halo v hibore

theeaglehunter

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hi, I am a fairly high handicapper playing off 24 and was wondering which of the two cleveland hybrid/utilities people prefer, I am looking to replace my 3 iron and have been reccomended both members of the celveland range, which club do you reccomend the halo which I have found for £50 or the newer hibore which i have seen for £70

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who recommended them?

Be careful who's advise you follow, what works for one is not necessarily going to work for you.

My advise is go see a pro or a shop you can try various clubs out.
 

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Thanks for the advice geronimo, I do agree and was cetainly not going to make a purchase on hearsay alone, but i have been told by both my clubs professional and four other people with a good range of handicaps (6,8,19 and 32) that the cleveland hybrids are 'top notch' and are worth trying, i was just wondering whether other people have had experience of both the halo and the hibore and could consequently inform me of which they prefer: out of personal interest more than anything.
 

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Wow....what a coincidence! I am looking to replace my unruly 3H and have been looking at Cleveland.

The hibore is essentially the newer club (if I've got my facts straight) and features a few improvements (most of which I'm not that interested in) but I do believe that the new shaft will be an improvement. There is little in it.

Having seen both "in the flesh" the halo is definitely inferior to look at (I wouldn't buy one) and has not been universally enjoyed (there's no shortage of 2nd hand ones around) but the hibore is rated in much the same light as the Cobra and the Taylor Made. For £20, I know which way I would go.

Seeing my pro next Saturday about them. If I get one (a 3 21*) I'll be selling my existing one which is brilliant but doesn't seem to have the right shaft for me.

Dave
 

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thats interesting to hear dave, let me know how you get on with your pro! I must admit, one of the biggest pull factors of the hibore is its low price in comparison to other premium hubrids/utilities.
 

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As I've said on here many times you MUST try before you buy. Not just the two makes you are interested in but other makes such as Taylor Made, Callaway, Mizuno et al.

For my money though you cannot beat the Cobra Baffler DWS 20 degree. It has power and a great ball flight. I tried a CLeveland when I was buying my hybrid (it was last year so not sure which model) but I found it rather heavy in the head for my liking.

Take your time and make sure you hit plenty of balls (ideally from a range so you get to see the shape and flight).
 
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My opinion (which counts for nothing, its all about opinions though!) is that the halo sits squarer behind the ball, I prefer it!!!!
 

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cant agree more homer cobra bafflers are in my opinion the best hybrids available but of course it depends what your budget is.ian mc
 
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