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Benross Evolution R Hybrid Review: You need to know
A wide sole but compact head hybrid. A CT Response channel behind the face reduces distance loss from off centre hits, and a deep centre of gravity location promotes high launching, more forgiving shots. Benross say improved heel shaping helps improve turf interaction and means the Evolution R can easily be hit from all sorts of lies.
Benross Evolution R Hybrid Review: We say
For £105 the Evolution R looks like incredibly good value against the supersized RRPs of most of our test hybrids. Especially if you factor in how the Evo’s got a really attractive head shape and size, along with an adjustable hosel and premium shaft and grip. The slight drawback is whilst two of our testers hit the Evo really nicely it just didn’t pack the same punch as the leading models when it came to ball speeds and carry distance. Our test pro’s data entirely backed up how he reckoned Evo was ‘shortest but straightest’ hybrid he hit, which unfortunately isn’t on many consumers wish list when going on the hunt for a new hybrid.
Benross Evolution R Hybrid Review: Verdict
On the cover the Evolution is a lovely looking hybrid. It’s just a bit disappointing that changing the loft means the face angle changes too (reducing loft opens the face angle while increasing it closes the face angle) which is not ideal. At this price Benross don’t have the budget to explore super springy or flexible alloy faces which meant the Evo was the shortest hitting hybrid in our test, even though we really liked it.
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