9 Iron Vs. 2 Hybrid Comparison Overview
A 9 iron isn’t typically compared to a 2 hybrid. After all, the hybrid and iron replacement chart is pretty intuitive; you simply replace the numbered iron with the corresponding numbered hybrid. We like to have fun though.
Besides, you may be wondering what the merits of these clubs are so you can decide whether or not to keep them in your bag.
Our experiments roll on as we pit a 9 iron against a 2 hybrid to see just what benefits they offer to the everyday golfer.
9 Iron Overview
9 irons are known for their towering height and are typically used on short approaches when you need to get a lot of loft behind the shot.
Right off the bat, a 9 iron plays shorter (and is shorter) than a 2 hybrid. On average, you will get about 120 yards max out of your 9 iron – and that’s if it’s a decent one and you have a moderate swing speed.
You would use your 9 iron a lot like you would use your pitching wedge – to pop the ball up onto the green.
It’s a great club for landing easy birdies and as you get better with it, you’ll find that it makes all your putts easier.
We really liked the 9 iron we tested. It had plenty of pop and landed the ball nice and soft on the green.
2 Hybrid Overview
The 2 hybrid is a perfect club to have in the bag in place of a driver. It gives you comparable distance but with a lot more forgiveness.
In fact, some of the testers in our party don’t even carry a driver in their bags anymore since they replaced them with a 2 or 1 hybrid.
This is a really fun club when you wanna unleash a full swing on a par 5.
The 2 hybrid is also a decent club to use off the deck as well. They produce low, piercing shot trajectories and keep spin down.
Of course, the 2 hybrid is more forgiving than a long 2 iron but it will have a longer shaft than a 9 iron.
We feel that both the 9 iron and 2 hybrid have a place in the bags of beginners and high handicappers.
Though they are used in different situations, it would be advisable to learn both clubs.