Honma’s newest iron the Beres IS-03 which will most likley be Honma’s #1 selling iron with the slower swinging mid capper category. While here at TSG we are more aligned with the athlete player the majority of our customers could actually fit this segment as well.
The IS-03 is a 2 piece structure made of a soft carbon forged body and high rebound miraging face, It also has a very deep cavity making this iron super easy to hit even a high capper could handle it. While It is uber forgiving I don’t consider it a full game improvement iron, Honma has kept the topline somewhat thin while keeping offset relatively less.
2-Stars, 3-Stars, 4 & 5. What does it all mean? For the long time Honma fan it’s status first but with the new generation of Honma customers not only do extra stars act as a status symbol but also buys them into certain customizations and Honma has a wide array of options to choose from starting at 3 stars and up.
Everything from the finish, to accent colors, to shaft colors, and many other options. More aesthetic than anything else on the actual head but big upgrades as far as the carbon technology used in the graphite shaft.
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As you can see above and as I mentioned earlier the top line is not that large and the offset isn’t as goosey as one could expect. The long irons are actually very easy to hit and just overall the distance the Beres IS-03 has is shocking and besides the hot rebounding face the loft is totally jacked strong. You have a 5 iron that is 22.5* and a PW that is 41.5*! Many will cry foul but if you look at the loft gaps from 4 -PW + AW + SW all distances are covered.
It’s got a very low center of gravity with a very high MOI for an iron and they did this my allocating a lot of weight tot the toe and heel, the backside of the face has a lot more thickness near the very bottom even more than the previous model. The IS-03 also features a hot spot on the face that has been expanded greatly and a 10% increase in the surface area.
There are 3 different shaft options available all in the ARMRQ8 series, the 45/49/54 all very light yet strong kicking and accurate due to the weave pattern and high modulus carbon used to build the ARMRQ series
TSG has the new Honma IS-03 now available in the proshop by clicking here