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.
“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.”