How to Punch Your Hybrids
They make low-flying shots a breeze
By Jason Carbone
Top 100 Teacher
This story is for you if...
• Your misses often end up in the trees.
• You're more of a high-ball hitter than a low-ball-hitter ...
• ... which makes escaping tree trouble difficult.
Your drive strayed and ended up in a stand of trees. A controlled, low-flying shot that flies under the limbs will get you back in the hole, but you've replaced your long irons (the clubs you used to use from this situation) with hybrids, which are designed to hit the ball high.
Go with your lowest-lofted hybrid. Although their main purpose is to hit the ball high, they're great for low shots, as long as you don't add loft to the face at impact. Follow the steps shown at right.