The new Titleist 816 H-model hybrid and the 716 AP, CM, and MB irons are built on well-proven solutions we recognize from their predecessors.
To what extent Titleist impresses with the new models is difficult to judge on the basis of press releases and accompanying photo. But, as always from Titleist, see the new models look gorgeous. Then we’ll have to wait patiently until they are released in stores on October 23rd to find out if they live up to expectations.
716 AP1 and AP2 irons
The Titleis tPR department highlights the feeling in the new AP models (pictured left above). 716 AP1 will be the most forgiving AP1 model ever, including a large and thinner club face.
Tungsten weights embedded in the heel and toe ensure higher ball flight, increasing torsional resistance (MOI) by 50 percent.
716 AP2 is the model for low handicappers, and those who manage to turn these clubs into a good score enjoy a lower center of gravity than previously. As always, there are a wide selection of shafts, and the prices are not bad for the clubs coming in sets of six, from 5 to PW.
Tour models 716 CB and MB
As Titleist connoisseurs may know, CB is short for Cavity Back and MB for Muscle Back. As in plain language means that the club has either weight distributed more around the clubhead’s boundaries (CB) or more across the lower half of the clubhead back side (MB).
Both models are forged, with 716 CB as the most traditional blade model among the two. Also here the use of more tungsten weights ensure play-enhancing characteristics.
716 MB have straighter toe and thinner top line and it promised more control combined with more power. The increased tungsten usage gives, like with the AP models, higher MOI and lower center of gravity in both 716 CB and 716 MB.
Six loft hybrid range
The 816 H hybrid is available in six lofts from 19 up to 27 degrees, with two degree difference per model. In practice this means that 816 H covers the spectrum from three iron to seven iron.
A super thin striking surface provides higher ball speed from anywhere on the face,r while better torsional resistance (MOI) makes the club more stable. This is especially important when playing from the rough.
786 H hybrid comes in a H1 and a H2 model, where the head shape is what distinguishes them most. Head H1 is larger and has a more rounded striking surface, which helper less experienced golfers to get ideal ball flight. The H2 head is smaller and more pear-shaped, which appeals more to the better players.
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