2014 Hot List: Hybrids
You might find the missing club in your bag
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LISTED ALPHABETICALLY | (L) LOW-HANDICAPPER | (M) MIDDLE-HANDICAPPER
LOFTS: 16, 18, 20, 23
TECH TALK: The compact head (95 cubic centimeters) is created with tour-player input, and the high-strength Carpenter 455 steel face is thin for increased forgiveness. The slots in the crown and sole are designed to enhance ball speed, and the sole slot's cut-through construction allows for more deflection across the face.
L: "The weighting feels great when I swing it, and it was easy for me to work the ball either way."
M: "There's a nice click sound at impact, and it produces a strong, stinger-like trajectory."
HOT: A hybrid that looks like a hybrid, not a small fairway wood. It makes those long-iron distances more manageable without forcing you to revise your entire set.
NOT: Some hybrid users might want more draw bias.