From day one of the new review system we've talked about not only the importance of data, but the importance of actually being able to share that data with our readers. What you see below is each and every shot that our 6 golfers took during the testing process for the Titleist 910H hybrid. Hovering over any point on the map will give you all the pertinent details of that particular shot. Raw averages were compiled for each and every piece of data we culled from our simulators. If the screen looks a bit cluttered for your taste you can simply de-select any golfer to remove his data from the charts.
On each of the bar graphs, we include two reference lines. The dotted gray line will always represent the average for all golfers for whom we collected data. The dotted black line represents the averages for only those golfers you select. This way you are able to quickly see how the numbers from an individual, or sub-set of testers compares to both each other and the testing group as a whole. We also include sliders which allow you to filter golfers based on driver swing speed and handicap.
What to Look For
What we think is most telling about our test results is that they suggest something contrary to what the OEM marketing hype has led us all to believe. From the release of the very first hybrid we've been conditioned to believe that hybrids are easier to hit than their respective long iron counterparts. Perhaps that is true, but easier certainly should not imply easy, as our tests indicate that with hybrids in hand, most golfers still struggle to hit the ball straight, and to a repeatable distance.
One other noteworthy point is that our two lowest handicappers, and biggest hitters (CJ and Dan) dramatically out distanced the field. While it's not unusual for those guys to be 20 yards longer than our other testers with their drivers, beating the next best golfer (me) by nearly 50 yards (Dan), and 40 yards (CJ) further suggests that longer clubs, even "easier to hit" hybrids, still pose a challenge for most golfers.
How are we doing?
If there's anything you'd like us to try and add to these interactive pages we generate, stop by the MyGolfSpy forum and let us know. If it's possible, we might just do it.