I like the mizuno JPX Fli-Hi range of hybrids as the shafts are not too long and they have a forward face that looks nice at address thay hit the ball high and hit like an iron except easier
2016 model but good price. Must other stores have these all sold off. But 90 a great price for any Cally fan boy.
Thanks guys. Sadly despite having great courses around me, there's no decent golf shops or driving ranges. I tend to work with most clubs and still rocking my 20 y/o Ben Hogan blades lol. Last club I bought was a Ping G5 3 years ago (lol) . Don't think it matters but off 6 currently and only have a driver and 7-wood so really considering getting one of these and see how it goes as a sort of 3/4 wood.
I tested a load out at American Golf before buying and found that the XR fitted the bill price and feel-wise. It's worth booking a session in their simulator if there is one near you.
A hybrid for me plays like a long iron so I would say yes it would be a good replacement. Mine is 19° and sits alongside my 3 Wood, I use it for difficult lies or when the wind is picking up. You'll find a hybrid is better for piercing through the wind and not affecting the ball much. My advice would be if you have a local driving range to see whether they have one for you to try. My local (Moreton, Wirral) have a selection of club types to test so you could try a hybrid and see if you get along with it.