BENROSS HTX COMPRESSOR TYPE R
www.benrossgolf.com Availability: 4-GW
Stock shaft: KBS Tour 90 (s) Kuro Kage (g)
7i loft/length: 30° / 37”
TECH: A heat-treated cup face provides faster ball speeds from a larger area of the face, to maximise distance and forgiveness.
WE SAY: If picking your next set of irons was just about numbers – ball speed, distance, price – many golfers wouldn’t look past the Type R. Unfortunately, we buy with our eyes as much as we do on performance, and that’s where the Type R comes under scrutiny. Its head has an unusually low heel/high toe design, which gives a very different appearance. None of our testers really felt any love for it. At Simon’s slower swing speed the
Type R recorded the joint fastest individual ball speed (109mph), while for our pro it was just behind his longest average carry.
VERDICT: The cup face is clearly doing a job, though remember the loft’s pretty strong, too. KBS shafts and Golf Pride grips are components you’ll find in other top brands.