Honma launches Rose Proto irons

Rose Proto

You can now get your hands on Justin Rose’s custom-designed Honma TW-MB Rose Proto irons.

When Rose was officially unveiled as a Honma Staff player on January 1 we had our first look at the Rose Proto irons that he would put into play.

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The premium Japanese brand is now introducing a limited edition set of irons made to his specifications for better players looking to play the same set as the current World No.1.

Jr Rose Proto 1

Called the TW-MB Rose Proto, the premium forged irons mirror the precise detail of those Rose played when winning the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January – only his second PGA Tour outing with HONMA clubs.

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“I really felt comfortable with the clubs immediately. They look fantastic and they feel great,” said Rose about his new irons.

The clubs were crafted at the HONMA factory in Sakata, Japan under the direction of Hiroshi Suwa, Head of R&D, who personally fitted Rose at his home in the Bahamas last year and was very impressed with his knowledge of club design.

Rose Proto Cluster 1

“These irons replicate the ultimate set we made to precisely meet Justin’s requirements on Tour,” explained Suwa.

He continued, “he shows great attention to detail and can guess the spin numbers on his shots within 200 rpm with the naked eye. As a result, his preference is for precise control of spin on all the irons in the set.”

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In manufacturing the TW-MB Rose Proto sets, the master craftsmen in Japan added space between the toe and heel of the irons to produce a more upright and playable feel, while sharpening the toe to create a traditional Japanese forging look.

The soft forged irons feature a two-layer plating and satin head finish, with a straight blade to inspire confidence, plus a narrow sole to aid turf interaction.

Available: April from selected outlets
Price: £1,375 - (#4-10)
Stock Shaft: Dynamic Gold AMT Tour White S200 (up to 20 options available at no extra cost)

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