Can't figure out which
irons and hybrids to
carry? You may want to
try a hybrid-iron combo
set, which gives you
the hybrids you want
in a package that's as
consistent as a regular
matched iron set.
$1,299, steel; $1,499, graphite
Set makeup: 3 (19°), 4 (22°), 5 (25°) in
i-Brid, and FT i-brid 6-iron to PW
• Hybrids: The "i-Brid" looks and
feels like an iron but plays more
like a wood-based hybrid. The
clubface has bulge and roll, while
shaft lengths vary by 3/4-inch
(rather than the typical 1/2-inch)
increments to ensure that you
hit clubs different distances.
• Irons: Heavy tunite (tungsten and
nickel) plugs in the heel and toe
improve head stability. The
titanium body has a wide sole and
a low, deep center of gravity to get
shots airborne. A solid chunk of
thermoplastic pressed against the
face leads to crisp impact sound.
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Cleveland HiBore Gold Combo
$599, steel; $699, graphite
Set makeup: 3 (22°), 4 (25°) in HiBore
hybrid, and CG Gold 5-iron to PW
• Hybrids: The iron-like silver
topline guarantees hassle-free
alignment. Its "inverted crown"
pushes weight low in the head to
create easy takeoffs. A flatter
leading edge and large effective
hitting area combine to make it
user-friendly from a variety of lies.
• Irons: The firm's "Gelback"
technology elicits a smooth, soft
feel on solid shots and squelches
nasty vibrations on less-than stellar
stiffen the topline to limit head
distortion. A wide sole contributes
to the club's overall helpful nature.
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MacGregor MT OS
Set makeup: 4 (23°), 5 (26°) in MT hybrid, and MT OS 6-iron to gap wedge
• Hybrids: The "cup face 360-
degree" design means the clubface
is plasma-welded to the body. This
bonding process creates a larger
"trampoline" along the face to
bolster forgiveness. Dual rails on
the sole let you swing steeply
without the worry of digging.
• Irons: The thin "cup face" (the
same technology mentioned
above) is designed to help slower
swingers generate maximum
rebound for longer shots. The
club's deep undercut cavity
builds in forgiveness and
contributes to a higher ball flight.
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Nickent 4DX Hybrid
$799, steel; $899, graphite
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Nike SQ Sumo2 Hybrid
$899, steel; $999, graphite
Set makeup: 4 (23°), 5 (26°), 6 (30°), 7 (34°) in SQ Sumo2
hybrid, and 8-iron to AW
Hybrids: The squarish shape
makes it easy to point and shoot.
Added mass in the extreme heel
and toe areas contribute to the
club's forgiving manner. The hard,
light Cryo steel face broadens
the usable hitting area for
consistently long distance.
Irons: The low-profile design,
wide sole and long blade length
provide a good deal of directional
forgiveness. These features also
help the clubhead blow through
light rough. The polyurethane
insert [yellow] absorbs some
vibration from heel or toe hits.
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