Originally Posted by Redhook
The hybrids are going to high because the shaft isn't heavy enough or stiff enough. I have steel X-100's in all of my hybrids. IMO, hybrids are replacing accuracy clubs and the extra few yards I'd get from graphite isn't worth it compared to the control I get from steel. Unless you can get fitted like a tour player (their graphite shafts are getting tipped to perfection) you might want to try steel in your hybrids if you have some power.
I actually have 2 hybrids, both Titleist, one is a steel shafted 17 degree and the other one I have mentioned is a 19 degree that does have a graphite shaft. I rotate my bag with what I need at the current time. I pretty much choose between my driving 2 iron, a strong Callaway 3 wood, and two hybrids mentioned above. For my game distance isn't an issue and I am focused on getting the ball in play off the tee. I am a strong iron player (well up until the past month) so getting the ball within the treeline is of utmost importance.
I have taken my 3 iron out of the bag because I have found hybrids are easier to hit. The one big difference is when you miss it, a hybrid miss is much better than a 3 iron blade miss. But where I find myself in trouble is if I have to punch a shot out under trees without a 3 iron. That can become a little difficult.