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Best Hybrid Golf Clubs for High Handicappers, Mid Handicaps, &  Low Handicaps


Welcome to my best hybrid golf clubs for high handicappers, mid handicaps, and low handicap golfers review.

Congrats! If you're reading this, you know a hybrid club is a must in your golf bag.

Truth is...

If you're not a low single digit golfer or a touring pro...You Need MORE than 1 hybrid club in your bag.

50% of all touring pros have at least 1 hybrid club in their bag.

Whether replacing an iron or a wood...We've got you covered. 

Here's what you'll learn:

  • The best hybrid club for Your handicap
  • How to pick the right hybrid club
  • Tips on how to hit your hybrid club
  • The Good stuff and Bad Stuff about each club in our review
  • Best pricing if you decide to take the plunge & I always try to give you a couple choices

Our Picks for Best Hybrid Golf Clubs for High Handicappers, Mid Handicapper, and Low Handicappers

  1. Callaway Mavrik Max: Best for Beginners, Seniors, & those with slower swing speeds. Read more
  2. Callaway Mavrik: Best for Mid Handicaps and Beginners moving into mid handicap range. Read more
  3. Callaway Mavrik Pro: Best for Low handicap golfers looking for player performance. Read more

1. Callaway Mavrik Max

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The best hybrid golf club for beginners or high handicappers is the Callaway Mavrik Max hybrid.

  • It's for beginners, seniors, or high handicappers with slower swing speeds that need all the game improvement features like: oversized club head, huge sweet spot, high ball flight, low center of gravity, and max draw bias.

Does this describe you? If so, you will not find a hybrid club more tailored to your every need. We don't all have 100+ mph swing speed and make center face contact regularly. 

RUN, don't walk, to pick yours up from Callaway Golf today. You won't regret it.

And please, come back here in the comments to tell us all about it.

Features & Benefits (Straight from Callaway Golf)

  • A.I. Designed Face Architecture For The First Time In A Hybrid For Optimized Ball Speeds
    We used A.I. to design a specialized face for each loft of every model to optimize ball speed performance and provide a larger sweet spot in all MAVRIK hybrids.
  • Flash Face SS20 + Jailbreak Technology + Face Cup For Fast Ball Speeds
    Flash Face SS20 constructed from a high-strength stainless steel face to promote exceptionally distance.
  • Deep CG for Easy High Launch
    Ideal combination of speed, stability and lower center of gravity  placement to promote easy launch, long carry and soft landings – exactly how a hybrid is expected to perform.
  • MAX Forgiveness Profiling For Confidence Inspiring Shape
    The MAVRIK MAX hybrid features a larger, confidence inspiring shape, with a squared off toe area that is noticeably easier to launch. It’s specifically designed for higher launch and forgiveness on mis-hits.

Callaway offers FREE fitting from a Certified Master Fitter...as well as online options to custom fit your clubs.

Pros

  • Best Max Game Improvement Hybrid...By far
  • Metric TONS of forgiveness
  • Beaucoup anti-slice help
  • Superior help getting the ball in the air

Cons

  • Hybrids ain't cheap these days.

Good product great features easy to use

I purchased the 6,7,8 hybrids i found they were easy to use in the rough and on the fairway.I have also used the clubs in fairway sand traps with no problem. I get the same distance with these clubs as I did with my irons. The difference between the hybrids and irons they are more forgiving and easier to get the ball in the air. I plan to purchase 4,5 and 9 in the future. when you are 80 you need all the help you can get to maintain your confidence in your club and yourself on the course

Mat 18: June 21, 2020

Good on so many levels

To simply call this club a hybrid does not do it justice it's also a highly useful utility club. From the rough, fairway, teebox or next to the putting green (who knows maybe on the putting green) this club is universal on the golf course. A handy tool to have in your bag

RGD48: July 29, 2020


2. Callaway Mavrik

To learn more about what the "Approved" symbol means, please click here. (It pretty much means this stuff is 100% LEGIT!)

The best hybrid golf club for mid handicappers is the Callaway Mavrik hybrid.

  • The Mavrik can be gamed by high handicappers and  mid handicappers looking for game improvement features like a touch of draw bias, a moderately sized club head, and get the ball up pretty easy on their own

Head over to Callaway and build your custom club today. If you're anything like me, you'll be holding on to this one for years.

You can order off the rack, customize your golf club yourself

Or

Callaway offers FREE fitting from a Certified Master Fitter...as well as online options to custom fit your clubs.

Come back here in the comments and tell us about your experience with the Mavrik hybrid if you decide to take the plunge.

Features & Benefits (Straight from Callaway Golf)

  • A.I. Designed Face Architecture For The First Time In A Hybrid For Optimized Ball Speeds
    We used A.I. to design a specialized face for each loft of every model to optimize ball speed performance and provide a larger sweet spot in all MAVRIK hybrids.
  • Flash Face SS20 + Jailbreak Technology + Face Cup For Fast Ball Speeds
    Flash Face SS20 constructed from a high-strength steel face works promote exceptional distance.
  • Deep CG for Easy Launch
    Ideal combination of speed, stability and lower center of gravity placement to promote easy launch, long carry and soft landings – exactly how a hybrid is expected to perform.


Pros

  • Max distance optimized for every loft without center hits or elite swing speed
  • Supper easy to high launch
  • Mid-size golf club head for confidence
  • Perfect head shape fits in with your irons
  • Protect against slices while still being workable

Cons

  • Hybrids ain't cheap these days

Best hybrid for distance and forgiveness

I have both the 2020 and mavrik hybrids

The Mavrik is by far the longest and most forgiving hybrid I have used so far. For more workability and distance the 2020 is fantastic too

I could not be more happier to play this off the fairway, rough or tee. So many options with this 3 hybrid

Kadams: February 19, 2020

Very forgiving club and I get more distance from this hybrid than I ever did with previous models.

Excellent hybrid. This has become my go to club from whatever lie I may have. I have so much confidence in it. Highly recommended.

Mike: April 4, 2020


3. Callaway Mavrik Pro

To learn more about what the "Approved" symbol means, please click here. (It pretty much means this stuff is 100% LEGIT!)

The best hybrid golf club for low handicappers is the Callaway Mavrik Pro hybrid.

  • It's for the low to low-mid handicapper looking for a compact head, has no trouble elevating the ball, has a strong ball flight, and doesn't fight a slice. 

If this describes you...and your a player looking for serious performance...This is your club.

My eyes will wanted to marry this hybrid. It looks so ready to hit the ball when it's sitting behind it, you just want to stare at it. Don't...that doesn't work. Gotta swing. 

It's got all the bells & whistles of A.I. and "Flash Face" tucked into a player-looking head. Hard to beat. 

Features & Benefits

  • A.I. Designed Face Architecture For The First Time In A Hybrid Designed to provide Optimized Distance
    We used A.I. to design a specialized face for each loft of every model to optimize ball speed performance and provide a larger sweet spot in all MAVRIK hybrids.
  • Ultra Thin Flash Face SS20 + Jailbreak Technology + Face Cup designed to provide Fast Ball Speed
    Flash Face SS20 constructed from a high-strength stainless steel face promote exceptional distance
  • Deep CG designed to provide Easy Launch
    Ideal combination of speed, stability and lower center of gravity placement to promote easy launch, long carry and soft landings – exactly how a hybrid is expected to perform.
  • Player Preferred Profiling For Confidence Inspiring Shape
    The MAVRIK Pro features a compact size, smaller profile, shallower club face and cambered sole for a fairway wood like shape. Meticulously designed with feedback from better players, including Tour pros, who prefer the flatter lie-angle and versatility of the increased sole-camber for better turf interaction, as well as a neutral CG and more neutral ball flight.

Callaway offers FREE fitting from a Certified Master Fitter...as well as online options to custom fit your clubs.

Pros

  • Super Long without center hits & 110 mph swing speed
  • Easy to launch your ball without ballooning
  • Holds greens with ease
  • Free shipping & returns from Callaway
  • 0% Financing available

Cons

  • Hybrids ain't cheap these days

The Mavrik Pro is the first hybrid that doesn't hook on me. I've tried many and they all hook, not this! I can hit it off the tee, from the fairway, or the rough, and I have complete confidence when stepping up behind the ball that it's going to go straight.
In addition, it feels amazing, the ball just explodes off the club face. I had been fitted for the 3 hybrid, but loved it so much that I just traded in my SIM 5 wood for the 2 hybrid. Try this club and you're bound to love it. 

Enzian33: July 25, 2020

I have been looking at hybrid clubs for years. Did not want to admit that my game needed another club. However as your game gets better you start to look for new ideas for small improvements.
I now have changed my thought process which changed my game , not only my scoring but being more consistent with my choices in club selection.
I now have replaced my fairway wood with a 2 hybrid that is more accurate, has more total distance and is a better feel than my fairway wood. Now thinking about a 4 hybrid also!

Pasopete: March 20, 2020


How To Choose The Best Golf Hybrid for Your Game 

The major conciderations for chosing the correct hybrid golf club for your game

Hybrids are Long Iron and/or Fairway Wood Replacements

How do I know which iron to replace?

Pick the longest iron you are comforatable hitting. Let's say it's your 5-iron (like most amateurs).

Any iron longer than that one should exchanged for a hybrid.

You will need to match the golf club and, more importantly, the loft of the iron you are replacing. In this case, the hybrid is an "iron replacement" and has to fill a yardage gap in your long irons. 

Should I replace my fairway woods with hybrids?

Reasons why you would consider replacing your fairway woods with a hybrid(s)

  • Hybrids are easy to hit off the deck because of better turf interaction and shorter shafts compared to fairway woods
  • Hybrids are easy to hit out of rough compared to fairway woods or long irons (another name for hybrid is "rescue") It's fairly easy to choose your replacement hybrid. 

You need only match the loft and shaft of the wood you are replacing.

I've carried hybrid clubs since they were introduced in the mid 2000's. First a 3H at 20* and now I carry the Callaway X-hot Pro 4H, 23*. 

I've been thinking of adding a 3H back into the bag or even a 2H. I've got a gap between my 4 hybrid and my 5 wood that very occassionally gives me issues. So, it's not an emergency. 

What's your Handicap?

Do you need max game improvement help, game improvement help, or or you more of a player?

  • High handicappers / Beginner / Senior: You're going to need more mass behind the ball and a larger sweet spot. You're also going to need a lowe Center of Gravity to hit the ball high. Your going to need weighting, offset, and a draw-bias to stop straighten out that banana slice.
  • Mid Handicap: You're going to favor a medium size head. You still need a low center of gravity to get the ball up easily. The weighting, offset, and draw-bias will be a bit less because you have more control over your ball
  • Low Handicap: You will favor a compact clubhead. A little higher center of gravity to stop the ball from going too high. Your weighting and offset will be minimal at best and you don't want draw bias. You move the ball like you want it. 

How do I choose the correct shaft?

The vast majority of golfers chose graphite shafts in their hybrids. So do I and that's what I recommend for you. 

You would think you replace an iron shaft with and iron shaft, but you just don't see it. Every manufacturer I've looked at only offers a graphit shaft option.

Just choose the same flex and brand of shaft you have in your shortest wood and you should be good to go. If in doubt, ask the fitter at your favorite manufacturer what they recommend.

Same goes when replacing your fairway wood for a hybrid. We always use a graphite shaft in our hybrid. 

Do you have a Brand Preference?

I'm one of those people that goes with reputable, proven companies. I don't like paying for things twice in an attempt to save money. See, you don't actually save money because you have to go back and get the right thing at some point. 

I don't go crazy and say money is no object, but when I buy I tend to keep for a long time. So, I can spend a little to get what I want.

My two favorite brands in the hybrid category are Callaway and Taylormade. This year, Callaway is the clear winner. They've got something for everyone. 

That being said, there are more very good golf club manufacturers out there than ever. It's a great time to be a golfer.

What's your budget?

You can expect to pay from $230 to $260 or so for the best new hybrids on the market.

All the latest hybrids from top manufacturers cost within a few bucks of each other. Only when the next new models start coming out do you see prices start to drop. 

Or

You can pick up showroom models, returnes, used, or slightly used golf clubs from Callaway Golf Preowned, or Global Golf, or other places. I don't trust Ebay quite as much as I did a decade ago. 

How do you hit your hybrid?

The one tip I've seen over and over and over and over for hitting your hybrids well is to hit them like you would hit your long irons...since they are generally iron replacements.

The tendency, mine too, is to try to sweep them off the turf like a fairway wood. This can work, but you are more prone to poor contact and inconsistent results. 

Place it in your stance like the iron its replacing and swing down into it and take a little turf. You will get solid contact. The ball will get airborne. You will get more distance and hold more greens.


The Best Hybrid Golf Clubs for High Handicappers, Mid Handicappers & Low Handicaps are...

  1. Callaway Mavrik MaxBest for Beginners, Seniors, & those with slower swing speeds.
  2. Callaway MavrikBest for Mid Handicaps and Beginners moving into mid handicap range. 
  3. Callaway Mavrik ProBest for Low handicap golfers looking for player performance.

Callaway owns the hybrid game so far in 2020...in my opinion. 

Thanks for checking out our guide to the best hybrid golf clubs for high handicappers, mid handicappers, and low handicap golfers.

No Worries...This list will be updated when the current winners get knocked off. I won't leave you hanging.

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