How to Hit Hybrid Golf Clubs

By Steve Silverman

Hybrid clubs are one of the greatest innovations in the game in the last 20 years. Many golfers find it difficult to hit long irons from the fairway, so golf club manufacturers came up with the idea of hybrid clubs that combine the best attributes of woods and irons and are relatively easy to swing.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Take your normal stance in the fairway. Make sure your left shoulder is facing the hole and and your left foot is directly under your left shoulder. You should be square to the hole if you are going to hit a hybrid club.
Step 2
Check your grip and make sure you are holding the club in a secure fashion but not choking the club. Place the small finger of your right hand in the gap between the left forefinger and thumb. Your left hand should be on top. Your grip strength should be at a "5" on a scale of 1 to 10.
Step 3
Notice the low profile of the hybrid club. The area on the face of the club is about the same as an iron but it packs the punch of a wood. Hit the lower half of the ball with the face of the club.
Step 4
Make sure your follow through before you move your head. Many golfers take their eye off the ball because they want to see the ball fly down the fairway. Finish your swing completely before you take your eye off the ball.
Step 5
Swing your hybrid club with the same velocity you would normally swing your iron or fairway wood. There is no reason to swing harder. The hybrid will provide the distance you want with a normal swing and does not require a hard swing.

Tips & Warnings

* Practice with your hybrids at the driving range before you take them out for a round. You should get used to them very quickly.

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.

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