The best new hybrids - 2015
The golf market has seen some great new releases by the biggest brands in recent months. It can be hard to keep up with what’s new and more importantly what’s more ideal for your game. That is why we have created this list of the best new golf hybrids to hit the market in 2015 including the Big Bertha Alpha 815, The Mizuno JPX 850, Adams Tight Lies, Titleist 915 and many more.
Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815
Last but by no means least in the Alpha series is the Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid which places emphasis on players having more control, providing penetrating trajectory, along with ball speed all across the face and loft and lieadjustability. The compact head shape also has less offset for a look that’s preferred by better players.
Controlled trajectory enables penetrating ball flight and less spin which is what you get from an Internal Standing Wave and Sole Weighting that moves the centre of gravity low and forward.
Like the rest of the Alpha family the 815 Hybrid is on sale now retailing at £219.
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Adams Tight Lies
Brought back with great aplomb last year, the Tight Lies series which first put the company on the map back in the mid-90’s has now excelled again.
Last year the Tight Lies Hybrid won a Product Award at Golf Europe 2014 in Ausburg, Germany which recognises products of particular innovation within the golf industry.
The evaluation criteria covered functionality, degree of innovation, user friendliness, design and cost-benefit-ratio of the product. It is the second consecutive year that the makers of the number one Hybrid on Tour have been recognised for their innovation at the prestigious European Product Awards.
Featuring Adams Golf’s patented Ghost Slot Technology, the Tight Lies Hybrid is so easy to hit thanks to the upside down shaping and the low-profile design which produce a lower centre of gravity.
Out now, the Adam Tight Lies Hybrid retails at £129.
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The G30 hybrid is on the market alongside its brothers the G25 and the i25 but the newer version is aimed more at versatility as it has faster ball speeds and longer distance with a higher launch trajectory that will give you the stopping power to hold shots on the greens and attack pins.
PING have continued with the black matte finish that looks very smart and unlike the other clubs in the range (driver and fairway woods) the Hybrids doesn’t feature the Turbulators.
The 17-4 stainless steel face is H900 heat-treated so it's thin but strong to increase ball velocity. Progressive centre of gravity locations and offsets ensure efficient gapping and trajectories that maximize distance.
Available from in lofts 17, 19, 22, 26 and 30 degree the G30 Hybrid retails at £179.
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Offering more distance through higher speeds and lower spin the Titleist 915H and Hd features the new Active Recoil Channel that delivers distance with trajectory control from both the tee and turf.
The 915H is long and straight and offers maximum forgiveness, and slightly higher launch and spin versus Hd. The Hd is also slightly offset which delivers control over a flatter trajectory and less spin.
The ultra-thin face on both increased ball spin on off centre impact and the low centre of gravity means stability and ball speed forgiveness.
Along with the rest of the 915 range there are 16 unique lie and loft combinations that deliver the most precise fit available.
Both the H and Hd retail at £206 and are available right now.
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Srixon Z H45
Continuing the Z series, Srixon H45 hybrid features redesigned shapes for smoother turf interaction and a more confident look at address. Dual Speed Technology again maximises ball speed and distance. The centre of gravity has been moved lower to promote a higher, more penetrating launch.
The Z H45 Hybrid is available for £190.
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Featuring Cobra’s all new Speed Channel and zone weighting head the FLY-Z has just hit the UK market with full affect.
COBRA have been working hard to gain more distance and increased forgiveness in hybrids and this derives from the Speed Channel, an engineered trench surrounding the face that helps to minimize face thickness and provide increased ball speeds across the face that result in incredible distance.
A low centre of gravity provides forgiveness and delivers the optimum combination along with a higher ball speed. Include the Speed Channel face and the FLY-Z provides even more ball speed and greater distance on off-centre hits.
The FLY-Z XL hybrid is also an option for the golfer who is looking for easy distance from anywhere. Because of a low, back centre of gravity, Crown Zone weighting and an offset design along with the Speed Channel face, the XL allows for more forgiveness and increased distance of the deck.
FLY-Z retails at £159 with the FLY-Z XL at £129.
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Nike Vapor Flex and Vapor Speed
The Vapor series has been a revelation so far from Nike and along with their driver and fairway wood options they bring you the hybrid version to complete the set.
They are both designed to offer increased distance through more efficient launch conditions, and feature a cavity back and compression channel.
The Vapor Flex features the FlexLoft 2, an adjustable mechanism allowing golfers to change the loft and lie angles to suit their own game.
Along with the drivers and fairway woods in the series, Nike designers listened to golfers like Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy and worked off what they would like to see. This resulted in a lower centre of gravity along with straighter leading edges for maximum performance.
The Vapor Speed features a unique design that engineers at Nike call ‘Linear Progression.’ The longer hybrids feature a larger body and shallower face and progress to a sleek body and deep face on the short hybrids. This progression allows for more forgiveness and speed on long hybrids, while yielding shot-making accuracy and workability on shorter hybrids.
The Vapor Speed is aimed at players looking for faster ball speed, distance and forgiveness.
Available at the end of January the Vapor Flex is retailing at £154 and the Vapor Speed at £134.
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The Shock Wave sole, Mizuno say marks the next generation for hybrids as the entire club head can contract and expand on impact, delivering an additional energy source to the clubface.
The low centre of gravity allows the club to maintain high ball speeds increasing its effectiveness off the deck.
The norm these days is to receive feedback from Tour pros and Mizuno are no different. The likes of Luke Donald and Chris Wood were consulted during the process of engineering the JPX850.
There’s four lofts available (16, 19 ,22 and 25) along with a mixture of shafts and grips that can be custom made on the Mizuno website.
Available now the JPX80 retails at around £179
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TaylorMade AeroBurner Rescue
Along with their new R15 series TaylorMade have also launched the Aero Burner range, designed with producing more speed and distance through a combination of aerodynamic design and TaylorMade's own Speed Pocket.
The difference with the AeroBurner is the AeroFin in the hosel of the club which has been designed to combat the drag built up in the swing.
The white matte club head along with a black club face reveals the red speed pocket on the sole which sits directly behind the club face increasing flexibility for more distance, as well as reducing spin and widening the sweet spot to maintain speed on off centre hits.
A Tour Preferred model is available, designed with a longer hosel, flatter lie and a more open face at address.
Recently launched in the UK the AeroBurner Rescue is retailing at £159.
The update to the very popular D-100, the D-200’s design is to inspire confidence at address whilst producing accuracy and power thanks to a custom steel face that works both off the tee and off the turf.
The club face design increases the impact area, especially near the toe which promotes forgiveness and improved ball speeds on off-center hits.
The D-200 also features Wilson’s Right Light Technology, achieved through optimising the distribution of the club’s limited available mass with a thin variable face, allowing golfers to swing even faster with the same effort.
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