If you’re researching Honma, you’ve likely heard of their reputation and love reading about high-end clubs, or you’re intensely curious to see what all the fuss is about.
Either way, a bit of a perspective shift is in order before we dive in. First off, you’ll need to understand that, in Japan, there is a great respect for high-end, hand-crafted, artisan golf clubs. Those of us in the USA might scratch our heads at this, what with our obsession over feature lists, specifications and price. But Honma is targeted at a most discerning customer — he who values craftsmanship as well as performance.
Let’s start with that craftsmanship. Honma graphite shafts are hand-made and take nearly six months to build. Rumor has it that as many as fifty workers help make each club and that each club requires 150 separate steps to create. These clubs are considered highly prestigious gifts for Japanese executives to both give and to receive.
Now all this is not to say that the clubs don’t perform. Yes, they cost a pretty penny. Yes you’ll want to treat them with the utmost care. But, yes, you’ll be excited by the way they handle.
Honma’s Beres series are their newest and most readily-available clubs. These clubs come in five different series — the 9, 8, 7, 6 and 5 — with each series targeted at a different style of golfer. The 9xx series are for pros and low-handicappers, the 8xx for high club-speed average golfers, the 7xx for average golfers, the 6xx for seniors and the 5xx for women.
Here’s a cool video of guy blasting 311-yard drives with a Beres MG710:
Beres Cavity Back Milled Golf Clubs, 6 Irons #5-10
These TW904s are a great buy. That is, if you’d rather buy golf clubs than go on a cruise around the world. But what the heck -- maybe you can afford both. (Incidentally, if you can afford both, I’m available for golf lessons during your cruise.)
Japanese Golf Club Handmade Graphite Shaft, Heavy Tungsten Weights
I like this TW914 the best of all the Honma drivers that I’ve reviewed. It more closely resembles the golf clubs that I’ve seen on the PGA Tour. I really the black clubhead, and the sound it makes at impact is “Tour Quality.”
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4 Star Golf Club Played By Celebrities Donald Trump, Jack Nicholson
I’ve read that Honma drivers can add up to 50 yards to my tee shot. WOW! I also hear that Jack Nicholson, Roger Clemens, and Donald Trump play these sticks. Guess I’m going to have to try ‘em. Anybody have Jack’s number?
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