ClubTest 2020: 19 new hybrids and 23 fairway woods tested and reviewed

March 18, 2020
Two golf fairway woods and two golf hybirds.

We put more than 100 drivers, woods, hybrids and irons through rigorous robotic and player testing to create GOLF’s biggest—and best—gear review ever. With our help (and a little research on your part), building the perfect bag for your game has never been easier. Edited by Jonathan Wall & Andrew Tursky.

For the third installment of ClubTest 2020, we’re going deep on the long clubs: fairway woods and hybrids.

More and more, fairway woods are adopting the speed and power characteristics of their driver counterparts, with sole shapes and weighting schemes that deliver perfect launches from the tee and from the fairway. Whether your goal is to bag a new driver alternative to help you avoid the rough or a series of shot-shapers to get you on from long range regardless of lie, you’ll find them here.

Hybrids, on the other hand, are no longer boutique buys. Over the past decade, they’ve become a critical part of players’ sets, from the professional tours on down. Their appeal? Ease of use from all lies—as well as plenty of pop. These clubs do it all.

For ClubTest we thoroughly tested 23 new fairway wood models and 19 new hybrids. They represent the best-of-the-best currently on the market. But as with any other club type, personal preference and swing type still play a big role in finding the right hybrid or wood for your game.  You can review all the test results below, listed in alphabetical order beginning with fairway woods. They should go a long way in helping identify the perfect one for you.

NEW FAIRWAY WOODS FOR 2020

Bridgestone Tour B JGR

Price: $230 / BUY NOW
Lofts: 15°, 18°

Bridgestone Tour B JGR fairway wood.
Bridgestone Tour B JGR fairway wood.
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Our take: The boost wave crown combines with power slit technology for max face flex at impact, resulting in longer hits. The variable thickness face minimizes distance loss on off-center strikes, while the micro-milling texture lessens unwanted spin.
ClubTester’s take (10-hdcp): “Jumps off the face. Launching in a higher window than I’m accustomed to seeing, which is nice.”
Robot’s take: One of the most forgiving clubs for fast swingers, especially on toe hits.

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Callaway Mavrik

Price: $299 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 13.5°, 15°, 16.5°, 18°, 21°

Callaway Mavrik fairway wood.
Callaway Mavrik fairway wood.
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Our take: Built for maximum speed, the Mavrik comes with a weight low and toward the rear of the sole. Packed to the hilt with technology, including an AI-optimized Flash Face SS20 design and progressive leading-edge technology.
ClubTester’s take (10-hdcp): “Incredible launch. Feels like I can land it softer when I need to.”
Robot’s take: One of the leaders in retaining ball speed off the face.

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Callaway Mavrik Max

Price: $299 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 13.5°, 15°, 18°, 20°, 21°, 23°, 25°

Callaway Mavrik Max fairway wood.
Callaway Mavrik Max fairway wood.
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Our take: The largest, most forgiving head in the line has interchangeable weights located in the center-
back for a higher launch, and also at the heel to promote a draw. A wider radius at the bottom of the face mitigates off-center hits made low and toward the heel or toe.
ClubTester’s take (16-hdcp): “It’s silly how easy it was to find the face. Larger profile gives me confidence at address.”
Robot’s take: One of the most forgiving woods we tested.

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Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero

Price: $299 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 13.5°, 15°, 16.5°, 18°

Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero fairway wood.
Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero fairway wood.
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Our take: The compactly shaped Mavrik Sub Zero comes with interchangeable weights in two sections of the sole for a finely tuned launch angle and custom spin rates—an ideal feature for players who prefer shaping the ball.
ClubTester’s take (5-hdcp): “Could see myself using this off the tee with the low launch and spin. It’s a fun combination for a better player.”
Robot’s take: Ranked near the top in carry distance.

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Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo

Price: $230 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 15˚, 18˚

Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo fairway wood.
Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo fairway wood.
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Our take: Hitting it higher and farther is made easier thanks to a variable thickness cup face that flexes more effectively at impact for greater forgiveness. The reworked HiBore Crown pushes the center of gravity down for a higher launch.
ClubTester’s take (16-hdcp): “The ball gets up in the air. For someone who struggles with launch, I could get used to this!”
Robot’s take: Good option if you’re looking for a piercing launch.

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Cobra King SpeedZone

Price: $279 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 14.5˚, 18.5˚, 22.5˚

Cobra King SpeedZone fairway wood.
Cobra King SpeedZone fairway wood.
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Our take: The hollow split high-speed rails flex at impact for greater ball speeds and higher launch angles. The clubface is CNC-milled, and the carbon crown pushes the CG down and into the center of the head for a healthy dose of forgiveness.
ClubTester’s take (1-hdcp): “Great profile at address. Feels like the ball is rocketing off the face.”
Robot’s take: Tested out as one of the best draw-bias models on the market.

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Cobra King SpeedZone Tour

Price: $279 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 14˚, 17.5˚

Cobra King SpeedZone Tour fairway wood.
Cobra King SpeedZone Tour fairway wood.
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Our take: Boasts many of the same features as the standard SpeedZone. What makes it different is the more compact head shape and sole weighting positioned closer to the face for greater shotmaking versatility and lower spin.
ClubTester’s take (5-hdcp): “Need some game to take on the more compact head. Noticed a lower launch as well during testing.”
Robot’s take: Produces a lower peak height as advertised.

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Cobra King SpeedZone Big Tour

Price: $279 | BUY NOW
Loft: 13.5˚

Cobra King SpeedZone Big Tour fairway wood.
Cobra King SpeedZone Big Tour fairway wood.
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Our take: The SpeedZone Big Tour offers a larger, more robust profile (by 25cc), making it a distance-oriented fairway wood that also doubles as a staunch driver alternative. It also comes with an 8-way adjustable hosel and Cobra Connect built into the grip.
ClubTester’s take (5-hdcp): “Would feel comfortable using this off the tee. Large profile almost feels like a mini driver to me.”
Cobra King SpeedZone Big Tour unavailable for robot testing.

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Cobra F-Max Airspeed

Price: $219 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 16˚, 20˚, 23˚

Cobra F-Max Airspeed fairway wood.
Cobra F-Max Airspeed fairway wood.
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Our take: Made to produce higher shots and to correct slices, the F-Max Airspeed has a shallow face and offset hosel that together promote a higher, straighter launch. Inside the clubhead, weights are placed back and toward the heel, making it easier to square the face.
ClubTester’s take (16-hdcp): “The offset hosel is something a high handicapper like me will appreciate. It took away my big miss.”
Robot’s take: A leader in draw-shot promotion, increased spin.

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Mizuno ST200

Price: $250 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 15˚, 18˚

Mizuno ST200 fairway wood.
Mizuno ST200 fairway wood.
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Our take: The MAS1C Maraging design allows for a greater energy transfer and faster ball speeds from across more points on the face. Consider it a high-launch fairway wood that won’t ever “balloon.”
ClubTester’s take (3-hdcp): “I like the setup, feel and sound. Can I buy this now?”
Robot’s take: If you need more spin, the ST200 is your fairway wood.

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PING G410

Price: $259 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 14.5˚, 17.5˚, 20.5˚, 23.5˚

Ping G410 fairway wood.
Ping G410 fairway wood.
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Our take: The shallow, forged Maraging steel face pairs with a low-back CG placement, resulting in a fairway wood that produces a long, penetrating ballfight with low spin. A tungsten weight is placed back and deep for more stability and forgiveness.
ClubTester’s take (16-hdcp): “Straight as an arrow with a piercing flight. Easy to hit, too.”
Robot’s take: Top 3 in accuracy among all woods tested.

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PING G410 LST

Price: $259 | BUY NOW
Loft: 14.5˚

Ping G410 LST fairway wood.
Ping G410 LST fairway wood.

Our take: Sporting the same DNA in terms of features and benefits found in the G410, the LST (Low Spin Technology) has a more compact shape and a CG that’s optimized closer to the clubface. This yields a piercing ballflight better players will appreciate.
ClubTester’s take (3-hdcp): “Delivers penetrating launch without the penal misses.”
Robot’s take: Good option for knocking off unwanted spin.

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PING G410 SFT

Price: $259 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 16˚, 19˚, 22˚

Ping G410 SFT fairway wood.
Ping G410 SFT fairway wood.
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Our take: Made to counteract fades and slices, the SFT (Straight Flight Technology) is slightly bigger than the standard G410 fairway and has heel-biased internal weighting to speed up the toe section, making it easier to square the clubface at impact.
ClubTester’s take (12-hdcp): “The sound is on the louder side. It’s not a bad thing, just something that stuck out.”
Robot’s take: Produced draw, high peak height.

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Srixon Z F85

Price: $250 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 13.5˚, 15˚, 18˚

Srixon Z F85 fairway wood.
Srixon Z F85 fairway wood.
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Our take: Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to fairway woods. The club is meant to shine from the fairway and the tee, which is a big reason many golfers struggle to find a replacement once they hit on a certain product. Srixon’s nonadjustable F85 is designed to do both with aplomb. The traditional profile is complemented by a Crown Step design with a hint of carbon fiber visible at address. Reducing weight in the upper portion of the head lowers the center of gravity, making it more forgiving on off-center hits. A HT1770 Steel Cup Face is durable enough to withstand a pounding from even the most aggressive swingers on the block.
For golfers who prefer to use a fairway wood almost exclusively off the tee, the F85 certainly deserves testing consideration. A combination of low spin and low peak height produced a carry number that was, on average, five yards longer than the competition. It’s a viable option if you grapple with a driver and need some extra oomph and accuracy.
ClubTester’s take (8-hdcp): “I love the classic profile, but it was the sheer speed that left a lasting impression.”
Robot’s take: One of the carry leaders among all woods. Low spin and peak height numbers to boot.

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TaylorMade SIM Max

Price: $300 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 14˚, 15˚, 18˚, 21˚, 24˚

TaylorMade SIM Max fairway wood.
TaylorMade SIM Max fairway wood.
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Our take: The Max version has a carbon crown and V Steel sole design that lowers CG and reduces ground friction through impact. Also comes in a draw-bias SIM Max D model.
ClubTester’s take (10-hdcp): “Chromium crown finish makes this best in show for me. Love how easy it was to hit off the turf.”
Robot’s take: One of the fastest woods tested.

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TaylorMade SIM Titanium

Price: $400 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 14˚, 15˚, 19˚

TaylorMade SIM Titanium fairway wood.
TaylorMade SIM Titanium fairway wood.
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Our take: The SIM Titanium is built for speed. An ultrahot titanium face brings the distance, while an 80-gram V Steel sole pushes weight down low for improved launch characteristics. Struggling with a miss? Twist Face straightens out shots off the heel and toe.
ClubTester’s take (12-hdcp): “Club felt crazy long as I watched shots fly downrange. One of the hottest I had the pleasure of testing.”
Robot’s take: Strong low spin and long carry characteristics.

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Titleist TS2

Price: $300 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 13.5˚, 15˚, 16.5˚, 18˚, 21˚

Titleist TS2 fairway wood.
Titleist TS2 fairway wood.
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Our take: An ultrathin crown allows for more weight to be positioned lower and deeper in the head of the forgiving TS2. Active Recoil Channel 3.0 and variable face thickness produce greater flexibility for more ball speed on off-center hits.
ClubTester’s take (6-hdcp): “Feel was second to none—what you’d expect from a Titleist fairway.”
Robot’s take: One of the leaders in overall accuracy.

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Titleist TS3

Price: $300 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 13.5˚, 15˚, 16.5˚, 18˚

Titleist TS3 fairway wood.
Titleist TS3 fairway wood.
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Our take: The TS3 has a more traditional shape and comes with a SureFit CG for a customized sweet spot location. Additional features include an ultrathin crown, Active Recoil Channel 3.0 and a SureFit hosel that yields up to 16 loft face angle combos.
ClubTester’s take (5-hdcp): “Classic shape and performance. I’ll take it!”
Robot’s take: Top 3 in overall accuracy.

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Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220

Price: $250 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 13.5˚, 15˚, 16.5˚

Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 fairway wood.
Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 fairway wood.
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Our take: Made of a new Hyper-Steel that’s lighter than previous EXS iterations, the 220 also has a Diamond cup face and a dual carbon sole that combine to produce an exceptionally high MOI and explosive distance.
ClubTester’s take (13-hdcp): “Maybe the best turf interaction I’ve experienced on a fairway wood.”
Robot’s take: Impressive ball speed numbers throughout the line.

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Tour Edge Hot Launch 4

Price: $140 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 15˚, 17˚, 19˚, 22˚

Tour Edge Hot Launch 4 fairway wood.
Tour Edge Hot Launch 4 fairway wood.
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Our take: The light and thin 17-4 forged steel crown is paired with a rear sole weight that work together to push the HL4’s MOI up and the CG down, making it easier to hit higher launching shots.
ClubTester’s take (17-hdcp): “Feel was a bit on the heavier side, but I noticed a ton of face consistency at impact.”
Robot’s take: If your stock shot’s a fade, this is your fairway.

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Wilson D7

Price: $200 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 15˚, 18˚, 21˚

Our take: Wilson’s nonadjustable D7 fairway shows off its bona fides with a package geared for golfers who require extra speed and forgiveness. A responsive 455 stainless-steel face insert and crown design featuring sections that are strategically thinned out to minimize mass keeps the overall weight on the feathery side. The thin face design is meant to mitigate ball speed loss on shots catching the heel or toe.
Robot testing revealed a product that’s extremely forgiving and could be a strong option off the turf. With launch and spin numbers on the higher side, D7 has a handle on the drop-and-stop shot. Golfers were also taken by the classic profile and how easy it was to square the face up at address.
ClubTester’s take (10-hdcp): “Wilson wasn’t even on my radar before testing. They have my attention now with a seriously strong product that does it all.”
Robot’s take: High peak height and spin rate make this is a worthy option from the fairway.

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XXIO Eleven

Price: $400 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 15˚, 16.5˚, 18˚, 20˚, 23˚

XXIO Eleven fairway wood.
XXIO Eleven fairway wood.
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Our take: XXIO’s Eleven has a redesigned cup face for more power and Weight Plus counterbalancing in the grip end of the club that raises the balance point to make each wood feel exceptionally lightweight and easy to swing fast.
ClubTester’s take (16-hdcp): “A big sweet spot for such a small profile!”
XXIO Eleven unavailable for robot testing.

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XXIO X

Price: $400 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 15˚, 18˚, 20˚

XXIO X fairway wood.
XXIO X fairway wood.
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Our take: Made for better players seeking a lightweight alternative, the X features a generous cup face and cannon sole design to expand the sweet spot. Combined, these features yield maximum distance without giving up shotmaking capability.
ClubTester’s take (13-hdcp): “Black-and-orange color scheme just looks mean. Gave me confidence when I stood over the ball.”
XXIO X unavailable for robot testing.

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NEW HYBRIDS FOR 2020

Bridgestone Tour B JGR

Price: $220 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 19˚, 22˚, 25˚

Bridgestone Tour B JGR hybrid.
Bridgestone Tour B JGR hybrid.
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Our take: The boost wave crown and new power slit design add face flex at impact for increased ball speed, while the variable face thickness expands forgiveness across more face area.
ClubTester’s take (16-hdcp): “Crown design took some getting used to, but the club performed well and launched high.”
Robot’s take: Data ranks this a bona fide power-fader.

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Callaway Mavrik

Price: $249 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 18˚, 20˚, 23˚, 26˚

Callaway Mavrik hybrid.
Callaway Mavrik hybrid.
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Our take: Hybrids usually get the short end of the stick when it comes to groundbreaking face technology typically reserved for drivers and fairway woods. Callaway’s Mavrik is an exception. The hybrid offers a fully optimized Flash Face SS20 design and Jailbreak Technology packed underneath the hood. Because the face was created using Artifical Intelligence, each loft has a thickness pattern that’s unique to the head shape within the range. What this equates to is ball speed on a completely different level. The traditional hybrid shape and square toe found on the standard head should appeal to the purist who still wants a touch of forgiveness. And with a multitude of lofts, you can finally kick your long irons to the curb.
Let’s get this out of the way: Mavrik is a speed machine. On average, Callaway’s new toy averaged 2 mph more ball speed than its competition. Low launch and spin characteristics make it a strong option off the tee or if you’re into reaching par 5s in two. As one of the most requested hybrids during player testing, Mavrik is worth a serious look.
ClubTester’s take (8-hdcp): “This is the best rescue club I’ve ever hit. And you can quote me on that!”
Robot’s take: Tested out as one of the leaders in no less than four performance categories, incuding speed, low spin and carry.

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Callaway Mavrik Max

Price: $249 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 19˚, 21˚, 24˚, 27˚, 30˚

Callaway Mavrik Max hybrid.
Callaway Mavrik Max hybrid.
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Our take: Larger body and deeper CG produce a higher MOI and launch angle. With more weight fastened internally, golfers can expect to see more of a draw shot shape. It’s something a slicer will be able to appreciate.
ClubTester’s take (10-hdcp): “No doubt 10 percent farther than anything I hit. Great launch. I want to walk away with this one.”
Robot’s take: As promised, this tested well in reeling in unwanted fades.

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Callaway Mavrik Pro

Price: $249 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 18˚, 20˚, 23˚, 26˚

Our take: A compact, smaller profile with a shallow face and cambered sole makes the Pro look more like a fairway wood—an ideal choice for better players who want more shot-making versatility and a neutral, penetrating ballflight.
ClubTester’s take (10-hdcp): “Sets up square and doesn’t go left. It’s everything I’m looking for in a hybrid.”
Robot’s take: We added a special category to hybrids: stopping power. This was one of the leaders.

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Callaway Apex

Price: $270 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 18˚, 20˚, 23˚, 26˚

Callaway Apex hybrid.
Callaway Apex hybrid.
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Our take: The Apex hybrids have a neutral bias for a more controlled flight and workability to hit a variety of shot types. Additional tech includes Jailbreak bars to stiffen the body and a forged face cup.
ClubTester’s take (1-hdcp): “Looks open at address. Could be a good thing if you like to hit a fade.”
Robot’s take: Promotes a fade, but also kills spin.

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Cleveland HALO

Price: $200 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 16˚, 19˚, 22˚

Cleveland HALO hybrid.
Cleveland HALO hybrid.
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Our take: Cleveland’s popular HALO (“High Angle Lift Off”) hybrid returns with an updated look and new technology, including three Gliderails on the sole to reduce digging. The lightweight HiBore crown—found on the Launcher HB Turbo woods—lowers the CG location by 2.1 mm, which is significant in a hybrid. With more mass positioned low and around the perimeter, stability and launch get a nice bump. The face takes a page from the Launcher irons with a variable thickness insert made from high-strength steel.
Speed is nice in a hybrid. But so is a soaring launch and ample forgiveness, two areas HALO excelled in during robot testing. With a peak height that was nearly 4 degrees higher than the average hybrid tested, it’s no wonder the club also ranked near the top in stopping power. Throw in an uber-tight dispersion pattern and it’s easy to see why HALO received so many rave reviews from testers.
ClubTester’s take (2-hdcp): “Cleveland makes a real­ly solid hybrid. Can’t point out a single flaw. I didn’t see that coming.”
Robot’s take: A standout in producing high peak height, spin rate and stopping power.

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Cobra SpeedZone

Price: $230 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 17˚, 19˚, 21˚, 24˚

Cobra SpeedZone hybrid.
Cobra SpeedZone hybrid.
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Our take: The hollow split rails combine for a more robust sweet spot and efficient turf interaction. A forged 455 stainless steel face and low-back CG culminate in a hybrid designed for maximum launch and forgiveness.
ClubTester’s take (5-hdcp): “Visual and feel boxes are checked in a big-time way.”
Robot’s take: Produced one of the highest peak heights during testing.

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Cobra F-Max Airspeed

Price: $200 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 19˚, 22˚, 25˚, 28˚, 31˚

Cobra F-Max Airspeed hybrid.
Cobra F-Max Airspeed hybrid.
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Our take: The F-Max is a lightweight option for golfers who want more distance as well as some slice-correcting draw bias. The offset hosel and back-heel weighting help make it easier to square the clubface at impact.
ClubTester’s take (15-hdcp): “Felt smooth and responsive. Ball goes when you con-nect.”
Robot’s take: Good for players who prefer a draw shape at all lofts.

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Mizuno CLK

Price: $250 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 14˚, 17˚, 18˚, 20˚, 21˚, 23˚, 24˚, 27˚

Mizuno CLK hybrid.
Mizuno CLK hybrid.
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Our take: Thin MAS1C maraging steel face and flexible wave sole design deliver a consistent energy transfer from more points across the clubface for better distance control and accuracy. The low CG helps yield a higher launch and steeper landing angle.
ClubTester’s take (5-hdcp): “Most versatile hybrid I hit. A player’s club in every sense of the word.”
Robot’s take: Impressive ball speed.

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PING G410

Price: $219 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 17˚, 19˚, 22˚, 26˚, 30˚

PING G410 hybrid.
PING G410 hybrid.
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Our take: The first adjustable hybrid from PING, the G410 can be customized eight ways to dial in the perfect launch angle. The larger head profile provides additional stability, and the 17-4 stainless-steel clubface helps take distance to another level.
ClubTester’s take (12-hdcp): “Feels effortless coming off the face. To me, it’s a hybrid on steroids.”
Robot’s take: Recorded a strong launch angle.

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Srixon Z H85

Price: $230 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 16˚,19˚, 22˚

Srixon Z H85 hybrid.
Srixon Z H85 hybrid.
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Our take: The clubhead geometry of the Z H85 has a Crown Step design that pushes the CG lower for a higher flight and more carry. Profile was made larger, adding more forgiveness on off-center strikes. Can shape shots, too.
ClubTester’s take (10-hdcp): “Every Srixon product I tested was hot off the face. The hybrid was no different. Goes forever.”
Robot’s take: Check it out if your flight needs more spin.

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TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue

Price: $250 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 19˚, 22˚, 25˚, 28˚, 31˚

TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue hybrid.
TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue hybrid.
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Our take: The first hybrid from TaylorMade to feature the V Steel sole design that effectively lessens turf drag for more stability and control through impact. Twist Face design helps retain distance and accuracy on shots hit away from the center.
ClubTester’s take (13-hdcp): “Eliminated my dreaded left miss. Didn’t even know a hybrid could do that.”
Robot’s take: Ranked near the top in speed.

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Titleist TS2

Price: $280 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 19˚, 21˚, 23˚, 25˚, 27˚

Titleist TS2 hybrid.
Titleist TS2 hybrid.
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Our take: A long iron replacement with ample forgiveness, the TS2 has an ultrathin crown, streamlined shape and an adjustable weight. It also comes with a SureFit hosel for up to 16 different loft-face angle configurations.
ClubTester’s take (10-hdcp): “Buttery-smooth coming off the face at impact. Gives me a bit more area to miss it.”
Robot’s take: A leader in ball speed, carry and forgiveness.

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Titleist TS3

Price: $280 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 19˚, 21˚, 23˚, 25˚

Titleist TS3 hybrid.
Titleist TS3 hybrid.
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Our take: Made for better players who descend into the ball and favor control and maneuverability. It’s the more versatile choice between the two hybrid models from Titleist.
ClubTester’s take (5-hdcp): “Total package for a hybrid. Can work the ball, flight it—you name it.”
Robot’s take: Like the TS2, a leader in speed, carry and forgiveness.

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Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220

Price: $200 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 13.5˚, 15˚, 16.5˚, 18˚, 21˚

Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 hybrid.
Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 hybrid.
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Our take: This hybrid pairs 360-degree cup face with Diamond Face technology for added speed. Raised CG promotes a more controlled trajectory with moderate spin. Club also borrows the SlipStream sole design from the fairway wood to reduce turf drag.
ClubTester’s take (8-hdcp): “Glides through the turf. The sole design really works.”
Robot’s take: Good for players who favor draws.

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Tour Edge Hot Launch 4

Price: $120 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 19˚, 22˚, 25˚, 28˚

Tour Edge Hot Launch 4 hybrid.
Tour Edge Hot Launch 4 hybrid.
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Our take: Made to launch the ball higher with added distance, the HL4 features a 17-4 forged steel crown and a Power Channel behind the clubface that combine for a faster ball speed. A heavy sole weight lowers the CG and raises the MOI for added forgiveness and a much-desired high launch angle.
ClubTester’s take (13-hdcp): “One of the more robust-sounding hybrids I’ve hit. You know when it goes.”
Robot’s take: A high launch is HL4’s calling card.

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Wilson D7

Price: $180 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 17˚, 19˚, 22˚, 25˚, 28˚, 31˚

Wilson D7 hybrid.
Wilson D7 hybrid.
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Our take: Exceptionally light build helps golfers increase their swing speed. Offers a Carpenter Custom 455 Face for better feel, more oomph and improved distance. Internally, the crown has thin cast pockets that add structure while reducing weight in key areas.
ClubTester’s take (10-hdcp): “Very consistent club, went where I was aiming each time I struck it.”
Robot’s take: Delivers height, needed spin and good stopping power.

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XXIO Eleven

Price: $300 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 18˚, 20˚, 23˚, 26˚

XXIO Eleven hybrid.
XXIO Eleven hybrid.
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Our take: Made to be exceptionally lightweight for moderate to slow swing speeds via the Weight Plus counterbalancing system under the grip, the Eleven features a cup face design for greater distance and more forgiveness on off-center hits.
ClubTester’s take (13-hdcp): “Didn’t even realize XXIO was out there until this test. I’m well aware now after the distance I saw.”
XXIO Eleven unavailable for robot testing.

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XXIO X

Price: $300 | BUY NOW
Lofts: 18˚, 20˚, 23˚, 26˚

XXIO X hybrid.
XXIO X hybrid.
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Our take: Higher balance point and a uniquely shaped weight pad in the sole create speed and additional space for a larger cup face design. Net effects are a lighter-feeling club, distance and forgiveness across more points on the face.
ClubTester’s take (5-hdcp): “Stealth look underlines how sneaky-good this hybrid is. On the lighter side, but as stable as can be.”
XXIO X unavailable for robot testing.

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