Here is a look at some of the Best Hybrid Shafts 2021 that we have seen.
We know that with hybrid clubs you can have a love/hate relationship. In our opinion, the reason is that most off-the-rack hybrid shafts are too long, too light and too soft of flex for the average golfer. See our related blog on Finding the Right Hybrid Shaft here…
And, remember, we can re-shaft your current hybrid(s) to make them perform soo…. much better!
So, let’s find the best shaft for you based upon your strength (distance), desired trajectory and fit to your current irons:
Strongest Players – 3 Hybrid – 240+ Yards
The strongest players typically play a driver, 3 or 4 wood and a 17 to 19 degree hybrid. We have had great experience fitting these low lofted hybrids in a mid trajectory steel shaft that is slightly lighter than their iron shafts. If that still feels too heavy, going to a 100 to 110 gram graphite shaft based upon their desired trajectory.
|Project X||Rifle Steel||100-110||Mid|
|OBAN||Kiyoshi Purple 105||105||Low-Mid|
|Fujikura||Ventus Black 10TX||100||Low-Mid|
|OBAN||Kiyoshi White 95||95||Mid|
|Graphite Design||Tour AD DI 95||95||Mid|
|Fujikura||Ventus Blue 95||95||Mid|
Strong Players – 3 Hybrid 210 – 240 Yards
We typically fit these golfers in graphite shafts that are slightly lighter than their iron shafts. Trajectory is important as some golfers in this range use long hybrids on longer par 3 holes. You want a hybrid shaft that helps get the ball in the air and allows the shots to land softly on the green. The strong player can still launch a low-mid shaft at a good trajectory.
|OBAN||Kiyoshi Black 90||90 gr||Low-Mid|
|KBS||Tour Prototype 95||95 gr||Mid|
|Graphite Design||Tour AD IZ 85 and 95||85-95 gr||Low|
|Fujikura||Ventus Blue 9X||95 gr||Mid|
|KBS||Tour Prototype 85||85 gr||Mid-High|
|Project X||HZRDUS Black RDX 6.5||85 gr||Mid|
|ACCRA||FX 3.0 300H||88 gr||Mid|
Average Distance – 4 Hybrid 175 – 200 Yards
This is where the majority of our golfers fall. Unfortunately golfers that have bought hybrids off-the-rack are playing with 60 to 70 gram shafts that are also way too flexible. This causes duck hooks, high fades, topped or fat shots. With a slightly heavier 75 to 85 gram shaft and a little stiffer flex, accuracy and consistency will improve dramatically!
|OBAN||Devotion 85 TR||85 gr||Mid|
|Fujikura||Ventus Blue 85||85 gr||Mid-High|
|Graphite Design||Tour AD IZ 85||85 gr||Low|
|ACCRA||FX 3.0 200H||88 gr||Mid-High|
|KBS||Tour Prototype 75 and 85||75 – 85 gr||Mid-High|
|Project X||EvenFlow RipTide 85||85 gr||Mid|
|ACCRA||i80 Tour Hybrid||83 gr||Mid-High|
|Mitsubishi||C6 80 Hybrid/Iron||80 gr||Mid-High|
Shorter Distance Players – 4 Hybrid < 175 Yards
This category is where we also use combination hybrid/iron shafts so that the weight of the hybrid shaft is very similar to the weight of the iron shafts the golfer is playing. Especially useful for slower swings we see from some of our junior, senior and lady golfers.
|OBAN||Isawa Red 70||75 gr||Mid-High|
|Fujikura||Ventus Blue 7||75 gr||Mid-High|
|Graphite Design||Tour AD DI HY 75||75 gr||High|
|ACCRA||FX 3.0 100H||76 gr||Mid-High|
|KBS||Tour Prototype 65 and 75||65 – 75 gr||Mid-High|
|Mitsubishi||C6 70 Black Hybrid/Iron||75 gr||Mid-High|
|Graphite Design||Tour AD IZ HY 65||68 gr||Mid-High|
|OBAN||Revenge TR Hybrid 65||68 gr||Mid-High|
|Mitsubishi||C6 60 Black Hybrid/Iron||65 gr||Mid-High|
When you select a shaft using our club selector, we always verify the specifications you have chosen to make sure it will match your swing characteristics. We have over 35 years of fitting experience so we are confident we can make the proper recommendation for YOUR swing!