Honma has unveiled its two new iron sets for 2020—the TR20V and TR20P.
The TR20V is a players iron that is designed to deliver true players distance, while the TR20P is a players distance iron which aims to provide golfers with game improvement playability.
Honma’s TR20V irons are forged from soft S20C carbon steel with a modern cavity back design, which aims to offer easy to launch performance with shot control.
Built with a player-preferred blade length and topline, the irons also feature a recessed, electroform Honma mole logo in the cavity for a throwback to the brand’s previous forged iron models.
The TR20P irons feature a forged S35C steel body with an L cup face designed for maximum ball speed.
A tungsten-weighted pocket cavity seeks to create speed-enhancing forgiveness and a low center of gravity for higher launch and longer carry distance in Honma’s TR20P irons. At the same time, the common design language aims to allow golfers to blend TR20V and P irons into an ideal set.
Speaking on the new iron sets, Honma Vice President of Global Product Chris McGinley stated
“The combination of Honma hand-crafted looks with tour level performance, modern constructions and expert designs provide a blend of looks, sound and feel that golfers will love.”
Honma’s TR20P and TR20V irons are offered with VIZARD TR20 85 graphite and Nippon Modus 105 shafts as a standard option. The shafts are designed with a stiffer tip section aimed to provide excellent trajectory control and are built with ascending weight—the clubs are designed to increase speed with the longer irons and increase control with the shorter irons.
An additional TR20B iron set is currently in development with prototypes already in play by Honma ambassador Justin Rose and will be available for fitting and at retail this summer, according to the company.
The TR20V and TR20P irons are available for fitting in February and at retail in March and cost $174.99/club with steel shafts or $199.99/club with graphite shafts.
Callaway unveils new Apex UW utility wood
Callaway Golf has introduced its new Apex UW utility wood, which features a design aiming to combine the best features of higher-lofted fairway woods, hybrids, and a more neutral ball flight.
The new utility wood contains the brand’s Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades, which are designed to increase vertical stiffness near the club’s sole in a bid to create more speed low on the face where players often mishit their hybrids.
The A.I. face is forged using a high strength C300 Maraging Steel designed to provide greater speed and spin consistency across the face.
In addition, the new Apex UW features MIM’D Tungsten Weighting (18g per club on average), which Callaway has utilized to precisely position the Center of Gravity (CG).
The CG configuration is in a neutral location and is engineered to promote higher launch and steeper landing angles for better stopping power, along with optimized spin rates, all while reducing unwanted draw bias.
The clean, compact shape bids to create workability for better shot-making with more control. With 17% tighter downrange dispersion, the new Apex UW woods also seek to promote enhanced accuracy both off the tee and from the fairway.
Specs, Pricing & Availability
- Lofts: 17, 19, 21-degrees
- Pricing: $299.99. each
- Availability: October 14th, 2021
Softest-feeling current production blade irons? – GolfWRXers discuss
In our forums, our members have been discussing the softest feeling blade irons. WRXer ‘Jaconbits’ is looking for a new set of irons and kicks off the thread saying:
“I’m unable to try all types of irons without shelling out cash, but I’m looking for the absolute softest blade irons on the market today.
I’ve tried Ben Hogans (very soft), Titleist 620mbs (firmer), and Blueprint (somewhere in the middle). I’m open to DTC brands as well, like Haywood, New Level, Sub70, etc., as well as any major brand.”
And our members have been sharing their candidates in our forum.
Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.
- Phizzy30: “Miura or Epon if money isn’t an issue.”
- braincramp52: “Softest are probably Mizunos. Best, in my opinion, are still the Wilson staff blades.”
- craz-e: “Surprised the Callaway Apex MB’s haven’t been mentioned yet, they have been the softest I have hit in the last few years. As others have mentioned, though, try everything because sole design can really influence feel, especially when testing off grass.”
- Soccerrick10: “PXG 0211 ST – $99.99 / club. Great feel and turf interaction.”
- wam78: “I found the MP20’s to be very soft! Apex MB’s right behind them.”
Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (10/5/21): Adams Idea Black 9031 hybrid
At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.
We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.
Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for an Adams Idea Black 9031 18-degree hybrid
From the seller (@Gehly): “Adams Idea Black 9031 18* hybrid w/ Aldila VooDoo SNV8. This is smaller, more iron-like head, no headcover. See pics for condition…still great and hard to find this nice. $95.”
To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Adams Idea Black 9031 18-degree hybrid
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