Honma Golf Clubs | Beres Drivers & Irons

Honma Golf ClubsIf 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:


Where to Buy


Honma Men’s Iron Set TW904

Beres Cavity Back Milled Golf Clubs, 6 Irons #5-10

Honma Men’s Iron Set TW904 | 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.)

These TW904 irons are designed for you better ...





Honma Beres Driver TW914

Japanese Golf Club Handmade Graphite Shaft, Heavy Tungsten Weights

Honma Beres Driver TW914 | 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.”

It is designed for players with fast swing speeds, but ...





Honma Beres Mallet Putter

Milled Handmade Gold Professional Club PP-002

Honma Beres Mallet Putter | Milled Handmade Gold Professional Club PP-002

What?  You’ve never seen a putter worth $5,000?  Well, have you ever seen one that was blessed by the Dali Lama?  I haven’t, either.  But I’m thinking it should be, at least before I take out a mortgage on my house to buy it.

I’m guessing that you will ...





Honma Elite Japanese Golf Iron Set, 6-11

Beres MG703 Handmade Club & Shaft

Honma Elite Japanese Golf Iron Set, 6-11 | Beres MG703 Handmade Club & Shaft

Nope, it’s not a typo -- these irons are a little “spendy.”  Honma is an elite Japanese golf company that has been around for 50 years.  In Japan, rich businessmen use Honma golf clubs as bonuses for their employees.  The company is in Yamagata, Tokyo. They say that 150 processes performed by 50 ...





Honma Men’s Driver MG713 Beres Japan

4 Star Golf Club Played By Celebrities Donald Trump, Jack Nicholson

Honma Men’s Driver MG713 Beres Japan | 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?

Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of this driver that ...





Honma Beres MG710 460cc Driver Review

Japanese Distance Golf Club

Honma Beres MG710 460cc Driver Review | Japanese Distance Golf Club

"May I have the password, please?  If you want to come in here, you are going to need three forms of I.D. and have at least two notarized signatures from accredited Japanese dignitaries."

You have wandered into Zipgolfer.com’s VIP room, and this driver that you are gawking at ...





Honma on eBay:

Golf Clubs Driver HONMA BERES S 02 460cc Titanium Flex R Loft 9 2 star Golf Clubs Driver HONMA BERES S 02 460cc Titanium Flex R Loft 9 2 star
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HONMA BERES MG710 Driver 460cc Loft 10 ARMRQ UD49 Flex S 3star Made in japan HONMA BERES MG710 Driver 460cc Loft 10 ARMRQ UD49 Flex S 3star Made in japan
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