I’ll admit when I first saw a demo of this club, I saw it as the answer to my consistency problem off the tee. Finally here’s a club that would put it in the fairway with enough distance to give me a good shot at hitting the green in regulation. I was itching to get a review club and try it out for myself, and report to my readers.
First, let me say, it’s a good looking club, solidly built with a stainless steel head, considerably larger than the average hybrid, 15 degree loft, and a head cover. I chose the senior shaft, but you can choose between regular, senior, senior plus, stiff, and ladies. So off to the range for a test drive, hopes in hand and mind.
The manufacturer claims hybrid accuracy and driver distance with the Teton. I can verify that the club is more consistently accurate, which increases the chances of landing in the fairway. Without question, that was reassuring. The club can also be used off the turf, fairway or rough, as you would an ordinary hybrid, as long as the lie allows. It did take awhile to get used to the added weight, and adjust my swing to compensate.
As for distance, the result was adequate but not as good as my driver. However, when you factor in accuracy and consistency advantages, this club can increase overall confidence off the tee and may give you additional options for some approach shots. With a good lie, I’ve found it effective as a fairway wood, a kind of easier-to-hit 3-wood.
Would I remove my driver to allow for this club? Probably not. For the driver has a special place in the bags of most of us, no matter how consistent it is to hit well. If it’s a question of staying within the 14-club limit, you’d have to assess your game and the need for certain clubs and decide if it was worth putting in the bag. It might even be good for chipping in certain circumstances, although I didn’t test it for that..
In conclusion, this club will not solve all your golf problems, as I thought it might. It’s a bit pricey, a bit longer and heavier than your average hybrid, but will buy you some accuracy off the tee. That’s important for many of us. If we can ascend the tee box with a club we are confident with–kind of a go-to club that we know will land us in the fairway–then it may be worth the investment and try.
And much to the credit of the manufacturer, they offer a 60-day money back guarantee if you’re not fully satisfied after you’ve tried it out, no matter how scuffed. So given that, I’d say give it a go. Click here for a video and more info.
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