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    divot with hybrid

    This year is my first year playing with a hybrid. Is it normal to take a divot as if I'm using a long iron? I get great distance out of it, just wondering if a divot is considered normal with a hybrid.
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    DRIVER: 913D3
    HYBRIDS: Idea Super XTD 17*
    IRONS: Burner2.0 4-PW
    WEDGES: 588 RTX 50*, 54*, 60*
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    Quote Originally Posted by 200s View Post
    This year is my first year playing with a hybrid. Is it normal to take a divot as if I'm using a long iron? I get great distance out of it, just wondering if a divot is considered normal with a hybrid.
    Well a hybrid is supposed to be swung just like an iron, i.e. hitting down on it not sweeping it like you would a wood, so yes.
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    Woods - Vacant
    Hybrids - Fybrid 19.5 and 24
    Irons - mx-200 5-PW
    Wedges - MP-10 52 and 56
    Putter - Rossa Core Classic Lambeau
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    I was under the impression that it was to be played the same way as a long iron and not sweeping like Lefty said above. I did a quick search on the interwebs and came up with this:

    Taking a divot---large or small depending on the shot and situation---will help you hit down with the club rather than lifting up and trying to create your own loft. Taking a divot will force you to hit the ball on the center of the club face, giving you the best chance to hit the ball straight and get yourself out of those tough situations.

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    I can fling some serious turf with the hybo and my 5wood. I wouldn't worry about it too much man, let the turf fly!
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    You should have seen the beaver tail I threw with my 18* hybrid last weekend.
    I don't tend to take large divots very often with my hybrid, but on occasion...
    Driver: SLDR TP 10.5* 3-Wd: R-11 15* Hybrid: Superfast 2.0 - 18* Irons: Burner 2.0 4-PW
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    Quote Originally Posted by TC View Post
    I can fling some serious turf with the hybo and my 5wood. I wouldn't worry about it too much man, let the turf fly!
    My father is a sweeper with all his clubs. I am convinced it is because he is one of the biggest green thumbs you will ever meet. He doesnt want to hurt the grass..haha I have no problem letting the turf fly...sometimes more than I would like to *chunk*

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    Hybrids - X2Hot 25 degree / Ozik Altus HB
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    Thanks for the input everyone. I just wanted to make sure I.was hitting the club right.
    in my chamber cart bag
    DRIVER: 913D3
    HYBRIDS: Idea Super XTD 17*
    IRONS: Burner2.0 4-PW
    WEDGES: 588 RTX 50*, 54*, 60*
    PUTTER: Ghost tour series DA-12
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    As long as the divot is after ball-first contact, then it's all good.
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    I take divots with my 3w.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blugold View Post
    As long as the divot is after ball-first contact, then it's all good.
    What!? Is that what I've been doing wrong!?
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    Woods: Exotics XCG7 15 w/ Oban Devotion 6 03
    Hybrid: G25 20 w/Accra Dymatch 2.0 MTH M3
    Irons: 588 TT 4-GW w/ Aerotech Steelfiber i110 Reg
    Wedges: 54 Black, 58 Black Oxide
    Putter: M2w
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    Hybo's are long irons with a lower center mass to help get the ball airborne so divots are normal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleBogieTim View Post
    Hybo's are long irons with a lower center mass to help get the ball airborne so divots are normal.


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    That's the way I've understood it to work.

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    Yeah I take some divots with my hybrid. Except when I'm hitting it off the tee.
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    Yup. In fact, I am more comfortable hitting down and taking a divot with my hybrids than with my long irons.

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    i tend to sweep for some reason, there is a very small divot if any. maybe that's why i am hooking them like crazy.

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