The Teton Hybrid: Could This Club Replace Your Driver?

October 12, 2020


Teton Hybrid Review: Could You Finally Achieve Better Accuracy and Longer Distances off the Tee with This New Club?

Have you heard of the Teton Hybrid Driver?

If you struggle with consistency off the tee, you may want to give this brand new club a closer look.

(January 2023 Note: we have found a better true driver replacement, and we didn’t have to look very far to find it. Learn more here).

The Teton Hybrid was designed by a Superstar Nike engineer with twelve Golf Digest Hot List Awards to his name.

Josh Boggs set out to create a unique golf club that was easier to swing than a conventional driver but achieved the same distance. To do this, he turned to the easiest club to hit: the hybrid. What if Boggs could combine the forgiving features of the hybrid with the distance of a driver? Could it be a game-changer for millions of golfers?

The result of his effort is the new Teton Hybrid from Golf Knack, makers of the H7 Hummingbird Wedge. I tried this club out for myself and invited a few of my students to test it as well. Now, I’m sharing everything I know about this new club with you.

Check out our Teton Hybrid Driver Field Test in the video below:

What Problem Does the Teton Hybrid Solve?

Each generation of golfers has seen major advancements in club design and golf technology. For my generation, it was the invention of the hybrid. My buddies and I spent the early eighties struggling to hit controlled shots with our longer irons.

Then somebody introduced a club that delivered greater accuracy and easier control.

The hybrid literally changed the game. We enjoyed a smoother journey to the green and had a lot more fun playing golf.

And yet, no one has introduced a solution to the challenges of the conventional driver.

The Problem with Your Driver

Hitting a driver is a ton of fun when everything goes right. There is nothing more satisfying than hitting it flush and watching the golf ball sail straight down the center of the fairway. Not to mention, we all have a great time telling our best driver story.

Unfortunately, for every tale your buddy tells about a 265-yard drive, there are a dozen stories he’s not telling you. Like when he dribbled one off the ground at the next hole for a 20-yard “drive.” Or when he snap hooked it into the weeds and made a triple bogey.

If you’re like a lot of casual golfers, your best drive is a lot longer than your average driver distance. And that’s because it’s hard to be consistent with the driver. The shaft is too long to control and there’s not enough launch to get a decent carry distance.

Plus, you have to change your golf swing when you hit your driver. This creates several opportunities to ruin your shot through improper driver setup or golf posture.

These issues are what the Teton Hybrid Driver was designed to solve. This club promises to deliver:

  • Improved accuracy
  • Better control
  • Higher launch
  • Consistent distance similar to what you get with your best-ever driver shots
  • All without changing your golf swing

Sound good? Let’s dig into whether this club is for you.  (You can even check out a Rick Shiels Teton Hybrid Driver review here)

Who is the Teton Hybrid For?

Generally speaking, the Teton Golf Hybrid is designed for casual golfers. It’s an excellent solution for anyone who would love to get more consistency off the tee but doesn’t have time for extensive driver practice.

That said, highly skilled golfers may find some use out of this club as well.

In fact, I have an excellent student who hits his driver about 225-230 yards. But he can only carry it about 175 yards. That’s not enough carry distance to consistently get him across the water at one hole on his home course.

The Teton Hybrid is designed with a higher loft to pop the ball up in the air and help you carry the golf ball farther. This could be an asset to a great golfer like my student . . . someone who has the power but is still struggling to carry water.

The Design of the Teton Hybrid

So, what does the Teton Hybrid actually look like? What makes this club different from your driver or a standard hybrid?

First, the clubhead of the Teton Hybrid is sized between a traditional hybrid and a conventional driver head. It is essentially an oversized hybrid head that allows for greater accuracy while eliminating some of the bulk that can throw off your drives.

The Teton also features a tall driver face. This creates a higher moment of inertia (MOI) to prevent twisting.

To achieve that higher launch and more impressive carry distance, Boggs designed the Teton with a 14.5-degree loft.

Finally, the shaft of the Teton Hybrid is much shorter than that of your driver. This shorter shaft length allows you to lower the tee height and enjoy more control and accuracy off the tee.

The Teton comes with four shaft options:

  • Senior Plus Flex with a mass of 70 grams and a torque of 5.5
  • Senior Flex with a mass of 75 grams and a torque of 5.0
  • Regular Flex with a mass of  80 grams and torque of 4.5
  • Stiff Flex with a mass of 85 grams and torque of 4.0

Now for the big question:

How Much Does it Cost?

The Teton Hybrid is currently available for $199. This includes a 60-day money back guarantee. (Note that the refund excludes shipping and handling costs.)

Is the Teton Tournament Legal?

Yes, the Teton HxD Hybrid Driver is approved by the USGA, and is considered tournament legal to play.

The Teton Hybrid vs. The VLS Maxvert 1 Driver

We know this is a big question for our audience:

How does the Teton Hybrid compare with the new VLS Maxvert 1 Driver?

If you don’t know, the Maxvert is a state-of-the-art driver designed specifically for the everyday and older golfer. Like the Teton, the Maxvert has already been a hit with casual golfers. But how do these clubs differ?

The new VLS Maxvert 1 has experienced golfers buzzing in 2023


For one thing, while the Teton is made to get great results off the tee, it’s still a hybrid by definition. Only the Maxvert is a true driver.

Both clubs have the genius of Josh Boggs behind them. But in the case of the Maxvert, Josh’s design partner was USGolfTV’s own Todd Kolb, making the Maxvert the only driver designed by a major golf champion coach. 

This means it was created by someone who understands what it takes to get the best performance from the golfer, not just from the club. And because Todd has such a passion for helping the everyday golfer, he created this driver to get the best out of you.

The Maxvert includes specific features to improve your aim and swing naturally—no practice required. Things like:

  • A Fairway Finder to help you aim the club better
  • Vertical shaft lie to promote correct setup position and a longer, more vertical swing path
  • Stable draw-biased weighting to help you keep the clubhead steady, centered, and square
  • Plus much more

The Teton has been a pretty decent option. But based on the results we’ve seen from senior golfers, our money’s on the Maxvert for finding more distance, accuracy, and consistency off the tee.

Especially if you’re looking for a club that not only forgives off-center shots, but also helps you become a stronger golfer.

You can learn more about the Maxvert Driver here.

Bottom Line: Does the Teton Hybrid Do What It Promises to Do?

While the Teton is a good option for higher-handicap golfers who just can’t find the fairway, there is going to be a bit of a sacrifice in total distance. We found that:

  • The Teton launches the ball much more effectively than a traditional driver.
  • Those who struggle with carry distance get more air with the Teton Hybrid.
  • Students discovered more consistency from shot to shot with the Teton.
  • Shots were more accurate.
  • The Teton was easier to swing than a driver and more comfortable to use either way.
  • We all got incredible distance off the tee with a standard iron swing or hybrid golf swing.
  • Ultimately, the overall loss in distance is going to be a deal-breaker for many golfers

The Teton is a good alternative for anyone who wants more consistent drives without a ton of practice. Those who enjoy the challenge of mastering their driver and maximizing distance potential may not be as intrigued by the Teton.

If you’re looking for a true driver replacement without sacrificing distance in the search for more accuracy, the better option is the new VLS Maxvert 1 Driver.

But if you’re just looking to have a better time on the golf course, this club will do it.

What Do You Think?

Are you interested in the Teton Hybrid? Have you tested this club for yourself? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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    That says it all.

  2. Todd, are you personally endorsing this club? I’m 75 y/o – a 16 index and use a Callaway Epic. Your article implies I might get better results off the tie with this club.

  3. Where can I test this club in the St. Pete area (zip 33708)?
    Thank you

  4. a bit dishonest: after explaining the problems with driver and the advantages of using an hybrid club the author let you supposed that he explained that the teton can replace your driver!!!! Not even close. What is the distance achieve with the teton? An easier shot of 200 yards is not the same thing as a 250 yards drive! This is mostly a marketing text not a real analysis of the starting question: can teton replace your driver? So the answer is probably NO.

  5. Denis, thanks for posting. One thing to remember is that not all golfers can hit their driver 250 yards; truth is very few do. The Teton can help many players who struggle with distance and launch off the tee….just our opinion.

  6. Not sure on testing it, however it does come with a money back guarantee.

  7. David, thanks for your question. Here is what I will say, at your age and handicap, it is worth looking at. Golf clubs much like a good quality suit need to be matched to the individual and this club has helped many of our players. Hope that helps.

  8. Alan, thanks for posting. Sorry you feel that way. We do our best to provide good solid information for our fellow golfers.

  9. What I am looking for is a 15deg hybrid that I can hit off the deck. My driver does pretty well – just want a little more fairway distance – not as comfortable hitting my fairway woods.

  10. Todd – can you hit this off the fairway like a 3-wood? Without a tee?

  11. Do they do a ladies version of Trenton hybrid driver

  12. I watched Rick Shields review of the Teton driver on YouTube. He seemed pleased with it. How long is the shaft? What is the swing weight with the R shaft in it?
    Easy way to add 50 yards to your drive: move to the forward tees. I did, works great.

  13. How much is the Teton hybrid drover ?

  14. Richard,

    Here you go

    This product has been selling like crazy! Let us know if you have any questions…happy to help.

  15. Kay,

    Great question, there is a senior flex which would be similar to a ladies flex.

    Here you go

  16. David,

    Great question, it can be done, but in all honesty it is challenging. I hit off the ground and played a little cut shot…best used off the tee.

    Hope that helps!

  17. I’m 6.6 in height – I have just purchased set of ping i500 irons – also bought ping G410 hybrid 3 iron – all irons are 1.5 inch extension on shaft – I manage to strike the G410 well off tee and fairway anywhere between 190 (miss hit) or 220 (sweet) – I’m looking for a driver to add extra distance – can I purchase with a shaft extension?

  18. Hi I am interested but more as a fairway club as I struggle with my fairway woods and feel that the shorter shaft might give me more success. Whats your thoughts on an average golfer using it as a fairway club and also you say the head is bigger than the standard hybrid but can you confirm how big it is?

    Kind Regards


  19. Where can I buy a teton HXD driver from and could you give me more info thanks

  20. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment Michael! Here is a link to purchase the Teton:
    There should be more helpful info for you as well. Let us know if you have any questions.
    Thanks again!

  21. My name is norm I would like to purchase one of those hybrid clubs is that possible

  22. Thanks for taking the time to comment Norm! Here is a link to purchase the Teton:
    Let us know if you have any questions.
    Happy New Year!

  23. Rick Shiels recently reviewed. If he liked it, which he did, you might re-think your stance. Just got mine. I will let you know as I hit it.

  24. Thanks for commenting, and we would agree: this club does have some serious potential, especially if you have struggled with a traditional driver. Be sure to let us know what you think of the club! (we actually included his review in our article too!)

  25. Stuart,

    Good question, the Teton is designed mostly for off the tee shots. You can use it off the ground, however it is tough…hope that helps.

  26. Gary, Our understanding is you are not able to purchase in the longer length. However, you could take it to a local fitter and they could add an extension to the shaft.

  27. Todd…….I’m really interested in the new driver I also follow Rick Shiels and he actually liked your new club and I really need help off the tee…….I always hit my hybrids really well……I just got back from vacation in Phoenix, AZ played 6 rounds of golf which was amazing but by my 3rd round I retired my driver and started using my 3 hybrid to tee off so I could be in the fairway lol it actually worked……my question is I live in Michigan and we can’t play golf now lol if I by the Teton can you guys delay the 60 day trial or should I wait til golf courses start opening to make my purchase?

  28. Where can I buy this in the UK?

  29. Derek,

    Send an email to and he can provide details. Thanks!

  30. Ross,

    Hope the trip to AZ and the game was good! Always great to see the sun in the Midwest during winter. If you wait just 30 days or so and then purchase, you will have plenty of time to try out the Teton. It is a solid Club for those who struggle or need some help off the tee ball. Thanks for posting…

  31. i live in the in the u.k. and i would like to buy a teton hybrid driver hxd. i am a left handed player, and i need to know if teton do a left handed version of this hybrid ?

  32. I received the Teton Hybrid on Tuesday Feb 16th, 2021 and went to the range the next day. It was is in the mid 40’s in South Carolina. I used my range finder and I was 200 yards out. After a couple of swings with the Teton Hybrid to get loosen up. I was hitting balls pass my target and straight. I normally swing a 3 wood. Todd Kolb was very honest on his testimony about this club. I can’t wait to get some more practice with the Teton HD driver. I have 60 days from Feb 16th, 2021 to decide if I want to keep the purchased without any question asked, so far I’m really impressed. Distance and accuracy is what I was looking for. The Teton HD has it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Thanks for reaching out Nicholas, you can purchase the Teton here and choose which hand and shaft you prefer:

    Let us know if you have any other questions!

  34. C.E.

    Thank you for sharing your story and the kind words. The Teton is a solid club which will help many many golfers…

  35. If I return the club how much is the handling cost?

  36. David,

    Not sure, you can contact

  37. Todd,
    How would this compare to say a Callaway Mini driver? Smaller head than driver, shorter shaft too.

  38. I ordered over a week ago, still no shipping date. What is going on? It’s golf season

  39. Stephen,
    Good question. I am not familiar with the Callaway Mini driver. We have seen good results with the Teton…it is a good option for those who need a little more distance and still maintain some accuracy.

  40. I was interested in trying this club however I can’t find anywhere in the UK that stocks it.

    I was put off by the additional $57 postage

    Is it available in the UK?

  41. Joel,

    Did you get an email or receipt?


  42. Wayne,

    The Teton is in high demand and only available right now in the US. You can have it shipped to the UK, however as mentioned the cost is high.

  43. I ordered this club almost a week ago and was told being prepared for shipment. Now being told maybe ship next week. Cannot even commit to a shipping date. Poor business practice. Makes one wonder of the accuracy of all the other comments they make about this club. LK

  44. I ordered on 15th April. Still waiting

  45. Any luck yet?

  46. Larry, sorry to hear this. Product has been tough to get and the demand for this club has been crazy! Appreciate your patience.

  47. I live in the UK, where can I go to try/test the Teton hybrid driver and what determine shaft would suit my swing.

  48. It seems there are 4 of us in the UK who would like to buy this hybrid. If we band together, it might be possible to get cheaper carriage than individually. Also, we must take into account any VAT (20%) and customs duty (unknown.)
    I live in London, where do Wayne, Derek and Nicholas live. if we are not too far apart we could join forces.

  49. That’s creative thinking Robert! That is definitely an unfortunate downside to international shipping from what we understand.

  50. Background. 71 years old. Started golfing at age 50. Bad back. I have been hitting this club for about 2 months. Here is my hacker analysis. First, I called the company and asked if changing the grip to a jumbo grip would void the 60 day guarantee. They said it would not, so I changed to a jumbo grip as I have on all my clubs. I have never had distance and did not expect distance, I was more interested in keeping the drive in play on the fairway. I went to the driving range a couple times to get used to the club. Played around with ball position, tee height, etc. For me, the ball right in the middle of my stance worked best. About 3/4 inch height more or less. Set up like I hit a fairway wood, no messing around with the stance adjustments needed for a driver. So, here is what I would say.
    Distance. A little more distance than the 3 wood I had been hitting off the tee. Once in awhile about 20 yards more.
    Accuracy. This was my main concern. I found that I am able to hit more fairways than ever. I usually hit about 1/2 the fairways, a big improvement for me (23 handicap). BUT, and this is the most important thing for me. I play a very hilly course, so if you miss the fairway you are in trouble. My “misses” so far have been off the fairway by only a few yards, sometimes only a yard or so. I am actually hitting the fairway almost every time but the ball may roll off due to the slope. Of course, once a round we must have those wild shots, but even then, the ball is not nearly as off line as in the past. So, for my purposes this club , once I got used to it, has made my game much more enjoyable. I have a lot of confidence when I step up to the tee. I know I will put it in the fairway. Again, I am not worried about the added distance but that is a bonus. So, as a hacker who has never been a long hitter I love this club and will keep it.

  51. Thanks for sharing your story Joseph! Glad to hear you like the club as well!

  52. It appears the major concern by many is the shipping of the club taking long. Others it has taken more than two weeks and others even longer. Is there no way these shipment delays can be resolved?

  53. Ernest,
    We have heard they are working through the shipping challenges due to covid. It sounds like they are close to back on track.

  54. Is this club legal for USGA Events??

  55. Todd,
    Good question. It is our understanding the Teton is conforming to USGA guidelines.

  56. I’m using a TM driver Sim2Max with a Ventus Blue 5 Stiff, 55 gms, 3.9 torque, ball speed 119, 44 1/2”” overall length and driving 270 yards with 15 yards off l/r of center, what will this hybrid do differently.

  57. In addition, I also use a TM 9 wood same shaft but shorter and launch it consistently 200 yards straight. I’m 64 years old. I don’t use a 3, 4, 5, or 6 iron any more since buying the 9 wood.. I can control the distance of 165-200 yards.

  58. Good question, the Teton does provide more distance than the average hybrid. It is long off the tee yet provides solid accuracy when tested.

  59. how high do you tee the ball for this driver hybird

  60. Fran,

    Thanks for asking….here is your answer


  62. Robert,

    The club does not come in a jumbo grip, however you can put one on at most local club repair shops.

  63. How high should the 12 degree be tee up & where should the tee be placed ie inside front foot ect

  64. Robert,

    Great question, you want to tee it up so that 1/2 the ball is above the top of the clubhead. Make sense? Also, it is important you have the ball positioned in the correct spot. Watch this to understand how

  65. I’m undecided to purchase the colt sprinter, the monger or Teton HxD. Can you help

  66. Ed,

    Are you looking for a club off the tee or ground? What is your average distance off the tee?

  67. Can I buy online for delivery in Rep of Ireland.

  68. They are not shipping to Ireland as we currently understand it. Sorry.

  69. I have sent a number of emails over the last week to the support@golfknack and support@crew72golf addresses regarding a recent order (#EF99F745B9), and also left a few voicemail messages at the 1-888-966-8785 support desk number, and I have yet to hear anything back from anyone. Is there someone specific that I can contact with my questions and to find out the status of the order? The lack of response does not send a positive impression of the company. Thank you for any input you can provide.

  70. I’m a disabled vet, with a “16~” index @ age 62, a 4 year golfer. A “longish” Driver/Fairway wood(s) just isn’t easy to hit for me. I play with the Tour Edge Iron-Woods e521s (3i – 58′ wedge, a set that encompasses 5 wedges and a chipper as well and putter. No woods/hybrids) and I hit the 3 iron about 180~ yd on the fly off the tee, sometimes 200. My home course I play 3x week is short (typical tees I play are 4900-5300 yards) but it’s a par 72 “target course” that demands hitting spots, carrying water on 16 holes (sometimes twice on particular holes) and is very narrow and often with crowned fairways. I am using the Teton 15′ (I removed the 58′ wedge and thus, now carry only 4 🙂 off the 5300 yard tees about 3x-4x a round and I find it is far more accurate than a driver or 3w. I carry it that same 180+ yards but, the rollout gives me more distance than the 3 iron. I hit it like my irons, hitting DOWN on the ball with a slight sweep. I added a Winns light taper oversize grip (like all my other clubs) and it fits me well, I even hit this thing off the mats 160+ yards at the range with those hard range balls too! I like the Teton and at $183~ including shipping and tax, it does work for me. I can play reasonable middle tees and reach those long par 4s in two shots again! thanx!

  71. JR,

    Thank you for posting and more importantly your service to our country!

  72. Vince,

    Sorry for the challenge here. We do not work for Crew72golf, however we have forwarded your information to our contact.

    Thank you,

  73. I have all three teton hybrids and generally happy wit them. The 1.2..deree can roll a long distance.
    Should I get the colt driver for more distance? J am 77 with a index of 18

  74. Todd,
    I have used a friend’s Teton 15 and 21 degree over the past month several times. I got excited about them and have all of the TETONs on their way to me (12/15/21 ).
    1. Since your answer to an earlier comment I am wondering if I should now be deciding whether to keep only the 12 OR the 15 to use for driving. Your comment on the 15 off the fairway caught my attention. I had envisioned being able to use the 12 and 15 off the fairway or in the rough as well as off the tee! I would appreciate your input. Of course I will keep the 21 as well! What is the 21 equivalent to?

    2. Also, I have all three COLT SPRINTERs coming as well as one of the MONZAs (the 14.5).

    I would like to ask fellow posters to be polite and keep the nasty comments to themselves. No need for it.
    I personally appreciate the knowledgeable advice provided at NO CHARGE. I should have asked for this input before ordering a flurry of these clubs from Teton and Golf Knack!

    Thank you

  75. Mike,

    Appreciate these kind words…thank you! Our team is committed to providing good solid advice for our fellow golfers. Do you follow us on YouTube?





  78. Isn’t this driver the same as a 3-wood? I get accuracy and distance (190-210 yards) off the tee with my 3-wood and my 4-wood even though I am 76.

  79. Greg,

    Good question. It has some of the same characteristics, yes. However the Teton is designed to be hit more off a tee vs. the ground. Hope that helps.

  80. I ordered this club on October 21st. When can I expect delivery? I live in Raleigh, NC.

  81. Peter,

    You should have received an email with tracking information.

  82. I’m the guy who hits his driver 180 yards. I find my 460 cc and 45 inch driver to be cumbersome and I can’t consistently get through the ball. I’ve seen your video on the Teton and it’s interesting. I see it comes with a 15 degree loft. There’s another company out there who has a hybrid driver with 10.5 degrees and 44 inches. Would I get more distance than 180 yards? What about a standard driver that’s 44 inches. I welcome your thoughts.

  83. Chuck,

    Good question. We are in the process of launching our first driver to meet the specific needs you have listed. Are you on our email list? We are doing a presale next week to our list.

  84. I bought their Teton Hybrid Driver. I tested it out at the driving range, used on the course a few times and it was so-so at best. My 3 Wood is better, it was more in line with my 4 Hybrid with a bigger club face. Needless to say, I put it away and haven’t used it. Then I noticed they have been charging $47 a month since I ordered the club. All I get in return is emails with golf tips from them, which I get plenty of from various sources and look at about 1 in a 100. I tried to to Golf Knack to cancel my account, I have no account, so I’m very confused at what the scam artist are changing me for.

  85. Steve,


    Hope that helps.

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