What is a 2 Hybrid Golf Club?
A 2 hybrid golf club is often chosen as a replacement for the 2 iron club. The 2 iron is preferred over the 2 iron as it helps golfers with inconsistency and airborne shots.
The 2 hybrid helps players to overcome problems that many players have when using long iron, and make playing easy and enjoyable.
There are some golfers who even prefer to use a 2 hybrid as a substitute for their 3 irons or 5 woods.
2 Hybrid Vs 3 Wood
When you’re trying to make your decision between a 2 hybrid and a 3 wood, you must take into account the various instances when the clubs will be put to use and the courses where you would be playing.
The following are some differences between a 2 hybrid and a 3 wood:
- Ease of play
Some players do better with a 2 hybrid on tricky lies and off the deck when compared to a 3 wood that is ideal for off the tee shots, short par 4s and approaching par 5s in twos.
- Distance covered
A 2 hybrid covers a slightly lesser distance, unlike a 3 wood because of the shorter shaft. While a 2 hybrid gives a distance of 235 to 240 yards, a 3 wood helps players achieve about 250 to 260 yards.
- Losing direction
Some players tend to lose the ball to the left when they use the 2 hybrid while they lose the ball to the right with the 3 wood.
- Choice for fairways
I have found that a 2 hybrid helps me perform better on the course and more confidently on fairways compared to using a 3 wood.
2 hybrids render more accurate shots when compared to using 3 woods.
- Better control and consistency
Players have better control when they use a 2 hybrid, especially when playing in windy conditions. This control is helpful in achieving a lower flight. A 2 hybrid is also more consistent while a 3 wood results in slicing and striking inconsistencies.
- Fades and draws
You may experience a slight draw when using your 2 hybrid. However this chances increases when using a 3 wood.
- Trajectory and rolling
Some players find that the ball tends to roll out with a 2 hybrid because of the low trajectory, whereas there is minimum or no rolling at all when using a 3 wood because of the high trajectory.
2 Hybrid Vs 5 Wood
You must take into consideration the two parameters mentioned in the above section when you’re trying to decide on whether the 2 hybrid or 5 wood best fits your golf bag.
The differences between a 2 hybrid and 5 wood golf club are:
- Distance covered
Some golfers cover at least 10 to 15 yards extra with a 5 wood when they play from the fairway. The distance is the same or the difference minimal for the 2 hybrid and 5 wood when used from the rough. However, the hybrid flies lower than the wood.
- Consistency and versatility
2 hybrids have been found to be more versatile by some players. They commonly say that they achieve greater control and more consistent shots when choosing a 2 hybrid over a 5 wood.
- Forgiving on mishits
2 hybrid golf clubs are more forgiving on mishits, unlike 5 wood clubs. However, some of them have found the reverse also to be true.
- Out of the rough and in tight lies
They are able to hit the ball better out of the rough into the fairway when they use a 2 hybrid as against a 5 wood. The hybrid is also more suitable around the greens as well as in very tight lies.
On the other hand, the 5 wood does a better job when both the clubs are used to deliver high shots over tall trees.
- Low shots
They can hit low penetrating shots better with a 5 wood in contrast to a 2 hybrid.
- Accuracy and ease of hitting
Some players are able to achieve better accuracy and hit their shots with ease when they use a 2 hybrid in place of a 5 wood.
- High launch and soft landing
They opt for using a 5 wood golf club instead of a 2 hybrid golf club when they want to launch the ball as high as possible so that it can have a soft landing.
2 Hybrid Vs 2 Iron
There are some noteworthy differences between a 2 hybrid and a 2 iron.
- A 2 hybrid helps in delivering a more straight and accurate shot than a 2 iron because of its larger head and increased moment of inertia.
- A 2 hybrid renders steeper descent and higher ball flight when compared to a 2 iron. Such shots can hold the ball to the greens better without rolling when it lands.
- A 2 iron is a better option as a backup to a driver instead of a 2 hybrid if you’re playing a game on a windy day. It’s also more suitable than the hybrid when playing on tight courses with short par 4s on such days.
- A 2 hybrid offers better results than a 2 iron when it’s used for sweeping the golf ball or playing on difficult lies and high greens.
- A 2 hybrid is preferred over a 2 iron when it’s used to play a game for enjoyment or recreation as it can make the game less stressful because it’s easier to hit.
- A 2 hybrid promises golfers with more solid contact than a 2 iron irrespective of where the ball hits the clubface.
What Golf Club does a 2 Hybrid Replace?
Most golfers replace a 2 iron with a 2 hybrid. This is because the 2 hybrid is easier to use, and offers better control.
Often, hybrids are used to replace woods or irons because they are the easiest to hit with. However, it’s important that you choose the right golf club as a replacement.
A 2 hybrid can be used as a replacement for an iron golf club or a fairway wood. When it’s used to substitute your iron club, it can be used in place of the 2 iron that is a long iron.
On the other hand, if you want an alternative for your fairway wood, you can replace the 5 wood in your golf bag with a 2 iron.
What is the Average 2 Hybrid Distance?
The average distance of a 2 hybrid golf club is 205 yards (187 metres).
The average distances covered by amateur male short hitters, mid and long hitters with their 2 hybrids are 176, 205 and 222 yards respectively. The corresponding distances for female amateur golfers are 104, 137 and 176 yards.
The distance covered by a golf club is usually measured in yards. The average distance covered by a 2 hybrid depends on several parameters.
Firstly, the distance differs for both more amateurs and professionals. Secondly, the distance changes among short, mid and long hitters.
Last but not least, the average distance depends on other factors such as gender, fitness level, ball type, swing speed, height and how well the player is capable of hitting the ball.
Some players manage to achieve a distance of 235 to 250 yards using 2 hybrid golf clubs. However, there are golfers who cover a longer distance of 260 yards with the same club. There are also players who cover 205 to 215 yards or a couple of yards extra with the 2 hybrid.
How Far Should you Hit a 2 Hybrid?
As mentioned above, all golfers do not achieve the same distance with their 2 hybrids. Professionals and male players often tend to hit farther with the club than their amateur and female counterparts.
The average distance achieved by amateur men golfers ranges between 175 and 225 yards. In contrast, the distance for amateur women players varies between 105 and 175 yards.
The maximum distance that players have achieved with their 2 hybrid golf clubs is around 260 yards.
What Degree of Loft is a 2 Hybrid?
A 2 hybrid is considered to be a hybrid golf club with a moderate loft of 18 degrees. Hybrids with moderate lofts tend to have their lofts ranging between 18° and 22°.
The degree of loft of a 2 hybrid may show a slight variation from manufacturer to manufacturer. However, the most common loft degree for this club is 18°. There are 2 hybrid clubs that have higher degrees of loft of up to 20°.
What is the Length of a 2 Hybrid?
The length of a 2 hybrid is 0.75 inches more than the 2 iron that it replaces. This is irrespective of whether the golf club has steel or a graphite shaft. A 2 hybrid golf club with steel shaft is generally half inch shorter than a club with a graphite shaft.
A 2 hybrid with a steel shaft usually has a length of 39.5 inches. The corresponding size for the hybrid club with a graphite shaft is 40 inches.
Which Club Should you Choose?
If you’re looking for a golf club to play on tricky lies or fairways, you can consider choosing a 2 hybrid. This club is also worth considering if you don’t want to compromise on your shot accuracy and consistency.
However, if you want a golf club that helps you to achieve maximum distance with minimum or no requirements, you might consider including a 3 wood in your golf bag.