Hydrid vs U500/U510

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By DDziuban

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  1. DDziuban

    Louisville , KY

    Looking for feedback from those who have tried both. I carry an 816 H2 hybrid and 5-GW Ap3's. I opted for the hybrid over a 4 iron at the time of purchase. I am unhappy with the hybrid (it's likely the Indian and not the arrow, I know), but my inability to hit it as I want has gotten me to the point I don't pull it out of the bag. Considering a u510 to replace it.

    Who's tried both and has some pros/cons on the two?

    I am consistent with long irons and probably made a mistake with the hybrid, but have not hit one of the utility irons yet.


  2. THuhn

    Saint Johns MI

    I have a TS2 hybrid 19 degree and the U500 4 iron 23 degree; both with the Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black shaft. I really like them both. The TS2 inspires a bit more confidence visually when standing over it. It also allows for some customization with the SureFit hosel.

    The big difference for me is the TS2 is easier to hit out of the rough and the U500 is easier to hit off the tee. They are about equal from the fairway.

    I carry the TS2 to 217 and the U500 to 205 for comparison.

    Good luck
  3. I have the same setup as this, TS2 19 degree and U500 4 iron. I love the 4 iron and I am so much more confident with it and as a result they go about the same distance. I will keep both though as they give me different options like you mention - I wouldnt dare hit my U500 4 iron out of thicker rough where the ball is sat down a little, whereas the hybrid will pop it out nicely.

    I love the U500 so much I am considering dropping my TS3 3 wood and replacing it with a U500 2 Iron.
  4. Scott S

    Scott S

    I have used both. I am currently using the U510, but previously used the 818H1 and the 913H and 909H before that. I find the ball flights fairly similar. As THuhn mentions, the hybrids are generally easier to hit out of rough. What I like about the U510 is that I don't need to think as much about ball position as I do with a hybrid, yet it yields similar results in terms of ball flight.
  5. I really like the U510 driving iron, but I would also recommend the ts2 hybrid.
    I used to struggle hitting hybrids for some reason, but I absolutely crush the ts2 hybrid!
  6. jgun71

    Mattawan, MI

    I carry both. A TS2 19* and a U510 at 22* replacing the 3 and 4 irons in my T-100S setup. The former is a 225 club where the latter is around 210-215 for me. Both are incredibly easy to hit provided you don’t overswing. I tend to get a higher/softer flight with the hybrid and it is better as a rescue club out of the rough, but the addition of these 2 clubs has been transformational to my game on the long par 3’s where I traditionally didn’t have a club in the bag!

    Hope this helps. Long and strait!
  7. Mike M

    Mike M
    Salem MA

    Years ago when I was a better player, long irons were what I had the most confidence in. I carried both a 1 and 2 iron for years, along with a 16.5 fairway. When hybrids came out, It took me a while to make the switch. I had 2 older model Titleist hybrids (before the 909), a 17 degree and a 21. I currently have the 818H2 21 degree, and use it from the tee, fairway and rough. Absolutely love it!The 1 iron (an old png Eye 2 BeCu) is hanging on a wall in my garage.

    If you're reluctant to pull hybrid out of the bag, I think you've already talked yourself into the utility iron.
  8. Anthony C

    Anthony C
    Tinton Falls NJ

    You can't go wrong with either, they are cannons! I prefer the U510 because I like the iron look better than a hybrid. I will say the ball speed and forgiveness from the U510 rival any hybrid out there.
  9. Diego D

    Diego D
    Miami, FL

    The first thing that I would do is to get properly fitted. When I bought the 816 H1, I was considering getting the H2, but after getting custom fitted, the H1 hybrid suited my swing and game style.

    Where would you be hitting it more often? If I am hitting from the tee or fairway, I prefer my hybrid, however, if I am hitting from the rough then the utility iron would be an option.

    If I were you, I would get fitted for the right club rather than wasting time and money in the long run.
  10. I have had a hybrid in the bag for the last 10 years. Used to play a 2 iron instead and switched to hybrid when I stopped playing as much. I have never liked the way hyrbids look. I hit it well most of the time but sometimes its a little inconsistent. I have been experimenting with the U500 and U510 3 iron. I like the U500 a little better. It has a slightly heavier shaft which may be making the difference. Its a solid club off the turf and teed up.

    I am going to get fit for T200s in the next 2 weeks, getting a 4 iron through GW. I will get a U 500 or 510 2 or 3 iron depending on the gap between my 4 iron and 3 wood.
  11. I currently restructured my bag to the following: after my 9.5* TS3 driver, I went from a 3 wood to a 17* 4 wood. I carry the driver about 300-305, and the 4 wood around 255-265. The 3 wood was really redundant for me. From there, I think I’m going to go with the U500 in the 20* loft as it makes the most sense. Then I use a 22* hybrid. I really don’t think you can go wrong with either the hybrids or the U500/510. You could always do both like I am, and go with a stronger lofted driving iron and then a “follow-up” hybrid that’s closely gapped. Best of luck!
  12. I just swapped my bag around-

    I tried the u500 and my god that thing sounds terrible. Didn't have any u510 for me to try in left handed of course.

    I game a 917d3 and then 818h2 @ 18* w/ tour ad-di 85x shaft and that thing GOES, I don't even carry a 3 wood anymore. Swapped the 3 wood out for my old R9 TP 3 iron which is a beast off the tee and fits the gap between hybrid and 4 iron better.

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