Hybrid Golf Clubs

Simply put, a hybrid golf club is a cross between a conventional iron and a fairway wood. It's also a fine example of the cliché, “best of both worlds.”

A relatively new invention, hybrid golf clubs were originally designed for play from thick rough, fairway bunkers and other difficult spots. In fact, many golfers still refer to them as “rescue” clubs. Hybrids exploded in popularity around the year 2000, when it dawned on golfers that these clubs were good for more than trouble shots – they could actually do the job of traditional long irons.

It was nothing short of an epiphany. For decades, golfers had struggled with long irons (numbers 1-4), which – due to their small clubheads and low degrees of loft – require considerable skill to use effectively.

By contrast, the hybrid golf clubs larger, deeper clubhead provides a lower center of gravity which helps average players get the ball airborne. With its curved sole, the hybrid slides easily across the turf without snagging. Like a fairway wood, the hybrid is also quite handy when hit from a tee. But with a shorter shaft, the hybrid offers better control than a traditional wood.

These days, nearly all golfers (including most top pros) carry at least one hybrid club. Some carry several hybrids, while a few carry an entire bag full of them – companies such as Thomas Golf make hybrids that can replace every conventional club, driver through lob wedge.

As hybrids have taken hold, golfers have discovered new ways to utilize the clubs. Their head shapes make hybrids extremely versatile; they're useful from poor lies such as divots, for punching the ball between trees, even chipping around the greens.

This section of Golf-Info-Guide.com is devoted exclusively to hybrid clubs. Via text and video lessons, our experts share advice on everything from basic fairway and tee shots to more advanced topics like hitting hybrids from the sand. Peruse the tips at left to learn why hybrids should be in your bag (if they're not already), and how to get the most from these innovative weapons.

1.Advantages of Using Hybrids – Golf Tip
2.Check Swing Positions with Thomas Golf Alignment Guide: Takeaway
3.Golf Swing Positions, Thomas Golf Alignment Check Guide
4.Hit Down with Hybrid from Poor Lies – Golf Tip
5.How a Top Pro Grabbed a Victory With a Hybrid Golf Club
6.How Hybrids Can Help in Your Short Game
7.How Many Golf Hybrid Clubs Should You Carry?
8.How to Aim Your Hybrid Golf Club
9.Hybrid Chip/Putt a Great Choice from the Fringe – Golf Tip
10.Hybrid Golf Club Design Can Inspire More Confidence
11.Hybrid Golf Clubs Can Take Fear Out of Fairway Bunker Shots
12.Hybrid Golf Clubs Explained
13.Hybrid Golf Clubs, Should You Replace the Mid-Irons With Hybrids?
14.Hybrid Golf Clubs, Why do They Hit the Ball Higher Than Standard Irons?
15.Hybrid Golf Clubs: a Good Choice Out of Divots?
16.Hybrid Golf Clubs: Highly Playable, Very Versatile
17.Hybrid Golf Clubs: The New Guy on the Block?
18.Hybrid Golf Irons: One Swing at a Time
19.Hybrid Iron Sets: Discovering the New Trend in Golf Clubs
20.Hybrid Selection Chart: See Which Hybrid Golf Club Replaces Your Old Iron or Wood (Loft, L
21.Hybrids a Good Short Golf Iron Alternative for Some Golfers
22.Part 1 Golf Hybrids: Grip
23.Part 2 Golf Hybrids: Setup
24.Part 3 Golf Hybrids: Alignment
25.Part 4 Golf Hybrids: Takeaway and Backswing
26.Part 5 Golf Hybrids: Downswing
27.Part 6 Golf Hybrids: Impact
28.Part 7 Golf Hybrids: Follow Through to the Finish
29.Reasons to Try Hybrid Golf Clubs
30.Sweep Hybrid Golf Shots from Good Lies
31.Tee Off with Hybrids to Improve Golf Course Management
32.This Easy Hybrids Selection Chart Will Show You Which Hybrid Lofts Replace Your Old Irons
33.Thomas Golf AT705 Hybrid Driver: The Best New Second MiniDriver
34.Thomas Golf AT705 Hybrids (Ladies : Left Handed)
35.Thomas Golf AT705 Hybrids (Ladies : Right Handed)
36.Thomas Golf AT705 Hybrids (Mens : Left Handed)
37.Thomas Golf AT705 Hybrids (Mens : Right Handed)
38.Thomas Golf Hybrids: Pick a Style to Fit Your Eye
39.Thomas Golf Pre-Owned AT705 Hybrid Golf Clubs
40.Thomas Golf Pre-Owned AT725 Square Hybrid Golf Clubs
41.Top 10 Hybrid Golf Club Videos
42.Top 3 Tips on Hybrid Golf Clubs
43.Top 3 Ways to Get More from Your Hybrid Golf Clubs
44.Why Choose Hybrid Golf Clubs?