Pros: This is how hybrids should look. Both models are exceptionally consistent, and two of the longest of 2015.
Who are they for?: The 915H and 915Hd will work well for a wide range of golfers.
Titleist’s 915 hybrids make choosing the right hybrid rather simple, and once you do, it’s just as easy to dial in the look and ball flight you need to play your best.
Simplicity has been a strongpoint of Titleist hybrids since 2011, when the company gave them Sure-Fit adjustable hosel that allowed golfers to tweak the loft, lie angle of face angle of the hybrids for their exact needs.
Not every golfer utilizes an adjustable hosel, but everyone who upgrades from a previous Titleist hybrid to the 915H or 915Hd model will see a nice jump in performance thanks to the new technologies in the clubs.
The most visible change to the hybrids (and all the 915 metal woods) is the addition of Titleist’s Active Recoil Channel, a deep slot that is positioned behind the face of the hybrids. It makes the front of the club heads more flexible at impact, and works with the new 455 stainless steel club faces to create a lot more ball speed, a lot less spin, and a slightly higher launch angle. It also makes them more forgiving.
In our testing at the Launch Pad at Carl’s Golfland in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., we saw the 915H and 915Hd fly as much as one club farther than the 913H and 913Hd hybrids. Ok, that sounds a bit too much like a claim you might here in a new club commercial, so let me explain.
With the same shaft, the 20.5-degree 915Hd carried and rolled the same distance for me as the 913Hd — at 18 degrees. The 915H actually carried 7 yards farther and rolled 1 yard farther.
Not all golfers will see that much improvement, but they will likely see at least some improvement if they’re currently playing an older Titleist hybrid.
Compared to their competitors, the 915H and 915Hd have also proven to be as long, if not longer, and offer one of the best blends of distance and consistency that we’ve seen in our 2015 Gear Trials testing. And both models tend to fly very straight in their neutral setting, with no noticeable draw or fade bias.
915H or 915Hd?
Compared to each other, the 915H and 915Hd performed quite similarly. Titleist says 915Hd is about 0.7 degrees lower launching and 120 rpm lower spinning than the 915H, which again, isn’t a lot.
The fact that both clubs are great performers will free golfers up to do what comes natural to them — pick the one that looks and feels the best.
If you’re not able to see the hybrids in person, here’s what you need to know.
The 915H (118cc) has a larger, rounder appearance than the 915Hd (107cc). Both hybrids are pear shaped, but the 915Hd has a noticeable amount of offset that makes it look a bit more iron-like than the 915H.
The 915H Hybrids are available in lofts of 18, 21, 24 and 27 degrees. The 915Hd hybrids are available in lofts of 17.5, 20.5 and 23.5 degrees. As long as you get the right shaft, which is easy to do with the five available stock options, you can’t go wrong with either.
Titleist’s stock shaft options includes:
- Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana M+ (50 and 60)
- Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ 70
- Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ 90
- Aldila Rogue Black 85
- Our review of Titleist’s 915D2 and 915D3 drivers
- Our review of Titleist’s 915F and 915Fd fairway woods
- Our review of Titleist’s 915H and 915Hd hybrids