The hybrid club is a compromise between a long iron and a fairway wood, in terms of performance and appearance.
The back of his head is less curved than that of a wood, but more than that of an iron
Heads of the woods
Wood with a wooden head was considered the most difficult to handle and maintain.
The arrival of steel has increased the durability of these clubs, but the heads have remained small and heavy. The steel has been refined to have bigger heads (simplifies the striking), but of the same weight.
Finally, titanium appeared. Lighter, sturdier wood heads, bigger by almost 1/3, extremely thin rim that makes strokes easier.
What angle of opening ?
As for the drivers, the opening angle is a crucial point.
The different angles of opening of the hybrids are always 16 to 25° with respect to the line perpendicular to the ground.
The opening angle you need depends on the effect you want to reproduce.
The faster the club goes at the moment of impact, the stronger the effect and it will need a small opening angle to prevent the ball from going too high.
If the effect is slower, it requires a larger opening angle to strengthen it at the time of the stroke and compensate for the low speed of the club, so the ball stays in the air and goes further.
What distance of course ?
Depending on the experience you have with a hybrids, the distance can vary from several 10 meters!
It is therefore important to start a new hole with a good start to the hybrids.