BENROSS HTX COMPRESSOR
www.benrossgolf.com Availability: 4-SW
Stock shaft: KBS Tour 90 (s) Kuro Kage Black (g)
7i loft/length: 30.5° / 37”
TECH: A heat-treated face is teamed with a compression cavity in the sole to minimise ball speed drop-off on off-centre hits.
WE SAY: You only get what you pay for? Rubbish. For us, a lower price doesn’t necessarily mean lower quality, but it does mean you often get less tech. Compare the HTX to the Benross Type R and there’s no face cup or compression channel in the sole, which accounts for some of the US$90 price difference (on a steel shafted set at RRP). The HTX has a similar lowheel, high-toe appearance to the Type R, which wasn’t a massive hit with any of our testers. But to be fair it posted a ball speed 2mph quicker and carried shots 3.6m further than our average.
VERDICT: There’s not huge amounts of obvious tech like some of the more expensive models, but the HTX can hold its own. We couldn’t all quite agree we loved the head shape, but that’s personal. We did however like the solid performance and obvious cost saving.