I remember standing about 230 yards out from the hole with the water to my left and trees on my right thinking I need something forgiving and yet some great yardage. This is the moment where you pull out your favorite hybrid and let the club head do the work.
If like me you have ever found the club too heavy and don’t like the shaft, if you’ve struggled with the sweet spot because they are too small for misses off the face, if you’ve tried every hybrid imaginable and you still haven’t been able to cut down your score by itself, then trust me you need to check this out.
The reason why hybrids are so popular now is that they are incredibly versatile and have multiple uses for when you are out on the course. Many of the players on tour love their hybrids as you can hit them off the tee, off the fairway and out of the rough. Plus some of these below feel absolutely beautiful when you hit the golf ball just right. If you look back 15 or 20 years ago, then these clubs did not exist but are now so so popular.
We have test out over 33 hybrids out on the market and pinned them down to the top 8 rescue hybrids for this year. So without further ado, let’s check them out!
Best Golf Hybrids 2019
1. TaylorMade M4 Rescue
The TaylorMade M4 Rescue club has been created for use by all golfers and the design and features make it suitable for players of all abilities. The M4’s have featured on our website before especially the driver which is one of the best in the market and it’s not doubt that this hybrid is of similar quality.
The Speed Pocket, which is a feature seen in other TaylorMade golf clubs has been lengthened and this increases the flexibility and distance achieved across the face of the club. That allows the TaylorMade M4 Rescue to produce a longer, consistent distance even when the ball is not hit using the centre of the face.
The two mass pads, which have been split inside the club head increase the moment of inertia and this means greater ball speed across the face of the club. The TaylorMade M4 Rescue is easy to launch and will become one of your favourite clubs for many situations on the golf course.
Overall, the M4 rescue club is well worthy of making it to the top of our list. The ball really explodes off the face, nice and straight with good distance. We think it could probably replace your five iron and will give you so much confidence when hitting out of very thick grass.
2. TaylorMade RBZ Rescue
The TaylorMade RBZ Rescue is a new and updated version of the RBZ range of clubs and you will find the innovative Speed Pocket in the sole of the club. This works in promoting a high launch off the face of the club and reduces spin to gain even more distance on shots.
A single mass pad has been carefully placed inside the TaylorMade RBZ Rescue head to reduce the centre of gravity and produce a great feel and sound on every shot, whatever the circumstances.
Complete with a stain black finish and detail on the crown to improve alignment, you cannot go wrong with the TaylorMade RBZ Rescue and it comes in at a tempting price point.
Overall, another great addition to the bag from Taylormade. You got long and straight hits off the face of the club and will not be disappointed if you are looking for better consistency and feel. We, also particular like the way the club looks at address, very sleek and fills you up with confidence.
3. Cobra King F7
The Cobra King F7 is another top hybrid golf club which aims to appeal to golfers of all abilities. One of the key aspects of the Cobra King F7 is forgiveness and if you have been struggling to play accurate shots with your current hybrid club, this one may be worth considering.
The Cobra King F7 includes new Baffler Rail technology and there are two rails along the bottom of the club which allows the club to operate from any lie and produce a good, consistent shot. The fixed weight at the back of the club head means lower spin rates, a higher launch and maximum distance when using the Cobra King F7.
The MyFly SmartPad gives the club eight different settings to allow you to fine tune your game.
Value for money, this hybrid by Cobra has to be up there. You’ll be hitting the ball sky high with awesome feel and the golf ball will stop quickly on the green. We love the added bonus of adjustable lofts which will mean that you can dial-in your gaps perfectly. Also, doesn’t take long to get used to at all as it’s easy to hit.
4. Callaway Rogue
The Callaway Rogue is the first hybrid club to include their Jailbreak Technology which has been added to produce faster ball speeds and increase distance. Further additions include Face Cup Technology and a think Carpenter 455 steel face which adds to the ball speed and distance across the face of the club.
The Callaway Rogue also boasts Internal Standing Wave Technology which means the centre of gravity has been positioned precisely to allow a high launch and low spin for increased distance. The centre of gravity also makes the Callaway Rogue easier to use by producing a longer and straighter ball flight, even for off-centre shots.
Callaway are thought of by many as leaders in woods and hybrids, the Rogue hybrid is no exception. Very difficult to fault this hybrid at all! Just feels awesome in your hands at address and great feels off the club face as you get so much height. It also does a great job of filling gaps in your bag as you’ll feel like you are getting the perfect distance.
5. Callaway Steelhead XR
Callaway have stated their Callaway Steelhead XR hybrid golf club offer ‘Distance, Forgiveness, Playability: Everything You Need in A Hybrid’ but how does it achieve such a lofty ambition?
The larger club face plus the next generation Hyper Speed Face Cup Technology combine to make the Callaway Steelhead XR deliver faster ball speeds. It also produces greater distance on shots, even if you fail to strike the ball with the centre of the face.
Aerodynamics experts have worked with Callaway to ensure the Callaway Steelhead XR head has been designed to produce a faster club head speed and this adds to the possible distances achievable with the club.
The larger club head allows the centre of gravity to be pushed back in the Callaway Steelhead XR for a higher launch and overall, you will struggle to find a better, all-round performer.
This one surprised us a little with just how good it was especially for the price point. The whole concept was quite intriguing but we found that it has absolutely wonderful weight and feel. This will bring out great confidence with the larger hitting area and will turn into solid long shots.
6. Pinemeadow Excel EGI
Pinemeadow Golf may be a new name to those not experienced in personal club fitting but they have a range of top hybrid golf clubs, including the Pinemeadow Excel EGI.
This is the newest addition to the EGI range of golf clubs and the weight of the club has been finely balanced throughout the entire club head to increase the size of the sweet spot. Therefore, you do not have to produce a perfect shot every time for nice results.
Available in 8 different lofts, the Pinemeadow Excel EGI are the perfect replacement for a range of long irons due to their increased distance and forgiveness.
If this is the first time you’ve heard about these, then you’ll probably also feel quite hesitant about these, that’s completely normal. When we first saw these, we had to do some serious digging to find out about the company. Considering how cheap these are, they hit beautifully and do just what you need them to. You might sacrifice a little bit of distance but your consistency will improve with pretty straight shots.
7. Silver IR Series
Wedgewood are known for their hybrid golf clubs and specialise in designing clubs to replace irons. The Silver IR Series is a great example of this and the wide, curved sole of the club makes it easy to use whatever the conditions of the ground under the ball.
The low and deep centre of gravity promotes a higher launch and ball flight plus the Silver IR Series had added weight at the back of the club which offers additional stability and power to the shot.
The extended front leading edge of the Silver IR Series boasts their patented shank-proof design and this leads to less mis-hits and more consistency on shots. Despite being a specialist in hybrid golf club design, the Silver IR Series are very competitively priced.
Just like the Pinemeadow hybrid, it would not surprise us if not many have heard of this brand. Again, we were a little surprised with the price-point of this one especially testing this out. Not only is this a very forgiving club but you also get a surprising amount of distance on your hits. It does feel a little strange at first but you get used to that pretty quickly.
8. Palm Springs
The Palm Springs hybrid golf clubs have been designed to replace the difficult to hit long irons and they do a great job.
They combine the distance you can achieve by using a wood and the accuracy which an iron brings when playing shots from the fairway or tee box. The high-modulus graphite shaft is light-weight and this promotes a fast swing speed and the all-weather grip makes the Palm Springs a great hybrid club to use in all conditions.
Palm Springs come in a choice of lofts and flex, including regular, senior and stiff and therefore the club appeals to players of all ages and abilities.
This one again is all about the value for money. If you are on a very tight budget and looking for forgiving club, then you have to give this a try. It does take some time to get used to it but you do get good distance on your shots and can’t really go wrong considering how much you are paying for it.