Heeeere's Your Golf Clubs!
By Torleif Sorenson on 6/5/13
Golf Magazine's Josh Sens has reported that famous Hollywood actor Jack Nicholson, who is reportedly a 12.5 handicap / shot index, has spent $75,000 on a set of golf clubs crafted from 24-karat gold and platinum.
At least Nicholson chose well.
His clubs are manufactured by the high-end Japanese clubmaking firm Honma, which is available in the United States through North Carolina-based Premier Golf. Honma Golf have been in business for 54 years and are known for their extremely tight tolerances in manufacturing — as little as 1/100th of a millimeter. Among Honma's satisfied customers are billionaire and golf developer Donald Trump, who was quoted by Marketwatch thusly:
"I think they’re great. I find they play very, very well. They're very beautiful clubs, nicer than any I've seen."The Edwin Watts golf retail chain carries a "base" level set of Honma clubs — for just $6,000.
Having seen many pictures and checked out the specifications of many of Honma's iron sets, I will admit that I would not mind having a custom-fit set of their TW717V irons — without the gold and platinum tweaks, obviously. But realistically, my rather serious case of "gear lust" is for Mizuno's MP-64 irons.
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I wonder if any oobers have these on their equipment list.:)
Torleif Sorenson says:
Some of their clubs are used by at least a dozen oobers, including the MG703 irons, the LB606 irons, and the PP-001 putter.
That's not over the top in any way. Wow, good for him. He deserves it.
Every Honma club i've seen has been a wood, and is non-conforming.
Spend the 75k on lessons and he might be a single handicapper :/
You haven't reached out to Honma to see if you can get a set to review?
Honestly, I think my titleist MBs are better looking clubs.
Scott Shields says:
@ beef - I think there are alot of 'normal' irons that look better. Titleist MB's, Adams CMB's, Mizuno MP-6# ... :D
joe jones says:
I have a 13 index using a $8 driver. Who,s your daddy A hole? Trump and Nicholson. Two guy's with fat asses, fat wallets and fat heads. Lord save us.
JJ..that is hilarious....with all of that cash, why cant Trump get a better rug...i think it doubles as a hair piece and a driving mat.
A more complete quotation by Trump in Travel & Leisure--"Have them send me some irons and I'll tell them whether they're worth it" suggests he is a "receiver," not a "customer" of Honma. SHOW US THE RECEIPT! SHOW US THE RECEIPT!
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