What we say...
The Honma T//World GS fairway woods are designed to help golfers with slow swings gain speed and distance.
The 'GS' in Honma T//World GS stands for "gain speed", and that's exactly what Honma want to help slong swinging golfers to do, in order to give them extra distance.
The Honma T//World GS range sits alongside the Honma T//World TR (Tour Release) range, which is aimed at better players with faster swing speeds.
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The Honma T//World GS fairway woods feature a crank-shaped slot on the sole to maintain ball speeds across the face and reduce loss of distance on off-centre strikes.
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The slot, along with a radial face sructure featuring varying levels of thickness, combine to reduce spin on impacts low on the face or on the toe - something Honma feel is common among high handicap golfers. Honma feel this creates a "gear effect" that means the T//World GS fairways will give high handicap golfers greater distance and less punishing misses.
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The titanium crown has been designed to be as lightweight as possible, helping to boost clubhead speed, while a keel-shaped head and strategically positioned tungsten sole weight promote a draw bias, as Honma recognise that the target golfer for the T//World GS is likely to be fighting an unwanted left-to-right curvature in ball flight.
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Honma also use a patented and exclusive Non-Rotating System in the hosel, which is designed to ensure the shaft stays in the 6 o'clock position regardless of adjustments to loft and lie angle, helping to create a more stable ball flight.
Weight is positioned low and deep to deliver a high MOI (moment of inertia) for maximum forgiveness, plus ease of launch for those who struggle to get fairway woods airborne.
Verdict: Honma T//World GS Fairway Wood
If there’s one thing our Top Gear test data has highlighted across the board this year, it’s how Honma know a thing or two about getting lightweight, draw enhancing clubs to flat-out perform. From driver to iron and everything in between, the T//World GS (Gain Speed) has been outstanding.
Our test pro’s Fairway Wood Test data had the GS among our two longest (254 yards) fairways of the year, while also placing top for protecting carry distance (first; 5.1%). And to prove those results aren’t a fluke, the GS hybrid was the same.
If you own a moderate swing speed or find fairways difficult to launch from the turf, the GS is an absolutely brilliant option, without an offset head or a very closed-face angle. This Honma fairway does everything from a really neutral, desirable and attractive head shape, which isn’t often the case with true game improving models.
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Honma T//World GS Fairway Wood
Men's lofts: 15° (3-wood) / 16.5° (4-wood) / 18° (5-wood) / 21° (7-wood).
Women's lofts: 16.5° (3-wood) / 18° (5-wood) / 21° (7-wood).
Stock shaft: Honma Speed Tuned 55
For further information visit the Honma website here