July 27, 2015
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Jason Bohn was seen testing Titleist's new 21-degree hybrid club. (Jonathan Wall/PGA TOUR)
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Titleist's 915 woods line has been out on TOUR for a year, but it appears the company could have something new in the works, after Jason Bohn was spotted testing a 21-degree Titleist 816 H2 hybrid on Monday morning at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.
Along with having a different number preceding the H2 — 816 instead of 915 — the hybrid has a charcoal grey crown and the Titleist script out on the toe. The club also appears to Titleist's 16-way adjustable SureFit Tour hosel that allows players to change the loft and lie angle independently of each other, and an Active Recoil Channel in the bottom of the sole that runs from the heel to the toe of the head.
If the channel is anything like the Active Recoil Channel that debuted with the 915 line, it allows the top and bottom of the face to deflect, increasing ball speeds across the entire face and reducing spin.
The most intriguing addition to the new hybrid could be a re-designed SureFit Tour weight and weight port that's more oblong than the version in the sole of the 915H and 915Hd hybrids. It's unclear why the weight and port were altered for this particular hybrid.
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