What we say...
Oct 2012 Fairways Test
Our amateur testers got on well with the Quad Speed with both David and Mick fans of the recessed crown and feel. Pro James felt the shaft was a bit soft for him and all testers disliked the shiny white finish.
TG Ratings (out of 5)
Every month we get numerous phone calls, letters and emails asking us to recommend various clubs for our readers – and they often come with a caveat that they don’t have a wallet-load of cash to spend.
One of the first names that always springs to mind when value is involved is Benross – a UKbased manufacturer intent on delivering reasonably-priced clubs while still using good components.
The Quad Speed woods are the latest offerings from the company, which has enjoyed a bumper year since making its product available in the multitude of American Golf superstores across the country.
But do they live up to the Benross ethos of delivering performance beyond their price
The Aldila Voodoo shafts in both the fairway wood and the hybrid feel stable enough even for faster swingers but are also light enough to suit the majority of golfers.
Personally, I’ve always been a fan of Benross fairway woods in particular. They give a pleasing click off the face when struck well and offer a good deal of forgiveness when not. The Quad Speed fairway woods are designed with a great head size – not too big to be unworkable and compromise versatility but big enough to inspire confidence.
The slightly recessed crown at the rear of the head also helps to frame the ball very nicely and make the club look slightly more compact than it is. Off the tee it is in its element because the face is a little deeper than some but this doesn’t mean it compromises greatly off a tight to get in the air.
The hybrid is definitely larger than the majority on the market and is designed to offer more confidence and a higher ball flight for golfers who struggle with longer irons. But while this will offer forgiveness to higher handicappers, who they are in
truth aimed at, it might well put off better players who are looking for a more penetrating flight and versatility in their longer clubs.
My only negative...
As you will have read above, I loved these new Benross bats, but there was one thing which didn't suit my eye; the white crown. It is obviously the fashion in golf equipment at the moment, but the finish on the Quad Speed woods is glossy rather than matt and this can be off-putting and offer up a bit too much glare in bright sunlight. A small thing, but didn't suit me.
Using the same stability technology used in the Quad speed drivers, the Benross Quad Speed White Fairway Wood has split dual crowns and a wide modern footprint to lower and deepen the centre of gravity so you can be sure of powering shots out of any lie. Confidence inspiring square face angles and clean simple looks mean that golfers of all handicaps will want at least one Quad Speed Fairway in their bag.
The lightweight Benross Quad Speed White Fairway Wood has a specially developed mid-high launch Aldila Voodoo Fairway shaft, which ensures golfers of all abilities can flight shots accurately and consistently from the Tee, fairway and rough.
This Benross Quad Speed White Fairway Wood also features a classic head shape with split dual crown design, twin sole tuning cartridges improve acoustics, high MOI stability weighting and a one year guarantee.