Titleist 818H2 reviews??? Compared to H1??

johnroyal519johnroyal519 Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
Hello



I want a 17 / 21 deg hybrid combo. I really liked the 818H1 this year but it doesnt come in 17 deg. But the 818H2 does.



Can somebody compare the H1 and H2 directly?



Is the H2 much harder to hit than the H1??



I know the H2 is more iron like but would love to hear some comparisions

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  • pholwaypholway Members Posts: 441
    I think you can dial the loft down to 17 but it will change the lie angle so maybe you don’t want to.



    Have you thought about an 18 degree or 16.5 fairway instead. Loft that up or down ? Just a thought.
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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,141 ✭✭
    I don’t think the h2 is a lot harder to hit but there will be a lower ball flight. The loft and lie can be changed using d1 setting will go -1* loft and standard lie
  • sunbeltgolfersunbeltgolfer Members Posts: 478 ✭✭
    Maybe a little less forgiving than the H1, but, by no means difficult to hit quality shots with. I would consider myself a lower ball flight player and have found the H2 17 quite easy to play. I'm using the same Tour AD DI 85 since the 915H. It has been in a 915hD and an 818H1 also. The added ability to change the head weight should also offer a little extra help with shot shape if you need it. I can't imagine that you would disappointed in the performance. Plenty of adjustment to find a setting that will be favorable.
  • johnroyal519johnroyal519 Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    I struggle with fairway woods ans finally ditched them this year

    Never once did I wish I had one



    But I have hit some quality shots with hybrids many times over



  • UnderPar18UnderPar18 Previously Ecsugolf1 Members Posts: 5,629 ✭✭
    H2 has a different shape than the H1. I went in wanting an H2 and ended up preferring the shape of the H1. Furthermore performance wise the H1 should launch higher than the H2.



    Both are nice, but I I would hit both in the lofts you want to make sure performance and yardage gaps are appropriate.
  • 73monte73monte Members Posts: 655
    I was facing the same dilemma. Thought my game would be better served with and H1, but no 17d. option. I bought the H2, and glad I did. Not difficult to hit at all. Have no problem elevating it. In fact has the perfect flight. Best feeling and sounding hybrid I've ever owned. They're not cheap, but this one will be in the bag for a long time to come.
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  • johnroyal519johnroyal519 Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    im really loving the evenflow shaft as well - i feel it goes well with the PX 6.0 in my irons and wedges
  • kgeorge78kgeorge78 Members Posts: 7,791 ✭✭
    ive been looking for a 17 / 21 hybrid combo for a while now.



    the 818H1 was great but considering I hit my irons better than fairway woods the H2 might even be better.



    Might pull the trigger on a 17 / 21 combo with Evenflow 6.0 as well.

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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,818 ✭✭
    I actually find the H2 easier to hit than the H1.



    The H2 is a little more iron like and I find that the contact that I make with it is a lot better. That said, the H2 hasn't been able to get the 915Hd out of my bag, absolutely love that thing.
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  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall Members Posts: 3,331 ✭✭
    Depends if you hear the snickers.
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  • ATAlxndrATAlxndr RHL Members Posts: 1,013 ✭✭
    If you hit fairways better go H1, if you hit long irons better go H2.
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  • Bar_StrollBar_Stroll Members Posts: 214 ✭✭
    Do you know you need 17* and 21* specifically? To me it seems that if you like the H1 you would be better served with it and set it at 18*. Unless you know exactly that your gaps/distances necessitate those lofts you may be better with the one you really like and 1* off what you think you need. Just a thought.
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  • kgeorge78kgeorge78 Members Posts: 7,791 ✭✭
    will the H1 come out in 17 deg this year??

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  • sjt4718sjt4718 Members Posts: 326 ✭✭
    Is one degree that much of a difference? How many yards is one degree responsible for? Maybe 3-4 yards? I don't know. You probably hit a 17 degree hybrid a considerable distance where 3-4 yards will be a coin toss if it helps or hurts you!
  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,141 ✭✭
    kgeorge78 wrote:


    will the H1 come out in 17 deg this year??




    Considering the hybrids just came out and are a year away from their next release the answer is no it won’t come out this year in 17*.



  • postfoldpostfold oh how I LOVE putting Members Posts: 366 ✭✭
    I’d love to have a 17 H1 as well. Haven’t pulled the trigger yet on a H2 since they seem to be rare.
  • nick.woods76nick.woods76 Members Posts: 666 ✭✭
    GoGoErky wrote:

    kgeorge78 wrote:


    will the H1 come out in 17 deg this year??




    Considering the hybrids just came out and are a year away from their next release the answer is no it won't come out this year in 17*.




    the 816 came out with a 17 deg mid launch
  • johnroyal519johnroyal519 Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
  • MaximilianMaximilian Members Posts: 1,377 ✭✭
    I have the 818 H2 in 17*. I think it’s beautiful and feels nice, but still just so, so.



    This year I switched to the P790 irons and my 21* four iron is so much longer than my previous four iron, I had to change my next longer club too since there was not enough gap to make sense now. First I changed to a G400 5 wood and kind of loved it, but it went super high for me, even with a low launch shaft and set to the lowest loft. If the wind was just the slightest against me, I hit it so high it was shorter than my 4 iron.



    I have owned a higher lofted version of the H1 hybrid before and really liked it, but since I wanted the 17* to be sure it was a good bit longer than my four iron, I got the H2 instead.



    Initially I really liked it, and I have hit some really good shots with it. But looking back at the season now and trying to be completely honest with myself, I’m quite sure it’s been the most inconsistent club in my bag this year. I’m a decent player (hover around 3-4), but I think this club is just slightly too demanding for me. I gave up on low lofted driving irons a couple years ago since I think I hit too many bad shots with them to be worth it, and the H2 probably is easier for me than those, but not by much. It’s totally fine from the tee though.



    Next year, I think I might look into getting a slightly larger, more wood-like hybrid in 17/18*, or try to get a shorter shafted, lower launching five wood to work. If I was dead set on a hybrid from Titleist, I’d get the 19* H1 and set it to the least amount of loft possible. I’m sure the higher lofted H2’s are great though, just not what I personally need right now.
  • MaximilianMaximilian Members Posts: 1,377 ✭✭
    Also I just wanted to add, for me personally, I could not swing the 17* H2 the same way as I do a long iron, even though it’s said to be played more like a long iron. I definitely had to put a much flatter swing on the ball, just like I would a fairway wood. Might just be me though, don’t know.
  • nick.woods76nick.woods76 Members Posts: 666 ✭✭
  • johnroyal519johnroyal519 Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    73monte wrote:


    I was facing the same dilemma. Thought my game would be better served with and H1, but no 17d. option. I bought the H2, and glad I did. Not difficult to hit at all. Have no problem elevating it. In fact has the perfect flight. Best feeling and sounding hybrid I've ever owned. They're not cheap, but this one will be in the bag for a long time to come.




    love to hear this
  • tgg27tgg27 Member Members Posts: 96 ✭✭
    I have gone back and forth between the 17 degree H1 from the previous iteration and the 17 degree 818h2. I own both. I have definitely been more consistent with the H1 and set at max fade, I have never hooked one unintentionally which is my miss with the hybrid. The h2 goes a little further for me but also can go left which I don't love. It has a little flatter ball flight which I dont mind but I just feel more comfortable with the H1.
    My ITB changes too frequently to keep up with it here.
  • johnroyal519johnroyal519 Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    i wish they had a 818h1 in 17 deg!
  • onafridayonafriday Members Posts: 1,413 ✭✭
    edited Feb 4, 2019 11:16pm #26
    Not entirely helpful, i realize.



    I love the 19* H1 as a 5 wood equivalent and the 23*H2 as a 4 iron equivalent. The H1 really lends more to a fairway wood swing whereas the H2 is more iron like.



    If i were you I’d consider these and crank them wide open. Not ideal, but pretty good!
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  • johnroyal519johnroyal519 Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    i hit long irons much better than fairway woods that is why Im thinking H2!
  • nick.woods76nick.woods76 Members Posts: 666 ✭✭
    ive him them now both with the same shafts - I think the H2 might be the winner.



    More penetrating flight and looks a bit better at address.
  • np78np78 Members Posts: 283
    I Think the H1 might be more forgiving but the H2 is more workable and probably a bit longer.
  • AG12AG12 Members Posts: 633 ✭✭

    Just did a fitting for a new hybrid. Went into it thinking I’d be getting the H1. Surprisingly I launched the H2 higher. I was hitting the 21* H2 as far as the 19* H1. First tried it with the EvenFlow Blue but it ended up turning over too easily. The fitter put me in the Atmos Tour Spec HB Blue 8S and put the draw setting in the cartridge and A1 hosel setting. 220-230 with about 3200-3500 Spin perfect for attacking short par 4’s and going for it on par 5’s

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