Thomas Golf AT705 Number 2 Hybrid Golf Club 18 Degree Loft
Thomas Golf 18 Degree Number 2 Hybrid Graphite Shaft (available in men’s R-Flex, S-Flex or Senior A-flex)
THOMAS Frequency & Flex Matched tour-grade seamless shafts made of premium super high modulus graphite fibers provide a light weight of 75 grams for increased swing speed, while maintaining a low torque of 3.3° to reduce head twisting and lagging at impact, resulting in increased shot accuracy. THOMAS shafts are seamless and have been specifically designed to match and optimize the performance of THOMAS heads for alignment accuracy and ball flight. Specialized Mid Kick-Point provides an optimum balance of trajectory & control. Each shaft undergoes extensive testing including Bend Stressing and Frequency Calibration ensuring integrity and consistency from shaft to shaft.
The senior version has… and Specialized Low Kick-Point assists in achieving higher shot trajectory. Each shaft undergoes extensive testing including Bend Stressing and Frequency Calibration ensuring integrity and consistency from shaft to shaft.TG-Pro Grip for Thomas Golf Hybrid 27 Degree Number 5
TG-Pro Grip for Thomas Golf Hybrid 18 Degree Number 2
What is a 2 Hybrid Golf Club?
A 2 hybrid golf club is often chosen as a replacement for the 2 iron club. The 2 iron is preferred over the 2 iron as it helps golfers with inconsistency and airborne shots.
The 2 hybrid helps players to overcome problems that many players have when using long iron, and make playing easy and enjoyable.
There are some golfers who even prefer to use a 2 hybrid as a substitute for their 3 irons or 5 woods.
2 Hybrid Vs 3 Wood
When you’re trying to make your decision between a 2 hybrid and a 3 wood, you must take into account the various instances when the clubs will be put to use and the courses where you would be playing.
The following are some differences between a 2 hybrid and a 3 wood:
Some players do better with a 2 hybrid on tricky lies and off the deck when compared to a 3 wood that is ideal for off the tee shots, short par 4s and approaching par 5s in twos.
A 2 hybrid covers a slightly lesser distance, unlike a 3 wood because of the shorter shaft. While a 2 hybrid gives a distance of 235 to 240 yards, a 3 wood helps players achieve about 250 to 260 yards.
Some players tend to lose the ball to the left when they use the 2 hybrid while they lose the ball to the right with the 3 wood.
I have found that a 2 hybrid helps me perform better on the course and more confidently on fairways compared to using a 3 wood.
2 hybrids render more accurate shots when compared to using 3 woods.
- Better control and consistency
Players have better control when they use a 2 hybrid, especially when playing in windy conditions. This control is helpful in achieving a lower flight. A 2 hybrid is also more consistent while a 3 wood results in slicing and striking inconsistencies.
You may experience a slight draw when using your 2 hybrid. However this chances increases when using a 3 wood.
Some players find that the ball tends to roll out with a 2 hybrid because of the low trajectory, whereas there is minimum or no rolling at all when using a 3 wood because of the high trajectory.
2 Hybrid Vs 5 Wood
You must take into consideration the two parameters mentioned in the above section when you’re trying to decide on whether the 2 hybrid or 5 wood best fits your golf bag.
The differences between a 2 hybrid and 5 wood golf club are:
Some golfers cover at least 10 to 15 yards extra with a 5 wood when they play from the fairway. The distance is the same or the difference minimal for the 2 hybrid and 5 wood when used from the rough. However, the hybrid flies lower than the wood.
- Consistency and versatility
2 hybrids have been found to be more versatile by some players. They commonly say that they achieve greater control and more consistent shots when choosing a 2 hybrid over a 5 wood.
2 hybrid golf clubs are more forgiving on mishits, unlike 5 wood clubs. However, some of them have found the reverse also to be true.
- Out of the rough and in tight lies
They are able to hit the ball better out of the rough into the fairway when they use a 2 hybrid as against a 5 wood. The hybrid is also more suitable around the greens as well as in very tight lies.
On the other hand, the 5 wood does a better job when both the clubs are used to deliver high shots over tall trees.
They can hit low penetrating shots better with a 5 wood in contrast to a 2 hybrid.
- Accuracy and ease of hitting
Some players are able to achieve better accuracy and hit their shots with ease when they use a 2 hybrid in place of a 5 wood.
- High launch and soft landing
They opt for using a 5 wood golf club instead of a 2 hybrid golf club when they want to launch the ball as high as possible so that it can have a soft landing.
2 Hybrid Vs 2 Iron
There are some noteworthy differences between a 2 hybrid and a 2 iron.
- A 2 hybrid helps in delivering a more straight and accurate shot than a 2 iron because of its larger head and increased moment of inertia.
- A 2 hybrid renders steeper descent and higher ball flight when compared to a 2 iron. Such shots can hold the ball to the greens better without rolling when it lands.
- A 2 iron is a better option as a backup to a driver instead of a 2 hybrid if you’re playing a game on a windy day. It’s also more suitable than the hybrid when playing on tight courses with short par 4s on such days.
- A 2 hybrid offers better results than a 2 iron when it’s used for sweeping the golf ball or playing on difficult lies and high greens.
- A 2 hybrid is preferred over a 2 iron when it’s used to play a game for enjoyment or recreation as it can make the game less stressful because it’s easier to hit.
- A 2 hybrid promises golfers with more solid contact than a 2 iron irrespective of where the ball hits the clubface.
What Golf Club does a 2 Hybrid Replace?
Most golfers replace a 2 iron with a 2 hybrid. This is because the 2 hybrid is easier to use, and offers better control.
Often, hybrids are used to replace woods or irons because they are the easiest to hit with. However, it’s important that you choose the right golf club as a replacement.
A 2 hybrid can be used as a replacement for an iron golf club or a fairway wood. When it’s used to substitute your iron club, it can be used in place of the 2 iron that is a long iron.
On the other hand, if you want an alternative for your fairway wood, you can replace the 5 wood in your golf bag with a 2 iron.
What is the Average 2 Hybrid Distance?
The average distance of a 2 hybrid golf club is 205 yards (187 metres).
The average distances covered by amateur male short hitters, mid and long hitters with their 2 hybrids are 176, 205 and 222 yards respectively. The corresponding distances for female amateur golfers are 104, 137 and 176 yards.
The distance covered by a golf club is usually measured in yards. The average distance covered by a 2 hybrid depends on several parameters.
Firstly, the distance differs for both more amateurs and professionals. Secondly, the distance changes among short, mid and long hitters.
Last but not least, the average distance depends on other factors such as gender, fitness level, ball type, swing speed, height and how well the player is capable of hitting the ball.
Some players manage to achieve a distance of 235 to 250 yards using 2 hybrid golf clubs. However, there are golfers who cover a longer distance of 260 yards with the same club. There are also players who cover 205 to 215 yards or a couple of yards extra with the 2 hybrid.
How Far Should you Hit a 2 Hybrid?
As mentioned above, all golfers do not achieve the same distance with their 2 hybrids. Professionals and male players often tend to hit farther with the club than their amateur and female counterparts.
The average distance achieved by amateur men golfers ranges between 175 and 225 yards. In contrast, the distance for amateur women players varies between 105 and 175 yards.
The maximum distance that players have achieved with their 2 hybrid golf clubs is around 260 yards.
What Degree of Loft is a 2 Hybrid?
A 2 hybrid is considered to be a hybrid golf club with a moderate loft of 18 degrees. Hybrids with moderate lofts tend to have their lofts ranging between 18° and 22°.
The degree of loft of a 2 hybrid may show a slight variation from manufacturer to manufacturer. However, the most common loft degree for this club is 18°. There are 2 hybrid clubs that have higher degrees of loft of up to 20°.
What is the Length of a 2 Hybrid?
The length of a 2 hybrid is 0.75 inches more than the 2 iron that it replaces. This is irrespective of whether the golf club has steel or a graphite shaft. A 2 hybrid golf club with steel shaft is generally half inch shorter than a club with a graphite shaft.
A 2 hybrid with a steel shaft usually has a length of 39.5 inches. The corresponding size for the hybrid club with a graphite shaft is 40 inches.
Which Club Should you Choose?
If you’re looking for a golf club to play on tricky lies or fairways, you can consider choosing a 2 hybrid. This club is also worth considering if you don’t want to compromise on your shot accuracy and consistency.
However, if you want a golf club that helps you to achieve maximum distance with minimum or no requirements, you might consider including a 3 wood in your golf bag.
Hybrid Club Degrees
Hybrid golf clubs make a valuable addition to any golfer's bag, regardless of his skill level. Useful in a variety of situations on the course, hybrids are sold with several degrees of loft, making it easy to use them to replace some of your seldom-used clubs. The loft is the angle of the clubface in relation to the ground.
Loft is expressed in degrees to help golfers quickly identify the club's loft, and thus its ideal use.
A higher degree of loft means the ball will elevate more. Hybrids are usually lofted between 14 and 28 degrees.
Whether you're a skilled golfer looking to lower your handicap by a couple of strokes or a beginner seeking the satisfaction of getting the ball in the air, a hybrid club is a useful club to try.
Hybrids are adept at helping a golfer keep the number of clubs in his bag to a maximum of 14, as required by the U.S. Golf Association, because one hybrid often can replace two or more traditional clubs. Hybrids are suitable off the tee, fairway and even out of light rough, depending on their loft.
A variety of manufacturers sell hybrid clubs with low lofts between 14 and 17 degrees.
The clubs are suitable to replace your 3-wood or your 5-wood, depending on their loft.
Hybrids don't typically replace drivers because of a driver's low loft and large clubhead for distance.
Also, if you have a 1-iron or 2-iron in your bag, a hybrid club with a loft between 14 and 17 degrees is a viable alternative. In most cases, a low-lofted hybrid is easier to hit than a long iron off the fairway.
If you're not looking for a hybrid club to replace your 3-wood, select a hybrid with a moderate loft of between 18 and 22 degrees. These clubs are widely available from several leading golf-club manufacturers.
If you use a 5-wood or a 7-wood, a moderate-lofted hybrid club also can replace that club. Likewise, this loft of hybrid is an acceptable alternative to a 3-iron or 4-iron.
Although adept at helping you on longer shots off of tight lies, some hybrids are built with higher lofts to help you make different types of shots, such as approach shots and even shots out of the first cut of rough. It's possible to get a hybrid with a loft between 23 and 28 degrees, and sometimes even higher. These clubs can replace a 9-wood if you have one, but more commonly, serve as a replacement for a 4-iron or 5-iron, depending on how far you hit your clubs.
Hybrid Club Distances
Hybrids are clubs that are between a wood and an iron. They used to be considered the province of high handicappers, but now even some golfing professionals see the value to the clubs.
Hybrids typically have about the same loft as the corresponding wood or iron, but look like a smaller version of the wood and may have a slightly longer shaft than the iron. For example, a hybrid-3 might have a loft of a 21 degrees, similar to a 3 wood and a 3 iron. The smaller club size and the way is weighted means the hybrid is better able to dig a ball out of the rough.
The table below shows indicative distances for hybrid clubs. The distances are displayed in yards.
Distance for men (yards)
Distance for women (yards)
15 - 18
18 - 20
21 - 24
25 - 28
28 - 32
32 - 36
36 - 40
40 - 44
45 - 48
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Fairway Wood vs Hybrid
There have been many changes in golf over the decades. Many agree the change from wooden shafts to steel was the most significant change in golf equipment.
The significance of other changes depends on your point of view. The sand wedge, graphite shafts and heel to toe weighting have all impacted the way we play the game. One of the most overlooked improvements in golf clubs is the advantages that hybrid irons offer over standard irons.
All golfers look for game improvement but at the same time most are a little picky about what clubs they put into their bags. Thinking about a new set of irons or hybrid irons is a major commitment. Before you leap at a set take the time to consider which style of clubs will benefit you most.
A player’s swing technique helps determine the ability to hit the sweet spot of an iron. The player’s swing also affects the height or trajectory the ball has after a shot. The better the swing, the more repeatable the shot becomes in both distance, height, and accuracy.
If you rarely break into the 90’s you might be a good candidate for hybrid irons. The par shooter may only desire one or two hybrid irons, while the high-handicapper may be wise to use a full set.
With the long irons even the most talented of golfers can use the assistance of a game improvement hybrid iron. Ernie Els, the Big Easy, plays with two hybrid irons in his golf bag. If he can see the advantages of the hybrid iron, we all need to take an honest appraisal of our golf games and figure out where we can fit one into our bags.
Golf club manufactures offer an astounding amount of iron options to us. There are blended sets of 2-6 irons being hybrid golf irons, while the irons and wedges are more conventional looking irons.
Also out there are progressive hybrids that have fatter heads in the longer clubs and then thin out slightly through the wedge.
Many hybrid sets have progressive offsets in the irons. That means the pitching wedge and shorter length irons will have less offset than the longer length irons, where more offset is needed. In theory the more offset a golf club is, the more the player’s hands will stay in front of the golf ball at impact. Often the more talented player will not need offset, as his/her hands are already in front of the ball at impact.
A person’s talent level and giving an honest appraisal of one’s game, can help determine how many hybrid irons a person needs in their arsenal of clubs.
Many manufactures no longer make #1 or even #2 irons. Those clubs have become obsolete due to the forgiveness of hybrid golf irons. It makes sense for everyone to use some combination of hybrid golf irons in their set of clubs. After all, if the top manufactures do not make long irons for the best players in the world, there’s a reason for that.
Keep in mind any combination of hybrid irons can work in your set. Your clubhead speed will determine the lowest loft you can hit out of rough with a trajectory that will stop on a green. The lower your club head speed the more hybrid golf irons you need in your set.
The offset needs to match either your skill level or look you enjoy.
Consider the benefits of hybrid long irons and traditional short irons when deciding on hybrid irons vs. regular irons.
If you need a testament to adding at least 1 hybrid iron then consider that 70% of the most talented players on tour have one or more hybrid golf irons in their set!
2 Hybrid Vs 3 Wood – Which Club Is Better To Carry
Since 1998, hybrid golf clubs have grown in popularity. Their ability to help the average golfer navigate through tight lies has made it a clear competitor to the classic 3-wood. Naturally, the question that stems from such competition is, which club is better to carry?
While I could give you my thoughts, that won’t assist you, as my style of play differs from yours. Instead, I have laid out the features and benefits of both clubs to let you decide what would work best for you.
The 2 Hybrid Vs 3 Wood – Intro
Hybrids first hit the scene in 1998, when Cobra launched their Baffler Utility Club as an alternative to the 3-wood and long irons. The hybrid is designed with a long-hollow head, enabling it to glide through unpleasant lies more efficiently than a 3-wood, or long-iron.
The 3-wood is the more experienced club, having helped golfers reach par 5’s in 2. It has also offered golfers a second option off the tee. While the 3-wood will give most superior golfers more distance, its shape can make it challenging for higher handicappers to get the ball airborne off the deck.
Differences Between 2 Hybrid And 3 Wood
The main differences between the 2 Hybrid and 3 wood, are the shapes of the clubface and the degree of loft.
A 3-wood offers less spin and launch, resulting in a longer carry, and further total distance than the 2 Hybrid.
The 2 hybrid promotes a higher launch, to help golfers get the ball airborne and land it softly.
Which Club Is Better Off The Deck?
In terms of distance overall, the 3-wood is superior off the deck, averaging 168.48 yards, in comparison to the 2 Hybrids 165.08 yards.
The 2 Hybrid outshines the 3-wood when it comes to greens in regulation, which could be a result of the club’s ability to generate sufficient spin, to land the ball softly on the green from far out.
In the test conducted by MyGolfSpy, they found that golfers from a 0 handicap to a 20+ hit more fairways in regulation with a 3-wood, but less GIR’s than the 2 Hybrid. Overall, the 3-wood performs better off the deck.
Which Club Is Better Off The Tee
From the results of MyGolfSpy’s wood tests, it is clear that the 3-wood provides golfers with amplified distance off the tee.
On average, the 3-wood went 16 yards further than the 2 Hybrid.
The 3-wood also outperformed the hybrid when it came to fairways in regulation, achieving an average of 37,64% over the hybrids 32,06%.
Which Club Is Better Off The Rough
The hybrid is undoubtedly the better of the two out of the rough.
The design of the clubhead enables better interaction with the turf, allowing the club to glide through the rough and get under the ball.
The 18 – 20 degree loft on the rescue makes it easy to get the ball airborne from any position.
Loft & Distance Comparison Table
18 – 20 Degrees
Average Distance Off The Tee For All Handicaps
Average Distance Off The Deck For All Handicaps
Fairway Accuracy %
Pros And Cons Of 3 Wood’s And 2 Hybrid’s
- Helps golfers get their long shots airborne
- Lands softly on the green
- Glides through the turf to ensure maximum contact with the ball
- It has a higher percentage of GIR
- Offers less carry than the 3 wood
- Provides less total distance than the 3 wood
- It has a lower fairway in regulation percentage than the 3 wood average
- Longer distance off the deck and tee
- Higher fairway in regulation percentage than the 2 Hybrid
- Versatile club, offering distance and direction
- Excellent alternative to the driver
- Harder to get airborne off the deck
- Low GIR percentage due to additional roll
- Difficult to hit in the rough
What’s The Perfect Mix Of Hybrids, Irons & Woods
If we had to break down the bag, I would suggest a combination of clubs that offer power, forgiveness, distance and spin. Personally, I have always gone with a driver, 3-wood and 5-wood. As well as 3-iron through to a pitching wedge.
The forgiveness, loft, and ability of a hybrid to navigate tight lies, certainly warrants a spot in your bag. Here is my suggestion for the perfect mix of hybrids:
4-iron – PW – SW
Superior golfers may prefer to have longer irons in their bag, instead of additional woods or hybrids. However, the average golfer should take advantage of the loft assistance from hybrids.
What Should High Handicappers Be Carrying
Based on the data gathered by MyGolfSpy for their wood and hybrid test, I recommend that high handicappers should carry the following:
4-iron – PW
Higher handicappers typically struggle with ball striking and loft, which impacts their carry and total distance.
That is why I would recommend keeping a driver and 3-wood in the bag, as well as a 2 and 3-hybrid.
If you seriously struggle to get the ball airborne, it is worth swapping out the 4-iron for a 4-hybrid.
What Should Low Handicappers And Pros Carry
Since low handicappers and pros do not struggle with ball striking, you will likely see more long irons in their bag.
Here is a breakdown of what the elite golfers should carry.
3-iron – PW
Can Hybrids Replace All Woods?
I have heard many golfers say that they hit hybrids better than woods, and thus only have hybrids in their bag, apart from their driver of course.
However, if we go on the MyGolfSpy test, it is evident that the 3-wood goes longer than any hybrid off the tee, and in most cases, off the deck.
What’s The Difference In Shaft Length Between The 2 Hybrid vs 3 Wood
Which Is Easiest To Hit?
The 2-hybrid is by far, easier to hit, given its weakened loft, and the assistance it provides in getting your ball airborne.
What Gives Most Accuracy, Feel And Control
In the test that MyGolfSpy conducted, it was evident that the 3-wood was more accurate off the tee, with a FIR percentage of 37.64%, 5% higher than the 2-hybrid.
The accuracy in terms of GIR was superior with the 2-Hybrid, however, only 10% of greens were hit.
For most golfers, hybrids are far easier to hit and feel better than a fairway wood. The launch feels good, the club is forgiving, and the ball carries consistently.
What Shafts Are Best For The 2-Hybrid and 3-Wood
In longer clubs like Hybrids and Woods
Tensei CK Pro Blue Hybrid
Even Flow RipTide 60
Favorite Fairway Woods
Callaway Mavrik Max Fairway Woods
The Mavrik Max was designed using AI, to provide a high launch, medium spin and draw bias.
Callaway combined a variety of technology to create a fairway wood that enhances ball speed for added carry and offers forgiveness.
The Mavrik Max is suited to players with a medium swing speed, that need additional ball speed to achieve optimal carry.
Overall Score: 98/100
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King F9 Speedback Fairway Wood
The face of the F9 Speedback is speed tuned to give you harmonious ball speed and launch.
Furthermore, the curvature of the club’s face reduces spin on strikes above the center line.
Cobra employed the use of their Baffler rails technology, to ensure seamless interaction with the turf while maintaining a low CG for higher launch.
The F9 Speedback is recommended for moderate swing speeds that need additional assistance with sending the ball skyward.
Overall Score: 96/100
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Our Favourite Hybrids
Taylormade Sim Max Rescue
The Sim Max Rescue navigates through tight lies with ease. It is a forgiving club with a low CG and eruptive ball speeds. Low face strikes are countered by Thru-slot speed pockets that create a flexible face to promote consistent ball speed.
Finally, the design of the club prompts a towering flight and allows for excellent workability for lower through to high handicappers.
Overall Score: 98/100
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Mizuno CLK Hybrid
The CLK is another hybrid that helps you with launch and carry.
The club promotes a high ball flight, resulting in a vertiginous descent angle for a soft landing on the green.
It further helps higher handicappers to improve their GIR percentage from further out.
Overall Score: 96/100
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There is no doubt that the 2-hybrid is beneficial to all golfers, in terms of loft and carry. However, based on the data we have analysed, it is clear that you should keep the 3-wood in your bag.
It is more accurate in terms of fairways in regulation, goes further than the hybrid, and is only slightly behind on GIR accuracy.
If you are in the market for a new fairway wood that is not impossible to hit, check out the Callaway Mavrik Max Fairway Woods, and the King F9 Speedback Fairway Wood.
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What Are 18- and 20-Degree Hybrids?
Hybrid clubs make a valuable addition to many players' golf bags, so much so that they're extremely common on the PGA Tour. Often called utility clubs or rescue clubs, hybrid clubs are available in varying degrees, including 18- and 20-degree lofts. Hybrid clubs are versatile, and when used properly, one club can replace several in your bag.
Visually, a hybrid club has a design that includes elements of a fairway wood and an iron. The hybrid club's face is similar to an iron, but the head is rounded, similar to a wood, with the center of gravity further back and lower than in an iron. This makes hybrids more "forgiving" for many players than either an iron or a fairway wood. Hybrids are among the most versatile clubs any golfer can use, with lofts as low as 14 degrees in men's clubs and as high as 31 degrees in women's.
Equivalents for an 18-Degree Hybrid
Charts showing conversion equivalents for hybrids to either woods or irons list hybrids with lofts between 17 and 19 degrees to be workable as replacements for a 5-wood or a 2-iron for men, and hybrids with lofts from 18 to 20 degrees as suitable replacements for those same clubs for women. An 18-degree hybrid, then, would be worth trying for either a man or a woman having difficulty hitting 5-wood or 2-iron shots, and reasonably could replace both those clubs in a bag.
Equivalents for a 20-Degree Hybrid
For ladies, a 20-degree hybrid is still in the equivalency range for a 5-wood or 2-iron. For men, though, a hybrid between 20 and 22 degrees is charted as being closer to a 7-wood or 3-iron. Of course these are approximations, and the actual play of either loft of hybrid will depend on the individual player, regardless of gender.
Because golfers are allowed to carry only 14 clubs in their bag, many players replace one or more clubs with a hybrid. Because of its myriad uses, adding a hybrid club to your bag is generally a smart decision. It can replace clubs that you seldom use or struggle with using. Depending on your ability with hybrid clubs, consider adding a low-loft hybrid and a high-loft hybrid.