Genesis Invitational

Riviera Country Club



Why We Like It

If you want to design a better hybrid for good players, you could deploy a team of engineers to dissect the needs of low spin, controlled launch and power. Or maybe you just could ask Steve Stricker, who has been rocking an old-school Titleist 816 H1 hybrid since the Obama administration. When the Titleist team looked at upgrading this better-players model, they focused on the Stricker-played shape. Its lower and forward center of gravity works well with more of a steep, iron-like swing and provides more workability.

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Characteristics

  • More compact shape and forward CG encourages a downward, iron-like, attacking swing.
  • Caters to players looking for more workability.
  • Adjustable sliding weight sits flush with the sole and has five settings heel to toe.
  • 19, 21, 24 degrees (with a 16-way adjustable hosel)

Highlights

  • Top 10 best-rated hybrids, low-handicaps

Price

$300

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HOT LIST SCORE

The aggregate star rating of all three categories rounded to the nearest half star.

5.0
Performance
5.0
50%*
Innovation
4.5
30%*
Look / Sound / Feel
5.0
20%*

HOT LIST PLAYERS FEEDBACK

Ratings are based on players’ assessments in three key performance areas.

Ball Flight
Lower, More Rolling
Higher, More Carry
Sensory
Quieter
Louder
Playability
Workable
Forgiving

Reviews

How To Use Your Hybrid Effectively

Most amateurs don’t swing fast enough to make their long irons go farther than their middle irons, so hybrids are essential for longer shots into greens. Plus, the hybrid’s design adds forgiveness and playability. Here, Cameron McCormick demonstrates how to use these clubs effectively.

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