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Simple Steps To Hitting A Hybrid Golf Club

Aug 17, 2007
Now here's a golf tip that has been asked a lot on the golf message boards and golf blogs.

How do you hit a hybrid golf club?

The hybrid or utility golf club has been a big hit in the golf community for the last 2 years, but there still seems to be a question about how to hit a golf ball with it. Do you treat it like a mid to long iron or do you treat it like a fairway wood?

Read on and I'll tell you how.

Ok, here's the quick and dirty golf tip you've been waiting for.

A lot of golfers these days have a hybrid in their golf bag, but a lot of them aren't quite sure how to hit it. The question really lies in "how do you treat the hybrid club?" Meaning, do you hit down on the golf ball like you do with an iron? Or do you hit it like you would with a fairway wood?

The one thing you need to remember is that a hybrid is designed to replace a mid to long iron, so you need to swing it like a mid to long iron. Have the confidence to hit down and through the ball just like you would with your mid to long iron.

Now if you decide to hit your hybrid off the tee then you should tee it up a little higher than an iron and take a few practice swings just to get use to the different weight, feel and length of the golf club. You also want to setup a few inches left of center in your stance, but not as far forward as you do with your driver. Since the shaft isn't as long as your driver you want to be sure and step a little closer to the ball. All of this is important to especially when you've just hit driver on the last few holes.

You're all set so don't over swing, use a conservative tempo, and hit down and through the golf ball! This isn't a club that you want to try and crush like a driver. Once you get the feel for the hybrid you'll find all kinds of situations that you can pull it out. It's one of those clubs that you can gain a lot of confidence with once you get the hang of it.

With confidence comes lower scores so take it out to the range and give the tips a try. Remember that a hybrid can come in handy on long par 3's. It's a great club to pull out when you're confronted with a narrow par 4 or 5 and when need to get out of the rough. Before you know it, it will be your go to club for a lot of shots.

If you don't have a hybrid golf club in your bag then you're leaving golf strokes on the course. So go down to your nearest golf outlet and pick one up today. You'll thank me for it once you shoot your lowest score!
About the Author
Don Smith is an avid amateur golfer of over 30+ years. He manages a very informative golf school web site called U.S. Golf Schools and a unique golf blog "To Golf Or Not To Golf" with golf tips, product reviews, etc...
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