Got to hit range balls today and went through the bag. I have the 4 & 5 XR hybrids that are in the Project X 4.5 or light/senior shaft. I also have a Ping G25 2 hybrid (17*) in a regular shaft. Now I have not hit a ball in 3 weeks and was hitting off the mats. I noticed that my Ping hybrid was not that much further than my 4 XR hybrid. I am thinking of replacing the Ping with a Callaway hybrid and checked the CPO site. There were no XR 2 or 3 hybrids with a light shaft. Then I saw some Epic hybrids that looked interesting. There were also several Steelhead XR 3 hybrids listed. What 3 or 2 hybrids you use? If I do decide to get a new (used) 2 or 3 hybnd I need a light or senior shaft.
I really like my XR hybrids as I was fitted for them. Unfortunately the XR 3 hybrid with the Project X 4.5 shaft is not available in CPO. I can order a brand new Steelhead XR 3 hybrid with the same shaft as in my 4 and 5 XR hybrids for $169. They are marked down from $219. What are the thoughts from the community on the Steehead XR hybrid mixed with the XR hybrids with the same shaft ?
I've got XR 3 and 4 hybrids with 5.5 project x shafts and a x2 hot 5 hybrid with a regular flex aldila tour blue shaft. The steelhead XR head appears a little bigger to me than the XR, but i haven't hit one. If the 4.5 project x shaft fits you well, then it could work well in a steelhead XR head also. The standard loft, lies, and lengths for XR and steelhead XR hybrids appear to be the same. Maybe someone who has hit both heads with similar shafts can tell you how they compare.
I thought my Alpha 815 hybrid was the best I've ever used until the Epic came out. I have zero idea why but it is so consistent. I absolutely believe every time I have it in hand I'm going to hit a good shot.
I also enjoyed the Apex hybrid but it felt like the the 815 and Epic covered my misses (I can get a bit steep) better. I do believe the Apex hybrid was a bit longer though. And when you hit it right it's such a beautiful penetrating ball flight.
I am an impulse buyer when the mood strikes me. The winter lay off is a killer on my pocket book. As I stated in my opening topic I have lost enough swing speed at 70 years young, that my 17 degree hybrid with a regualr shaft was not hitting the balls any further than my 4 XR Hybrid with a Project X 4.5 shaft. CPO did not have what I wanted except in the Epic line and as I have the Epic driver and 3W I know they are good clubs. I really don't know what the difference in accuracy and distance would be with the Epic vs the Steelhead XR 3 hybrid but Callaway's offer of knocking $50 off a brand new hybrid $220 down to $170 with the same exact shaft that I am currently hitting in my XR iron/hybrid combo was too much for me to pass up. Another thought process I had was that I am also going to order a 58* MD4 wedge in the X grind very soon. That will be another $150 so the savings I made on the XR Steelhead will make me feel a little better when I make thyat order. One final note. When I order the MD4 I will then have all 14 clubs Callaway.
I keep saying this but, I'll say it again. I love my Epic hybrid. I had other models including Adams at one time, and my best golfing buddy has the XR OS hybrid now, so we compare quite a bit with the 2. I'll take the Epic every time!