Lazrus Golf Hybrid Review – How Good Are They Vs Alternatives – Are They Good for High Handicappers & Forgiving?
“Lazrus may not be a household name when it comes to golf clubs; but the brand may represent one of the best values in golf gear.”
The company sells their products direct to consumers so that they can cut out retailers and offer their clubs at a low price.
And there is a bit of a consensus about golf gear: namely, that you need to spend a lot to get quality clubs.
Today, we will be examining the quality of the Lazrus Hybrids. On a greater scale, we will be trying to figure out whether that consensus about having to spend a lot of money holds any water.
Lazrus Golf Hybrid Vs Taylormade Stealth 2 Hybrid
Where the Lazrus Hybrid struggles, is turf interaction.
Digging is something of an issue with this hybrid. That is not the case with the Stealth 2 hybrid. It glides through the rough, semi rough and the fairway smoothly.
The Taylormade Stealth 2 hybrid is also better for shot-shaping.
You can affect a nice draw or fade almost at will with the Taylormade Stealth 2 hybrid whereas the Lazrus Hybrid tends to fly straight or produce a slight draw.
That’s certainly not an indictment of the Lazrus Hybrids but it is something to consider if you would like some workability.
Lazrus Hybrid Vs Tour Edge Hot Launch C523 Hybrid
The Tour Edge Hot Launch C523 hybrid has a slightly smaller profile than the Lazrus Golf Hybrid and less offset.
It features variable face thickness so it is still forgiving when you make contact away from the sweet spot.
The Hot Launch C523 played slightly longer than the LazrusHybrid but it wasn’t as forgiving overall. As the name suggests, the C523 launches high but it may be better for lower handicap players.
Is the Lazrus Hybrid A Clone?
While the Lazrus company doesn’t come right out and say it, many have speculated that some of their clubs are actually clones of Callaway clubs.
The company does say that their clubs are made in the same facility as some of the finest clubs in the world. So we can assume that Lazrus models some of their clubs after popular Callaway models.
High Launch Profile
Any hybrid you choose in this series is going to yield high launch. For example, the 3H is set to 18 degrees of launch.
You can go all the way up to the 9H (though we don’t expect a lot of golfers to do so) which checks in at 40°.
The Lazrus Golf Hybrid clubs come stock with graphite shafts. The stock shafts have a clear kick point that occurs near the tip section.
It feels light, fast, and will work with a deliberate tempo.
Deep Face Profile
Unlike a lot of modern hybrids, the Lazrus Hybrid clubs have a deep profile.
So you get a lot of up-and-down forgiveness from the face. The deep profile also extends to the toe section so you get a nice, forgiving high-toe area.
Is it Good for High Handicappers?
“It would seem that the Lazrus Hybrid clubs were actually made for high handicappers.”
What we mean is that before you even swing these clubs, you can tell by just looking at them that they are going to be forgiving.
They have a sizable head profile and the face is deep and wide. Plus, the fact that they come stock with high-flex graphite shafts tells you that they were designed with slower swing speed players in mind.
At the time of this writing, the only shaft available was a stock graphite shaft in regular flex.
However, you can get the Lazrus Hybrid in either left or right-handed versions.
Is the Lazrus Golf Hybrid Worth it?
“At under $60 per hybrid, the Lazrus Hybrid clubs are a great value.”
They are perfect for beginners who don’t want to worry about damaging an expensive set of hybrids. They are forgiving and may even improve your swing speed.
During our testing, we found that the Lazrus Hybrid produced a nice, high draw with very little effort. They also feel/sound really nice at impact.
While they aren’t the longest hybrids we ever tested and while there is some question as to their durability, this is still one of the nicest low-cost hybrids we have come across.