Titleist 909H Hybrid
From Golf Magazine (ClubTest, May 2010)
Category: Better Player Hybrids
We tested: 19°, 21° and 24° with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 80 Hybrid graphite shaft; 17° and 21° with Aldila VooDoo Hybrid graphite
Company line: "The size, shape, offset and center of gravity (CG) location progress through the lofts to provide proper flight, workability and trajectory control. The modern, Tour-proven profile creates a deeper CG for more stability. A larger head and longer face boost confidence and forgiveness, while the Carpenter steel face insert increases ball speed for longer distance."
OUR TESTERS SAY:
PROS: One of the elite models tested; versatile from just about any lie; repeatable ball flight results in an impressive, bullet-like trajectory; clubheads knife through rough with ease; dense impact feel and instant feedback; hot face provides plenty of distance; club swings free and easy with nice balance.
CONS: A few testers prefer a bit more forgiveness on mis-hits; ball flight can prove to be too low for a handful of guys.
From GOLF Magazine (Buyer's Guide, May 2009)
It's for: Primarily 0- to 9-handicappers but playable to 15
Dan Stone, VP of R&D, Titleist: "Our target audience wants performance with control from their hybrid. The 909H provides precise launch and spin from loft to loft. Lower lofts provide a fairway wood-like launch with better trajectory control, while higher lofts provide a higher launch versus an iron without excess spin."
How it works: This line (15°, 17°, 19°, 21° and 24°) progresses nicely in size, shape, amount of offset and CG location. As Stone suggests, the idea is to match performance in terms of ball flight, workability and trajectory control. Each 909H has a longish face (in Carpenter steel, to increase ball speed) and a fairly large head (for added confidence). The 909H comes with Aldila Voodoo or Titleist Diamana Blue 80 shaft.