3 Wood Vs 2 Hybrid – Which Club To Use And When
A 3 wood is one of the most carried clubs in golf while hybrid clubs have become incredibly popular in recent years.
The 3 wood is the second longest club behind the Driver and for many beginners it is easier to hit off the tee as well but it comes into its own on the fairway.
The 2 hybrid is a blend between a fairway wood and an iron, it is long, high launching, easy to hit, produces consistently straight shots and is excellent from the rough.
3 Wood Overview
While the driver is set on average to 10.5 degrees of loft, the 3 wood is set to 15, making the second strongest lofted club.
Many beginners, when they start out have a driver that is too long, heavy or strong loft to wield effectively and they find the 3 wood, better off the tee.
It is not precise like an iron or a hybrid, the big wieldy face, ensures good distance and the face of the club is also large.
If you can hit a 3 wood straight consistently it is great for long distances and getting close to the green, with the pin hunting precision of iron for instance but with more roll out.
Players that struggle with their woods may notice that they are slicing the ball and if that is you, the 2 hybrid could be a much better choice for your bag.
The 3 wood is effective off the tee and from the fairway and light rough with a nice lie, It is great for getting to the green in two on a long par 4 or a par 5 and is carried in almost every serious golfers bag.
2 Hybrid Overview
The surge in Hybrid popularity in recent years has seen the clubs end up in almost every golfers bag from beginners to pros.
As the name suggests a hybrid is a mix between a fairway wood and an iron. It isn’t the blunt instrument of a 3 wood but it doesn’t have the precise precision of a 3 iron.
What it does produce is long, high launching and consistently straight shots. The leading edge is also sharp so it cuts through the rough excellently, earning it the name ‘Rescue Club’.
The 2 hybrid hits about 10 yards shorter than the 3 wood and around the same as a 5 wood.
The high ball flight and straight consistency will allow you to hunt the pin more than a wood which can be used for green hunting more effectively.
If you struggle to hit the Fairway woods or find yourself in the rough off the tee quite a bit, the 2 Hybrid can become your go to club. It can also be used to replace the 5 wood so you would have a 3 wood and a 2 hybrid.