Benross HTX Compressor Club Range Launched - This affordable new range comes with new technologies in two versions to help a wide range of budget-concious golfers improve their games
Benross HTX Compressor Club Range Launched
British-based Benross prides itself on making high performance golf clubs made of quality components affordable for the everyday golfer and this trend continues with the launch of the HTX Compressor range of woods and irons for 2017, which replaces the HTX line.
Our review of the Benross HTX drivers from 2016
All the clubs come in either a larger, more forgiving standard version or a more compact and workable Type-R version designed for lower handicap players.
The HTX Compressor driver incorporates a new Compressor Technology Response Channel, which helps to increase ball speed across the entire face. Heel and toe weight cells are used to maximise Moment of Inertia (MOI), enhancing forgiveness. The Centre of Gravity (CG) is positioned toward the back of the head to help increase launch angle.
In the HTX Compressor Type R driver, an innovative Vacuum Casting process has allowed Benross engineers to create an extremely thin crown, moving CG to a low and forward position, creating less spin and a more penetrating ball flight. As well as featuring the Compressor Technology Response Channel, this better player driver boasts an R-Flight Rail, which allows the user to adjust launch, spin and shot shape to achieve the desired ball flight.
It is fitted with a premium Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Black TiNi shaft and also has an adjustable hosel +/- 1.5 deg loft and face angle.
Both the HTX Compressor Fairway and Hybrid is manufactured using heat treated Stainless Steel to increase ball speed at impact. The design incorporates the new innovative Compressor Technology Response Channel, which will maximise the ball speed from the entire face.
The HTX Compressor Type R fairway is Benross' first adjustable fairway wood, with an eight-way adjustable hosel allowing the user to vary the loft by +/-1.5° in 0.75° increments. The HTX Compressor Type-R hybrid is also adjustable by +/- 1.5˚ and boasts a Fluid Dynamic Design Heel to reduce drag for increased clubhead speed.
Finally, the Benross HTX Compressor Iron features a Cavity Dampener to improve the feel at impact. A deep cavity and optimal heel/toe weighting results in a high launching, ultra-forgiving head. The irons are available with KBS Tour 90 or Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage graphite shafts as standard.
The HTX Compressor Type R Iron incorporates an innovative heat treated Cup Face that produces the best ever Characteristic Time (spring-like effect) performance of any Benross iron.
Specs and Prices
HTX Compressor driver - RRP £149.99 in lofts 10˚, 12.5˚ and 14˚. HTX Compressor Type-R driver - RRP £199.99 in lofts 10.5˚ adjustable. HTX Compressor fairway wood - RRP £99.99 in lofts 15˚ and 19˚. HTX Compressor Type-R fairway wood - RRP £119.99 in 15˚ adjustable. HTX Compressor Hybrid - RRP £89.99 in lofts 20˚, 23.5˚, 27˚ and 32˚. HTX Compressor Type-R Hybrid - RRP £99.99 in lofts 20˚and 24˚ adjustable. HTX Compressor irons - RRP £349.99 steel, £419.99 graphite (5-GW) HTX Compressor Type-R irons- RRP £419.99 steel, £489.99 graphite (4-PW).
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Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: Ping i230 4-UW
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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