Howson GBH Attacker

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Howson GBH Attacker
Golf Monthly Verdict

A budget-priced revelation. A good size and shape of head producing reasonable performance. At this price it would pay for itself in shots saved within a round or two. The only question mark is over its slightly aggressive name.

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Compact black headed utility with shallow face and split level sole. The “AX-Sole” design is engineered to make the club highly playable from the fairway, the rough, even divots and bunkers. Despite the compact head, peripheral weighting in the Attacker is optimised to create a large sweetspot. Lofts available: 18, 21 and 24 degrees. For such a budget club the Attacker performs well. The compact head delivers a solid strike and is only let down by the somewhat inconsistent shaft. It doesn't struggle for length and although it's not the most accurate utility on the market it still delivers good forgiveness.

Jeremy Ellwood
Contributing Editor

Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly across the whole spectrum from courses and Rules to equipment and instruction. He also edits The Golf Club Secretary Newsletter, a highly regarded trade publication for golf club secretaries and managers, and has authored or co-authored three books and written for a number of national papers including The Telegraph and The Independent. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played well over 950 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, right across the spectrum from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts, but put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.

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Jeremy is currently playing...

Driver: Ping G425 LST 10.5˚ (draw setting), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 55 S shaft

3 wood: Ping G425 Max 15˚ (set to flat +1), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 65 S shaft

Hybrid: Ping G425 17˚, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 S shaft

Irons 3-PW: Ping i525, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 50˚ and 54˚, 12˚ bounce, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts

Putter: Ping Fetch 2021 model, 33in shaft (set flat 2)

Ball: Varies but mostly now TaylorMade Tour Response