16 new hybrids to transform your long game | ClubTest 2023
For ClubTest 2023, we tested and reviewed all the best new hybrids to hit the market recently from the top manufacturers in the game. Browse below to see all the new hybrids, find links to full reviews, our robot and player testing and — once you’ve identified the perfect hybrid for your game — the perfect place to buy your new club.
BEST NEW HYBRIDS FOR 2023
Callaway Paradym hybrids
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Callaway Paradym and Paradym X Hybrids
With the hybrids, Callaway has completely changed the shaping to offer greater versatility along with a more rounded wood-like shape compared to the lower heel and higher toe profile in the past. Just like the fairway wood adjustability, this hybrid shape change was a direct result of requests from players looking for better blending into the longer clubs, and from an engineering standpoint, it helps the adjustable hosel blend more seamlessly into the head. Models include Callaway Paradym and Callaway Paradym X.
Cobra Aerojet hybrids
Cobra Aerojet Hybrids
Think of the Aerojet hybrids as mini versions of the Aerojet driver, with PWRSHELL H.O.T. FACE and PWR-Bridge technology for added distance and improved performance through CoG refinement. To help get the most face flex in a smaller package the Cobra hybrids don’t come with an adjustable hosel but come in all the required lofts to help any golfer find the right combination into their irons.
Mizuno ST-Z 230 hybrids
Mizuno ST-Z 230 Hybrids
The ST-Z 230 hybrids offer playability for any level of golfer and feature all of the same technology as the ST-Z fairway woods but in a smaller package. The shaping fits in between the previous CLK hybrid and the ST-Z fairway wood but a more rounded profile to push the center of gravity lower to increase forgiveness.
Ping G430 hybrids
Ping G430 hybrids
Ping’s Carbonfly Wrap technology continues on into the G430 hybrid and nets 8 grams of discretionary weight that’s allocated to other areas of the head, including a tungsten backweight, for ball speed and acoustic purposes. The same Spinsistency and Facewrap technology found in the fairway woods — the wrap design adds a consistent transfer of energy — is part of the hybrid lineup, which consists of six loft options (16, 19, 22, 26, 30 and 34 degrees).
PXG 0311 Gen5 and 0211 hybrids
PXG 0311 Gen5, 0311 Gen5 XF and 0211 Hybrids
PXG’s Gen5 hybrids come in standard and XF versions, with the standard being the lower-spinning of the two. The Gen5 hybrids mimic much of the same tech of both standard and XF Gen5 woods for added accuracy, forgiveness and a dose of playability when and where it’s needed. The 0211 hybrids gain extra forgiveness thanks to a squared-up face design that expands the hitting area which in turn expands the ability for the face to flex when hit away from the middle.
Srixon ZX MKII hybrids
Srixon ZX MKII Hybrids
The Srixon ZX MKII hybrids incorporate much of the MKII driver technologies, like Srixon’s Rebound Frame which is in its second generation. This frame creates multiple areas in the head for the face and body to seamlessly flex to create better energy transfer to the ball resulting in more ball speed and more distance. For additional discretionary mass, the 3+ model utilize a carbon crown to further lower the center of gravity and increase MOI.
TaylorMade Stealth 2 Rescue hybrids
TaylorMade Stealth 2, Stealth 2 HD and Stealth 2 Plus Hybrids
Hybrids have come a long way, and the Stealth 2 Rescues — as TaylorMade calls them — are no exception. Similar to the fairway woods, the Rescues come in three options to offer a better fit for every golfer: the standard Stealth 2, the Stealth 2 HD for draw-biased forgiveness and the Stealth 2 Plus for maximum workability. Think of the Rescues as mini-fairway woods designed to improve control and blend proper gapping into the top end of your iron set. Models include TaylorMade Stealth 2, TaylorMade Stealth 2 HD and TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus.
Titleist TSR hybrids
Titleist TSR1, TSR2 and TSR3 Hybrids
Instead of messing with internal weighting, Titleist designers extended the blade length on the TSR2 hybrid to move the center of the face farther from the shaft to keep CG centralized. The result is an anti-left hybrid. Along with extending the blade length, the CG was moved deeper within the head to add ball speed and expanded Moment of Inertia by 10 percent. Understanding that not every golfer has a shallow angle of attack, the TSR3 hybrid (19, 21 and 24 degrees) is made for a steeper angle of attack with an iron-like profile. Because this hybrid is a better-player offering, the blade length wasn’t expanded, as was the case with the TSR2. Instead, offset was removed from the head — when compared to the TSi3 — to achieve a similar anti-left design. Models include Titleist TSR1, Titleist TSR2 and Titleist TSR3.
Wilson Dynapower hybrids
Wilson Dynapower Hybrids
The Wilson Dynapower hybrids combine a tour-inspired shaping with a shallow head profile for easy launch and alignment at address. The lower head profile helps maintain a low center of gravity, and when paired with the variable face thickness creates an easy-to-launch club from virtually any lie.