July 15, 2019 at 09:59 PM
How do you properly replace irons with hybrids? I currently carry 4 - 58 degree wedge and do not carry a fairway club. I am looking at adding a 19 degree dialed to 18 degree to replace a 18 degree fairway.
My AP2 4 iron is 24 degrees; obviously the hybrids have longer shafts so a straight across loft for loft swap is not ideal because of the gapping issues. My hybrids are 816 H1 22 degree & 20 degree and I maybe overthinking this whole issue.
Frank PPort St. Lucie, FL
Don OMadison, WI
July 16, 2019 at 04:11 PM
By distance gapping. If your 4I is only a few yards longer than your 5I, then an easier to hit iron (AP-3/U-501??) or a hybrid or fairway could get you back to 10-15 yards further than your 5I. So you want 10-15 yards between the 22 and the 4I and the same with the 22 to 20. If not enough between the 22 and 20, you may need to dial the 20 to 19. At the price of new clubs, I use my fitter to help me gap my clubs. Once the hybrids come out, I'll recheck from 6I to 16.5 F to see if I need to reset/replace any clubs to keep the distance gaps. I have a 21/7W 915 (no LH option since then) so that is part of my gapping issue. How's that for over-thinking?
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?