Titleist introduces new 816H hybrids
Technically advanced hybrids with tour-validated performance, the all-new Titleist 816H hybrids provide all golfers with the superior technology and fitting precision for improved long game shot making.
Engineered using the best hybrid technology in the game, the new Titleist 816H1 and 816H2 models utilise Active Recoil Channel and Ultra Thin Face technology to generate high speed and low spin for long distance.
A high MOI design increases speed across the face for more forgiveness on off-centre hits, while the optimised centre of gravity increases launch and trajectory for more shot-stopping control.
Trusted by tour pros around the world, 816 hybrids offer a high performance choice over long irons by providing more speed, higher launch and a steeper landing angle to help players hold the green and stop the ball closer to the pin.
“Golfers have long thought of hybrids as ‘rescue clubs’ and not ‘scoring clubs,’ but we intend to change that perception. More golfers than ever are replacing long irons with hybrids and carrying multiple hybrids in their bags because of their performance benefits.”
Our new 816H models are technically advanced scoring clubs that have better shot stopping ability and can improve yardage gaps at the long end of the set,” said Chris McGinley, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club Marketing.
Titleist 816H Hybrids
Available starting this week in Australian and New Zealand golf shops, 816H hybrids provide the most precise fit Titleist has ever offered with two models, loft choices every 2º and a new 1º SureFit Tour hosel for independent adjustment of loft and lie.
816H1 models are high launching hybrids that fly farther and land soft. 816H1 has a larger profile that provides confidence, with slightly increased face progression that performs well from the rough.
816H2 hybrids have a more compact shape with a slight offset for iron-like shot control for players who engage the turf more aggressively.
816H hybrids offers two distinct shapes and sizes with performance benefits relative to a golfer’s swing.
816H1 has a large, confidence-inspiring profile with a slight face progression for golfers that need enhanced launch and prefer a fairway metal look. The larger H1 head size effectively parts grass through impact, providing outstanding performance from the rough.
816H2 has a smaller, pear profile for launch and trajectory control with a slight offset for more aggressive players that engage the turf. H2 produces 150-300rpm less spin for a flatter flight.
“The new 816, with the silver head and black face, is a really cool looking hybrid. It’s really clean, really crisp. When I strike it, it shoots off the face nicely. It goes a little higher than my 915 hybrid, and a little bit further. If you’re going to hit it a little higher and further, ultimately that’s enough to make a golfer really pleased. When you mishit a hybrid, you need it to stay on line, still get up in the air and to still go far enough – and that’s what 816 does, ” said Jordan Spieth.
816’s high-performance stock shaft matrix features five tour-proven, aftermarket options that fit a wide range of players and swing speeds. Titleist also offers an industry-leading number of custom shaft choices.
The stock lineup includes the Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 90 (low/mid launch), Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue 70 (mid launch), Mitsubishi Diamana M+ Red 60 (high launch) and Mitsubishi Diamana M+ Red 50 (high launch). The newest addition, the Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour Spec (86g), fits a low-to-mid launch performance niche between the Mitsubishi Diamana D+ and S+ models.
The new 816H hybrids are available now in Australia and New Zealand at an SRP of $369.