What we say...
The Type R’s thin crown and forward CG weight in the sole mean its capable of delivering a lower more penetrating ball flight say Benross. A CT Response Channel in the sole maximises face flex at impact to improve ball speeds and a Kuro Kage Silver shaft comes as standard.
Benross promised lower launch and less spin with the Type R compared to their standard HTX driver, looking at the stats it certainly delivered (launching shots 1.5deg lower with 400rpm less spin). We’re big fans of Benross at TG and whilst two of our three testers really liked the lower launch of the Type R we reckon you need to be confident launching drives from a tee peg before giving it serious consideration. If your game’s calling out for maximum forgiveness from the tee box then you’d be well advised to have a look at the standard HTX instead.
A really nice shaped driver which delivers solid performance for golfers who want to lower trajectory and spin. Its not the driver Benross aim at the mass market but if you fit the player profile it will certainly do the job its designed for.
Stock shaft: Kuro Kage Silver TiNi
Adjustable hosel: Yes
How much loft change: +/- 1.5deg