Honma TW747 Vx Irons

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Regular price €1.109,00

The TW747 Vx shows the whole Japanese art of blacksmithing. The optics of this head is unique and the feeling at impact is hard to describe. A 10g tungsten weight sits in the tip of the club head to give these off-center hits still the necessary length. The result is a very good forgiveness. Overall the weight distribution is quite low so that high ball flights and maximum lengths can be achieved.

Standard set is from 5-PW. Iron 4 can be added on top.

Please keep in mind that when you select a longer shaft than standard a custom Honma order is required. Meaning that Honma has to do the customization, not ExactGolf. And this requires about 8 weeks of additional shipping time. This is not the case for all other customizations and also not for shorter shafts.

Buy Honma's TW747 Vx online

Anyone who buys a set of clubs online and expects it to fit well will have to deal with a few things beforehand. The motto here is to get smart and advice before you buy. You can contact us at any time by live chat, email or phone. We will be happy to help you.

But if you already know a little about it, you might not even need it. For this we show you the selection possibilities of the TW747 Vx in detail:

Set size from 3, 4 or 5?

The Vx is a club that covers a wide spectrum. It can be played by tour players as well as by a handicap 25 players. The reason is that the head is a good compromise between good playability and forgiveness. Both are important when you have reached a certain level and it is no longer just about actually hitting the ball.

That's why we offer the TW747 Vx from iron 3, but also from iron 4 or 5. The latter is an option for those who want to replace their long irons with hybrids or irons that are easier to play. For example, from iron 6 upwards you can play the Honma Vx and for iron 4 and 5 the TW747 P, which are a bit easier to play. A so-called mixed set is becoming more and more popular and that's for good reason. If you are interested please contact us.

Otherwise you can also choose the Vx from iron 5. An iron set from iron 4 is a good compromise for better players and is usually extended with a hybrid with 19-22° loft. An iron 3 is normally only suitable for really good players who require certain skills. For most, a hybrid instead of an iron 3 makes more sense as it is much easier to play and offers more options to attack the green from all angles.

What is the correct shaft length?

Basically, the bigger you are, the longer the shaft should be. However, it also depends on how you stand on the ball, how you swing and how long your arms are. Just because you're tall doesn't automatically mean you need a longer club - and vice versa. Normally the standard length is okay. A set can always be shortened, but unfortunately it can not be lengthened afterwards. Therefore the motto is to take a longer shaft. If you are over 185cm you should at least think about choosing a longer shaft. Please note that longer shafts are "Honma custom" orders with 8 weeks in delivery time. More details above.

The right Lie for the TW747 Vx

The choice of the lie is similar to the shaft length. If, for example, you are standing close to the ball and swinging steeply, the lie should possibly be set "up" and vice versa "down". Don't worry: since we only sell Japanese quality clubs made of especially soft steel, we can adjust the lie at any time. If it turns out that the lie should actually be 2 degrees down, the head can be bent accordingly without affecting the look or performance.

Grip choice

In terms of grip we recommend the standard Honma grip for the TW747 Vx. This is always a great choice and our players love it. It is very rare that someone prefers a different grip. This is the case when someone has been playing a certain grip for many years and doesn't want to change.

The strength of the grip depends on the length of your fingers. If you have really big hands or long fingers you should consider a midsize grip. Or if you have the tendency of "fast hands" and like to pull the ball, a thicker grip can also counteract this.

Honma TW747 Vx: Club Data

  #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 PW
Loft (°) 19 21 24 27 30 34 38 43
Lie (°) 59.5 60 60.5 61 61.5 62 62.5 63
Face Progression (mm) 3.75 3.75 3.75 4.25 4.25 4.25 4.75 4.75
Width of Sole (mm) 21.5 22 22.5 22.5 23 23 23.5 24.5
Head weight (g) 242 249 255 261 269 275 283 291
Length Vizard Shaft (inch) 39.125 38.625 38.125 37.625 37.125 36.625 36.125 35.625
Length NS Pro 950 (inch) 39 38.5 38 37.5 37 36.5 36 35.5
Swing weight Vizard - R D-1
D-1
D-1
D-1
D-1
D-1
D-1
D-1
Swing weight NS Pro - R+S D-2 D-2
D-2
D-2
D-2
D-2
D-2
D-2
Swing weight NS Pro - X
D-3
D-3
D-3
D-3
D-3
D-3
D-3
D-3

The Honma TW747 Vx compared to P

In this test two worlds meet: a modern cavity back iron and a two-shell "Players Iron". The trend in recent years has clearly been towards Players Irons and the reason is obvious: they forgive more mistakes, are longer and easier to play. What other reasons do you need to not play this club? On the one hand it always looks a bit "bulky", even though new irons like the Honma TW747 P have already become very attractive. And it's actually more of a beginner's club you can't touch as a (self-proclaimed) good player. One must finally stand out from these beginners somehow.

But the question is also: how much longer are they really? How much easier to hit? And is it worth it for an average player who hits the ball somewhat constant and only occasionally has his runaways to really switch to a Players iron?

The setup of the test: TW P vs. Vx

We have chosen a player who swings very constant with about 68 mph which is reasonable for an average player swing. He is neither a big slicer nor hooks the ball. We analyzed it with the Foresight Quad which is currently the measure of all things when it comes to simulators and swing analysis.

As shaft we both used the Nippon 950GH in Regular. For these clubhead speeds a good choice for a relatively light and soft steel shaft.

Carry length

The carry length of the P was about 2.5m longer on average. That doesn't sound like much, but it's at least 2% at a range of about 105m. But it is also clear: if you consider a player's iron like the P, you can't expect to hit 10, 20m further.

The Spin

Spin is particularly important, even if it is neglected by many players. There is both a side spin and a back spin. The former describes the spin in relation to the direction, the latter the spin back to the player. Both have to be kept under control. If you get too much side spin on the ball, you quickly lose direction in a light slice or hook. Too much back-spin is rarely a problem for an average player, rather too little. Because with too little spin, the ball can no longer be controlled, jumps from the green, rolls out 20m, and so on. Especially with a 6 iron you want to attack the flag and little spin makes this very difficult.

The numbers are relatively clear here: The spin of the Vx is significantly higher than that of the P - by about 5%. The spin is no problem for our test player because he hits the ball nicely in a downward movement. But with other players with a different swing it is. In this respect, this can be a purchase decision.

The result summarized

The main differences between these two club heads are clear: The Honma TW747 P flies further than the Vx, but provides the ball with less spin. Depending on the type of player, this can be an important factor.

Apart from these values, there are other considerations that are relevant for other types of players, less so for our test player. If you don't hit the ball properly in a downward movement - whether you do it or not you can already tell by the (missing) divot - you can easily get the ball into the air. An advantage of player's irons such as the TW P is that the center of gravity is far below the ball so that it can be more easily carried into the air.

This test shows the basic differences and considerations you should make when it comes to whether a Cavity Back or Players iron is the right one. The decision is not always easy because both variants have their advantages and disadvantages and it depends strongly on the individual swing. However, it is important to test without bias and not to take a club just because it is usually played by beginners. At the end of the day your own performance counts.

Honma TWorld 747 Vx Review

The TW747 Vx is the middle of the TWorld. The TW747 P is available as a two-shell iron and the V as a "blade-like" iron. In between is the Vx. It is one of our best-selling irons in 2019 and we would like to analyse why that is and for whom the Vx is best suited.

Optics of the TW747 Vx

In terms of appearance, the iron is very classic. After all, it is a classically forged club head. It definitely falls into the category Cavity Back and still has a few gimmicks here and there that have been incorporated. At least if you look at the back of the clubface. Here are many sloping lines and bulges built in. This gives the TW747 Vx a modern look and makes it look much more "ornate" than similar cavity backs like the Miura CB-1008.

The 3 Honma TWorlds: V, Vx and P

The face itself is still sporty and there are also irons with a thicker topline and a larger blade in the cavity back category. But the Vx also has the claim of a sporty cavity back iron and in my opinion the face is just right for that.

Forgiveness and feeling

The forgivability of errors results to a large extent from the size of the clubface. This is not to say that the Vx forgives only few mistakes. But it's also definitely not as if the sweetspot area is especially large. Something that in my opinion is amazing is how good even suboptimal hits still feel. Amazing because it wouldn't necessarily be expected from such a cavity back iron. You can already tell that Honma worked with some tricks here. E.g. also that there is much more weight at the toe of the club. This will balance the face better at impact, i.e. hits at the toe will develop less dramatically than feared.

If you hit the ball clean in the sweetspot, you can feel what it is made of and how it is made: soft steel and forged with high pressure. This feel is incomparably soft and there is no better feedback. And even hits slightly outside the sweetspot are not much worse. Who hits the ball halfway constant will be happy about this feeling with almost every shot.

Ground contact and launch

If you look at the sole you can see that it's not too wide but at least has a well visible bounce. This means that the interaction with the ground is relatively intense. In principle, it's exactly what you'd expect from a typical cavity back. With really steep swings you can produce very clean divots, the club will eat its way through the turf. On normal and flat swings you don't feel the thin sole. It is by no means the case that the club digs deeper than it should.

The launch is certainly one of the strengths of this iron and is significantly higher than other clubs in this category. What you should keep in mind are the very small lofts. The 7 iron has just 30° which is now a "modern standard". Nevertheless it is quite flat compared to many classic cavity backs like the Miuras CB-1008.

Even taking this into account, the launch is surprisingly high and is certainly not a big problem for average clubhead speeds - especially in combination with the right shaft. By the way, this is also what Honma advertises and it definitely came true in our test.

Shaping

As a sporty cavity back, the TW747 Vx also allows you to move the ball in curves if you want. Certainly a strength of this iron, which also means that you should have the swing direction and face under control, otherwise it can also go in undesirable directions.

Recommendation and test result

The TW747 Vx iron is basically an archetypal Cavity Back, but on the one hand it is very modern in terms of looks and lofts. On the other hand it is relatively sporty because the face doesn't give you much self-confidence - if any at all. What you have to keep in mind is the high launch and the low lofts. Here it is recommended to fit the right shaft because with the wrong shaft one can quickly achieve unwanted high ball flights.

The TWorld Vx from Honma is the ideal club for everyone who is looking for a modern cavity back that is not only unobtrusively sporty, but also manufactured according to all the rules of Japanese blacksmithing. There is currently no comparable club available for this price.

About Honma's TW747s:

The golf world was amazed that Honma signed Justin Rose at the end of 2018 and now also provides other tour players like Patrick Reed or Paul Casey with material. This step was unusual because Honma has only been in the premium segment and has the image of selling expensive clubs to a very small clientele. For some club series like Beres or Bezeal this is still true, but not with the TWorld 747 series. This is a milestone for the traditional manufacturer from Japan.

For the first time Honma clubs are available for a price that doesn't have to be afraid of comparison with the big mass manufacturers. How the Japanese do it is another issue. But there are certainly no compromises in quality. Like all other Honma irons, the TW 747 is hand forged from Japanese steel. This gives them the flexibility that good players need to adapt and an incomparable feeling.

Especially with the shafts there is a decisive difference. Their quality is outstanding and only shafts that meet the high demands of Honma are used. This means shafts with minimal variations in weight distribution, length and other production-related properties. In short, without going into too much detail now: anyone who buys a TWorld 747 set will only be offered shafts that are absolutely top in terms of quality and playing characteristics. Which other big manufacturer can actually claim this? It is true that the stock shaft selection may be larger, but the quality counts at the end and not whether you can choose between 3 or 147 shafts.

The step has already paid off for Honma. The media presence after Justin Rose's first victory with Honma was enormous. No wonder that more and more players want to hold their new TW747 set in their hands - no matter if P, Vx or V.

All shaft options for TW Vx irons

True Temper Models Flexes Kick-Point
Dynamic Gold AMT R300, S200, S300, S400, X100 High
AMT Red R300, S200 Low-mid
AMT Black R300, S200 Mid
AMT Tour White R300, S200, X100 High
Dynamic Gold 
R300, S200, S300, S400, X100
High
Dynamic Gold Tour S200, X100 High
Dynamic Gold 95 R300, S200 High-mid
Dynamic Gold 105 R300, S200, X100 High
Dynamic Gold 120 R300, S200, X100 High
XP 95 R300, S200 Low-mid
KBS Models Flexes Kick-Point
KBS Tour R, R+, S, S+, X Mid
KBS Tour-FLT
R, R+, S, S+, X
-
KBS Tour 105
R, S, X -
KBS Tour 90
R, S Low
KBS Tour $-Taper
R, R+, S, S+, X
-
KBS Tour C-Taper
R, R+, S, S+, X
High-mid
KBS Tour C-Taper 95
R, S, X -
KBS Hi-Rev
R, S, X
Low-mid
KBS-Tour-V
R, S, X
-
Nippon Models Flexes Kick-Point
N.S. Pro Zelos 6
- Low
N.S. Pro Zelos 7
R2, R, S
Low
N.S. Pro Zelos 8
R, S Low
N.S. Pro  950GH
R, SR, S, X Mid
N.S. Pro 950GH WF
R, S, X
Mid
N.S. Pro 950GH HT
R, S
Mid
N.S. Pro V90
R, S Mid
N.S. Pro 850GH
R, S
Mid
N.S. Pro 750GH Wrap Tech
R, S
Low
N.S. Pro 1050GH
R, S, X Mid
N.S. Pro 1150GH Tour
R, S, X
Mid
N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130
R, S, X
Mid
N.S. Pro Modus3 System 3 Tour 125
R, S, X
High
N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120
R, S, X, TX
High-mid
N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 105
R, S, X
High
N.S. Pro Modus3 for T World
R, S, X
Mid
Project X Models Flexes Kick-Point
Project X 5.0(R+), 5.5(S), 6.0(S+), 6.5(X), 7.0(X+) High
Project X LZ
5.0(R+), 5.5(S), 6.0(S+), 6.5(X)
High-mid
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