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To celebrate its 55th anniversary year, Japanese clubmaker Honma – which famously makes all of its clubs and graphite shafts in a single giant design and production studio in northern Japan – has resurrected one of its former brands, Tour World.
The hand-crafted clubs is aimed at better players and serious golfers.
Tour World is designed with clean lines, and represents a step away from some of Honma’s more ornate-looking clubheads seen in previous models. All clubs represent the pinnacle of Honma’s 55 years of experience in hand-making golf equipment.
There are three shaft options and head sizes for the forged Titanium Tour World TW717 drivers. The first is 460cc head with a larger sweetspot and shallow-back design for a high launch. The 455cc head is a classic deep-faced shape made of a different forged titanium and features heel-toe weights to keep the face squarer at impact. While the 430cc version (right) comes in a matt-black finish aimed at the better player with higher swing speeds looking for workability as well as distance.
Specifications: 460cc and 455cc drivers in 9.5° and 10.5°, 430cc in 8.5°, 9.5° and 10.5°.
RRPs: £895 (Honma VIZARD shaft), £950 (2-star ARMRQ8 shaft) and £5,095 (5-star spec).