Chris Stroud: Equipment - 4 Iron vs. 3 Iron (Hybrid)

Chris Stroud discusses the specs of his Adams 3 iron (hybrid). Like his 4 and 5 iron, he installed a longer shaft (2 iron) into his 3 iron. This allows him to hit a flatter trajectory shot that he desires.


So, then what's interesting about this club and my 4 iron, if you watch me hit 10 of these 4 irons and 10 of these hybrids, you'll see something very different. So, you see the length here. Again, this is a 2 iron length in a 3 iron head. 3 iron length about somewhere in there to a 4 iron head. What's cool about this, this 3 iron, if you saw the flight on a track, man and it kept just showing you all the flights, this is a much flatter ball flight.

This is you mean--

It just has this really round top, it doesn't have a big bell curve. It just has this big round top like that.

People have understand that we can actually, like baseball, we can see what the, and baseball is easier because you can sort of see it curve. But for us, we also can see its curve. We can tell the ball goes up and flattens out and keeps going.

Flat, flat's a big word we always use. It is a more of a, it's a little bit lower starting flight trajectory.

We don't want (PSHH).

I don't want any of this. My 4 iron is a little bit higher launching and kind of a bigger apex I guess you could say. And from the first third of the flight to the last third, very steep and a little steeper. The 3 iron is a little flatter. It still gets to almost the same height, but it's a little flatter on that first and third part. So, this is a very specific club built for that type of flight and it's really good in the wind.