FGX Sports Launches the Hybrid X

January 6, 2020

FGX Sports has launched what they are saying is a completely new and different take on one of the most important clubs in your bag — the putter.

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In 2018, Peter Smith came to PGA professional Paul Woodhouse with the idea for a different style putter. By 2019, the first drawings were worked up and soon prototypes were created. Following some testing at the University of Lancashire’s biomechanics department and some feedback from golfers, the design was finalized and put into production.

While a traditional putter is around 35″ and has a 70° lie, the Hybrid X is 39″ with a 56° lie, which they say gives you a shallower and more natural putting arc. These dimensions position the golfer about another foot away from the ball, keep the putter’s arc closer to the ground and allow you to more easily maintain a square face through impact. Their video gives you a little better idea of how the putter’s lie looks like when addressing the ball.

Additional club head styles along with side and center shaft placements are being launched in January 2020. The Hybrid X has also been approved by The R&A as a conforming club.

FGX Sports Hybrid X

  • Club Length: 39 inches
  • Shaft Material: Graphite 37 inches
  • Finishes Available: Polished steel, matte black
  • Release Date: December 19, 2019
  • MSRP: £249.00