Golfers have quickly taken to hybrid clubs, with half of all players carrying at least one, according to "Golf Digest." The clubs -- which feature a sole about half as large as a fairway wood and twice as large as an iron -- are easier to hit longer and farther than the equivalent irons. Instructors say the proper way to hit these clubs is much the same way you already hit irons or fairway woods.
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Swing fully, just as you do with any club. Keep your arms from racing ahead in the swing, says Hank Haney, Tiger Woods' former swing coach. Complete the swing with a balanced finish on the left leg for right-handed golfers.
Hit the hybrid down and through, just like an iron, if the ball is sitting down a bit in the grass. Hit the ball first, then take a divot after, says top Canadian teacher Shawn Clement.
Swing the hybrid as you would a fairway wood when you have a good lie in which the ball is sitting up on the grass. If you're a right-handed golfer, tilt your spine slightly to the right to help you swing on the correct path and plane. Use the sole of the club to skip off the turf as it hits the ball, which will make the ball fly higher.