4 Wood Vs 2 Hybrid – Which Club To Use And When
The line between fairway woods and long irons has been blurred considerably in recent years with the introduction of the hybrid.
As you might have guessed a hybrid is a mix between a wood and an iron, offering a blended mixture of distance, consistency and forgiveness.
The 4 Wood isn’t the most popular of Fairway woods , golfer generally tend to prefer the 3 and 5 wood combination.
The 2 Hybrid is also one where the distance is generally covered by the fairway woods but for those hit their hybrids well, the 2 hybrid can easily be one of your 14 clubs.
2 Hybrid Overview
The 2 hybrid combines the distance of a fairway wood with straightness and easy launch of a 3 iron.
The 2 hybrid is a club that is going to pack a bit of distance with the average golfer hitting it about 200 yards off the fairway, which is going to be very close to the 4 wood.
The 2 hybrid has the face of an iron with an extended sweet spot which leads to straight shots more often, when let the club loose on the fairway.
The thicker head provides more distance than you would expect with a similar iron and the 2 hybrid also has a sharp leading edge which allows the club through the thicker rough, earning it the term, Rescue club.
The straighter shots will also dampen some of the workability the better players might get with a 4 wood to draw or fade the ball.
This club will be perfect for long, high and straight shots consistently off the fairway, preferably about 200 yards away.
Each variation should offer varying degrees of workability, shot shaping, forgiveness and distance.
If you are someone that hits their hybrids well, a 2 Hybrid could be just what the doctor ordered for your game.
4 Wood Overview
While the 3 and 5 wood are extremely popular in golf, that is not so much the case with the 4 wood.
Since the driver is usually set to 10.5 degrees of loft, the 3 wood is the likely club to follow on from it at 15 degrees.
If however you set your driver at a higher degree loft of 12 degrees, you may be better suited to a combination of the 4 wood and a 7 wood.
A 4 wood can also be ideal if you want to carry an extra hybrid or shorter club like a chipper for near the green instead.
The 4 wood has a generous 16.5 to 17 Degrees of loft and the ball can be hit about 200 yards from the fairway for the average player.
A 4 wood will also have the advantage of being more workable for a better player with a draw or a fade but that can also result in a slice or hook more frequently for beginners and high handicappers.
The 4 wood is also going to better off the tee than a 2 hybrid. It’s all great to hit from a nice lie on the fairway or light rought.
The Hybrid interacts better with the turf for when you find yourself in a non advantageous lie.
Both clubs hit a fairly similar distance so it will more than likely be one or the other. If you like straight accuracy and distance of the 2 Hybrid or the long workability of the 4 wood, both clubs are going to have their pros and cons.