No longer considered a novelty, the hybrid club has developed a new reputation as the go-to shotmaker from the fairway, the rough and, believe it or not, around the green.
| Adams IDEA a2/a2 OS|
$170 ($200 graphite)
The Adams IDEA a2 (pictured) features a smaller, Tour-like size and shape, low CG, high MOI and produces slightly less spin than many competitive hybrids. Due to these design features, the a2 is geared toward those with higher swing speeds and more accomplished golfers in general. In contrast, the a2 OS features a true game-improvement design with a generous amount of offset and a low and deep CG placement.
Lofts: IDEA a2—16°, 18°, 20°, 23°; IDEA a2 OS—17°, 19°, 23° (available LH)
|Callaway Fusion FT-Hybrid|
$250 ($275 graphite)
Introducing the FT-Hybrid, which features a stainless-steel face and body and a lightweight carbon-composite crown that repositions weight to lower and deeper areas of the clubhead. Like the FT-3 Driver, the FT-Hybrid utilizes Callaway’s OptiFit system, which allows golfers to choose between CG locations that fit their swings—draw for those who fight a slice and neutral for those who fight a hook.
Lofts: 14°, 17°, 20°, 23°, 26° (available LH)
| Dunlop LoCo Dart|
Carbon crowns are rare in hybrids, but worthwhile when considering the strong performance of the new LoCo Dart hybrid. Better yet, this hybrid has adjustable weights in two sole ports for customized trajectory and a Harrison 3.5 D Dart Graphite shaft for exceptional distance.
Lofts: 18°, 22° (available LH)
| Innovex RLS|
In case you haven’t heard of Innovex, be on the lookout as the company’s newest line of hybrids is quickly becoming popular. Made of durable 15-5 stainless steel, the RLS hybrids feature the kind of attributes any golfer could want. It starts with a lowered CG, a high MOI, a widened sole and a smooth design that makes adjusting from an iron to a hybrid shape a piece of cake. No need for a long iron in the bag with these sure-fire replacements.
Lofts: 18°, 22°, 27° (no LH)