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Photo Gallery: Inside prototype Titleist 818 hybrid Tour seeding

Abby L., Team Titleist Staff Team Titleist Staff

Hi Team Titleist! 

This week, our Tour Reps and R&D teams are on site at the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic to begin the performance validation process for prototype Titleist 818 hybrids. And across the pond, our European Tour staff are working alongside many of the world's best players at the Scottish Open to take this same vital step in our launch process.

Enjoy some of our favorite moments from one of the most crucial checkpoints on the path to launch in the photo gallery below. We're also posting from our social media channels (@Titleist on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), as are our counterparts from the Titleist UK and Ireland accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). 


Team Titleist Staff 

An integral step in the development of Titleist 81...
An integral step in the development of Titleist 818 hybrids is underway this week at the John Deere Classic - Tour validation of prototypes.1/21
Prototype Titleist 818 hybrid heads have been prep...
Prototype Titleist 818 hybrid heads have been prepared for player fittings at the John Deere Classic and across the pond at the Scottish Open.2/21
Players tried both the prototype Titleist 818 H1 a...
Players tried both the prototype Titleist 818 H1 and 818 H2 hybrids.3/21
A closer look at the prototype Titleist 818 H1 hyb...
A closer look at the prototype Titleist 818 H1 hybrid.4/21
Titleist Director of Metalwood Development Stephan...
Titleist Director of Metalwood Development Stephanie Luttrell and Principal Concept Development Engineer Tom Bennett share technology and performance updates with Titleist Brand Ambassador Bobby Wyatt.5/21
Bobby takes a close look...
Bobby takes a close look at his new prototype before hitting a few shots on the TPC Deere Run practice range.6/21
Titleist Brand Ambassador Richy Werenski watches t...
Titleist Brand Ambassador Richy Werenski watches the flight off his prototype Titleist 818 H2 hybrid.7/21
Tools of the trade.
Tools of the trade.8/21
Richy shares his feedback on the prototype Titleis...
Richy shares his feedback on the prototype Titleist 818 H2 hybrid with Titleist Tour Rep J.J.9/21
Titleist Brand Ambassador J.T. Poston watches fell...
Titleist Brand Ambassador J.T. Poston watches fellow Brand Ambassador Patton Kizzire take a prototype Titleist 818 hybrid for a test drive.10/21
Kizzire looks to the Titleist Golf Club R&D te...
Kizzire looks to the Titleist Golf Club R&D team to ask a few questions.11/21
A clean face for his prototype 818...
A clean face for his prototype 818 H1 before Patton hits some more shots.12/21
J.J. and J. T....
J.J. and J. T. Poston talk about the performance gains made with the prototype 818 hybrids.13/21
Examining the differences between the prototype Ti...
Examining the differences between the prototype Titleist 818 H1 and H2.14/21
Stephanie talks performance benefits and technolog...
Stephanie talks performance benefits and technology updates with Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Hoge.15/21
Titleist Tour Rep Jim C. works with Tom...
Titleist Tour Rep Jim C. works with Tom on his prototype Titleist 818 hybrid settings.16/21
Finding the perfect fit.
Finding the perfect fit.17/21
Titleist Brand Ambassador Tyrone Van Aswegen asks ...
Titleist Brand Ambassador Tyrone Van Aswegen asks for Trackman numbers upon hitting a few shots with the prototype Titleist 818 H1 hybrid.18/21
J.J. and Tyrone look at the prototype 818...
J.J. and Tyrone look at the prototype 818 H1 at address.19/21
Dial it in. 
Dial it in. 20/21
What a duo: Prototype Titleist 818 hybrids and the...
What a duo: Prototype Titleist 818 hybrids and the #1 ball in golf. 21/21

17 Replies

  1. Chuck Z

    Appears to have a similar weighting systems as the 917s and the color has changed to a black finish. Love the new white head covers. Anxiously waiting on the opportunity to give them a try!! See that they will be coming in a 17*. ;=)Anything lower in the new model? Will we be able to get the Fujikura Speeder Tour 8.8 shaft with these heads? cz
  2. Steve S

    Sounds great to me Abby. I finally put a set of AP1s in my bag this spring. I would love to add an 818 hybrid or two to my bag as well. I'm glad I waited.
    Play Well,
    Steve S.
  3. Barry B

    Nice pics, thanks Abby. Quick question the pics the crowns look to be either very dark grey or black, are they dark grey/black or will they be silver again?
  4. Joe D

    All I can say is wow do they look great.
    Looking to hear more feedback on these hybrids.
    Thanks for sharing Abby
  5. Tyler H

    Great stuff Abby. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Todd T

    Looking good.. Cant wait for fitting to open up at TPI
  7. Darron K

    So sick! Mahalo for posting Abby!
  8. Tim Tiger

    Awesome. Can't wait to give these a ride.

  9. Brian D

    The new line up looks great. Loving the white leather covers for sure.

    Can't wait to hear more about all the benefits the 818's will bring

    Thanks for sharing the seeding pictures
  10. Kevin B

    I should be broke by Christmas at this rate. So SWEET!
  11. Don O

    Looks like the slot is filled like on the 917s. That will change the sound and keep me from being distracted cleaning grass from the slot during a round. All other improvements for distance and control are just more icing on the cake.
  12. Speedy

    Love it!! Especially the head covers.. Thanks for sharing
  13. No'l

    Pretty cool stuff!
  14. Scott D

    Oh Man! do they look nice. Thanks for sharing
  15. Dwayne N

    Good stuff can't wait to hit those babies
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