Honma Launches Six-Piece Golf Ball

Honma's new Future XX flagship premium ball is made of six layers to maximise tee-to-green performance

Honma Launches Six-Piece Golf Ball

Honma Launches Six-Piece Golf Ball - Honma's new Future XX flagship premium ball is made of six layers to maximise tee-to-green performance

Honma Launches Six-Piece Golf Ball

Honma Golf, the Japanese brand known for the quality of its high-end golf clubs, has introduced a new six-piece premium golf ball as the flagship model in its latest multi-layer golf ball range.

The Future XX ball (below, RRP £53 a dozen) is one of three that joins the three-piece TW-X, developed to provide golfers with more distance and short-game spin than ever before.

Honma Launches Six-Piece Golf Ball

The first three layers incorporate a highly resilient core - suitable for varying swing speeds - a soft second layer and a slightly firmer third layer, designed to emit high levels of energy for faster ball speeds that help to deliver greater distance.

The fourth and fifth layers become gradually firmer, providing consistent spin performance; whilst the outer sixth layer is a soft urethane cover that produces high levels of short-game spin and improved feel. The 326-dimple pattern on the Future XX ball is designed to deliver a towering ball flight trajectory.

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The D1 Plus (below, RRP £23 a dozen) is another three-piece ball said to be suitable for all swing speeds.

It features an energy emitting ‘spring rubber’ core that delivers additional distance.

The hybrid ionomer mantle which forms the soft mid-layer of the D1 Plus offers good spin performance, while the soft ionomer cover offers improved feel with added distance. The 368-dimple pattern produces a strong and stable ball flight and it is available in white, yellow, orange and pink.

The two-piece D1 ball (above, RRP £15 a dozen) is aimed at golfers looking to gain as much carry distance as possible. Featuring a spring effect from the high repulsion core and a 368-dimple pattern, the ball is specially designed to fly through the air with minimal resistance – making it one of Honma's longest balls in the range. It is available in white, green, yellow, orange and pink.

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Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

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 87 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 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x