The Titleist 915H and 915Hd hybrids represent a step change in distance as a result of lower spin and higher speed.
Featuring the same technological developments as the 915 driver and 915 fairway wood the new hybrids are focussed on giving golfers more distance and improved model performance using an Active Recoil Channel.
Active Recoil Channel
The Active Recoil Channel (ARC) works by allowing both the crown and the sole of the club to flex which increases the deflection of the clubface at impact. The result of this deflection is an increase in recoil output from the clubface to produce more speed and less spin for greater total distance.
As in the 915 fairways the ARC that Titleist has cut into the sole of the club is deep, long and forward positioned to maximise the effectiveness of the hybrid from the turf.
It's interesting to note that the positioning of the ARC is less forward in the hybrids than in the fairways to create a low spinning club that will still stop. As hybrids are replacing long irons this ensures that players can still generate the height required when coming into the green.
Ultra Thin High Strength Face
The increased ball speed generated by the ARC is complimented by the thinness of the face insert in the 915 hybrids.
Manufactured from a high strength Carpenter steel, Titleist have created a uniformly thin face that is their thinnest ever in a hybrid at 2.1mm thick, 0.2mm thinner than in the 913 hybrids. This results in an increase in speed across the whole face to give players a consistent level of distance from the entire striking surface.
The combination of ARC technology and Ultra Thin Face is an increase in average ball speed over the previous generation 913 hybrids of over 1mph from the tee and 1.3mph from the turf.
High MOI Design
As with the 915 Drivers and 915 Fairways, Titleist have focussed on creating a High MOI design in order to support their drive for more distance. The more forgiving the club the more often players will achieve the distance gains that the 915's have been made to offer.
The centre of gravity is slightly further back and lower than in the 913 hybrids to maintain the correct spin required for trajectory control. This has been achieved by redistributing the weight saved from a new ultra thin crown and the reduced thickness of the face flange.
915H and 915Hd
Titleist have been keen to stress the distinct model performance in the 915 metal wood range and this is no different in the hybrids. Although seen to replace irons, something hinted at with the lack of alignment aid on the crown, the 915H and 915Hd have been designed with distinct types of player in mind.
The 915H is a hybrid for player looking for a more fairway type of club and has a subtle pear profile with a larger 118 cc head and comes in four loft offerings from 18° to 27°. In comparison to the 913H it has an average of 250rpm lower spin and carries an average 6 yards futher.
The 915Hd is more for an iron type player with the slight offset and smaller pear shaped head profile of 107cc and comes in loft options of 17.5°, 20.5° and 23.5°. In comparison to the 913Hd it is lower spinning by 150rpm and averages an extra 8 yards of carry.
Both the 915H and 915Hd come with the SureFit Tour hosel that allows for loft and lie to be adjusted independently by up to 2.25°.
The 915 hybrids are supported by five high performance stock shafts in the shape of the Aldila Rogue Black, Aldila Rogue Silver, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White, Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue andt he Mitsubishi Diamana M+ Red.