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.
| Precept EZU|
Designed for mid- to high-handicap golfers looking for an easy-to-hit alternative to long irons, the EZU utility woods feature a low-profile clubhead with increased offset and a low and deep CG location. Standard features of the EZU include a proprietary Aldila graphite shaft and Winn V17 grip. The EZU can comfortably replace 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-irons, making it both extremely versatile and appealing for the recreational golfer.
Lofts: 18°, 21°, 25°, 30° (no LH)
Purespin Diamond Face
| Srixon AD|
The new AD is a well-constructed and -engineered hybrid. This highly versatile club features an
ultra-thin maraging-steel clubface with a high COR for increased ball speed and distance, as well as tungsten-nickel weighting that lowers the CG to produce high, soft shots. Srixon is one of the few companies also successful in the golf ball market, so if you like the AD hybrid, check out the new AD333 golf ball.
Lofts: 18°, 21°, 24° (no LH)
| TaylorMade Rescue Dual|
$235 ($275 graphite)
The new Rescue Dual features two TLC ports positioned low in the back of the clubhead near the heel and toe, and the Rescue Dual’s CG position can be customized by adjusting the accompanying TLC weight cartridges. Because most golfers miss to the right, the club also features a fixed weight near the heel to promote more draw-inducing rotation through impact. The V-shaped sole is designed to minimize resistance through impact. Also available in the TP (Tour Preferred) model.
Lofts: 16°, 19°, 22°, 25° (available LH)
Tour Edge Exotics
The new Sniper from Vulcan Golf is loaded with cool stuff. The carbon crown helps lower the CG for a higher trajectory and the shallow face makes it easier to hit from tight lies off the fairway or in heavy rough. Also, the cambered sole facilitates hitting the ball in the center of the clubface. The new Aldila V-Tech graphite shaft is a great component as well, designed for the utmost in carry distance and clubhead stability through the impact zone.
Lofts: 17°, 20°, 23° (no LH)