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Hello, my name is Conan Elliott and I'm Director of Instruction here at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, Washington. Today we're going to talk about how to use a hybrid golf club. The materials we'll need for this is naturally a golf ball and a hybrid golf club. That's a good question, what is a hybrid golf club? Well, it's new to the golf industry in about the last five years. Used to be, everybody had to hit two irons; three irons; one irons; the very, very hard golf clubs to hit. The heads are very small; hardly anyone could hit them. There's an old saying, "Even, even God can't hit a one iron." And, and so we've fixed that with; first of all, we had lots of fairway woods that have a lot of loss; nine woods, eleven woods. That helped the process. But what really came along is when they what; what they did was called hybrid golf clubs. Hybrids are really a iron club, but it's got more bulk and weight to the back of it and the sole is more like a fairway wood. So, it makes it much easier to get your ball airborne and it control it. And it allows you to have a bigger face; a bigger hitting area to hit the golf with instead of a tiny hitting area of a long iron. One of the biggest problems people have with hybrid clubs is they try to hit them like fairway woods. So, they'll tend to put the ball too far forward in their stance; then they catch them on the upswing.They're meant to be caught slightly on the downswing; slightly going down into the golf ball. So, we want to; we want to play it more like we would a five iron or a four iron, slightly left to center of our stance. So, if I center the golf ball with slightly to the right, then that's where I would want to play my hybrid shot. Now, from there, we just literally let the club do its thing and relax. And this is Conan Elliott, and that's how to hit a hybrid golf club.