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Mizuno

Mizuno ST180

Our Review:

The size clearly reveals the ST180 to be the more forgiving of Mizuno's two new drivers. But there's a problem with some large drivers: Their higher-than-ideal center of gravity can create too much distance-sapping ball spin. So how does Mizuno get low spin and forgiveness? The internal weighting is concentrated low because of a deep weight pad in the back, a thin crown that features an internal waffle pattern and a wave sole that puts more material down low. The distance that comes with all of this forgiveness is a superplastic titanium alloy (strong and resiliently flexible) that can be made selectively thinner.
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Specs: Two models with adjustable hosels (7-5-11.5 degrees and 10.5-14.5 degrees).
Price: $400
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Ratings
  • 4.5 1
    performance

    45%*

  • 4 1
    innovation

    30%*

  • 4 1
    Look / Sound / Feel

    20%*

  • 2 1
    demand

    5%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
  • low
    The shape is just right. Good distance and easy to control the spin.
  • mid
    It's easy to position at address. I really like the proportions. Smooth through impact.
  • high
    This blue is soothing, calm. The soleplate looks like it helps you get more ball speed.