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Should I Dig Down On My Golf Hybrids For Best ResultsHybrids have the appearance of a fairway wood, however, they relate more to the length of an iron. Due to this, there are misconceptions of how the club should hit the ball whether it is from a steep angle of attack like an iron or a shallow angle of attack like a fairway wood.

Digging down too much on the hybrids will result in big divots being created and potentially fat ball striking. The divot will actually prevent the club from exiting and completing the follow through.

If the ball is struck from the centre of the club, the steep angle of attack will produce a much lower ball flight as the dynamic loft decreases. If the ball is hit off centre or approaches it from an out to in swing path, for example, the ball will produce a much higher spin rate resulting in more slice and less control.

If the ball
is swept from the surface, the dynamic loft will increase causing a ball flight which is too high to fulfil its potential distance causing the ball to finish short of its target. A shallow angle of attack with a hybrid will also contribute to thin strikes and heavy shots whereby the club lands too early and catches the ground first.

As the hybrid is a combination of a fairway wood and iron, the swing arc should also be a combination of the two, whereby the hybrid hits down on the ball, but only to the extent of brushing or making a small indentation into the ground through impact but making sure the ball is hit cleanly and first before any turf.

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Hitting down on the ball with lofted clubs will help get the ball airborne. When using straighter faced clubs such as hybrids, which are 4 and 5 iron equivalents, the loft decreases causing a lower ball flight.

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The swing path is the area of the swing which creates the shape of shot. The angle of attack will determine the balls spin rate and dynamic loft angle at impact. To hit a draw, the ball must approach the ball from an in to out path with the club face closed to the path but open to the target.

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With the ball positioned further back in the stance, the angle of attack into the ball will be steepened causing the club to be de-lofted at impact and producing a lower ball flight than intended. The ball position will also cause the centeredness of strike to become inconsistent, however, some players who specialize in keeping the ball low for links golf may find this tip useful.