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Justin Rose WITB (Honma)

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Our Johnny Wunder was on site for a Honma launch event in California, and he filed these photos of new Honma staffer Justin Rose’s weaponry in addition to grabbing the World No. 1’s WITB details.

Driver: Honma TW 747 460 9.5
Shaft: Honma Vizard FD-7X 45.25 @D3

3-wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 80TX

5-wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 80TX

Irons: TW747V (4,5), TW747 Rose Proto (5-10)
Shafts: KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+

Wedges: Honma Custom Grind RAW (52, 56 degrees), Titleist Vokey Wedge Works (60, K-Grind)
Shafts: KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135XS

Putter: Axis 1 Proto

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

More discussion of all things J-Rose and Honma in this forum thread. 

And more shots of Rose’s bag, including his prototype putter, in this thread. 

EVEN MORE photos of of Rose’s clubs, including in-hand shots, here. 

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  1. the dude

    Jan 30, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    interesting that the TW irons are for sale at PGA super store for $699……some kinda fire sale…

    • Monster Ramon

      Jan 31, 2019 at 2:00 am

      Those are the two year old TW737s and have been on clearance for a while.

  2. Benny

    Jan 24, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    I agree they look great. Never liked their woods, drivers etc but obviously doesn’t bother Rose being in 2nd place first day!

  3. Mike

    Jan 24, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Funny how all the club companies just make cool little designs, cuts, etc in the BACK of the iron where it has no effect on the shot, just cute looks…

    • John

      Jan 25, 2019 at 10:45 am

      Seriously?
      You cant honestly be serious…

      But if you are, I have a nice set of 1964 Mcgregors i think would be a great fit for you.

      SMH…

      • Mike

        Jan 26, 2019 at 10:16 pm

        Yes seriously. Look at all the garbage they’re coming out with, how many ways can an AP be made, or an Apex, etc.? The front of the club is the same otherwise. And to offer an iron from 55 years ago is idiotic. Nice try. And “SMH”? Are you in grade school?

    • Christopher

      Jan 28, 2019 at 4:56 pm

      With Computer Aided Design they’re moving the centre of gravity to a more precise location, with each design they’re trying to refine the CoG and spin rates with player feedback. Srixon recently released new irons that incorporated designs from a few years back as their tour players preferred some of the older model’s performance. All those notches and cut-outs are there to help with launch and spin, even if it is for minute difference.

      There is an aesthetic quality to the designs, some players are scared of true muscle-backs, a notch here, a groove there … the marketing department can go to town on how playable their latest spanners are! Visible tech sells. Even if it doesn’t do a great deal.

      • Mike

        Jan 29, 2019 at 2:05 pm

        Well said. The point is that at some juncture, all they’re doing is changing the way the back of the club looks, trying to squeeze out some sort of gain in order to sell clubs. The factories, structure, etc. of the club companies are all in place and need something to pump out every year. Not saying that is bad or anything, just pretty funny to observe the marketing guys try to sell the latest and greatest. And of course a new iron today is “better” than 60 years ago…I’d say that a 24 year old Johnny Miller would be even more laser-like w/ a set of those Honma’s that Rose is carrying…or maybe not?

  4. Bubbert

    Jan 19, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Kinda interesting with an I10 (10-iron), haven’t seen a P-wedge marked that way before…

    • john

      Jan 25, 2019 at 12:54 pm

      My old Diawa Advisor 273s had a 10 iron – probably a Japanese thing. Incidentally, these were the irons Ian Baker-Finch won the Open with and the irons used by Woods in his amateur days.

      • Shallowface

        Feb 9, 2019 at 5:31 pm

        Powerbilt and MacGregor put a “10” on their Pitching Wedges back in the 70s. Even Callaway offered a “10 Iron” in one of their Big Bertha offerings a few years back. At one time the Pitching Wedge was shaped more like a Sand Wedge and had 52 degrees of loft. As lofts got stronger (and it’s been going on for a long time now) the Pitching Wedge became somewhat useless for pitching. That is why some companies (not that many in reality) treated it as what it really is, the last club in the set of irons. Regardless of what’s on the sole, most set matching PWs look more like the nine iron than a true wedge.

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