Hybrids look like this. They are called hybrids because they use design features from both woods and irons.
They are also referred to as "
Utility Clubs" and "Rescue Clubs".
They are the latest "thing" in golf club evolution - and they definitely make the game easier for most golfers!

The most difficult part of the game for most people to master - is long-iron or fairway wood play.

With their combination of wood & iron features, hybrids provide a far better option than long irons or fairway woods.
Hybrids can also be used from difficult situations in the rough, and even from some bunkers - hence "rescue clubs".
The most popular choice with golfers is simply to replace their 3 and 4 irons with a 3 and 4 hybrid.

Hybrids are usually purchased individually. But "Combination Sets" are now available.
These sets have the usual short irons (9 & 8 iron), the usual mid-irons (7, 6 and 5) but they have hybrids instead of the 3 and 4 iron.
And to make things even more confusing, some manufacturers now offer
Progressive hybrid sets" - which use varying levels of  hybrid technology throughout the set.

For advice about which hybrids will suit you best - click on the link below
Top Ten Hybrid/Rescue/Utility Clubs
Hybrids/Rescue/Utility Clubs
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