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Instead of spending $400 - $1000 on a whole set of clubs, order 1 club to see how well it feels. In fact, we encourage the purchase of 1 club rather a complete set of clubs.

Buying 1 Metalwood, Hybrid or Iron gives the consumer an opportunity to try out Condor custom fit clubs at a fraction of the cost of a whole set. Once you see how well the club performs, come back to our site and buy another metalwood or iron!

All Condor Golf metalwoods, hybrids and irons are hand made to fit each person for length, shaft, grip, grip size and shaft flex.

This is the correct way to purchase golf equipment!

Condor Golf Game Improvement Clubs

What is a Hybrid? How does it compare to a fairway wood? Why should I buy hybrids?

Below is a quick conversion chart to give you a little guideline on what hybrid (plus loft) replaces a particular fairway wood or iron. Your mileage (or I should say distance) may vary as some players are better fairway wood players than they are with a hybrid or iron and vice versa, but I find the chart is more right than wrong. As you can see, there is no direct replacement for a #3 wood with a hybrid.

  Distance Conversion Chart  
Fairway Wood / Loft Hybrid / Loft Iron / Loft
4-wood / 17° 1-hybrid / 15°  
5-wood / 18° 2-hybrid / 16°  
5-wood / 19° 2-hybrid / 17°  
5-wood / 20° 2-hybrid / 18°  
7-wood / 21° 3-hybrid / 19°  
7-wood / 22° 3-hybrid / 20°  
7-wood / 23° 3 or 4 hybrid / 21° 3-iron / 20°
7 or 9-wood / 24° 3 or 4-hybrid / 22° 3-iron / 21°

The conversion is for overall distance which takes in account the roll. Often times the fairway wood will produce a higher trajectory for more carry but less roll than the corresponding hybrid or iron to produce the same overall distance. This fact may be a consideration for those that play in windy conditions. Most hybrids also possess larger tip diameter shafts which are stiffer tipped and produce a lower trajectory than a fairway wood shaft.

The centers of gravity of a fairway wood, hybrid and iron are also quite different due to their size and shape.  Even with the same lofts, the trajectory and spin of the ball coming off the face may differ.  Comparing #3 hybrids and 3-irons can also be misleading as the hybrids often are less lofted and will create more distance.  It is not uncommon that a #3-hybrid may be 19 or 20 degrees loft where the added loft will lead to proportionally longer distances.  In addition, not all 7-woods will have 21° loft angles some may be greater such as 22 or 23.  The added loft will lead to proportionally shorter distances.  This is why in some cases a 7-wood and a #3-hybrid may be overlapping clubs that produce the same distance, but if they are the lofts will not be identical.

Hybrid heads are also heavier than fairway woods.  As a result, their assembly lengths are different which subsequently creates slightly different swing speeds.  While the shorter length hybrids may be swung a little slower, the shorter assembly length does increase the chance of solidness of contact.  This is one reason why hybrids are so popular today.

When selecting a hybrid to replace a particular fairway wood, pay close attention to the loft.

Courtesy of Jeff Summitt, Hireko Golf

 

From a recent customer:

I never knew that measuring for a driver was so technical but I have attached the requested information. Thanks for making the time available to assist me and hopefully match me up with the suitable metalwood.

 

 

Club Length

The large "name brand" manufacturers make their metalwoods too long for 95% of golfers. Their drivers are made 45½" to 46½" where as the average driving club used by Tour Professionals is 44½".

So why is this done? Because, companies advertise that the longer the length is, the longer you will hit the ball. Except it only works when you have smooth tempo, a consistent square swing path, a LATE RELEASE OF YOUR WRIST-COCK ANGLE (notice it is capitalized...must be important), good swing timing / rhythm.

If this isn't you, it's not going to work. The best advice is to hit a shorter #1 Metalwood, 43.5" to 44.5" (unless your physical stature dictates a longer length). With the new XV line of metalwoods for high scoring golfers, we have the ability to get the shorter length without sacrificing club head weight which is essential for accuracy. Don't believe Callaway or Taylormade when the advertise that distance is more important than accuracy.

Club Loft

Most golfers believe that they need a low lofted driver to hit longer drives. High scoring golfers need higher a loft angle on their clubs. For real game improvement, the loft should be determined by driving distance.

If you are a beginner, high scoring golfer or occasional golfer, select the highest loft available.

Golfers who......

Drive 260 + yards could use a 9.5°

Drive 230 - 260 yards should use a 10.5°

Drive 160 - 230 yards should use a 12°

Drive less than 160 yards must use a 14°

Grip Size

At Condor Golf, custom fitting the grip size is vital to game improvement because it plays a significant role in a golfers' ability to control the club.

A larger grip (anything larger than standard) would benefit a player who:

Has large hands
Consistently draws or hooks the ball
Has arthritis (or any other hand problem) or struggles to hold a standard grip
Has fingers that wrap around the grip and dig into the palm

A smaller grip (anything smaller than standard) would benefit a player who:

Has small hands
Consistently slices or fades the ball
Has fingers that do not fully encircle the grip