Should you put a hybrid in your bag?

Stuart Dowsett

07 February 2022

We like to think we know a thing or two about golf, which is why we’re always banging the drum for custom-fitted golf clubs. It really does make such a radical difference. And yet, when golfers do get fitted, the tendency is to get the perfect driver set-up, get the irons dialled-in and maybe even take care of the wedges. But how many people forget about the poor old hybrids? Spoiler: it's too many!

Mizuno ST-X Hybrids

We’re talking about a club that’s in almost every golfer’s bag and is considered by many players to be the ‘safety club’; something to fall back on in a sticky situation or a crisis of confidence. Surely, if there’s one club you want to be exactly right, it’s the safety net!

Let’s take Mizuno’s new ST-X hybrids as an example. These hybrids are fantastic, with the thin MAS1C face delivering the speed and, as a result, distance you desire. Add optimised Wave Sole technology – maintaining that speed & distance when struck low on the face - and you can still get this performance from tight lies, thick rough and even bunkers.

Mizuno ST-X Hybrids

However, there are still plenty of questions. If you’re putting one in the bag, which one? Or maybe it should be more than one, but how many? But, fortunately, we’re here to help you find the answers. If you're contemplating a change in equipment this year, come and see us in the pro shop. We'll be happy to help.

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