New Hybrid Golf Clubs: See What's in Pro Shops Now

What's new in hybrid golf clubs? Check out the latest hybrids (a k a utility clubs or rescue clubs) that are showing up in golf shops now. And check back periodically; when new hybrids hit the golf market, we spotlight them here.

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Titleist 818H1 and 818H2 Hybrids

Titleist 818H1 hybrid golf club
Titleist 818H1 model of hybrid. Acushnet Golf

The Titleist 818H Series hybrids incorporate several technologies the company first used in its drivers: Active Recoil Channel 2.0, SureFit CG Weights and the SureFit Hosel.The hosel has 16 settings and allows golfers to set loft angle and lie angle independently to affect trajectory and shot shaping. 

The two models are the 818H1 and 818H2. What's the difference?

  • Titleist 818H1 hybrid: Best for golfers who sweep into the ball with their hybrids, and who prefer more of a fairway wood look. That means a larger profile. Provides a higher launch than the 818H2 model. Comes in lofts of 19, 21, 23, 25 and 27 degrees.
  • Titleist 818H2 hybrid: Best for golfers with a steeper approach to contact, who prefer more of an iron look in their hybrids (compact, square-toed) and want a more penetrating ball flight. Comes in lofts of 17, 19, 21 and 23 degrees.

The Titleist 818H hybrids reach golf outlets on Sept. 29, 2017. The MSRP is $315. See for more info.

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Exotics CBX by Tour Edge

Tour Edge Exotics CBX hybrid club
Tour Edge

The Tour Edge Exotics CBX hybrids boast a multi-material construction that incorporates beta titanium, hyper steel and carbon composition in a quest for low-spin distance combined with the feel and workability preferred by better golfers.

The lower spin rates combined with a lower, more penetrating trajectory help the ball stay online and cut through wind. (The lower trajectory is again something that appeals to many better golfers.)

The Exotics CBX hybrids are already in play on pro tours. The ship date for the rest of us is Sept. 15, 2017. It comes in lofts of 16, 18 and 20 degrees with an MSRP of $249.99. See for more info.

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PXG 0311X Driving Iron

PXG 0311X driving iron
PXG Golf

Parsons Xtreme Golf places its driving irons in their own category, between hybrids and irons. We'll include them here as a rarely seen (today) iron-style hybrid.

The PXG 0311X driving irons come in 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-iron (15, 17, 19, 21.5 and 24 degrees, respectively), and as the inclusion of a 1-iron - a club not made by any other major brand today - indicates, these are for highly skilled golfers.

Driving irons can help golfers keep the ball on a lower trajectory and power through wind, while providing a bit more accuracy than a driver off the tee. The 0311X driving irons have hollow bodies filled with a thermoplastic material, and wide soles that help pull the center of gravity location downward. Also helping in that regard are the weight plugs familiar to PXG fans, although in these driving irons they are fixed, not adjustable.

Cost? They check in at $350 each with a chrome finish or $450 in the Xtreme Dark finish. See for more details.

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Ping G400

Ping G400 hybrid golf club
Ping G400 hybrid. Ping Golf

The key design feature in the Ping G400 hybrids is a progressive center of gravity location. In the 2- and 3-hybrids, the CG is more toward the toe side of the clubhead, which helps minimize a left bias. In the 4-, 5- and 6-hybrids, the CG is positioned to help golfers get a higher launch angle and more forgiveness.

The lofts range from 17 to 30 degrees in the G400s, which have maraging steel clubfaces on stainless steel heads.

The shaft options include the counter-balanced (more weight under the grip end) Ping Alta CB and, for an upcharge, the Ping Tour 85. MSRP is $247.50 per hybrid. See for more info.

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Cobra King Oversized Hybrid

KING Oversized Hybrid
The clubhead on the Cobra King Oversized Hybrid. Cobra Golf

A companion to the King Oversized Irons introduced last fall, the Cobra King Oversized (OS) Hybrids take the same bigger-is-better design approach.

The King OS hybrids have clubheads that are, compared to standard hybrid heads, wider and deeper. The oversized look is intended, Cobra Golf says, to improve confidence at address. The larger size also allows for a boost in MOI, plus a higher launch angle.

Cobra also includes in these new hybrids the MyFly8 technology and SmartPad adjustability. As a result, golfers can fine-tune to their liking various launch conditions, all while keeping the clubface in a square position at address regardless of the selected loft setting.

The Cobra King OS Hybrids come in 3-4H, 4-5H and 5-6H models, ranging from 19 degrees to 28 degrees. Individual clubs (available as of June 2) have MAPs of $249. On July 8, an 8-piece combo set including steel-shafted irons matched with graphite-shafted King OS hybrids will be available, priced around $1,100.

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PXG 0317X

PXG 0317X hybrid golf club
PXG's 0317X hybrid club. PXG

The newest hybrids from Parsons Xtreme Golf are the PXG 0317X hybrids, part of the company's X Collection.

The company's tagline for this offering is "low spin with extra punch." The hybrids come in lofts of 17, 19, 22, 25 and 28 degrees. But the adjustable hosel can increase or decrease those stated lofts by up to 1.5 degrees.

They have a weight-forward design to help lower the spin rates, with a carbon fiber crown and honeycomb TPE insert to help improve feel and sound. And the customizable weights visible in the sole can be configured for a draw bias or fade bias, or a neutral setting.

The MSRP is $550 each. See for more info including fitting locations.

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Tour Edge Exotics EX10

Tour Edge Exotics EX10 hybrid golf club
The Exotics EX10 hybrid club from Tour Edge. Tour Edge

An update to 2016's EX9, the Exotics EX10 is the latest hybrid golf club from Tour Edge.

What changed? Probably the biggest update is the new cup face, which is made from a very high-tensile-strength steel. That means the face can be made thinner, which leads to higher CT (characteristic time) readings on impact. That's a key factor in distance performance, and in maintaining distance on off-center strikes.

The SlipStream sole design used on Exotics woods and hybrids was also tweaked to improve turf interaction, making the channels between the rails shallower and more compact, compared to the EX9 model.

The standard shaft options are the UST Mamiya Recoil (super-lightweight) and Graphite Design Tour AD50 (lightweight) shafts.

The Exotics EX10 hybrids come in lofts of 17, 19, 22, 25 and 28 degrees, models 2 through 6, respectively. The MSRP is $179.99.

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Fourteen Golf HI-877 Utility Club

The Fourteen Golf HI-877 utility club
The Fourteen Golf HI-877 utility club. Fourteen Golf

Two things immediately jump out about Fourteen Golf's HI-877 utility club:

  • There's a lot of yellow on the clubhead.
  • The clubhead is more iron-like than wood-like.

Fourteen Golf doesn't call it a hybrid, the company calls it a utility club, and states that the HI-877 "combines the forgiveness of a hybrid with the shot-shaping ability of a utility iron."

The sole is deeper in the center but tapers at the toe and heel to help swing through thick lies. It's designed to produce a high trajectory. Although the head looks more iron-like, it's hollow with a thin cup face.

The stock shaft is Fourteen's own FT-16i graphite. And the HI-877 utility comes in lofts of 18, 21 and 24 degrees (27- and 30-degree models can be custom-ordered).

On the Fourteen Golf website, the HI-877 is priced at $350.

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XXIO Prime Utility

XXIO Prime Utility golf hybrid
The XXIO Prime Utility hybrid golf club. XXIO

Premium Japanese-based brand XXIO (a sister brand to Cleveland Golf and Srixon) has its 2017 Prime line of clubs ready, and it includes the new Prime Utility clubs.

These hybrids include a maraging steel cup face, plus a new crown blade and shallow-back shape that helps promote a stronger launch through a lower, deeper center-of-gravity position.

The come in U5, U6 and U7 models (replacements for the 5-, 6- and 7-irons, respectively), priced at $379.99 each.

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Bridgestone TourB XD-H

Bridgestone TourB XD-H hybrid golf clubs
Bridgestone's TourB XD-H hybrid club. Bridgestone Golf

The XD-H hybrids from Bridgestone Golf are part of that company's TourB Series of premium clubs aimed at better golfers. As such, they have the compact shape preferred by lower-handicap players.

They include Bridgestone's F.A.S.T. crown design technology, designed to increase ball speed and heighten launch angles for more carry and distance; plus a vibration-dampening tech in the base.

The TourB XD-H hybrids come in 2-, 3-, and 4-hybrid models, with lofts of 18, 21 and 24 degrees, respectively. They are priced at $249 each.