Honma Golf earns honors from Golf Digest’s Hot List

Honma Golf's line of TR21 irons helps golfers with higher launch, more distance and better spin control has achieved recognition from Golf Digest's 2021 Hot List.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida – In only the third year participating in Golf Digest Magazine’s Hot List, Honma equipment was awarded five medals for their 2021 lineup of golf clubs. The annual club test honored a variety of Honma clubs, irons, driver, fairway woods and hybrids. The yet-to-be-released T//World GS (Gain Speed) family of clubs and the TR21 lines are represented among the five medals, attesting to Honma’s beautifully-crafted products that are designed with advanced technology and playability for a wide range of golfers.

Leading the awards for Honma on the Hot List is the TR21X irons which received gold in the ‘players-distance’ category, and the TR21 H hybrid with silver. Released late fall of 2020, the TR21 clubs complete the previously-launched TR20 driver/iron family in distinctive style. Honma Mobile Experience fitting units in the field have received enormous praise from consumers and pros. Solid, responsive feel, workability and consistent, trust-inspiring launch and ball flight are just some of the reasons Honma’s TR20 and TR21 lines are converting new players week after week.

Golfers seeking high launch, long carry distance and spin control have a beautifully-crafted option in the new TR21X iron with a back design shaped like a beautiful blade iron with a slightly longer confidence-building shape. The hollow design has a heavy internal tungsten bar low in the clubhead which allows Honma’s team to move the TR21X’s center of gravity as deep and low as possible. The design increases launch and improves the club’s MOI for higher initial launch with less twisting on off-center hits. The TR21X’s high-strength steel, thin, fast L-Cup design, increases speed while the injected foam inside the hollow body construction optimizes its feel and acoustics.

TR21 H Hybrids feature a beautifully simple, compact profile that inspires confidence to hit long approach shots close to the pin. Designed for crisp turf interaction to mimic the feel and flight of a well-struck iron shot, TR21 H will help golfers hit more greens from a variety of distances and lies. A SUS630 body and thin high-strength steel face with variable-thickness design deliver hot ball speed while a centrally-located sole weight optimizes the CG for a solid feel.

TR21 H is available in 18-, 21- and 24-degree lofts with high-performance Honma Made-in-Japan Sakata VIZARD shafts in 65-, 75-gram options. Honma’s patented non-rotating hosel system allows loft and lie to be adjusted +/- 1 degree while keeping the shaft spine optimized.

The highly-anticipated T//World GS Driver, T//World GS Fairway and T/World GS Irons were all Silver Medal Selections on the 2021 Hot List. The GS line is designed to help golfers gain speed which translates to more distance. Honma Takumi and their 60-year history of craftsmanship worked in partnership with the North American engineering team in designing the unique characteristic of these modern-shaped, technology-packed clubs.


As a caddie, greenkeeper, and Ouimet Scholar from Marshfield Country Club on Boston’s South Shore, Leigh developed his love for the game at an early age. The BA from Amherst College and MA from Dartmouth prepared him for his 36-year career in education, most of it teaching Advanced Placement English and coaching varsity golf. In 1986, a sabbatical from teaching students to writing stories for “Golf World” magazine prepared him for his second career in golf journalism. Leigh is a low-handicap golfer who has won the Golf Writers Association of America’s championship seven times. He is currently a member of Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth, MA, and PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL.

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