Golf Clubs Technology Old vs New | Long Iron vs. Hybrid

Golf clubs have changed tremendously over the last 30 years. Golf club manufacturers have added all sorts of technology and modified their construction methods to offer better performance for all golfers.

In this video, 2nd Swing master fitters Jackie Johnson and Thomas Campbell showcase how golf clubs have improved over 30 years. Jackie hits shots with 1991 Titleist Tour Model 7-iron and 2-iron and compares those to a more modern PING i210 7-iron and TaylorMade SIM2 Max 4-hybrid.

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13 Replies to “Golf Clubs Technology Old vs New | Long Iron vs. Hybrid”

  1. Gimme Golf says:

    Great video always wondered if there would be a huge difference or not

  2. M Kuhn says:

    I believe a more fair comparison would have been between the Ping 7 iron and a Titleist 6 iron from that particular year of Tour Model, at least the specs as far as loft and length of shaft would have been the same….

  3. y11971alex says:

    I often play a 1 iron I acquired for $5 instead of a driver. I hate the way some (read: my) driver head wafts and waddles in the air with so much ambiguity I couldn’t sense where the club head is. Maybe the shaft is too flexible or the head is defective. But the fact I think a 1 iron is a better club should inform that I hate my driver (it’s a Taylor Made).

  4. LA I says:

    I played a cleveland halo 2 hybrid in high school back in 2007 and they looked at me like I had 2 heads until I ripped it 235

  5. Rich Speers says:

    She has a great swing. It's nice seeing a couple of average Joes doing this instead of pros I have nothing in common with.

  6. Steve Yeazel says:

    Yup. I spent +$200 on a 2 iron over 10 years ago and it did nothing but frustrate. Thought I could "sting" but eff that!

  7. I consider myself a good ball striker and have resisted switching to hybrids for years. Two seasons ago I decided to give them a try and bought a three, four, and five hybrid. My irons are 6-W. I should have made that switch long ago. Hybrids are so consistently good. Took a lot of pressure off of my game. I hit them high and they land soft. I'm 58 and a 9 hcp.

  8. z man says:

    Hybrids are not automatically better nor easier to hit for every player. There are a lot of players that just cannot get along with hybrids.

  9. It would be interesting if a pro did this test.

  10. SHIVAM ARYA says:

    Can you guys tell me if the mizuno drivers this year are good or not and how do they compare with others

  11. JZM says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  12. donsmnc says:

    File this under DUH! of course, 2020's irons will feel and play better and go longer than the 1990s, it all boils down to initiative from the user's perspective along with costs and time, long irons require higher swings speeds period to perform efficiently

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