2 Hybrid Vs 4 Iron – Which Club To Use And When
The 4 iron has been the gold standard for precise and accurate shots for many years and the hybrids are disruptive new technology that offer the best of both fairway woods and irons.
The 4 iron is a great club for getting the ball close to the pin, it has excellent turf interaction and can be hit from the tee, fairway and the rough. It comes in different styles too for different levels of player.
The 2 hybrid offers straight shots, easy launching and consistency from all lies. It is perfect from the fairway and the rough as well although it is less workable than the 4 iron. It is also a little bit longer making both of these clubs viable as part of your 14 clubs.
2 Hybrid Overview
Hybrids have had a huge surge in popularity in recent years and while they are great for high handicappers, PGA tour pros can now also be seen carrying hybrids.
Because of the consistently straight shots of the hybrid, they are excellent for high handicappers and the 2 Hybrid is the longest possible option.
For anyone who struggles to hit their fairway woods or irons, the 2 hybrid is the logical next choice.
the generous loft with the sharp leading edge makes for excellent turf interaction. The club also cuts through the grass effortlessly making it the best possible option for longer shots from the rough and also gives it the name “Rescue Club”.
As the 2 hybrid is so long and comparable in distance to a 3 and 5 wood, it is generally an ideal replacement for on of these clubs in your bag, while the 3 and 4 hybrid are slightly more popular in conjunction with those woods and replacing the long irons.
The one issue with the 2 hybrid is that their is lower spin so the club is less workable but that hasn’t stopped the best players from carrying them.
4 Iron Overview
The 4 iron has a long compact head and is among the highest lofted irons available. It is know for it’s precision and accuracy with it’s large sweet spot and as technology advances, these clubs are getting better and better.
The 4 iron comes in different formats to suit different skill levels from players irons to game improvement which offer more distance and forgiveness at the cost of some of the workability.
Because 4 irons have a sharp leading edge, the cut the turf well and you can generate a good deal of back spin as well from a nice lie.
The sharp edge cuts through the longer grass as well and you can use the 4 iron from the mid to heavy rough but it wont be as effective as the 2 hybrid.
4 Irons are useful from the tee on par threes as well but mostly for pin hunting from a nice lie on the fairway. The 2 Hybrid is also a bit longer than the 4 iron making these clubs useful as a set of 14.
The hybrid clubs are here to stay and the 2 hybrid is an excellent club as a replacement for woods and irons.
Because hybrids have become so popular, the irons and fairway woods have also upped their game and offer better performance now than at any time in the modern past.