Ping G425 Hybrid Review: Superior Launch, Forgiveness, & Distance

When Karsten Solheim created the first Anser putter in 1966, the aim was to help the average golfer square their face up at impact. Over sixty years later, the company’s mission remains the same. To demonstrate, I am conducting a review of the Ping G425 hybrid to see if it is right for you. I will explain how this hybrid reduces sliced shot, generates rapid ball speed, and helps you launch high and straight. If you are familiar with this hybrid, take a look at our review of the Ping G425 3-wood. But, if you are a traditionalist and don’t appreciate

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Do Pros Use Hybrids?

Hybrids were first introduced in the early 2000s and went by a few names including utility wood and rescue club. Both are very appropriate as they were primarily introduced to assist golfers who struggled to hit long irons consistently. The small hollow head resembles a 7-wood or 5-wood and is easier on the eye than a 1 or 2-iron. The lofts vary and can fill gaps in the set when long irons are discarded. Why Were Hybrids Introduced? Primarily to replace long irons like the 1 or 2 iron, which require many hours of practice to hit and control consistently.

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The 12 Best Hybrid Golf Clubs for High Handicappers

Hybrids are a cross between a wood and an iron. But they’re easier to launch than iron and easier to swing consistently than a wood. This makes them essential to most golfers. Beginner and high-handicap golfers require every bit of assistance that they can get, so a hybrid is especially beneficial to their long and mid-game. Today, we look at the best hybrid golf clubs for high handicappers, but first, a little background detail. What Are Hybrids? Learning what hybrids are can seem a little confusing. But to boil it down, hybrids are designed to offer golfers an alternative to

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What Are Hybrid Golf Clubs & How Do They Differ?

Cobra was the first company to launch a version of a hybrid club with the release of the Cobra Baffler in 1975. But today, most golfers rely on hybrid golf clubs, so what exactly is a hybrid golf club? A hybrid golf club looks like a wood but hits like a long iron. It offers more forgiveness on off-center strikes and versatility from the tee, fairway, and rough. Its ability to get a ball out of the rough led to the original name of a rescue club. When TaylorMade released their version of the hybrid in 2003, calling it a

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5 Hybrid vs. 5 Iron: Differences, Pros, & Cons

A 5-hybrid is easier to hit, but you could benefit from a 5-iron’s increased control. Knowing which one you should have in your bag could help you take a few strokes off your game. So, let’s compare and contrast: 5 hybrid vs 5 iron? A 5 hybrid has a lower center of gravity, so it’s more forgiving and offers a higher launch angle. A 5 hybrid is better for high-handicap golfers. A 5 iron is more challenging to hit but can help you in more situations, so it is better for more skilled golfers.  In this article, we take a

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The 3 Wood vs 3 Hybrid: Differences, Pros, Cons

Many golfers have invested in hybrid clubs to make their lives easier and to get more consistency in their game. And just because you pick up a hybrid doesn’t mean you have to ditch your fairway wood. This post will provide some insight into the differences between a 3 wood and a 3 hybrid club. Most golfers will agree that fairway woods are the most difficult club to strike properly from the deck. It is slightly easier off the tee, where you can tee it up. Hybrid clubs were brought to life to aid golfers with the difficulties that they

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