Hybrid, rescue or utility clubs have come up only with the beginning of the 21st century with a mixture of iron and wooden rackets. They are usually chosen as a substitute for an iron or wood. Material, shaft length, loft and lie angle are similar to those of the corresponding iron, the design is however voluminous and often resembles more of a wood.
This style of club is often used in semi-rough and on the fairway. A hybrid club offers a compromise between the length of a piece of wood and the accuracy of an iron and is considered by many players to be easier to play than a piece of wood. Lofts of approx. 14 ° -35 ° with a shaft length of approx. 37-41 inches are usual.