Golf News – June 10, 2020

Honma’s TR20 Drivers Deliver Speed and Beauty in Two ‘Holistically-Crafted’ Head Designs

CARLSBAD, CA – As Honma expands its diverse product line to appeal to the technology-focused North American market, its latest TR20 460 and TR20 440 drivers deliver speed, versatility and adjustable performance in a stylish body that has been expertly crafted by leading engineers from Sakata, Japan and Carlsbad, Calif. Golfers seeking effortless power and preferred feel in a driver that can be configured for optimal ball flight will enjoy the TR20’s high performance design and customization options.

TR20 drivers feature a unique full carbon clamshell body on a fast titanium frame and come in two distinct player-proven head shapes with outstanding performance characteristics. TR20 460 is a full-profile driver that is deeper front-to-back with a swept crown to bolster confidence, playability and stability. The TR20 440 features a compact profile that sits higher in the back for a classic appearance.

Honma’s holistic design process means that every TR20 driver includes a premium, made-in-Japan Sakata VIZARD shaft with a precisely oriented spine for impact repeatability. VIZARD shafts are essentially a premium upgrade that comes standard in every Honma driver, providing a superior overall club composition.

The TR20’s refined beauty makes a bold impression but it’s the combination of speed and feel that are fueling the line’s growing reputation. “Like a race car, our TR20 drivers have a minimum titanium frame and maximum carbon body,” says Global Vice President of Product Chris McGinley. “It’s an innovative carbon clamshell construction with the entire outer crown and sole made of high strength, lightweight composite material that sits on top of a minimal titanium frame. It’s very weight-efficient, so it’s therefore very speed efficient. Unlike other typical carbon constructions on the market, this one yields outstanding sound and feel at impact.”

The TR20’s TiCarbon Fast Frame combines an ultra-thin, ultra-light and uniquely molded ET40 carbon crown from Toray Composites (the world’s leading manufacturer of PAN-based carbon fibers used in a variety of applications like aerospace and aeronautics) with a lightweight carbon sole on a highly engineered titanium frame that locates weight and structure exactly where they are needed for speed. A unique variable thickness and vertical groove face saves weight and works with the Ti frame and carbon body to deliver even more ball speed. Three adjustable weights are strategically located to optimize the CG location for high MOI, low spin or draw biased performance allowing the golfer to achieve their optimum launch conditions and preferred ball flight.

The fine details set the TR20 460 and TR20 440 apart. From the molded ribs in the ET40 crown, to the fast and weight optimized face, to the innovative combination of carbon body and efficient frame, to the master craftsman hand shaped profiles, TR20 drivers exemplify Honma beautifully crafted performance.

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Vessel to Launch New Golf Bag for Summer 2020

CARLSBAD, CA – Vessel, a San Diego-based luxury bag company, introduces a new golf bag called the “VLX”, which stands for Vessel Luxury Crossover. It is a hybrid carry-stand bag designed for golfers that prefer to walk the course or play with a caddy. It combines features from the Vessel Lite Stand and Sunday 2.0 Stand bags in a more refined silhouette. These familiar properties include: patented rotator stand technology, carbon fiber legs, a 4-way top with full-length dividers, and 4-point interchangeable strap system. The VLX showcases a hardshell base that secures and supports a full set of clubs. Some new features are the dual saddle-bag pockets and redesigned magnetic ball pocket that are intended to hold: apparel, hydration, rangefinders, golf balls, tees, and all essential golf gear. Like other Vessel golf bags, the VLX is crafted with tour-grade vegan leather, to ensure water- and fade-resistance, durability, and easy maintenance.

The VLX will be available in: Black, White, Iridium, and Forest Green. This minimalistic and modern golf bag displays refined features like: a matching rain hood, premium waterproof zippers, and a hook-and-loop umbrella holder. New for Vessel in 2020–golfers will have the ability to choose between a double strap and single strap at checkout.

Pre-Orders are available as of June 3rd for Vessel email subscribers. The VLX will be available for online purchase starting June 29th. Interested parties can sign-up for email updates at and be the first to receive notifications and exclusive deals. The VLX is the first of a series of new 2020 models from Vessel, and all Vessel subscribers will be notified for each upcoming launch.

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Trio of Women’s Footwear Offerings Pace New Royal Albartross Line-Up

LONDON, ENGLAND – Royal Albartross is showcasing three new women’s footwear options for 2020, with styles and colors that seamlessly transition from course to clubhouse.   

The Amalfi is a laced sneaker with perforated upper leather.  The soft, breathable leather lining and the lightweight Apex sole is designed for multi-directional traction. Available in white, black and navy, the Amalfi is handmade in Portugal.

The Chelsea is a slip-on loafer with tassle fringe available in tri-color patterns with white and black base colors. The ergonomic insole is designed to provide support and breathability for the golfer.  The shoe provides a secure base and is extremely resistant to lateral slipping.   

The Sahara features a snake print, leather upper with gold/rose eyelets.  Its ultra-cushioned insole unit and lightweight VIBRAM® Pro Golf out-sole provide excellent stability for golf.

Royal Albartross sets itself apart from other manufacturers by the combination of superior materials, components, and classic design. Its sourcing team travels the world for the highest quality leathers from the most reputable tanneries. Then it takes weeks of precise hand-craftsmanship to create each Royal Albartross product. The quality is well worth the wait.

The 2020 men’s and women’s collections are scheduled to ship this month.

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