REVIEW: Lynx Black Cat Hybrid

The Cat is Back
Lynx Golf left the game back in the day when hybrids didn’t exist. Now as part of their return, they have created a whole line of clubs from the driver all the way through wedges. The hybrid is a club that everyone has come to rely on for filling the yardage gap, getting out of trouble and for high long shots that still hold greens. The only downside of many hybrids is their tendency to go left. They might have offset, have internal weighting, are closed at impact or just simply designed to help the slicer keep the ball from going right. The Lynx Black Cat hybrid however doesn’t want to go left, instead it hits high, long and wants to favor the right side. There is nothing wrong with this, actually for the better golfer this helps their more likely miss. The Cat is Back with this really solid hybrid.
I know that hybrids don’t get the love like drivers, putters and wedges, but in terms of benefits to your game, the hybrid can be a real score saver on the course.  If you learn how to use it to your benefit, the hybrid has a lot of uses.  The Lynx Black Cat hybrid doesn’t have all the adjustability of the driver and 3-wood, but has cup face technology and internal weighting.  It is on the taller face and rounded shape,  not tiny or ironwood like.  It has a very rounded sole which makes it pretty versatile from a variety of lies.
The Lynx Black Cat hybrid has some really good pop off the face.  They used a cup face technology which really hits the ball a long ways.  The cup face is paired with a big body, but the matte black finish hides the size of this hybrid nicely.  I was impressed by the distance of this 3 hybrid.  At 20* loft it isn’t a low lofted hybrid so it launches very easily up into the air, but with the hot cup face, deep weight and lower spin, this hybrid really goes.  I could hit it over 225 off the tee and even hit some that far off the turf.  It has a really nice crack at impact; not too muted, not too loud.  The UST Mamiya Recoil 780 shaft is super stable yet offers good kick into the ball.  I’ve always thought that their hybrid shaft was the best in the Recoil line.
What makes the Lynx Black Cat hybrid unique in some ways is that fact that it is anti-left.  Many hybrids are designed to help the “slicer” hit the ball high and straight.  The Black Cat hybrid still hits the ball high, but certainly wants to fade right.  It isn’t a slice machine, but if you set up for a hook with this ball, expect to see it do the opposite.  This could really appeal to the guy that fights the lefts, he will be able to swing away without fear.  Even though it wants to avoid the left side, it was still very forgiving across the face.  The big body and big face means lots of room to miss hit it  a little in any direction and still get good results.

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Lynx Black Cat 20* Hybrid

  • Spin: 4016 rpms
  • Launch Angle: 21.1*
  • Dispersion: 4.2 yds
  • Club Head Speed: 97.6 mph
  • Ball Speed: 134.9 mph
  • Total Distance:  228.5 yds
  • Carry Distance:  216.3 yds

 The Cat is Back.  Lynx created a solid line-up of clubs from top to bottom.  The Black Cat line looks great and plays really well.  The hybrid is one of the stronger clubs in the product line.  The cup face is hot, the big hybrid body is rounded nicely to work in many different conditions, the 20* hybrid goes high and long and it is one of the more anti left hybrid you can buy.  This combo makes the Lynx Black Cat a player in the hybrid game. 

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Quick Hits:
+Hot face
+Nice muted looks
+High Launching
+Anti left
+Big head
+Excellent stock shaft

–Anti left