THE Golf Mentor

Hybrid Club Distances

Hybrids are clubs that are between a wood and an iron. They used to be considered the province of high handicappers, but now even some golfing professionals see the value to the clubs.

Hybrids typically have about the same loft as the corresponding wood or iron, but look like a smaller version of the wood and may have a slightly longer shaft than the iron. For example, a hybrid-3 might have a loft of a 21 degrees, similar to a 3 wood and a 3 iron. The smaller club size and the way is weighted means the hybrid is better able to dig a ball out of the rough.

The table below shows indicative distances for hybrid clubs. The distances are displayed in yards.

Club

Loft Angle (degrees)

Distance for Men (yards)

Distance for Women (yards)

Hybrid 1

15 - 18

194-226-245

115-151-194

Hybrid 2

18 - 20

176-205-222

104-137-176

Hybrid 3

21 - 24

163-189-205

96-126-163

Hybrid 4

25 - 28

154-179-194

91-119-154

Hybrid 5

28 - 32

145-168-183

85-112-145

Hybrid 6

32 - 36

136-158-171

80-105-136

Hybrid 7

36 - 40

127-147-160

75-98-127

Hybrid 8

40 - 44

118-137-148

69-91-118

Hybrid 9

45 - 48

104-121-131

61-81-104