The TR20 P irons from Honma are double-shell irons that can be called "Pocket Cavity Design". This iron should be able to do one thing above all: Make the game as easy as possible. The main goal is to achieve maximum ball speeds and to increase forgiveness.
Honma achieves this by putting as much weight as possible under the ball and a relatively wide sole. This sole not only helps to minimise interaction with the turf, but also to place the weight as far as possible behind the clubface. This makes a better launch possible.
The clubhead is combined with the Honma Vizard graphite shafts. The graphite shafts are light and soft with good torque values. All in all, the TR20 P is an iron that is designed for players with average clubhead speed. It helps to get the maximum out of it.
The lofts of the new TR20 iron are relatively "strong" but far from similar irons of the big manufacturers. The 7 iron has 31° and the pitching wedge 43°.
Honma TR20 P Irons Lofts and Specs
|Loft in °
|Lie in °
|Face Progression in mm
|Shaft Length in Inch
|Swing Weight Vizard TR85
Swing Weight Modus3 105
Our first impressions of the TR20 P irons
As one of the first in Europe we were allowed to test the new TR20 irons and can already provide some unexpected facts in advance. First of all, it has to be said that compared to the TW747 series some things have changed. One shouldn't make the mistake of putting the two Honma series on an equal footing - which is especially tempting because of the identical names. This is particularly clear with the TR20 P. For us, the TW747 P was a double-shell iron that was extremely forgiving and could convince with a large clubface. Therefore we recommended this iron to a wide range of players. Especially because the Vizard graphite shafts were high quality and light and the price/performance ratio was hard to beat. The TR20 P also takes this into account and so the usual light Vizard graphite shafts are available which are especially suitable for players with below average club head speed.
The new TR20 P irons differ from the TW747P not only visually. Especially with regard to the clubface, which has become a good deal smaller. The topline is also thinner and does not provide as much confidence as the 747 P. The TR20 P is also a double-shell and has a very similar design. However, this should not hide the fact that the club head has become much smaller and the forgiveness and confidence is not as high as with the 747 P. The TR20 P iron will definitely be a club that is suitable for players with average club head speed. If you are looking for more support in terms of launch and forgiveness you should look towards the Honma XP1 or Beres.
Here you can read our full review and comparison of the new TR20 Irons.
With the TWorld 747, Honma has taken the first step towards the mass market. Not because the clubs are suddenly no longer produced by hand, but because for the first time a well-known professional is advertising for them and the clubs are on a par with the big manufacturers in regards to pricing. This direction is continued with the TR20.
There are no compromises in quality and the clubs are still handmade in Sakata. The irons are forged from Japanese steel which is particularly soft and gives an incomparable feeling. This makes the irons particularly flexible for fitting as well. For example, you can easily adjust the lie if the player's swing changes - and he does that regularly with amateurs.
The TR20 series is therefore a unique opportunity to enjoy the highest level of Japanese blacksmithing at a price that is also paid for industrially manufactured mass-produced goods. Also for clubs where loft, lie, length and quality of the shaft are insufficient. It's no secret that these clubs vary a lot and you may not see the difference between a 5 and 6 iron just because the loft is not absolutely accurate and the shaft is of inferior quality and incorrectly installed.
At Honma all this can't happen and especially not when you buy at ExactGolf. Because we put every single club through its paces before it gets into your hands. In the TR20 series, Honma only uses the best shafts that meet your requirements. Therefore the selection is not as big as with iron sets of big manufacturers. You can therefore be sure that the quality is top notch and thus exclude another factor that makes this beautiful game even harder than it should be.