REVIEW: Honma TW737 450 Driver
The Honma TW737 450 driver is constructed with a cup-face and high density titanium for excellent feel off the face at impact. It has very traditional crack at impact that is slightly muted. I found it to be about as good of sounding driver as you can buy. The “traditional” shape and design is really pleasing to the lower handicap golfer. It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles. There is a weight low and forward, but I believe the only way to change that is from the factory or with a fitter; there are no owners kits available. It doesn’t have an adjustable hosel, but how often does anyone adjust that anyways? The head sits very square behind the ball so unless you like a closed or open look, this driver is has a great look and feel without needing to adjust anything.
The Honma TW737 450 actually surprised me on the course. It doesn’t have the radical looks of most drivers, or a whole bunch of fancy adjustments so I wasn’t sure what I’d get. On my first round I was blown away by the consistency of straight drives. It was tee after tee that I was able to step up and find the center of the fairway. Even my playing partners commented on how straight the ball was flying. That is not to say I didn’t hit a wide right and big hook left, those shot are still possible with this club, but decent swings got straight results.
Straight drives sometimes means shorter drives; but not with this driver. I was really impressed by the length too. I was at my normal distances; a couple were as long as I’ve ever hit with a driver. I cracked the 300 barrier a few times with this club. I did notice on the FlightScope Xi Tour that my club head speed is up a little bit here in AZ. The warm, dry weather seems to keep my muscles a little looser.
The Honma TW737 450 I received came with a Vizard Z 70 stiff flex shaft. What is a Vizard? Honma actually makes their own shafts in-house. While “made for shafts” often get a bad name, it’s hard to argue with the quality of this shaft. It’s not a “made for” shaft, but a high quality “after market” type shaft that they have designed for their clubs. It feels as good as anything I’ve swung. It is very smooth and has a moderate kick. This certainly has something to do with the good results I am having with this driver.
Flightscope Xi Tour Launch Monitor
Honma TW737 450 Driver
- Spin: 1957 rpms
- Launch Angle: 14.4*
- Dispersion: 6.8 yds
- Club Head Speed: 104.8 mph
- Ball Speed: 153.7 mph
- Total Distance: 287.9 yds
- Carry Distance: 269.1 yds
- Spin: 1957 rpms
So if you think the Honma TW737 driver is just a non-gold plated club or something dumbed down, you are wrong. Honma might be synonymous with expensive clubs, but you might want to think about the premium performance they offer. It doesn’t hit the ball 50 yards further, but it certainly ranks up near the top of my list of drivers. It has a great traditional look and feel, yet performs as well as any club without the radical looks or adjustments. Premium name that also offers premium performance.
For more information: https://us.honmagolf.com/
+Awesome traditional look
+Great feel and sound
+Excellent feeling “stock” shaft
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