Wilson Staff FYbrid RS 5H – click to zoom
I was so excited to try out the new Wilson Staff “FYbrid” clubs that I hit them before I took my images. Normally I shoot my images before I scratch up the faces and such, but not this time… Today I’m covering the FYbrid RS 5H or 5-Hybrid. The club is a 27 degree hybrid, the 2nd shortest in the line. See club lofts under specs below.
Wilson Staff FYbrid RS 5H Overview
So what exactly is a FYbrid anyway? You guessed it. FYbrid is a combination of a fairway metal and hybrid club. The FYbrid line contains seven clubs. The shortest clubs have a hybrid head design and the line morphs into a fairway style head design as the clubs get longer.
The RS in the name stands for “Rocker Sole.” The face is rounded at the bottom or sole, helping the player get the ball into the proper position at address. The material taken away from the heel and toe of the club face promote solid contact through varying lies and surfaces. (more…)
Golf Gear Head Alert
In for review here at Hooked On Golf Blog are the new and cool looking Cobra Golf Baffler hybrids and Baffler fairway woods.
Cobra Baffler Hybrid & Head Cover – click to zoom
I spent some time shooting a few pics of them yesterday and have uploaded them to the HOG Cobra Image Gallery for you gear heads to enjoy in the mean time, while I’m in the testing period. Click either photo to see more. (more…)
It was a bit of an accident that I got to this review at all. I’ve I had a box of Bridgestone Tour B330-S golf balls sitting in my garage for some time. I hadn’t intended to try them any time soon based on my experience with the previous models. They were simply too hard feeling. During a recent round I was struggling a bit and had lost a few balls. When looking for for one of the lost balls, I found a brand new B330-S, the 2012 model with the dual dimple pattern. I threw the ball into play on the next tee, the 15th hole. 15 is a very tough 440 yard par-4 which is uphill. I knocked that B330-S inside the 150 marker, the longest drive I’d hit on that hole all year. I was hitting a wedge into a green I normally hit 5-7 iron. At that point, the ball had my complete attention. I’ve played the B330-S now for the last roughly eight rounds with very good results.
Bridgestone Tour B330-S Golf Ball – look closely for the dual dimples. Click to zoom.
Bridgestone Golf Tour B330-S Overview
The Tour B330-S is Bridgestone’s higher spin “tour” ball. “Tour” meaning what most tour players would use. Tour balls are typically higher compression and higher spin. That higher compression is one of the reasons I’d avoided trying the ball. That avoidance was clearly a mistake on my part, as I’m able to compress the ball just fine despite not having the swing speed of someone like Matt Kuchar or Fred Couples. (more…)
I was cruising along an artery of the city yesterday when I drove up alongside this cat’s car.
Traveling Golf Club Salesman
Is this guy a traveling golf club salesman? Would you buy clubs from him? I wonder what clubs he carries? I suspect he builds his own.
Here’s what’s in the bag for the 2012 U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson:
Ball Titleist Pro V1x
Iron Forged 680
Wedge Spin Milled C-C TVD
Wedge Spin Milled C-C TVD
Bag Titleist Staff Bag