Review: Yonex VXF hybrid

Complementing Yonex's new irons is the game-improvement VXF hybrid.

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Alex Perry
Sun, 13 Jan 2013

First Look

Complementing Yonex's new irons is the game-improvement VXF hybrid that offers exceptional forgiveness to those who struggle with consistency.

The hybrid, designed with the mid-to-high handicapper in mind, features a 15% larger head design that increases the sweet spot for maximum forgiveness and raises the moment of inertia. The club also utilises Variable Thickness sole design to reduce turf drag and increase head speed.

I can't say I'm a fan of the gold shaft - it's an ugly colour and off-putting at address - but the consistently high ball flights more than made up for it.

The VXF hybrid possesses a large, black head with white alignment markings on the front, which helps you zone in your target line. Another nice touch is that you can see the loft of the club as you place it behind the ball.

For someone like myself who continually struggles to hit a long iron into the sky, using a 4H over a 4-iron is becoming more and more appealing.

I hit 50 balls with the VXF hybrid (23-degree) and 50 balls with my current 4-iron to gauge the difference and I was gaining five yards on average, hitting the VXF out to 200 yards and my long iron to 195.

But the most pleasing aspect was a much more penetrating ball flight with the hybrid and when I did catch a squiffy one, it still sent the ball out there - albeit slightly drawn from my target line.

Verdict

Consistent performance, easy-to-align head profile, gets the ball airborne, very forgiving and all for just £89.

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COMPLEMENTING Yonex's new irons is the game-improvement VXF hybrid that offers exceptional forgiveness to those who struggle with consistency.

The hybrid, designed with the mid-to-high handicapper in mind, features a 15% larger head design that increases the sweet spot for maximum forgiveness and raises the moment of inertia. The club also utilises Variable Thickness sole design to reduce turf drag and increase head speed.

I can't say I'm a fan of the gold shaft - it's an ugly colour and off-putting at address - but the consistently high ball flights more than made up for it.

The VXF hybrid possesses a large, black head with white alignment markings on the front, which helps you zone in your target line. Another nice touch is that you can see the loft of the club as you place it behind the ball.

For someone like myself who continually struggles to hit a long iron into the sky, using a 4H over a 4-iron is becoming more and more appealing.

I hit 50 balls with the VXF hybrid (23-degree) and 50 balls with my current 4-iron to gauge the difference and I was gaining five yards on average, hitting the VXF out to 200 yards and my long iron to 195.

But the most pleasing aspect was a much more penetrating ball flight with the hybrid and when I did catch a squiffy one, it still sent the ball out there - albeit slightly drawn from my target line.

Verdict

Consistent performance, easy-to-align head profile, gets the ball airborne, very forgiving and all for just £89.

Follow @Golfmagic and like our Facebook page for all the latest golf news, views and reviews.

Golfmagic reviews in association with Urban Golf, offering more than 60 championship courses across three venues in Kensington, Soho and Smithfield. If you want to keep your game in shape this winter, Urban Golf have some great winter offers including cut-price lessons and simulator hire. Click here for more.

Click here to see reader reviews or click here to read 'Ten of the Best: Hybrids'

Remember, you can win some fantastic prizes in return for reviewing your own equipment. Follow @Golfmagic and like our Facebook page for all the latest golf news, views and reviews.