What we say...
A 16g sliding sole weight allows golfers to dial in either a draw, fade or neutral shot bias. An adjustable hosel gives loft options from 9deg – 12deg. Benross are committed to using quality components so the Kuro Kage shaft and Lamkin grip are similar to what you’ll find in other top of the range 2017 drivers.
On face value the Type R is a really nice looking driver. It’s got plenty of rack appeal, sits really nicely at address and has similar components to those you’ll find in a number of premium 2017 drivers. And if we didn’t have a launch monitor to compare data, it would have scored really highly. Many golfers might hope lower priced drivers can compete against the very best, but realistically it’s probably not fair to expect a £199 driver to punch so significantly above its weight it can compete against a model more than twice its own value. Our test pro gave up 19 yards (our test pro) with the Type R against his longest driver, Chris and Simon saw 12 and 16 yards difference respectively, which means you’ll need to make a call on whether any cost saving represents a sound investment.
There’s absolutely nothing to not like about the Type R it’s a really attractive driver, even if the data didn’t stack up quite as impressively in its favour. A few years ago “value” drivers could just about keep up with their “premium” cousins but we reckon the landscape’s changing. Bigger brands advanced tech and huge R&D budgets are now starting to pay dividends in terms of noticeable performance gains.