Currently have an old KE4 Hybrid in my bag and I’m looking to replace it with the new KE4 Tour TC. My question is, will there be a noticeable difference in performance or will it just be a new clean looking hybrid. Appreciate your thoughts!
I do not have experience with the original KE4 hybrid, but I played a KE4 Tour TC all last summer. I am 55 years old, and have been close to a scratch player my entire life. I also coached college golf for a stint…and I bring that up because I had access to every bit of equipment at ridiculously low prices through the college programs offered by manufacuturers…I have been a club junkie for many, many years, and I have always been a fan of Maltby. I “gamed” the M-45 irons for about 5 or 6 years until the conforming grooves rule came into play, for example, when I could have played any other set of irons. That said, I was underwhelmed with the performance of the KE4 Tour TC. It seemed a bit spinny, and lacking umph (for lack of better term), and a bit of a short-knocker club, in my opinion. It seemed to be about 1/2 club shorter than the Ping it replaced. It was not a hook machine club, dthough (like so many hybrids are for me)…so that was one of the good attributes. I only play one hybrid, and count on it for a distance of 200-210…the KE4 Tour TC 19* fell short of my expectations for this distance gap. I have the KE4 TC 3-wood in my bag, and though it too seems to lack a bit of pop, I enjoy it very much because it looks great, is dependable, is good off of the tee and deck, and I’m not really trying to fill a specific distance with it, per se. So…sorry for this rant, but “underwhelming” is my fair assessment of the KE4 Tour TC hybrid.