HONMA XP-1 Driver Review

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 19 Sep 2019 | Comments

Japanese golf manufacturer HONMA has added a new range of clubs to its T/World Series, including fairway woods, hybrids and irons for both men and women. But we are taking a closer look at the XP-1 Driver.

In terms of the technology, the driver features an innovative Double Slot Sole across the head, with a narrow slot in the centre that helps to deliver more consistent distance and accuracy off the tee. The driver’s club face flexes along the entire slot for more speed and low spin, while the double slot flexes on heel and toe hits to reduce side spin.

HONMA’s exclusive Five Fang Technology – with three fang-like tabs in the crown and two in the sole - provides a fast and efficient structure to increase face flex area and strengthen the thin surrounding walls. The lightweight ET40 carbon crown ensures a low centre of gravity (CG), while the precise internal weighting is ribbed for added strength and face repulsion. A 15g weight pad is strategically positioned to provide an optimum launch time and again.

The driver also features the superior primary 8-setting adjustment of HONMA’s non-rotating hosel, where the spine of the shaft stays fixed in the same position while the sleeve spins to the required setting to deliver greater impact consistency.

But how does it perform? PGA Pro and Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed it for us.

For both men and women, the driver has a RRP of £559.

More details on the new XP-1 range and other premium quality products can be found at www.honmagolf.com.

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