Dan Box
By Dan Box

Japanese golf brand Honma has expanded its T//World series with a new range of clubs aimed at providing game-improvement options to golfers looking for a bit of extra help in their game, whilst retaining a high level of design and build quality.

Honma, which has risen to greater prominence in the western world due to its sponsorship of Justin Rose, has now released the XP-1 range of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons for both men and women.

Honma T//World XP-1 Range

The clubs are built with a draw bias and are said to consistently deliver more distance and forgiveness, aimed at giving more help to higher handicap golfers. They are equipped with ultra-lightweight Vizard shafts, which are engineered to provide more swing speed, a high launch trajectory and responsive feel.

Honma T//World XP-1 Range

Alejandro Sanchez, General Manager of Honma Golf Europe, commented:

The new T//World XP-1 range looks and performs like no other game improvement set of clubs on the market. 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.

Honma T//World XP-1 Driver

The driver features a Double Slot Sole across the club head, where a narrow slot in the centre helps to deliver more consistency and accuracy off the tee. At impact, the face flexes along the entire slot to produce greater speed with lower spin, and the double slot flexes on both the toe and heel for less side spin.

Honma T//World XP-1 Range

The exclusive Five Fang Technology- made up of tabs in the crown and sole of the club - increases the area of the face which flexes and strengthens the surrounding walls.

Honma T//World XP-1 Range

The ET40 carbon crown is the thinnest in the industry, providing a lower centre of gravity, and a 15g weight pad is positioned to provide golfers with the optimum launch condition.

Honma T//World XP-1 Fairway Wood and Hybrid

The fairway woods also feature the Double Slot Sole on a carbon crown, which generates a higher launch with long carry and a more consistent strike.

Honma T//World XP-1 Range

The centre of gravity is designed to be lower and deeper in the head, with a high-strength steel body and thin, fast face, along with heavy internal sole weighting.

The hybrids carry the same design features along with a thin, fast 455 steel face.

Honma T//World XP-1 Range

Honma T//World XP-1 Irons

Like most good irons, these are based around delivering outstanding distance and accuracy for the higher handicap golfer.

Honma T//World XP-1 Range

The hollow long irons include a tungsten sole weight while the short irons feature a deep cavity.

Honma T//World XP-1 Range

The CG placement helps to encourage a higher MOI for better launch and longer carries.

Whilst this all sounds good, it's going to cost you too. The drivers are priced at an RRP of £559, the fairways at £309 and six irons for both men and women are £1179 with Vizard shafts.

This does however represent something of a bargain when compared with Honma's usual pricing, so if you're a fan of the brand and want something which can make your golf that little bit easier, then they may be worth a try.


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