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Presenting HONMA’s triple-powered, evolutionary muscle-back iron TOUR WORLD TW727 × VIZARD

CONCEPT

谷原 秀人プロ

At first, we started the production because professional golfer Hideto Tanihara asked if it would be possible to enlarge the head of TW717M, for he wanted to try a muscle-back with a forgiving head.

While most of the male professional golfers use steel shaft for the irons, Hideto Tanihara uses “VIZARD IB” because of the “forgiveness of the carbon shaft” and “toughness and handle-ability of steel shaft” which has the amorphous metal fiber is applied to this shaft. Given that it would be assembled with the VIZARD IB shaft (carbon shaft), we were able to develop a head that is longer by 4.0 millimeters and taller by 3.5 millimeters than the TW727M, as “TOUR WORLD TW-BM”.

谷原 秀人プロ

Instead of simply enlarging the size of the head, using CAD to optimize the CG, this club maintains control and great impact feeling, with a larger sweet spot. In addition, we have achieved to create a muscle-back iron that does not give discomfort at the time of address despite two degrees strong loft, and a design to meet the requirement of the professional to achieve higher, more powerful trajectories and greater distances without sacrificing exceptional levels of control. The combination with the “VIZARD” shaft is even better. By enlarging the head, vibration through the shaft is unavoidable, but this shaft offers damping at better rate than the steel shaft.

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TECHNOLOGY

A large muscleback head × amorphous metal fiber help us to more powerfully and easily obtain the kinds of results in terms of distance that we all dream of achieving.

Instead of simply enlarging the size of the head, using CAD to optimize the CG, this club maintains control and great impact feeling, with a larger sweet spot. In addition, we have achieved to create a muscle-back iron that does not give discomfort at the time of address despite two degrees strong loft, and a design to meet the requirement of the professional to achieve higher, more powerful trajectories and greater distances without sacrificing exceptional levels of control.

Figure of comparison with TW727M

TW-BM ヘッドサイズ比較図1
TW-BM ヘッドサイズ比較図1
TW-BM ヘッドサイズ比較図2
TW-BM ヘッドサイズ比較図2

Figure of comparison with TW727v

TW-BM ヘッドサイズ比較図1
TW-BM ヘッドサイズ比較図1
TW-BM ヘッドサイズ比較図2
TW-BM ヘッドサイズ比較図2
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TW-BM ギャラリー2
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TW-BM ギャラリー2

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SPEC TW-BM

Head material / manufacturing process Steel / Casting
Head plating Half mirror + Mirror Finish / Double- layer Painting
Shaft VIZARD IB
# (No.) 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Loft (deg.) 22.0 25.0 28.0 32.0 36.0 41.0 46.0
Lie angle (deg.) 60.5 61.0 61.5 62.0 62.5 63.0 63.5
Face progression(mm) 3.75 3.75 3.75 4.25 4.25 4.25 4.25
Distance to center of gravity(mm) 35.5 35.5 35.5 35.5 35.5 35.5 35.5
Height to center of gravity(mm) 19.5 20.0 20.0 20.5 21.0 21.5 22.0
Depth to center of gravity(mm) 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.5
Gravity angle (deg.) - 9.0 - - - - -
VIZARD IB95 Length (inches) 38.625 38.125 37.625 37.125 36.625 36.125 35.625
Swing weight・
Gross weight(g)
S D1
400 406 412 419 427 435 442
Made in Japan

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SHAFT TW-BM

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VIZARD IB95 (standard)

※Available for order:VIZARD IB85/105 I55/65/75
Material Carbon + Amorphous matal fiber
Kick-point High
Butt diameter(mm) 15.6
Tip diameter(mm) 9.3
Flex S
# (No.) 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Gross weight (g) S 93.0 94.0 93.0 94.0 93.0 93.5 92.5
Torque(°) S 3.10 3.00 2.90 2.80 2.70 2.60 2.50
Frequency(cpm) S 319 328 337 346 355 365 375
Data refers to the shaft only

VIZARD IB shaft, made with amorphous metal fibers

By laminating the outer layer of the shaft for 250 millimeters from the tip with a hybrid prepreg sheet made with high-strength, high-tenacity weighted amorphous metal fibers and carbon fibers that impart both strength and flexibility, this part of the shaft offers more flexibility and rigidity at the tip than anywhere else, and movements at the tip are kept in check. This helps to minimize the loss of momentum or follow-through as a result of impact and makes possible a state-of-the-art shaft that delivers both the advantage of steel in terms of superior control and the advantage of carbon, in terms of lightness in weight and the ease with which the club can be swung.

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GRIP

VIZARD IB

Name TWRubber M60
Material Rubber
Gross weight (g) 49.5
Size M60

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HONMA SHOPS

Detail

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