CATEGORY: Better Player Fairway Woods
WE TESTED: 3 (15°) with Vizard Type-A 60 and Vizard Type-Z 60 graphite shafts.
KEY TECHNOLOGY: The compact head is a lower-spin option than the standard TW737 FW.[gallery:13846409]
A penetrating, medium to high trajectory that especially shines on tight driving holes; compact head gives better players the freedom to shape shots as they need; proficient from all over the course: fairway, crooked lies and light rough.
The club’s biggest strength—sizzling flight works well from the tee or when trying to reach a par 5 in two; packs enough power to get the job done.
The shaft can feel too light and soft, making timing—and consistency—tough to nail down; small head doesn’t cover up misses as well as the rest; not adjustable, which takes it off the table for several guys; some testers wish for more help lining it up.
Honma’s elegant TW737 FWc suits strong players with repeatable swings who are looking for dependable distance and freedom to create shots.