Hybrids are popular with golfers of all skill levels. They are flexible and forgiving, but they can vary between manufacturers. Choosing the best hybrid is a matter of personal preference, but here are some of our favorites:
Callaway X-Hot Utility Hybrid
The X-Hot is a game improvement club because it has lots of forgiveness. This is due to the slightly u-shaped sole created by the reworked heel and toe. Lofts range from 19 degrees to 28 degrees, giving players lots of ways to get their ball up in the air. This 2013 Golf Digest Hot List Gold Award winner is a forgiving club with a 105cc clubhead.
TaylorMade Rocketballz Rescue Hybrid
TaylorMade Rocketballz clubs are some of the highest rated game improvement sticks in the game. In this first release hybrid in the series, the center of gravity is more forward. This helps to put the most swing force at the lower areas on the face where players tend to hit the ball. Its accuracy and length earned it a 2012 Golf Digest Hot List Gold Award.
TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2 Rescue Hybrid
The Rocketballz Stage 2 Rescue hybrids go a little bit further with extra tweaks to the center of gravity, face flexibility, and workability. The big head of the original was too cumbersome for some players. So the Stage 2 has a smaller head for those tight spots. Add in the adjustable lofts and the Stage 2 is an even more versatile club. It deserves its 2013 Golf Digest Hot List Gold Award.
Titleist 910h Utility Hybrid
910(s) are for less-than-professional players. You should know these clubs are not for the faint of heart. If you’ve got a better-than-average swing speed and spend a fair amount of time on the course, you’ll love the workability and penetrating flight this hybrid creates on good shots. The adjustable hosel of this 2012 Golf Digest Hot List Gold Award winner can be used to tweak your lie and loft for even better control.
Titleist 913h Utility Hybrid
The 913h is an improved version of the 910h, with many of the same features, including the SureFit hosel. A few of the biggest improvements include a more rearward center of gravity to help increase stability on off-center hits. There’s also more spin control and a sleeker appearance. Like the 910h, the 913h was designed with middle to low handicappers in mind. The critics loved the changes enough to earn it a 2013 Golf Digest Hot List Gold Award.