May 20th, 2021
HONMA extends its BERES putter line-up
Japanese golf brand launches the P303 and P308 mallet models
In creating the P303 and P308 putters in Sakata, Japan, more than 100 Takumi (HONMA Master Craftsmen) apply meticulous club building expertise and combine it with modern putter concepts to deliver unrivalled performance on the greens.
“The P303 & P308 models are excellent additions to the existing BERES putter collection that puts a premium on performance, looks and feel,” said Tony Scott, Head of Marketing at HONMA Golf Europe. “In the constant pursuit of perfection, our Takumi have applied the highest level of detail to the new BERES putters and we are confident that they will be popular with golfers seeking the very best from their putter,” he added.
The fang-mallet style of the P303 putter, along with an aluminium sole, ensures weight is evenly distributed across the entire clubface from toe-to-heel. This leads to a high MOI for increased stability throughout the stroke and a more consistent roll off the clubface, even on mis-hit putts.
The forged CNC milled putter head features strategically engineered double milling across the face to ensure the ball remains in contact with the grooves for longer, enhancing control and delivering a soft feel on the greens.
Three sightlines run from front-to-back making it easier to align the putter to the target. This enables golfers to confidently make a smooth putting stroke, knowing that the ball will consistently start on its intended line.
The standard loft sits at 2.0 degrees with a 70.0-degree lie angle and a 34’’ standard length.
The distinctive T-shape style of the P308 putter provides a high MOI for increased stroke stability and forgiveness on off-centre strikes. By moving the aluminium sole weight low and back in the putter head, a deep CG is achieved to deliver optimal launch and spin, which has resulted in a 13% improvement in roll compared to the previous PP202 mallet model.
The forged CNC milled head also features double face milling for unrivalled control, as well as three sightlines and parallel alignment queues to enable the golfer to address the target and make the stroke without hesitation.
The standard loft sits at 2.5 degrees with a 70.0-degree lie angle and a 34’’ standard length.
Across both putter models, options range from the steel shaft version to the more luxurious 2 to 5-Star putters that are graded on the technology and materials used in the hand-rolled ARMRQ shafts, plus gold and platinum embellishments in the club heads, ferrules and grips.
Available across Europe from June 2021 in the Black IP and Gold Plated finish options with recommended prices start from £629 / €709.