For many of you, I know your hybrids have become invaluable additions to the bag. One of their great strengths is the versatility they offer, allowing you to hit powerful shots from a range of different lies. For help on how to hit your hybrids or advice on what to buy, please come and see me in the pro shop.
From the fairway
From a good lie on the fairway, the ball should sit fairly central in your stance - just as you would have it for a long iron. One of the big mistakes I see is when players treat their hybrids like fairway woods, setting the ball too far forward in the stance. This will often cause you to lean back on the shot through impact resulting in a range of poor strikes. Make sure that your sternum is over the ball at address and that you make a solid turn from there without swaying or falling off the shot.
From the rough
From the rough your hybrids will come into their own. Simply move the ball a fraction further back in your stance and place your hands slightly further down the grip than usual. Remember to stay down over the shot and let the loft of the club get the ball into the air for you. These adjustments will enable you to strike the ball before the grass and make the most of the technology on offer.
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