We’re Back… And We’re Talkin’ Hybrids!

Ok so the kinks aren’t worked out yet but we’re going to give this a try! Our server problems aren’t sorted out yet but it’s good enough to at least start posting again. You might have to try your refresh button a few times to get the site running but at least you’ll be able to enjoy daily posts! We’ve got lots to talk about so let’s get to it!

First thing’s first… we’ve had a lot of email so let’s do some of that. We get lots of questions about hybrids and what they can do and can’t do. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… hybrids are an awesome way to replace longer irons. They’re more forgiving, they are better on miss hits and they usually hit the ball higher than an iron. Some people view hybrids as magical clubs that will make even the worst golfer a pro… and that might be stretching it a bit. Go get a few hybrids to replace your longer irons but still use your head. If you can’t hit a 2 iron to save you life… it doesn’t mean that you’ll just be able to pick up a 1 or 2 hybird and rip it down the middle. They’re like any other club… a longer shaft + less loft = a tougher club to hit. Try a 1 or 2 if you like but you might find that you’re still struggling. My advice then? Don’t waste your time with a club that you can’t hit. Try a higher lofted wood… or just don’t bother trying to fill a gap that is too difficult to fill! The best golfers in the world know their limits… they know the shots they can hit and they know the ones that they can’t. They play to their strengths and then use their strengths to make shots. I laugh at golfers that sit on a par 5 and stare down a 270 yard second shot. Why waste your time hitting a club you can’t hit (even if it is a hybrid) and hope for a miracle shot? Hit to the 150 yard marker… then take out a club that you hit all the time… put it on the green… and have a legit shot at a birdie. Hybrids make the game easier… but they still require a smart operator!

A question about the MAS2 shaft in the TaylorMade R5 driver and how it stacks up to other stock shafts. My customers actually really like the MAS2 and I’ve found that it works really well for the average golfer with low to mid swing speed. The shaft really helps get the ball in the air but many mid to high handicappers need that help anyways. I’d say it stacks up pretty well with other stock shafts available in drivers of similar quality and price. Keep in mind that most stock shafts are designed with the average golfer in mind and their main goal is to get the ball up in the air. TaylorMade has an awesome custom department with lots of other options… something to keep in mind if you find your ball flight a bit too high!

Ok… a few emails down but many more to go! A big hello to Ms. ShanksAlot’s family who were nice enough to take me golfing today. I hope we can do it again really soon… and I really hope I remember sunscreen next time. My arms and legs feel like they’re on fire right now!

Tell your family, tell your friends, tell your coworkers, tell people that you don’t know… tell them that SirShanks and SirPutts are back and ready to roll. Talk to you tomorrow!

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