Each year The Hackers Paradise holds “Shoot Outs” to determine what really are the best pieces of equipment for consumers out there. Recently we conducted our Putter Shoot Out and Wedge Shoot Out and on the heels of the great success that event brought to our readers, this month we are doing our annual Hybrid Shoot Out. Just about every hybrid manufacturer was invited to participate in this great feature and most have accepted. Each company was asked to submit a 3 & 4 hybrid. A list of the companies that will be participating is a little bit down the page.
The event starts this week and I wanted to start a new thread with the official run down of every club that will be featured in this one. We think we have a loaded field of the best hybrids made on the market and we want to thank each company for sending them in for testing.
We have 18 testers set up starting this week and will have tons of pictures and thoughts as well. We have broken this one down the same way as our other Shoot Outs You can read all about each tester and what they currently play by clicking here.
6 Testers – Low Handicaps – Scratch to 4 Handicap and most are teaching professionals
6 Testers – Mid Handicaps – 8 to 15 handicap and most are weekly players
6 Testers – High Handicaps – Over 20 and are looking for an edge.
Cleveland 09 Launcher
Cleveland Hibore XLS
Adams Idea Pro Gold
Adams Idea A7
Cobra Baffler 09 TWS
Nickent 3DX RC
Nickent 4DX Ironwood
Nickent 5DX Ironwood
Nike SQ Sumo
Nike SQ Sumo2
Taylormade Rescue TP
Wilson Staff Fybrid
Srixon AD Hybrid
Bridgestone J36 Hybrid
You can see all the pictures of the hybrids included in this by clicking here.
Categories for these tests are:
Looks- Personal preference on the appearance
Feel – Personal opinion on how these clubs felt overall
Distance – Measured by Testing crew based on outcome
Accuracy- Based on measurements to fairway center
Overall – The sum of these categories.
The results will be tallied and all the information will be posted here for the readers to check out. None of the testers involved in this event are affiliated with The Hackers Paradise or the equipment companies involved.
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