HONMA Golf, the premium Japanese brand chosen by leading Tour star Justin Rose, is introducing an all-new Tour Release product line for competitive golfers looking for premium performance matched with uncompromising craftsmanship.
Engineered to deliver exceptional speed and Tour-level performance, clubs in the TR20 line – already in the bag of the Olympic Champion and US Open winner – include two holistically designed drivers and two sets of irons. Fairway woods, hybrids and further iron models are due out later this year.
The Tour Release Series sits alongside the game-improvement XP Crossover Series in the HONMA Premium Performance category, while the recently introduced new BERES range commands the Super Premium sector in the 2020 range.
“The fact that Justin has already put the TR20 driver in his Tour bag so soon is testament to the high level of performance on offer to serious golfers,” said Alejandro Sanchez, General Manager of HONMA Golf Europe. “Renowned for crafting the most premium products in golf at our factory in Sakata, the drivers are our most technologically advanced yet and the irons deliver the incredible looks and feel that we pride ourselves on at HONMA,” he added.
The TR20 Drivers come in two beautifully shaped profiles - 460 and 440cc – in a near-total carbon body and lightweight titanium frame to deliver explosive distance and accuracy.
A TiCarbon Fast Frame comprises a lightweight, ribbed ET40 Carbon Crown that saves 14 grams of weight, while a Carbon sole saves 20g. The two premium components combine to reduce unwanted vibration for a more efficient deflection off the club face.
The sole features three strategically positioned weights, with a possible of five weight options (3,6,9,12,15g) to ensure ball speed, launch, spin and swing weight can be optimised for greater distance and accuracy. Innovative vertical grooves feature behind the precision cast thin titanium face, saving an additional 2 grams of weight, providing increased face repulsion for explosive ball speeds.
The hosel incorporates the Non-Rotating System to allow eight possible loft and lie adjustments to be made, ensuring the spine of the shaft remains in the 6’oclock position for greater impact consistency.
The TR20 Drivers have been holistically engineered with the high performance VIZARD shafts (50,60,70g) to ensure all components work in perfect harmony. Additionally, the VIZARD FD/FP and Tour prototype shafts are available as an upgrade.
The TR20 460 and 440 drivers are available in 8.5°, 9.5° & 10.5° lofts, plus a weight kit is included for the perfect setup.
Combining highly sought after HONMA craftsmanship with Tour-level performance, the TR20 irons have been engineered using the most premium materials to deliver incredibly precise feel, distance and control.
Crafted for golfers seeking a better player preferred blade length, the TR20 V iron is forged from the finest soft S20C carbon steel and incorporates a modern cavity back design. Built in strong but playable lofts, TR20 V irons feature a HONMA mole logo in the cavity
as an emblem of uncompromised forging heritage, something that HONMA prides itself on.
The TR20 P irons are a true player’s distance iron with game improvement playability. The feature a forged S35C steel body with an L-cup face for increased ball speeds and a tungsten weighted pocket cavity to create speed-enhancing forgiveness on off centre strikes, while a low centre of gravity and high MOI is achieved for a high launch and longer carries.
TR20 irons have been designed to allow golfers to build the perfect set by blending forgiving P long irons with the more compact V short irons.
As standard, the TR20 irons will be offered with VIZARD TR20-85 graphite and Nippon Modus 105 shafts and are built with ascending weight for increased speed with longer irons and added control with short irons.
The first TR20 products will be available for fitting next month and at retail in March at the following RRPs per club: TR20 Drivers: £599; TR20 V Iron: £219 (Graphite) | £175 (Steel); TR20 P Iron: £219 (Graphite) | £175 (Steel).
An additional set of Tour Release irons called the TR20B is currently in development, with prototypes currently being played by Justin Rose.
More details on the new TR20 line can be found at www.honmagolf.com.