Designed and shaped by Honma master craftsmen in Sakata, Japan.
Head and shaft are engineered in tandem to produce a total club whose precise parts work in harmony to improve performance.
Large profile with a traditional shape designed to evoke beauty and confidence.
Produced in Sakata, Japan, the 63-gram shaft has a soft feel but ultra-responsive graphite fiber for faster swing speed and effortless distance.
A thick sole and thin, fast face provide longer carry distance for game improvement golfers.
Long irons (4-7) are hollow with a tungsten sole weight. Short irons feature a deep cavity to produce ideal launch and forgiveness throughout the set.
|Lie Angle (DEG)||61°||61.5°||62°||62.5°||63°||63.5°||64°||64°|
You’ll find the XP1 irons offer a game improvement iron that is not offensive to better players. The top line is moderate and the offset is not displeasing to the eye.
When hit flush the ball really goes, and responds with a ting as opposed to a thwack of a forged iron. Ball flight is high but not overly so, with good spin. They are mildly workable but offer much less feedback than a players iron. Still getting used to the feel of the graphite but haven’t shot over 80 with them.
Purchased April 2021. Replaced my 5 year old Mizuno JPX EZ set. Mizuno's have 95 gram steel shafts. I'm coming up on my 70th birthday and the relatively heavy clubs were slowing me down. The Honma Vizard graphite 63 gram shafts are perfect for my moderate swing speed. Like PJ Murrieta said in his review, distance gains with these clubs is real. My experience is that the ball flight is higher with all clubs in the set. Had to adjust my downswing flatter to not to balloon the ball flight. Distance is 10% longer with all clubs. Real gain for me is tighter dispersion. In a big improvement gain I'm hitting the ball closer to the intended target much more frequently. Confidence building. I'm perplexed why Honma stopped making this model, as it's a well made golf club set that works great for mid-handicappers like me. Me: 11 handicap. Drive the ball 240 yards total when I hit it "on the screws". Use a 6 iron on the 150 yard par 3's.
Wow! Just got back from the range after opening up the set brand new. These irons are unreal! Unreal! After first hitting the 5-iron I was literally speechless. In my previous TaylorMade set I couldn’t hit my 5 iron to save my life! I was hitting the XP-1 5-iron easily and long before if I hit it perfect and it would go 190 now I was consistently and I mean consistently over 200 and a large amount around 210-220 I felt like Koepka. The mid irons 5-7 are effortless the power is effortless and the transition is so smooth. 8-11 are equally amazing. I was hitting the 48 degree 11 iron 160 consistently effortlessly previously it was 130 and if I really smacked it I could get up to 160 and that was a 46 degree. It was so good I want to buy another set so I can I have them ready once these go. My Golf Spy rated them best forgiveness for the game improvement category but I don’t know how they didn’t win best distance as well over the Mavericks I gained 20 yards per club with the XP-1’s with the Vizard shafts. This is insane so excited to take them out!