Honma Tour Release: TR20 Driver and Irons and TR21 woods
Honma enters a new era with the TR20 series. For many years the TWorld or Tour World series was intended for the sporty players and there were also some Tour players who put TWorld clubs into the bag. With Justin Rose, Honma has made the first attempt to sign a well-known and very successful PGA player. And that Justin Rose also had a lot of influence during the development of the TR20. Of course he also plays the new TR20 clubs and trusts again in his updated Rose Proto irons, which were developed practically only for him.
Honma TR20 Driver
The flagship of the TR20 series is certainly the driver that appears with some new features compared to the TWorld driver. First of all the optics. Although the crown of the TWorld 747 driver was also made of carbon, in the TR20 driver the carbon is actually visible for the first time. Honma doesn't bother to hide it anymore, which in our opinion enhances the driver optically.
Also a novelty are the exchangeable weights in the sole. Honma offers its own weight set which gives the player a lot of possibilities to make adjustments. He can not only change the swing weight as he likes, but also the spin and launch and to a certain extent the direction by setting the driver to draw or fade.
The Honma TR20 driver is available as usual in the in-house Vizard shafts. The standard shaft is available in two different weights which also differ in the bending profile. Furthermore, the FD and FP shafts are available for an additional charge and there are no limits to your imagination. These shafts can also be ordered extremely heavy and hard.
Honma TR20 Irons: P, V and B
The Honma TR20 P iron is aimed primarily at players who want to get the most out of their iron game without restricting themselves too much in terms of playability. The club face of the TR20 P iron is visibly smaller than that of its "predecessor" the TW747 P and the topline is also narrower. One cannot simply say that the TR20 P iron is a club that maximizes forgiveness. The TR20 P is more like a compromise. It gives the player good feedback on the stroke and gives him certain freedoms that are no longer available with thicker soles or larger club faces.
In contrast, the TR20 V iron is a club head that offers much more freedom in this respect. It is a modern cavity back iron that distributes the weight especially in the heel and toe area. This increases the moment of inertia and provides better stabilization for misses. The TR20 P is very similar in this respect and works with additional weight shifts to increase this effect. However, the TR20 V is rather classic and completely forged from one piece
In addition to the P and V, there is also a blade variant, the TR20 B. This blade is the Rose Proto successor and it is definitely the sportiest iron Honma has to offer.
TR21 X Iron
The TR21 X is a completely new generation of irons in which a lot of technology is hidden in such a way that you still have a very classic looking iron in your hand. Mizuno has already achieved this with the HMB iron. Honma releases the TR21 X with a similar design. The iron is basically designed for maximum forgiveness and ball speed. Purely optically and at first sight the TR21 X looks more like the TR20 V.
TR20 and TR21 Irons Lofts and Specs in Comparison
|TR All Irons||Lie||60.5||61.0||61.5||62.0||62.5||63.0||63.5||64.0||64.0|
|TR All Irons||Length||39.0||38.5||38.0||37.5||37.0||36.5||36.0||35.5||35.5
TR21 Fairway Wood
There are two different versions of the TR21 woods. One is a #3 wood with a titanium insert, which has the purpose of ensuring the highest possible ball speeds. This makes this club ideal as a driver replacement from the tee. And the other version doesn't have additional titanium inserts. All TR21 fairway woods have in common that they are equipped with two weight screws. This not only allows the swing weight to be ideally adjusted, but also changes the flight of the ball. And that means more launch and spin or less spin with maximum length. Furthermore, for the first time at Honma it is also possible to change the loft of the woods. With the TWorld series, this is was not possible.
Matching the driver and woods, there is of course a TR21 hybrid as well which is also equipped with a weight screw. This can be exchanged accordingly and allows to change the swing weight in no time. This is especially important if you play shafts that are a bit longer or shorter or if you want a thicker grip. It is also possible to change the loft on the TR21 Hybrids.