Mizuno faces the future with new ST Series woods
Those with mid-lower swing speeds will benefit from the J-Spec, Japan Specification, incorporating an incredibly lightweight 39g MFUSION graphite shaft.
Voshall added: “In testing, a lot of our tour players preferred the ST-X over the ST-Z for its deeper shape and slightly smaller profile. I’d recommend starting with an open mind and dropping the ST-X alongside the ST-Z in the address position. For a draw bias driver, it’s not going to be what most players expect.”
ST-Z Fairway Woods – Offering high levels of stability and low spin efficiency, the ST-Z fairway woods offer a throwback profile, with curves for the purist and performance for the pragmatist.
Providing a balance of low spin and stability, not common in most fairway woods, both the 3- and 5-woods have an adjustable, quick switch, hosel offering four degrees of loft and face angle adjustability, while Mizuno’s third generation MAS1C face is its most powerful to date, leading to greater distance. An ultra-lightweight carbon crown lowers the CoG for better spin vs MOI performance, while re-engineered WAVE Technology delivers a compact wave design that lowers the mass.
Voshall said: “The fairway wood might be the least regularly changed club in any bag, so we spent a lot of time looking at older models that our tour players had hung onto over the years. It ended with a lot of really subtle touches on the ST-Z, like leading edge and transition into the hosel. There’s a lot to like at address.”
The ST Series of woods have an RRP of £399 for the drivers and £279 for the fairway woods, and will be available at retail from February.
For more details, visit www.mizunogolf.com.
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