Long Iron or Hybrid? - Anna Rawson Reveals Her Go-To Golf Club

Okay, so let's talk about the 4-iron versus hybrid debate. Both of these clubs go about 190 yards for me, so it's really about the conditions on the course and what's happening that day.

If it's super windy, I might want to use the 4-iron so I can keep it low and under the wind. Maybe there's less rough on the course, and so this one's so easy to hit out of the rough so if there is a lot of rough, I'll tend to take the hybrid. This one goes so high, so it's great for hitting into greens.

The crazy thing about the GEN4 4-iron is that I used to have a bit of a gap between my 22-degree hybrid and 4-iron, about 10 yards, so I would have to cut my 22-degree when I wanted to hit 180 yards. But now that I have the GEN4 4-iron, it goes 10 yards further, so I've eliminated that gap, which is wonderful.

When I stopped playing every day, I went to the hybrid. I just feel like I can hit it a lot higher. It's a little bit more forgiving for me, and I tend to play courses with a lot of rough and I play long courses, so I'm hitting a lot of long shots into greens, and so I love how high and soft this lands.

I carry two hybrids, a 22-degree, which basically replaces my 4-iron, and a 19-degree, which would my replacing my 3-iron or 5-wood.

My swinging thoughts when I have a hybrid is to stay really still. It's a longer of a club, so more can go wrong, so I feel like if I just keep my head still and make a smooth swing, it tends to work out.

So, basically you can't go wrong, PXG 4-iron or hybrid. They both have amazing playability!

The Technology Inside PXG GEN4 Irons

PXG GEN4 Irons present three club heads (T, P and XP) each optimized for more ball speed, distance and workability, and each sharing our proprietary XCOR Technology. XCOR is the result of a multi-year research and development project that provides the bunny rabbit soft feel you expect from PXG and is off-the-charts explosive at impact!

The Technology Inside PXG 0317 X GEN4 Hybrids

Featuring a vibration-dampening Honeycomb TPE Insert, the GEN4 0317 X Hybrid offers enhanced feel and sound at impact.

The high-speed face is made from HT1770 stainless steel that increase deflection for maximum ball speeds and greater distance.

Which Club Should I Put in Play, a Hybrid or Long Iron?

If you are confident with a long iron in hand and prefer a lower ball flight and more shot shaping playability, then a long iron may be just right for you.

A hybrid will provide you with greater forgiveness, a higher ball flight and may be easier to play from the rough.

As Anna said, conditions and confidence may well play a factor in your decision. We encourage you to swing both and let the data do the talking! To find your ideal club, schedule your fitting today with a PXG Fitting Specialist.

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