Review: Lynx Boom Boom 3 hybrid

What do we think of the latest hybrid from Lynx?

Charlie Lemay's picture
Fri, 15 Aug 2014

Review: Lynx Boom Boom 3 hybrid

Lynx Boom Boom 3 hybrid has Forged BiTi Technology built into it and is finished in a PVD coating. The club comes stock with an Aldila RIP NV black shaft.

On first look, it’s hard to differentiate the face from the crown which instantly put us off and we didn’t like that it's all the same colour.

The head shape is tear-shaped and we would have preferred to look down at something a little more compact. The face looks quite offset which we weren’t fans of but higher handicappers my prefer this. The matte black finish ensures no glare issues to speak of. 

When you get this one out the middle it provides you with a soft, springy feel. If you miss the sweet spot expect to receive a shock. A little head-heavy but the Aldila shaft saved it somewhat as it was easy to control through the swing. 

Impressive distance when cracking one out the centre but for the higher handicapper, where cracking one out the centre isn't always the case, there is minimal forgiveness on offer. If you don’t hit it from the sweet spot then you will lose considerable distance.

Good workability and we believe it's much better suited in the hands of a lower handicapper. 

Verdict

As the name suggests, it really does boom when hitting it out the sweet spot. However, the average golfer craving a forgiving hybrid will want to look elsewhere.

Not the prettiest hybrid we've seen on the market this year but golf is no fashion show after all. Lynx is certainly making a move in the right direction and the brand has some particularly strong products on the market in 2014, but in all honesty, the BB3 Hybrid at £185 isn't one of them. 



LYNX Boom Boom 3 Hybrid has Forged BiTi Technology built into it and is finished in a PVD coating. The club comes stock with an Aldila RIP NV black shaft.

On first look, it’s hard to differentiate the face from the crown which instantly put us off and we didn’t like that it's all the same colour.

The head shape is tear-shaped and we would have preferred to look down at something a little more compact. The face looks quite offset which we weren’t fans of but higher handicappers may prefer this. The matte black finish, however, ensures no glare issues to speak of. 

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When you get this one out the middle it provides you with a soft, springy feel. If you miss the sweet spot expect to receive a shock. A little head-heavy but the Aldila shaft saved it somewhat as it was easy to control through the swing. 

Impressive distance when cracking one out the centre but for the higher handicapper, where cracking one out the centre isn't always the case, there is minimal forgiveness on offer. If you don’t hit it from the sweet spot then you will lose considerable distance.

Good workability and we believe it's much better suited in the hands of a lower handicapper. 

Verdict

As the name suggests, it really does boom when hitting it out the sweet spot. However, the average golfer craving a forgiving hybrid will want to look elsewhere.

Not the prettiest hybrid we've seen on the market this year but golf is no fashion show after all. Lynx is certainly making a move in the right direction and the brand has some particularly strong products on the market in 2014, but in all honesty, the BB3 Hybrid at £185 isn't one of them. 

RRP: £185