What we say...
Honma's Tour World 747 irons stand out as a great performing option - and surprised our test pro!
Honma is making big inroads into the consciousness of everyday golfers, partly thanks to a great new range of clubs, and partly because they've signed Justin Rose to play them. We've not tested much Honma equipment before, but our test pro was surprised – and impressed – by the 747's look, sound, feel – and it's seriously good launch monitor numbers.
The head has a shorter hosel to free up mass and 20g worth of tungsten weight in the sole to improve playability. A lack of off set and a narrow top line mean the 747 is just as slender as you'll find in most player irons.
Honma had a reputation for seriously expensive, blingy clubs – but all that's changed. The 747s stand out on merit as a great performing option, at the top end of the game improvement market (meaning they're close to players' irons). The price puts them right among the market leaders, making them a seriously good option.
- Availability: 4 - PW, 10 (GW), 11 (SW)
- Stock shafts: Nippon NS Pro 950 GH (s) Honma Vizard for 747 50 (g)
- 7-iron loft: 28.5deg
- Forgiveness rating: 3