2 iron, hybrid or none?

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By Tristan W

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    As of right now I have a driver, 3 wood, 4 - W (48*) iron set, 52*,56*,60* wedges and a putter. My distance gap between my 3 wood and 4 iron is about 30 yards. Do i take out a club ( which one) and get a hybrid or a 2 iron, or do I just grip down when it is necessary with my 3 wood?

  2. Mike H
    Wisconsin

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    30 yards is a large gap for scoring clubs but is not the worst thing from 200+ out. Replacing either with a 2 iron or hybrid may cause gaps in other places. For a while and still occasionally I play a 5 wood repalcing either the 3 hybrid or 3 wood depending on course length. which gives good gapping for me. Just another option or club to look into.
  3. Dale V
    Escondido, CA

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    I would suggest getting a hybrid and then just alternate between your hybrid, the 4 iron, and gap wedge depending on the course you play.
  4. Don O
    Madison, WI

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    You could use a 19 degree FW or HY based on preference, distance, and accuracy. The 3W with a lower launch than the 19 degree might be hard to control on an approach shot. A 2 driving iron like a T-MB is another personal preference.
  5. augusto r
    ewa beach, HI

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    NONE!!!!
  6. Rooster
    West Wareham, MA

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    With my new set up, 718 ap3 (5i - GW), SM6 54 & 60, 917D2 driver and 917F fairway. I did not order a 4 iron but opted for 818H1 hybrid instead. My gapping is great. With the scotty putter I only carry 13 clubs. I am happy with that. Just figured I would not hit 4i too often.
  7. Geraint I
    Hook, 0

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    Tristan, agree that 30yrd is a big gap but would you play that more often than the 60deg? I used to have same as you have currently but tracking rounds over summer noted that dropping 60deg was the correct option for me.
  8. Thomas Y
    Wenham, MA

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    If you play the same course for most/all of your rounds, I'd suggest customizing your set up with clubs/distances you frequently encounter. Do you need the distance of the 3-metal, or would a 4 or 5-metal be adequate? Do you use the 4-iron often? What is the distance gap between your 4 and 5-iron? If this is smaller than 15 yards, perhaps taking out the 4-iron in favor of something that provides a bit more distance (fitting between the 3-wd and 5-iron with more even gaps each way than say, 30 and 10 yards) might be more appropriate. I feel larger distance gaps at the long club end of the bag make more sense than large distance gaps at the scoring end of the bag.
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    I’m assuming that you would have to drop a club, because your iron set has a PW and W? What is the loft on your 4 iron, and how far do you hit your 4 iron and 3 wood and under what circumstances? Doesn’t seem like a huge gap to me. I play a tmb 3 iron in between my 913F 15 degree 3 wood and AP2 4 iron and like the gapping, but I’m guessing your iron set has less loft than my older ‘tour’ loft AP2s so my PW is 47 degrees.
  10. JOSHUA M
    FARGO

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    Tristan, like others said above, I think it depends on how often in a round you have to shots that require you to crank up on a 4 iron or choke down on your 3 wood. I might suggest getting a hybrid or possibly a 718 T-MB iron and depending on the course replace your 56 or 60 degree wedge with that club as needed.

    Josh
  11. Tom P
    Stanley, NC

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    I will provide you a simple answer: take out the 3 wood and replace it with a 19 degree fairway wood. You can tweak that club 1 1/2 degrees either way based on your needs and preference.
  12. Mark N
    Cascade, IA

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    Tristan I would look to add a hybrid. Try a 3, 4 or a 5. See what distance u hit each to figure which 1 u need. I carry 3 wood then jump to a 4 and 5 hybrid. Then to a 5 iron. Your bag should be setup for the course u play most. I have 2 courses I play a lot and this works for me. Still very rarely hit the 5 iron.

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