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Titleist’s 816H mod­els de­liver a su­perb com­bi­na­tion of dis­tance and for­give­ness us­ing the game’s best hy­brid tech­nol­ogy. The Ac­tive Re­coil Chan­nel (ARC) — a long, deep chan­nel po­si­tioned along the sole of the club­head close to the lead­ing edge — de­liv­ers more dis­tance by ac­tively flex­ing at im­pact to launch the ball with lower spin and higher speed.

An ul­tra-thin face works in com­bi­na­tion with the ARC to de­liver in­creased ball speed across the en­tire face, and the high-MOI de­sign with a low CG lo­ca­tion de­liv­ers sta­bil­ity and for­give­ness by pre­serv­ing ball speed across the face for dis­tance con­sis­tency on off-cen­tre hits.

The 816H hy­brids fea­ture a new SureFit Tour hosel con­fig­u­ra­tion that ad­justs loft and lie in­de­pen­dently in 1º in­cre­ments (as com­pared to .75º in­cre­ments on the 915). The 1º in­cre­ments mir­ror the ad­just­ments typ­i­cally made to irons while al­low­ing more fit­ting flex­i­bil­ity for play­ers to try the same lofts at dif­fer­ent shaft lengths.

The 816H1 has a larger pro­file with slightly in­creased face pro­gres­sion that per­forms well from the rough while the 816H2 has a more compact shape with a slight off­set for iron-like shot con­trol that suits play­ers who en­gage the turf more ag­gres­sively.

RRP: 816H hy­brids $429.

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Jor­dan Spi­eth

“The new 816, with the sil­ver head and black face, is a cool look­ing hy­brid. It’s really clean, really crisp. 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 miss-hit 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 the 816 does.”

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