Honma unveils new game improvement clubs

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Honma new T/World XP-1 irons are a brand new range of game improvement clubs.

Honma, Japan's leading golf brand, have added a new game improvement set of irons – the T/World XP-1 to their range, which they say are “aimed at golfers looking for confidence-inspiring game improvement performance”.

The new range joins a club selection available from HONMA that includes TW747 V, Vx and P irons, TW-MB Rose Proto irons, TW747 455 and 460 drivers, FW, UT and TW-W4 wedges.

Designed and engineered by Master Craftsmen at the brand’s Sakata factory in Japan who have produced the clubs used on Tour by Justin Rose, the T//WORLD XP-1 range of high-performance clubs includes complementary drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons for both men and women.

The clubs are built in easy-to-square, draw-biased designs that consistently deliver greater distance and outstanding forgiveness for those golfers with a higher handicap. In addition to the striking profiles of the club heads, the ultra-lightweight VIZARD shafts are engineered to provide more swing speed, a high launch trajectory and responsive feel.

“The new T//WORLD XP-1 range looks and performs like no other game improvement set of clubs on the market,” said Alejandro Sanchez, General Manager of HONMA Golf Europe. “Recreational golfers who want to up their game should take a serious look at these clubs, as they represent the latest entry level into the premium quality that stands behind the HONMA brand,” he added.

Honma XP1 driver

The driver features an innovative Double Slot Sole across the club head, with a narrow slot in the centre that helps to deliver more consistent distance and accuracy off the tee. The driver’s club face flexes along the entire slot for more speed and low spin, while the double slot flexes on heel and toe hits to reduce side spin.

HONMA’s exclusive Five Fang Technology – with three fang-like tabs in the crown and two in the sole - provides a fast and efficient structure to increase face flex area and strengthen the thin surrounding walls. The lightweight ET40 carbon crown ensures a low centre of gravity (CG), while the precise internal weighting is ribbed for added strength and face repulsion. A 15g weight pad is strategically positioned to provide an optimum launch.

The driver also features the superior primary 8-setting adjustment of HONMA’s non-rotating hosel, where the spine of the shaft stays fixed in the same position while the sleeve spins to the required setting to deliver greater impact consistency.

The fairway woods also feature the Double Slot Sole on a carbon crown for a high launch, long carry and more consistent strike. A low and deep CG design incorporates precision high strength steel body and thin fast face, with a heavy internal sole weighting. The hybrids carry the same design features, plus a thin, fast 455 steel face.

The high-performance design of the XP-1 irons produce outstanding distance and accuracy, thanks to a thin, fast club face throughout the set.

Honma XP1 Iron

The hollow long irons feature a tungsten sole weight, while short irons have a deep cavity. A high MOI is achieved with a low, deep CG for higher launches and longer carries.

In the Men’s XP-1 range, the driver [9.5°/10.5°/12°] has a RRP of £559; fairway clubs [#3 (15°). #5 (18°) & #7 (21°)] at £309; hybrid models [19° / 22° / 25°] at £269; and irons (#5 /#6-#10 /#11) offering six irons at £1,179 with proprietary Vizard shafts or £969 with Nippon shafts. Each of the driver, fairway and utility clubs incorporate a VIZARD 43 shaft hand-made in Sakata.

Across the Women’s range, the driver (12°) has a RRP of £559,; fairway woods [#3 (17°), #5 (20°), #7 (21°)] at £309; hybrid [#4 (22°), #5 (25°), #6 (28°)] at £269; and irons (#6 / #7-#11 / SW), offering six clubs at £1,179.

More details on the new XP-1 range and other premium quality products can be found at www.honmagolf.com