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Titleist had great success with its 816 H1 and H2 hybrids in part by conditioning golfers that their hybrids should be viewed as scoring clubs. That being the case, the 816 hybrids featured tremendous customization options, as well as two unique head designs to accommodate any swing type. With its new 818 hybrids, Titleist has added even more customization, while also incorporating enhanced distance and forgiveness. In terms of customization, the new 818 hybrids will feature the SureFit CG Technology that has proven to be both popular and successful in Titleist’s 917 drivers and fairway woods. More specifically, players will be able to position a weight cartridge that runs through the clubhead to achieve their ideal launch condition, spin rate, and shot shape. Also new with the 818 hybrids is a revamped Active Recoil Channel that features not only an improved design but also a polymer insert that flexes more to create added ball speed from across the clubface. Additionally, when compared to their 816 counterparts, MOI has been increased by 10 percent in the 818 hybrids to provide more forgiveness on mis-hits and more clubhead stability at impact. What hasn’t changed with the 818 hybrids is who the two models were designed for. The H2 was created for players who attack the ball with a hybrid the way they would with an iron. The H2 also has a new, more compact profile with a squarer toe when compared to the 816 H2, and its slight offset design will help improve turf interaction for aggressive players with steeper angles of attack. Titleist is again utilizing its SureFit hosel system, which offers 16 settings to help players achieve their preferred ball flight and trajectory, and it also has a new shaft lineup in play for the 818 hybrids. Included are the Mitsubishi Tensei Blue (mid launch), and Tensei White (low launch), as well as the low-to-mid launching Fujikura Atmos Blue and mid-to-high launching Project X Even Flow. Titleist 818 H2 hybrids will be available in standard lofts of 17, 19, 21, and 23 degrees.
|Stock Shafts||Mitsubishi Tensei Blue or White, Fujikura Atmos Blue, Project X Even Flow|
|Stock Grip||Golf Pride Tour Velvet|
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Players of all ability levels who hit their hybrids more like irons. From a technological standpoint, 818 H2 hybrids will provide any golfer with the customization they want, as well as exceptional launch conditions, distance, and forgiveness. The key is to pick the best model for your swing and the shots you like to play. And when it comes to the H2, its clubhead design will best suit those who hit down on the ball more significantly when playing a shot with a hybrid.
TGW customers offer their thoughts after testing Titleist’s new 818 H1 and H2 hybrids.
Utilizes an interchangeable weight system that allows players to optimize their launch conditions and spin rates to improve performance and consistency.
Modified channel design that includes a flexible polymer insert helps create more ball speed from all impact locations for increased distance.
Provides golfers with 16 settings and the ability to independently adjust loft and lie to help them achieve their ideal shot shape, trajectory, and distance.
“We’re really excited about the 818 H1 and H2 hybrids. They’re the best hybrids we’ve ever made, and we’ve had the No. 1 hybrid on the PGA Tour for the last two or three years. There’s really no one else that’s offering this level of customization and playability in hybrids, and these are our longest and most forgiving hybrids yet.”
Josh Talge, Vice President of Marketing for Titleist Golf Clubs
“The H2, I was a big fan of this one. I love hitting longer irons. I kind of have that digging motion, so this was perfect for me. The feel was fantastic and the performance was super consistent. And I could tell there was a little upgrade from the 816 as far as speed coming off the clubface.”
TGW customer Jay, +4 handicap
|Titleist Men's 818 H2 Hybrids|
Find out more about the different shafts being offered for Titleist’s 818 hybrids.
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