Q & A
Over the course of the last several years, hybrids have become incredibly popular, as they combine the best attributes of long irons and fairway woods. With that being the case, Titleist has set out to create its hybrids for two distinctly different groups of golfers, those who use their hybrids like an iron and those who use their hybrids more like a fairway wood. If you’re someone who likes to hit a hybrid like an iron, the 816 H2 was designed for you. More specifically, it was designed for aggressive swingers who utilize steeper angles of attack with their hybrids. The H2 also has a smaller profile than the H1, which enables increased workability as far as trajectory and shot shaping are concerned. On the technological side, the H1 is a high MOI design for added forgiveness on mis-hits, and it features a relieved leading edge that, along with the club’s Recoil Channel, improves turf interaction. The Recoil Channel and thin clubface, meanwhile, combine to create faster ball speeds from impact points across the face. Additionally, Titleist’s SureFit Tour hosel allows for independent loft and lie adjustment, giving players the ability to dial in the H2 for their preferred ball flight and trajectory, as well as the exact yardage ranges they want. In one degree increments, the H2 can accommodate lofts from standard of one degree stronger or two degrees weaker, while lie angles can be adjusted from one degree flat to two degrees upright. The H2 is available in lofts of 19, 21, 23, and 25 degrees, and is available with several premium shaft options at no upcharge.
|Models/Lofts||3H/19° • 4H/21° • 5H/23°|
|Grip||Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360|
|Length||3H/40.5" • 4H/40" • 5H/39.5"|
|Click the Enter Custom Specs tab above for custom shaft & grip options|
Golfers with more aggressive swings and/or steeper angles of attack who hit their hybrids in the same manner as an iron. The H2’s design was created for that type of player and utilizes a slight offset for the additional turf interaction that can be expected from that swing shape. And while the H2, like the H1, will deliver high launch, low spin, and impressive distance, it’s more compact head shape will also allow for more workability. All said, its adjustability features and playability benefits, including forgiveness, combine to make it one of the best hybrids on the market.
Diego Garcia from tgw talks with TGW customer Jay on the 816 H1 and H2 Hybrids
Allows the club face to flex more at impact, leading to high ball speeds and low spin rates for incredible distance.
The relieved leading edge enables better turf interaction for more solid contact from any lie condition.
Allows players to independently adjust loft and lie to create proper yardage gaps and achieve their preferred ball flight and trajectory.
“My preference was the H2. When I have a hybrid in the bag, I like it to be very versatile. I do like the sweeping feel (of the the H1) off the tee, but sometimes hitting those knockdown shots, having that little bit more of an iron feeling is great.”
TGW customer Jay, +4 handicap
“I actually have a steep swing and it was a lot easier for me to hit that H2 hybrid. I typically struggle with hybrids a little, bit but I was able to hit that one pretty well. I think the H1 probably went a little bit longer; forgiveness wise, it’s probably a little more forgiving, too. But I think the H2 just fit my game a little more.”
TGW customer Jordan, 7 handicap