Everything in the design process has been geared to help inspire confidence, with the head mass being redistributed around the perimeter to increase forgiveness while providing a more stable, higher moment of inertia on mishit shots. The Quick Switch adjustable hosel allows players to change loft and launch with ease. The topline is moderate to large, but will likely prove appealing enough for the higher handicap player - which is who this iron is aimed at after all. A three-weight system is employed, allowing players to slot a 10 gram weight into position, to either promote a draw, fade, or neutral shot. If you can stomach the sound at impact, you will likely appreciate the flight of this one. The Japanese brand did not opt to employ tracks or weight ports, as it believes it makes drivers less playable. Long from 235-285 yards depending on wind and more importantly the spread is narrowed.
Technology: If like me you played the 2014 model the first thing you will notice is that the shape of the head is bigger but it has a shallower face. I'm a Taylormade guy, never considered a Mizuno driver. This will definitely be a game changer! Great feel and distance I took it to the driving range and hit 13 our of the 16 drives down the middle 250 to 260! Sometimes that happens when you compare a smaller head with a larger one as usually they move through the air quicker, thus giving more ball speed and more distance. A grey crown contrasts appealingly with flashes of blue on the crown and sole, and we are enamoured with the blue shaft. The performance out on the course always gives us the best feedback though and it was really nice to test a product which does what it says on the tin. I preferred the Mizunos because I experience more shot predictability and consistency. At some point the drives also seemed to be short, fairly straight but short.
Have had 4 different drivers in my bag over the past 24 months. Contact me directly at aetches golfbox. I even could move the little weight back neutral. The Verdict: When seeking distance, designers lengthen the shafts and lower the lofts to make the ball go. Previous driver, 3 wood, 5 wood were Ping G series. In the last few years, Mizuno has made giant strides with its drivers, and while they are not of the same ilk as its irons a victim of its own success, to some extent , the gap is shrinking every iteration.
Mizuno is renowned for producing some of the best irons in golf. Maybe being too blue put some people off from the start? I kept it with the weight in the neutral position as I miss left and right in equal measure with the loft set at 10. Mizuno reckon previous moveable weight drivers have been difficult to hit because the mass taken up creating the ports, weights and tracks raises the cg and moves it closer to the clubface. Regarding forgiveness and dispersion, we were impressed. Did a driver fitting a few days ago and the fitter said that the Orochi C8 stiff 60g shaft was wrong for me - and my arms were in wrong position therefore short drives. I thought the shaft was a bit soft, set up 9. Now my drives are back in business.
This also helps create faster ball speeds off the face for those with slower swing speeds and more forgiveness on off centre hits. The benefit to a shallow faced driver is that the face height promotes higher launch and, or, is generally more forgiving than a deeper faced driver. Hitting 1000's of balls on the driving range, the Ping G series distance was equal to the Mizunos. I compared all three models on Trackman set at 10. Very forgiving I would recommend giving this one a try if your in the market. Moving the weight to the heel did promote a slight draw and vice versa for the toe and in the back it adds a little extra back spin for a higher flight. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast.
In fact, the face is so thin Mizuno had to move the iron number from the sole to the toe for durability. It seriously gives you so much confidence when addressing the ball. The only area it was lacking for me 17 handicap was in forgiveness. The waffle crown inside the head has given the designers that ability to move that extra weight into the sole which helps the Shockwave technology produce that higher more forgiving ball flight. Had a fitting experience on the range. Very forgiving and stable with a great feel and sound.
Not long, but deadly straight, and it's easy to see why the likes of Chris Wood and Luke Donald have been dabbling with this club. Depending on how much of a slicer you are, the back setting will probably do most golfers as the head is a little closed at address already, but it is nice to have the option and it is simple to understand and move the weight using the supplied wrench. After meeting the Muzuno rep and having him set me up, I found the right driver! We also found there was not a lot of distance lost on off-centre hits, very strong accuracy across the board and a real ease of ball striking aided by the 360-degree Dual Pockets. Both performed very well for me. Love this driver, I was talked into the new Ping G and couldn't hit it at all! My swing was quite erratic at the time and I was having a lot of trouble driving, so used it for a few months and then put it away in the corner of the garage. My first thoughts were, this is going to be fun to play with! It is a good shaft and maybe a little on the firm side, but there are many custom options available if you prefer something else. This seems a lot clearer than before and offers a good array of options.
After I followed my gut and returned it and got the driver I really wanted. I hate when the sound kills your ears but this is pleasant. What have Mizuno done to avoid this with their new adjustable driver? I had a Ping K15 Driver in the bag for a few years now and hit it quite well, then decided to upgrade. We have recently found out that Adjustable weighted drivers actually effect Golf Driver playability. Performance One of the longest and most forgiving game-improvement irons on the market right now. There are two reasons for this firstly at address the larger head inspires confidence but by extending the Shockwave sole around the club head it helps add weight to the heel and toe and with the extra mass in the sole lowers the centre of gravity.
You can sense when you've caught one out the middle. Travel features from Iceland and Luxury Scotland. But Mizuno maintained traditional lofts and lengths on these irons to make it easier to get shots on the proper trajectory. Also, less than perfect hits are less terrible with Mizuno. The club responded to loft and weight adjustments. The whole set up means weight is positioned low and deep which for golfers means a high forgiving ball flight. However it is a 440cc head in a more compact style so it looks much smaller and with a deep blue crown, there are several differences that could swing your decision one way or the other.