3 Hybrid Distance — How Far Should You Hit a 3 Hybrid?

3 Hybrid Distance from Tell Me More Golf Instructors Helping You with Tips on Hitting a 3 Hybrid

I’m the head golf instructor at Tell Me More Golf, and in this article, I will cover how far different golfers, on average, hit their 3 hybrid. I will also go over some valuable insights regarding clubhead speed, lofts, and tips for hitting your 3 hybrid the best. 

How Far Does the Average Person Hit a 3 Hybrid?

The male average golfer hits a 3 hybrid around 190 yards. For females, that number is around 150 yards. However, it’s important to note that the 3 hybrid is a low-lofted golf club, making the distance disparities between golfers very large. This means that your swing speed and smash factor heavily impacts the distance you will experience. 

3 Hybrid Distance Chart

Average WomenMale BeginnersAverage MenAdvanced MenProfessional Golfers
3 Hybrid Distance: 150 yards150 yards190 yards215 yards245 yards

In this 3 hybrid distance chart, you can see how far the average woman, male beginner, average man, advanced man, and professional golfer hits a 3 hybrid.

These numbers are averages though, and many high-level golfers hit their 3 hybrid significantly shorter, and vice versa. 


3 Hybrid Head Speed

The average clubhead speed for golfers using a 3 hybrid is a bit above 80 mph, but it’s important to note that this can vary greatly from golfer to golfer.

Some will swing their 3 hybrid much faster, while others may be slower.

On the PGA Tour, for instance, the average clubhead speed with a 3 hybrid exceeds 100 mph, showcasing the range of speeds among different skill levels.

Standard 3 Hybrid Length

The standard 3 hybrid length is approximately 40 inches.

Tips on Hitting a 3 Hybrid for Distance

The biggest thing impacting how far you hit any golf club is your clubhead speed and your smash factor, also known as the quality of your strike. So to hit your 3 hybrids the longest way possible, you need to work on your swing speed and hitting the sweet spot. It’s also crucial to hit down on the golf ball, but without getting too steep in the downswing. 


When Should I Use a 3 Hybrid?

You can use a 3 hybrid in many situations, but it’s most commonly used for tee shots or approach shots. The hybrid design makes it relatively easy to hit off the fairway turf, but it’s definitely easier to use it slightly teed up. 

3 Hybrid Loft Degrees

The 3 hybrid usually has between 18 to 19.5 degrees of loft. This makes it one of the lowest lofted golf clubs, but hybrid golf clubs make up for this by offering a higher launch and spin, as well as more forgiveness


TellMeMoreGolf.com – Frequently Asked Questions

What is a 3 hybrid equivalent to?

A 3 hybrid has a loft between 18 to 19.5 degrees, making it a suitable replacement for a 5 wood. Overall, a 3 hybrid will perform similarly to a 5 wood, with the biggest difference being the fairway wood vs hybrid design

What is a 3 hybrid good for?

The 3 hybrid is great for many things, including tee shots and approach shots. When you should use your 3 hybrid depends on what distance you hit it and what yardage your shot requires. 

3 hybrids can also be used for low bump-and-run shots around the greens, which we recommend everyone to try out as it’s very consistent

Do I need a 3 wood if I have a 3 hybrid?

A 3 wood will most often go noticeably farther than a 3 hybrid, making it great to have both clubs in the golf bag. However, this also depends on your clubhead speed and skill, since many beginners definitely don’t need both

Is a 3 hybrid the same as a 5 wood?

The 3 hybrid typically has roughly the same loft as a 5 wood, making them go very similar distances. The most significant difference between the two lies in the design, with the 3 hybrid using a hybrid design and the 5 wood using a fairway wood design. 

How far should I hit a 3 hybrid?

There is no such thing as how far anyone should hit a specific club, as there are so many factors involved in golf club distances. However, the average distance for a male golfer hitting a 3 hybrid is 190 yards. 

Is a 3 hybrid hard to hit?

A 3 hybrid has quite a low loft and a long shaft length, making it relatively challenging to hit well. However, hybrids are generally very forgiving and they’re almost always easier to hit than long irons with a similar loft. 



The 3 hybrid is a versatile golf club that suits many golfers well, but because of the low loft the distance disparity between people is quite large. The average male golfer hits a 3 hybrid 190 yards, while females hit it around 150 yards.


Patrick Corley Tell Me More Golf Instructor and Coach
Patrick Corley
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2 thoughts on “3 Hybrid Distance — How Far Should You Hit a 3 Hybrid?”

  1. Two sets of clubs ago, I had a 3 Hybrid heavy weighted (like a DHY head) with a senior flex shaft. I could hit this club off the tee about 200-210 yards. I also hit well with it on the fairway when distance is needed. I progressed out of that and moved into used steel regular shaft irons for about 7 years. Now my age has led me back to senior flex shafts on all clubs. What company makes something like the 3 DHY that I can order with a senior flex shaft? Every time I go to Global Golf, it takes me to a 4 DHY with a regular shaft. All my clubs except my putter and chipper are Taylor Made.

    1. TellMeMoreGolf

      Hi, great question! If I was in your position, I would buy a Taylormade 3 DHY head on Ebay and have it shafted with whatever senior shaft you like. Here is an Ebay listing for that exact head: ‘TaylorMade Stealth DHY 19* Driving 3 Iron Hybrid – Head Only – 362263’

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