The concept of Beres is to make the game as easy as possible and Honma succeeds in this category like no other manufacturer. The reason for this is that the club head and shafts form a unit and everything is handmade in Sakata, Japan. And especially the shafts make these clubs so special, because they are extremely light and soft and still have very good torsion values. No other manufacturer does this as well as Honma. Especially players with a low club head speed benefit from this and can make their game much easier.
2, 3, 4 or 5 stars?
The principle of Honma’s stars concerns above all the shaft quality. While the 2-star shafts are already very good and practically unique on the market, the other stars still represent an improvement. For example the 5 star version which is extremely difficult to fabricate and therefore very expensive. For many, a 4- or 5-star set is out of the question. Often our players end up with the woods and drivers with 3 stars because the surcharge is very low and the quality is even better.
Honma Beres Driver
With the driver it’s about achieving maximum distance and still being able to keep the ball in play. The shaft is especially important. For players with an average club head speed, the shaft must be light and some kind of “whip effect”. This is the only way to get the maximum out of a given swing speed. However, it is important that the shaft has as little “torque” as possible. It is basically no art to produce a light and soft shaft. The art consists in the fact that it has little torque as well. These are the torsions during the stroke which one absolutely wants to prevent and which otherwise get the ball off the desired direction. This is of course especially important for the driver because it is hit with highest speed.
Honma Beres Eisen
The Beres irons can basically be described quite quickly:
the centre of gravity is particularly low so that a high launch is facilitated
the sole is especially wide to allow little interaction with the surface
the clubface is extremely thin and allows maximum ball speeds
the sweetspot is very big and forgives many mistakes
All these points ensure that Honma’s Beres irons are particularly easy to play, even for players with low clubhead speeds and an inconsistent hitting pattern. These characteristics are combined with the already mentioned light and soft shafts. The result is a relief of your game that couldn’t be greater.