What we say...
Honma T//World irons offer extra speed and distance for golfers who need it most.
The Honma T//World GS irons are designed to offer maximum distance and forgiveness.
A thin, high-strength L-cup structured face expands the sweet spot, while variable ribs on the inside of the clubface help reduce weight and improve ball speed compared to the previous Honma XP-1 irons.
The T//World GS 4-7 irons feature sole slots that reduce the loss of ball speed on off-centre strikes, plus a 6g tungsten weight in the toe that increases MOI.
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The 8-11 irons feature a 360-degree undercut and a large sweet spot. A thick steel sole provides a low centre of gravity which creates high launch and spin to help golfers attack the flag with confidence.
The T//World GS irons come with a choice of Speed Tuned 55 graphite shaft or Nippon N.S. Pro 950 GH neo-steel shaft as standard.
A set of seven Honma T//World GS irons is £1,365.
Verdict: Honma T//World GS iron
GS stands for ‘Gain Speed’, which spells out loud and clear how this new Honma iron targets low and moderate swing speed players. This year the GS family has come up trumps across the board in our Top Gear test sessions, and the iron is no exception.
Our data has the GS down as our test pro’s second longest high-handicap iron, just two yards (193 yards) behind TaylorMade’s SIM2 Max OS (which has a 7-iron 2.5° stronger in loft), and it was among our top five for protecting carry distance on off-centre hits, too (see our test data here).
But what’s really attractive about the GS is Honma’s shaft choice. The Neo (steel shaft) by Nippon is lightweight, high launching and high spinning, and it means the brand get a strong lofted iron to launch, flight, spin and stop shots even at slower speeds. For club golfers, that means getting the best of both worlds – maximum distance and stopping power.