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Hey guys, I dont see much love for Honma products on here (talking mostly about the Tour World Series), I myself have Honma TW737V Irons and TW747 Driver. They both feel amazing but not so consistent on the driver. Tell me what you guys have in mind about Honma TW products!

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  • DpavsDpavs OverWRX'ed MichiganClubWRX  4036WRX Points: 700Posts: 4,036 ClubWRX
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    I think they are one of the under appreciated companies out there. You can see their strategy and club development evolving to get more attention and hit that part of the middle market they have been missing. I hope it pays off for them and for us as golfers.

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  • NailedItNailedIt Members  128WRX Points: 110Handicap: 4.4Posts: 128 Fairways
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    I have the 747v irons and TW-W wedges. They’re as good as anything out there really. But they lack custom options and store availability. If they could get a fitting cart in a few more places they would give Mizuno and Srixon some competition.

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  • kiwhkiwh Members  19WRX Points: 16Posts: 19 Bunkers
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    I’m really enjoying my TW737Vn irons. I scored a 5-10 set about 36 holes ago.

    I’m a long time Mizuno guy, I won’t say I’ll never go back to the Mizunos. But my 737’s are as good as any Zunos I’ve played.

    personally I like the fact that they aren’t as common.

    I have no experience with their drivers, still hitting my old MP600. Being the gear **** that I am, I’ll grab one of their drivers for the right price.

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  • Kyengtae3Kyengtae3 Members  50WRX Points: 12Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    Yea! Ever since I used the TW737V, I fell in love with the feel and easy workability with it. Amazing

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  • GC70GC70 What's Next? State of HockeyClubWRX  7976WRX Points: 415Handicap: 7.1Posts: 7,976 Titanium Tees
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    I agree that they need more shaft options and fitting carts.

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  • USCdrifterUSCdrifter So CalMembers  48WRX Points: 87Handicap: 10Posts: 48 Bunkers
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    I have the 445 737 driver and love it. The face is hot and I dont need to do a lot to crank it out there. I was patient finding the right shaft for me which ended up being their low trajectory stiffest stiff shaft. I just picked up a TW-W 56 degree wedge and it feels as nice as any other popular wedge. The metal feels buttery like my other forged irons. I love dumpster diving on ebay and there are a lot of deals on Honma gear. I am confident that a company that's known for hand making gear and craftsmanship will not produce crappy equipment. I enjoy the looks I get when I whip out my Honma driver versus everyone elses taylormades.

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  • Kyengtae3Kyengtae3 Members  50WRX Points: 12Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    They actually do offer a customization, only thing is, its like $500 for the “fitting experience” lol.

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  • Kyengtae3Kyengtae3 Members  50WRX Points: 12Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    Yea the feels off the face for the irons are really soft and buttery. I have the TW747 455 9.5 driver and it definitely does feel like a Honma Driver for sure. Its soft and springy, but maybe its my swing but its not as consistent for me as my Mizuno MP650

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  • flushemflushem Members  2158WRX Points: 449Handicap: 11.5Posts: 2,158 Platinum Tees
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    I had 737 455 driver but recently upgraded to 747 460 driver. it is night and day difference; 747 is much more forgiving and as long as 737 455. Here is something I found. When I whack it, it sprays. But when I go easy, it delivers so long and straight.

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  • jjschafejjschafe Members  85WRX Points: 35Handicap: 11Posts: 85 Fairways
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    As you saw in your last thread, I've been posting Honma praise wherever possible 😄

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  • widow-makerwidow-maker Members  1719WRX Points: 290Handicap: 2.7Posts: 1,719 Platinum Tees
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    Honma makes great equipment. It's just a preference of whether they're for you or not. But the quality of their clubs is not in question.

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  • pdxhakpdxhak Members  43WRX Points: 68Posts: 43 Bunkers
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    I have a set of TW W4 wedges arriving tomorrow and looking forward to putting them in play over the weekend.

    Anyone hit the 747vx irons?

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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers  7422WRX Points: 1,507Handicap: 3.9-9.3-7.7 (Health issue)Posts: 7,422 Titanium Tees
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    The 747 460 model is a terrific driver. Actually the 455 version was almost as good. 18 months ago It was a finalist with my Epic Flash Sub Zero. I had very similar numbers with both of them but the EFSZ was just a little bit more consistent AND available for $120 less.

    Not now though. Now eBay has brand new TW-747s for under $150 ($650 brand new 18 months ago). I just might pick up one to fool around with on the course.

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  • Kyengtae3Kyengtae3 Members  50WRX Points: 12Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    Ooooo that makes sense. Ima give it a try again but with easier swing. You think its because the Vizard shafts are more flexible than other shafts in the market?

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  • cbputts17cbputts17 Members  7WRX Points: 19Posts: 7 Bunkers
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    Just got fit into the new TR20 irons at club champion. I went with TR20V in 6-10 and TR20P in 4&5 irons. The set flows together really nicely. Coming from a GI set that fit me very poorly, the new clubs have helped my game a ton. Index has come down from a 9.5 at the beginning of the month to 4.6 right now. Driving the ball better now too, but the irons have helped a ton.

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    Niceee tell us about the fee of the irons my man!! Havent hit the TR series yet.

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  • GC70GC70 What's Next? State of HockeyClubWRX  7976WRX Points: 415Handicap: 7.1Posts: 7,976 Titanium Tees
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    I just picked up a new set of 747v for $415.

    I hope to get out tomorrow to play.

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  • jjfcpajjfcpa Golf Nut Omaha, NEMembers  916WRX Points: 307Handicap: 12Posts: 916 Golden Tee
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    Looks like I am the only one that has tried the XP-1, which I would classify as GI irons.

    I did not get fit for these, but based on 3 other fittings that I have had, I ordered a custom set through Carls Golfland. Vizard regular shaft, 1/2 inch short and 2 degrees flat, Lampkin grips.

    Previously, I was playing the Callaway CF19's and really like them but just felt that I needed a little more forgiveness. These fit the bill perfectly.

    Distance and feel is great. Spin is better than CF19's across the board.

    The only club I did not put in the bag was the 11 club. Just not as good as my Callaway MD5 Jaws 48*.

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  • Kyengtae3Kyengtae3 Members  50WRX Points: 12Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    Oooo, youre gonna like them a lot man. They feel soft like Mizunos and fly high like Titleist

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  • avguyavguy Replacement Player Sonoran Desert, AZMembers  1157WRX Points: 169Posts: 1,157 Platinum Tees
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    I bought their TW 727M irons from Japan about 5 yrs ago. Tried to consign sell them, no luck - so I recalled those beauts.

    Perhaps due to a R flex shaft (Modus 125) or the most awesome Gripmaster Wrap leathers on them (kinda sticky).

    Nonetheless, these are even better forgings of latter offerings mentioned in this thread. They were done in Sakata - they really are a precursor to the Rose Protos.

    I'm glad to have them back for occasional use (no range time due to steel shafts). I was comparing their blade lengths to my TM P760, and they are actually longer! Their topline is thin - like my T100 set. Very excellent feel, will now keep these ones.

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  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members  3732WRX Points: 722Posts: 3,732 Titanium Tees
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    they were the PXG before PXG was. always been a niche following particularly in Asia..very popular with the status inclined folks in that region.

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  • Kyengtae3Kyengtae3 Members  50WRX Points: 12Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    Thats mostly the Beres line. With Star levels starting from 1-5.

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  • Kyengtae3Kyengtae3 Members  50WRX Points: 12Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    No worries man, the Beres Line is more for social play and social status thing. Thats when you see people with all gold drivers and fairway woods and ****. They are ranked from 1 Star all the way up to 5 Star. Even on the shafts you will see it. On the shafts, they infuse real gold also. For shafts they also use the ranking system for the shaft makers in Sakata. Depending on how many years you made shafts for, your “made product” will be ranked with the stars.

    So 5-Star will be made by (i think, not 100% sure) shaft makers who have been making shafts for 15-20years and so on.

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  • Kyengtae3Kyengtae3 Members  50WRX Points: 12Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    Dudeeeee how do they feel?? They look amazing. Youre right they are the original “rose protos”!

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  • avguyavguy Replacement Player Sonoran Desert, AZMembers  1157WRX Points: 169Posts: 1,157 Platinum Tees
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    They feel as good as they look....If I am smart, a reshaft into Recoils 125 would keep the whole set pretty close to this current with their Modus 125 - and save some wear and tear. I will actually put them into play next week. Tempting to range them first...maybe two Advils and go for it?!


    ps...I have noticed how full solid forged MB iron faces hold up much better than the higher tech. thin forged faces like a TM P790 .

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    H-Titleist 915 H1 18, Titleist 816  H1 21, Bridgestone Precept ECU 25                           H-TM 2.0 SF 18 & 21, Cobra AC 25
    I - TM P760 /Recoil F4 110 5-PW                                                                                     I - Titleist T100/MR KK TiNi 105 
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    They are nice but when J.Rose left TaylorMade for Honma then won early in the season everybody jumped on the Bandwagon. Look at Bryson just won his tournament. The Cobra SpeedZone drivers are now selling like crazy. I bet TaylorMade gain more fans again now that Rose is back with them.

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