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ST-Z 230

Hot List Silver 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: It’s not as if a slot in the front part of a sole on a hybrid is some new frontier to help the face flex for more distance, but Mizuno is trying to get the slot on these new hybrids to perform an additional, distance-enhancing purpose. Adding a slug of steel in the polymer filling lowers the center of gravity and still allows the face to flex better. Additional mass low and forward enables shots to launch higher with less spin for the most possible distance. The forward weight balances with a large central weight pad to create more stability than in either of the past two Mizuno hybrids. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: Creating a hybrid that fits the eyes of better players requires a compact shape and a slightly flatter lie angle, two features that aren’t quite ideal for many average golfers. But this hybrid has features that will make it work for all ability levels. These include a super thin high-strength steel face, a variably thin crown to lower the center of gravity and an adjustable hosel that tweaks lie by as much as 3 degrees (more upright for draw enhancement) and extends loft to as low as 16 degrees and as high as 27. Those are numbers well within the wheelhouse of both ends of the ability spectrum. Read more>>

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Price: ST-Z 230 $250
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Look / Sound / Feel


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Player Comments
"This is a super attractive hybrid. Simple, small profile. Plays more like an iron. Great substitute for a long iron. Able to launch easily with boring trajectory. Easy to hit straight. Muted sound off the face."
Handicap, 9
"Sits low profile. It seems like it sits slightly open, which made me feel like I could go after it. What stands out is the sole...It was like a jackknife. Good for fairway, rough, all kinds of situations. Makes for a versatile club."
Handicap, 0
"Lots of forgiveness with a high soft ballflight. Dispersion felt very narrow, both left to right and long to short. All those shots comfortably in a picnic blanket."
Handicap, 14
Club Specs
Models Price
Mizuno ST-Z 230 $250

Mizuno ST-Z 230

Name Loft Length Dexterity Adjustable
16 16.00 41.00 No
19 19.00 40.50 No
22 22.00 40.00 No
25 25.00 39.50 No

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