I bought a adams 3 hybrid to try out. I took it out on the course and all my buddies jumped all over me you can imagine I am sure. So are they right should I just hit my 3 iron and 2 or join they hybrid craze?
Ego in golf is just stupid,sorry to be blunt but if you are influenced by your friends and what people think of you then as a golfer you are the equivalent of an idiot.Thats not my opnion,I'm quoting Bob Rotella,although he may have used the word moron instead when referring to players who don't work on their putting,but its the same principle.
A hybrd can be used around the greens,from the rough,from bunkers and a combination of lie, its avery worthwhile club that has been significant in winning the British and US opens in the last few years,many pros now carry one.
Anyway,I can't imagine anything of the sort,as you suggest,luckily I don't play with morons.
Having flopped from both sides and back, I say play whatever helps you get the ball close to the pin.
I played my 3 iron for years, went to a hybrid, loved it, and then started hitting my 3 iron well, so I ditched it. Negatives? None. The hybrid does what it's supposed to - gets the ball high and far with minimal effort.
If you had a choice of walking to the store on a bum knee or driving, what would you choose? The car, ovbiously. So why fight it? If you smoke that hybrid, then hit it. If you're concerned about what your buddies think, you've taken up the wrong sport. Golf is an individual game.
Good luck with the hybrid, let us know how it goes!
This is why I like playing Golf alone sometimes. I work on my game and dont have to be concious about what someone else is worried about or listen to blabber from a big mouth heh.
Whichever you hit more consistantly straight, play it! I have yet to even hit a hybrid because Ive always like having a 2 and 3 iron for playing out of trees and such. I really do need to at least replace the 2-iron with a good hybrid.
Im going to keep my 2 and 3 iron, thank you. I keep hearing that hybrids inspire confidence but I just dont like the look of them. I think it is a mind job. Everyone hears that long irons are hard to hit so it creeps itno everyones head. If you can hit a 6,7,8 iron why would any other club be harder. Just my $.02
I'm on the hybrid boat completely. I only go down to a 4 iron because my hybrid is soooo god damn accurate. I used my hybrid off the tee in my latest match and beat my friend with it. I was hitting fairways and greens. I even hit it well out of the fairway bunkers. If you hit the 3 iron better, then why would you be trying out a hybrid? Just go with hybrid, it'll help your game dramatically.
I bought a TM Rescue Mid 19* because I was not hitting my 3 iron well. I hit the Rescue very well from the get go, but continued to work on my 3 iron. Now I hit the 3 iron very well and actually am more acurate and longer with it. When you finally get over that nonsense that "Nobody hits the 3 iron well", you look back and realize, (As others here have said), hitting a 3 iron is just like hitting a 4,5,6 iron! All that being said, the Hybrids are good clubs, so if you hit yours well, leave it in the bag and don't pay any attention to your buddies who are 25 yards behind you!:usflag: