When facing awkward lies or into-the-grain shots around the green, pulling a wedge isn’t always the best option. The leading edge of the club can catch the grain, causing your shot to come up short. But the hybrid can offer a creative solution to these pesky pitch shots.
Hybrid, after all, is what you get when you cross two unlike things. So by getting into a chipping stance and employing a putter grip and a putter stroke, you can overcome your lie and get the ball close. Set up with the ball slightly back in your stance and stand tall so the handle of the club stays away from your body. Then make a normal putting stroke. The loft of the hybrid will allow the ball to get up over the grain and roll truer — just like a regular putt would.