Honma want you to 'Gain Speed' with new drivers, fairway woods, irons and hybrids

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Honma target slow swing speed golfers with new 'Gain Speed' range of drivers, fairway woods, irons and hybrids.

Japanese golf brand Honma has released a new range of game improvement clubs aimed at golfers with slower swings looking to increase ball speed and distance. 

The Honma T//World GS range sits alongside the Honma T//World TR (Tour Release) range, which is aimed at better players. 

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The Honma GS range promises to deliver excellent levels of distance and forgiveness, with a confidence-inspiring look. 

Honma T//World GS driver

Honma T//World GS driver

The Honma T//World GS driver features a crank-shaped slot on the sole to maintain ball speeds across the face and reduce loss of distance on off-centre strikes. 

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 driver 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 this driver is likely to be fighting an unwanted left-to-right curvature in ball flight.  

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. 

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The Honma T//World GS driver features a Speedtuned shaft with a mid-to-low kick point. 

The driver is £499 and available in 9.5°, 10.5° and 11.5° heads for men; 10.5° and 12.5° heads for women.

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Honma T//World GS fairway woods

Honma T//World GS fairway woods 

The Honma T//World GS fairway woods feature the same design elements of the driver to help deliver maximum ball speed on pure and off-centre strikes. 

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. 

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The men's fairway woods are available in lofts of 15° (3-wood), 16.5° (4-wood), 18° (5-wood) and 21° (7-wood).  

The women's fairway woods are available in lofts of 16.5° (3-wood), 18° (5-wood) & 21° (7-wood). 

The Honma T//World GS fairway woods are £279 each. 

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Honma T//World GS hybrid

Honma T//World GS hybrids

The Honma T//World GS hybrids follow the same design as the driver and fairway woods and include a slight draw bias.

Available lofts are 18°, 21°, 24° and 27° for men; 21°, 24° and 27° for women. Each hybrid is £249.

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Honma T//World GS irons

Honma T//World GS irons

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.

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