Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Shot my first sub-100 round of the season this weekend.
I finally gave up trying to hit the hybrids that came with my set (3, 4, and 5) and replaced them with old, standard irons from the hand-me down set I played with as a teenager. It's made a huge difference in my overall play.
I'll never understand why people like hybrids. They're nothing but missed-shot machines for me.
I have two hybrids - a 3 and 4 - but I rarely use them. I'll never use them off the tee and prefer to either hit a standard wood or just use a 5-iron.
Really the only time I ever use them is trying to come back from an awful tee shot off a long par 5. At that point, I'm just looking to get some yardage so I can have a reasonable approach on my third shot. If I happen to hit a nice tee shot on a long par 5 I can usually have a nice approach shot at the green with a 5 or 6 iron (note: this doesn't mean I'm usually on the green in two, rather I'm usually way left or right and having to deal with the good ole short game, which is another animal entirely).