2 Hybrid Vs 7 Wood – Which Club To Use And When
The 2 Hybrid and 7 wood aren’t the most popular clubs we see on the PGA tour or in beginners bags alike, but they can provide a ton of utility for golfers in the know.
The 2 hybrid is also know as a rescue club, as it’s sharper leading edge cuts through turf and rough effortlessly and it also produces effortlessly straight shots, consistently.
The 3 and 5 wood are more popular but the 7 wood is easier to get in the air, easier to swing consistently and it is a versatile club, useful in a number of conditions.
2 Hybrid Overview
The 2 hybrid is a club with a strong loft of about 19 degrees, it’s a mix between a wood and an iron and we see the characteristics of both.
The large face and sweet spot, make this club easy to hit straight like an iron and the large head produces long shots consistently.
The club is precise enough for pin hunting and the strong loft provides a ton of distance.
The sharp leading edge makes the club excellent from the rough and tough lies, better than almost any other club in this situation.
If the ball is sitting up nicely on the fairway and the distance is right, you can get closer to the pin with the 2 hybrid.
The 2 hybrid isn’t as popular as the 3, 4 and 5 as the distance is generally covered by the 3 and 5 wood.
If you are someone that ends up in the rough quite often off the tee, the 2 hybrid can be a real go to club for your game.
7 Wood Overview
The 7 wood is also not the most popular club in most golfers bags but it certainly offers utility for all levels of golfers.
If a golfer has a slower swing speed, their driver may be set to 12 degrees plus and a combination of 5 wood and 7 wood will be more suitable than the regular 3 and 5 woods.
The 7 woods stronger loft makes it easier to get in the air and the ball lands more flatly and with less roll, increasing the targeting precision.
The 7 wood having more loft also makes it better from the light to mid rough than 5 or 3 wood.
The 7 wood has a large face and head too, meaning more distance and more chance of working the ball with a draw or fade for better players.
The 7 wood can also be used off the tee but it may be a bit lofty.
Dustin Johnson and Tommy Fleetwood are tow tour pros seeing to be using a 7 wood in recent times but it is probably more useful to the beginner who is looking for easy launch, consistency and easy of swing.
The 7 Wood can be used as a replacement for a longer wood and also long irons and hybrids for those who swing it well.
The 2 hybrid is a very versatile and useful club, easy to hit straight and also a replacement for fairway woods and long irons.