Usually, tour golfers follow brand new golf club technology before all of us amateurs. They have golf club engineers at their disposal. They have access to the latest technology before it even hits the shelves at the game shops.
The use of hybrids has gone a great deal upward at golf tournaments over the last many years; however, amateurs have been much faster to follow hybrid golf clubs. In 2002, 2% of PGA golfers were using hybrids. Today, 30% tend to be using them, while 66% of golf club models sold to customers contain at least one hybrid.
I’ve seen how a few golfers observe no advantage in the hybrid and may continue using long irons. I have also observed how a few of those golfers may change the settings of their bags from course to course. I think it is fairly humorous how 93% of the golfers that now make use of a hybrid did not use them back in 2002.
I recall when hybrid clubs first started coming out, and how a few lines for ladies and even senior citizens were created nearly entirely of hybrids. I suppose that’s where hybrids sort of obtained the preconception attached to them. The thought that they were great, specifically for people with small swing rates of speed, was predominant. I had been struggling for a while to hit a good shot with my Callaway X-22 Irons.
I suppose PGA golfers must have believed much along the same lines as my buddies and I. Come to think of it, a few of the men who have gone on tour this year have tended to be younger than me personally. Those who are thinking of how old I’ve become must have committed to, in no way, playing the hybrid as well. I think if or even when Tiger Woods begins using the hybrid, any preconception attached to them may end.