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Titleist's 2006 Products Include Irons, Fairway Metals, Hybrid and Putters

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Titleist PT 906F2 Fairway Metal

The Titleist PT 906F2 fairway metal.

Photo courtesy of The Acushnet Company; used with permission
Aug. 19, 2006 - Titleist recently announced several new products for 2006, including what they call their new "flagship" set of irons, plus the company's first wood-style hybrid. Here's a look at the new Titleist products (and note, click on the fairway metal photo and you'll be able to also see photos of the utility metal and putter):

755 Irons
The 755 Iron set is what Titleist describes as its new flagship set of irons. The 755 set replaces the 704.CB set in the Titleist lineup, and fits between the 735.CM irons (for highly skilled players) 775.CB irons (for aspirational golfers) on the playability scale.

The 755 Irons are mid-sized with a larger-volume cavity back and more perimeter weighting, irons that Titleist brags combine looks, feel and forgiveness. We have a separate article that goes into a little more detail about the 755 Irons here.

PT 585.H Utility Metal
Titleist's previous entry in the utility category is the 503.H utility iron. But the new PT 585.H Utility Metal is the first wood-style hybrid from Titleist.

Like all true hybrids, the 585.H Utility Metal combines elements of the fairway wood with elements of irons, looking for the right combination to produce a fairway wood type of launch and trajectory but with the control offered by irons.

The 585.H has a compact teardrop shape with no offset and a square face angle. A wider sole with a deep center of gravity gets the ball up quicker and higher than a comparable iron, but the peak trajectory is lower than traditional fairway woods for added control.

The 585.H comes in lofts of 17, 19, 21 and 24 degrees, which the golfer can use to replace the 2-, 3- or 4-irons or 4- or 5-woods. The stock shafts are the Aldila NV 85 Hybrid and Titleist 4175 in graphite, and the Dynamic Gold S300 in steel. The stock grip is the Titleist Tour Velvet Rubber. The Titleist 585.H Utility Metal carries an MSRP of $208 with graphite shaft or $175 with steel shaft. More info

PT 906F2 Fairway Metals
The Titleist PT 906F2 fairway metals come in lofts of 13, 15 and 18 degrees and are intended as a complement to the popular Pro Titanium 905R driver, introduced earlier in 2006 by Titleist.

The 906F2 employs what Titleist calls the "multi-relief sole," a sole design that minimizes turf resistance while helping to keep sole-ground contact toward the leading edge of the sole. Titleist says that "maintaining a forward impact point improves directional control and ball flight by reducing the potential for the club to bounce or skip into the ball."

The stock shafts for the PT 906F2 are the Titleist 4375 Fairway (77g), Aldila NV 75 Fairway (77g), and UST Proforce V2 85 Fairway (90g). The stock grip is the Titleist Tour Velvet Rubber. The Titleist PT 906F2 fairway metals carry an MSRP of $200 per club with steel shafts or $250 per with graphite shafts. More info

Scotty Cameron by Titleist Detour Putters
The latest Titleist putter to come out of the storied studio of designer Scotty Cameron is the Detour line. Titleist explains Cameron's intent with the Detour and Detour 2 putters:

"Utilizing research accumulated from years of analyzing the putting strokes and habits of the world’s best players, Cameron determined the optimum putting swing path naturally follows a curve created by the lie angle of the shaft. To assist golfers in following the proper path, he developed the new Detour with innovative design elements and visual indicators, highlighted by the arched or curved body and sightline."

The difference between the two models is in the shaft; the Detour putter has a single bend shaft, while the Detour 2 has a straight shaft.

Available lengths are 34 and 35 inches, with 33 inches available as a custom option. The Detour 2 is available in right-hand only. The stock grip is Black Baby T, and each putter face carries 4 degrees of loft. Both models carry an MSRP of $300 each. More info

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