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Question on Hybrids and Woods:

What is the correct ball position for hybrids?
--Joanna N. from Bedford, MA

Hi Joanna,

Thanks for the question and that is a very good one as it is debatable. A lot of instructors will say you need to play them the same as a fairway wood and others the same as an iron.

Personally I play them the same as irons. I start my hybrids at a 5 iron and I typically play 4 and 5 irons just forward (towards the target) of the center of my stance.

I think that's a good plan, because we want to make sure that we still hit down on them like we would with an iron. With that being said though it's o.k. to experiment a bit and see what works best for you. I would say try playing them one or two balls forward of center and see which gives you the best contact.

Best of luck and if you haven't already set up your game tracker and practice planner so we will be better able to help you reach your goals!

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