Best Hybrid Golf Clubs 2016 – What’s Hot In the World Of Hybrids

If you had to ask your Grandfather “So what hybrid did you used to use Granddad?” He would look at you like you’ve gone crazy and won’t know what on earth you are talking about! Hybrids have now become commonplace for us modern players and whilst not quite sure of the exact percentage, I am sure it is quite high in terms of how many of you actually have one in your bag.

There are two primary reasons that we have a hybrid in our golf bag. Either it’s to aid playability by having more forgiveness than a long iron and you can hit it from just about anywhere. Or it’s to use for positioning off the tee on short Par 4’s or being able to attack a long Par 4 or short Par 5 green in two by getting the ball airborne and carrying the golf ball further and easier.

Let’s jump into our Best Hybrid Golf Clubs 2016 and find out which are the best hybrids on the market currently and which you prefer.

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Our Editor’s Choice for the Best Hybrid for 2016 is the Ping G Crossover. Superb feel and provides an enhanced launch angle for particularly those players that struggle with swing speed and height

Best Hybrid Golf Clubs 2016

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Assessment Criteria

With the huge variety of offerings on the market, the most challenging aspect we had was choosing a comprehensive set of hybrid golf clubs to review. We initially cast the net wide, but quickly whittled the list down to our view of the 10 best golf hybrids available on the market at the moment.

Below you can find a side-by-side comparison of our list of best hybrid golf clubs for 2016.

All hybrids were put to the test against our standard assessment model, where we looked at 5 key aspects: Design and Appearance, Build Quality, Control / Feel, Performance and Value for Money. Individual scores of each of these aspects was then aggregated to give an overall assessment score, as follows:

Overall Mark Score Description
Excellent A+ 9.6 – 10 Stop the clock and buy now. This piece of equipment will change your game.
Excellent A 9.0 – 9.5 Superb piece of gear. Amazing quality, performance and value for money.
Great B+ 8.6 – 8.9 Great offering. This piece of gear won’t let you down.
Great B 8.0 – 8.5 Solid piece of gear with only minor issues to criticise.
Average C+ 7.6 – 7.9 Adequate offering, but not the best value for money.
Average C 7.0 – 7.5 Not the most exciting piece of gear, seek alternatives.
Weak D+ 6.6 – 6.9 Leaves lots to be desired. You can do a lot better.
Weak D 6.0 – 6.5 Steer well clear of this gear. Not worth the money!

Brief Overview of Top 3 Hybrid Golf Clubs for 2016

Ping G Crossover

The Ping G Crossover is our Editor’s Choice for Hybrids in 2016.

Hats off to Ping here for founding the Crossover. Superb feel and provides an enhanced launch angle for particularly those players that struggle with swing speed and height. This club will always be easier to hit than a long iron though so why NOT give it a go!?

Here is a summary of the pros and cons. To read the full review click here.


PROS:
  • So easy to get the ball up in the air at impact – and without even trying to either!
  • Higher ball speed at impact providing a longer carry and more distance
  • Feels and sounds beautiful at impact

CONS:
  • If anything maybe slightly costly, but still find it good value

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Callaway XR Hybrid

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The technology behind the XR Hybrid provides superior ball speed, forgiveness and distance. Not to mention accuracy!

The XR Hybrid is a fantastic option for a wide range of players. If you’re currently a long hitter you’re going to benefit the most of anyone. If you are seeking a hybrid that is easy to hit, look no further!

Here is a summary of the pros and cons. To read the full review click here.


PROS:
  • Great value purchase for a sexy product that everyone enjoys
  • Distance is of abundance with the XR Hybrid – particularly if you have a high swing speed!
  • Very forgiving clubface that even the best players will appreciate

CONS:
  • Actual clubhead doesn’t really have a beautiful elegant shape, somewhat triangular toward the toe section
  • No adjustability offering in terms of loft/lie. Not the end of the world, but can be convenient

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Mizuno JPX850 Hybrid

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Funky offering from Mizuno & is a solid option if you’re a low to mid handicap player.

Plenty of distance along with a fairly narrow shot dispersion rate. Sounds and feels interestingly good off the face at impact and the looks are definitely going to attract attention. Great technology that actually helps you and to summarize, it’s solid value for money.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons. To read the full review click here.


PROS:
  • Plenty of distance right here – and not only off center strikes
  • The low CG provides more bang for your buck in terms of shot result on low strikes off the clubface
  • Great value for money

CONS:
  • Shallow clubface may not be to everyone’s liking and is a bit more difficult to hit out of thick rough
  • The overall slightly triangular clubhead is not stunning, but each to their own. You may love it!

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Aerial View of Top 10 Hybrid Golf Clubs

Here are the 10 best hybrid golf clubs we reviewed in 2016. Roll over the images to see the brand and model, and click the link to see our detailed club review.

Side-by-Side Comparison of all Hybrid Golf Clubs

Below is a side-by-side comparison of the 10 hybrid golf clubs we reviewed in our Best Hybrid Golf Clubs 2016 assessment. To read our detailed individual reviews just click on your hybrid of choice!

Image DescriptionScore Offers
Ping G30 Hybrid Review

Ping G30 Hybrid Review

When looking for a hybrid, what exactly are you looking for in particular? Playability? Height? Trajectory? Think ...

Editor choice
2 Ping G Crossover Review

Ping G Crossover Review

You ever find that you just don't hit your 3 or 4 iron high and long enough to maximize it's potential? You feel as ...

Best value
3 Cobra King F6 Hybrid Review

Cobra King F6 Hybrid Review

On this page you’ll find our detailed assessment of the Cobra King F6 Hybrid, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side ...

$129 $199 See Offer
4 Callaway XR Hybrid Review

Callaway XR Hybrid Review

On this page you’ll find our detailed assessment of the Callaway XR Hybrid, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side ...

5 Titleist 915H Hybrid Review

Titleist 915H Hybrid Review

On this page you’ll find our detailed assessment of the Titleist 915H Hybrid, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side ...

6 Callaway Apex Hybrid Review

Callaway Apex Hybrid Review

Are you the kind of player that LOVES your long irons - when hitting them well that is? You find that when you strike ...

$170 $219 See Offer
7 Taylormade M2 Rescue Review

Taylormade M2 Rescue Review

The M2 and the M1 Rescue look very similar especially from the aerial view, but is there a whole lot of difference ...

Best price
8 Mizuno JPX850 Hybrid Review

Mizuno JPX850 Hybrid Review

On this page you’ll find our detailed assessment of the Mizuno JPX850 Hybrid, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side ...

9 Taylormade M1 Rescue Review

Taylormade M1 Rescue Review

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$199 $249 See Offer
10 Nike Vapor Fly Hybrid Review

Nike Vapor Fly Hybrid Review

On this page you’ll find our detailed assessment of the Nike Vapor Fly Hybrid, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side ...

$129 $219 See Offer
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