When & why: hybrids

Ross McConnachie

01 January 0001

Did you watch last week’s AIG Women’s Open? You won’t find a better example of the importance of course management than Carnoustie, and with the extra roll on firm fairways even great drives can go awry. It might be time to take your hybrids out...

Driver and hybrid
Pulling driver isn't always the smart play

The conundrum

Since hybrids roll out less after landing, you’ve got a much better chance of it staying on the short grass. You want to be giving yourself a look at pars & birdies, rather than straggling to bogeys, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realise that a playing from the fairway – rather than a bunker, water or the trees - gives you what you want.


The solution

You might not be chasing the distance of a driver in your hybrids, but you still don’t want to find yourself too far from the green for your second shot. That’s why TaylorMade has designed its SIM2 Max hybrids with the Thru-Slot Speed Pocket for that much needed ball speed & distance. Pair this with the straight, forgiving flight of Twist Face and it doesn’t get much better!

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TaylorMade SIM2 & SIM2 Max Hybrids

But, despite all this talk of finding fairways, one key benefit of hybrids is the versatility to hit them off the tee or the deck. The V Steel weighting means you can get a beautifully smooth turf interaction when hitting off the deck from the fairway or the rough.


We can help

If you're in the market for new hybrids, we couldn't recommend these highly enough. Just pop by the pro shop or send us a message if you'd like to give them a try.

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