You might assume that hybrids are for higher handicappers and driving irons are built for better players, but is that really the case? We’ve seen better players choose hybrids for their added versatility and also for more forgiveness from difficult lies. At the same time, we’ve seen higher handicappers opt for driving irons because of how they look and feel.
Fact is, both hybrids and driving irons can help any type of player. It comes down to personal preference, swing type and, ultimately, what style you’re more confident with.
In the latest episode of Tour Validated, host DJ Lantz and True Spec‘s resident fitting guru Kris McCormack step outside their comfort zones to see if they’re missing out on what could be if they swapped their hybrid for a driving iron (in DJ’s case) or a driving iron for a hybrid (in Kris’s case). You’ll hear the reasons for and against the switch, with insights on the advantages and disadvantages both hybrids and driving irons have for different player types.
Will Kris or DJ make a switch? Check out the episode here to find out: