Titleist launch new 915 fairway woods and hybridsSeptember 30, 2014 Golf Equipment
New active recoil channel and ultra-thin face deliver lower spin and higher speed
5 New Titleist 915 fairway metals and hybrids, designed to produce lower spin and higher speed, deliver longer distance with exceptional forgiveness from both the tee and turf.
The fastest fairway and hybrid designs Titleist has ever developed, the new 915F, 915Fd, 915H and 915Hd models significantly increase distance for serious golfers of all swing speeds while maintaining high MOI for forgiveness.
- Titleist have also launched new 915 drivers
- For our video review of the 915 range CLICK HERE
Titleist 915 fairways and hybrids provide improved performance through three key advancements:
• The proprietary Active Recoil Channel, a long, deep, forward-positioned sole channel that actively flexes at impact to launch the ball off the face with higher speed and lower spin;
• An Ultra-Thin Face, a high-strength, uniformly thin high-speed face insert that increases ball speed across the face; and
• A precise, high-MOI design with a low centre of gravity (CG) location that delivers stability and forgiveness by preserving ball speed across the face for more distance, more often.
The ball sticks on the face and shoots off harder and higher. And from there, I feel like I have every shot that I want" – Jordan Spieth “The new 915 fairways and hybrids really bring us to another level from a distance perspective,” said Dan Stone, Vice President of Research and Development, Titleist Golf Clubs.
“The combination of the Active Recoil Channel and Ultra-Thin Face is powerful in creating more speed with spin reduction for maximum distance. And with our high-MOI design strategy we’re able to provide golfers with the best combination of distance and forgiveness.”
SRP: 915F and 915Fd – £220
915H and 915Hd – £205
Available: November 14, 2014
915F: 13.5º, 15º, 16.5º, 18º and 21º
915Fd: 13.5º and 15º
915H: 18º, 21º, 24º and 27º
915Hd: 17.5º, 20.5º and 23.5º
Shafts: The stock fairway line up includes the Aldila Rogue Black 80 (mid-launch), Aldila Rogue Silver 70 (low/mid launch) and Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 80 (low launch), Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Blue 70 (mid launch), Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Red 60 (high launch).
The stock hybrid line up includes the Aldila Rogue Black 85 (mid-launch) and Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 90 (low launch), Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Blue 70 (mid launch), Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Red 60 (high launch).
The first week they were available on the PGA Tour, 15 new 915 fairway metals and nine new 915 hybrids were put in play at the World Golf Championships event at Firestone.
The following week at the USPGA Championship, there were 29 new 915 fairways and 13 new 915 hybrids in players’ bags, including Jordan Spieth, Bill Haas, Victor Dubuisson, Jason Dufner and Webb Simpson.
WHAT PLAYERS ARE SAYING:
JORDAN SPIETH: “The ball sticks on the face and shoots off harder and higher. And from there, I feel like I have every shot that I want. I can use it off a tee and it’s going to stay in the air longer. I’ve hit it further than ever off a tee and then into the green I’m able to still stop it on par-5 greens if I need to hit them in two.”
GEOFF OGILVY: “I’ve always used a 15-degree 3-wood, but (with 915) I’ve gone up to a 16.5-degree loft and I’m hitting it further than my 15-degree, which is a massive advantage. Loft is your friend and it makes it easier to hit it straight.”
KEVIN NA: “The mishits are coming off the face just as hot, and even for a tour player, I do mishit it. I’ll hit it off the toe a little bit, off the heel, sometimes a little thin. It’s very minor, but knowing that even though you mishit a little bit it’s not going to affect it as much is a nice feeling. I put the fairway wood in play the first day. The previous fairway wood I was playing with, I’d been playing it for seven years.”
- For more on the Titleist 915 range CLICK HERE