're the one than has to play it. Hybrids, in my opinion hybrids get the ball up better, but you can't work them as much. If you struggle with your 4 iron, get a hybrid. If you like your 4 iron, keep it!