Every lie, every condition

Michael Humphries

13 March 2023

We all know that when playing golf, it’s never a straight path going from tee to green. The course is riddled with hazards and obstacles to trap us and bring us back to reality just when we think we’re on top of our game.

Thankfully, the latest golf clubs are giving us the best possible advantage when it comes to veering off the beaten fairway. Hybrids are made specifically to help you make great contact with the ball when you’ve ended up in a horrible lie. Whether you’re hitting grass, bark, or sand, this club will pack a punch and get you back on safer ground.

A hybrid is shaped like a fairway wood but with a smaller club head and shaft. They’re incredibly easy to hit allowing you to really get your club behind the ball and pop it out of difficult areas. They have incredible forgiveness and will give you some great distance too if you get a good strike on your shot.

Cobra know the importance of making sure you don’t have any chinks in your armour, so they’ve released the Aerojet range that includes an incredible hybrid so you’ve always got a secret weapon in your bag for those tricky holes.


Off the tee

This club is an excellent alternative to a driver or 3-wood off the tee. We all know those long par-3s that make you second-guess your distances every time you play them. The hybrid is super reliable and easy to hit straight, making it a go-to choice to secure you a decent tee shot. The appealing design of the Aerojet hybrid will reassure you that you’ll land on the fairway when you let fly with it. So if you have a bit of a fade or draw with your woods, why not go for something shorter and more dependable to make your game easier? 


When in trouble

Perhaps the primary reason that hybrids are such a necessity to have in the bag, is that they’ll be a total life-saver should you find yourself in some deep rough off the tee. You’re still a long way out from the green so it might not be the best option to lay-up with a wedge, but with a hybrid you’ll be able to power through dense grass to splash the ball out and send it on its way toward the green. The same could be said should you get caught by a fairway bunker, you could go for a wedge with more loft to escape, or you could land it on the short grass with your trusty, dependable hybrid. 


Just off the green

Picture this, you hit what’s looking like an amazing shot into the green, only for a bad bounce to send it into the greenside rough. When you get to your ball you find the grass is too thick for your putter, but you don’t want to risk a small chip with a wedge for fear of thinning it through the green.

So what do you do? Why not go for a hybrid? A simple bump and run onto the green with this club will provide the best of both worlds. You’ll breeze through the grass no issue and you won’t need to worry about thinning your shot. These clubs are so adaptable you can be using them multiple times on the same hole. 


The tech under the hood

If you’re thinking of adding a hybrid to your gear, the Aerojet not only looks great both in and out of the bag, it performs exceptionally well. The club has a suspended bridge weight design, an innovation from Cobra that makes swinging the club feel very natural. The clubhead also has a low center of gravity so that you’ll get faster ball speed when you strike the ball.

The forged face of the club has been designed to give you a larger contact area so you’ll still make a good shot if you don’t hit the ball out of the very center. This springy clubface will also help deliver you faster ball speed and higher launch to help you pop the ball out of those hazardous lies. The variable face thickness on that contact zone will also have you launching the ball fast to reach excellent distances down the fairway.


As always, we’re available to offer you any golfing advice, or to answer any questions you may have. Are you thinking of getting to grips with one of these amazing clubs? Why not pop by the pro shop and we’ll be able to talk you through them in greater detail.

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