Mizuno launch ST180 Series driver and fairway wood

Mizuno ST180 metals designed for high ball speeds and low spin. 

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Fri, 3 Nov 2017

Mizuno have launched the ST180 Series metal woods, designed for high speed and low-spin performance.

It is the first Mizuno driver to feature Wave Sole technology, moving weight low and towards the face for decreased spin.

The technology, used in Mizuno fairway woods, contracts and expands for higher ball speeds.

A forged SP700 Ti multi-thickness face is designed to also offer more ball speed while the Waffle Crown saves weight, allowing engineers to move more mass towards the face.

“This was the biggest shock we’ve had in testing,” said Jeff Cook, PGA Tour Manager. “The spin rate and ball speed of this driver caught everybody out. The ST180 comes off so fast, with so little spin – it’s going to make a lot of good players question what they really need in a driver.”

The ST180 driver will be available in men’s 9.5˚ and 12.5˚ models plus a ladies’ 12.5˚ model.

Price: £399

The ST180 fairway woods share much of the same technology, including the same sole and waffle design.

The amplified Wave Soleplate has a large first wave for more ball speed. The fairway woods feature a thinner, more responsive 1770 Maraging Steel Face for increased ball speeds and a flatter flights.

The clubs also have a larger profile.

“If you like a wider, larger-looking profile, but don’t necessarily want a high-spinning flight, the ST180 is a really interesting option,” says Jeff Cook PGA Tour Manager. “Over the years a lot of our tour players have bucked the trend for smaller fairway woods and this plays nicely into their hands.”

ST180 fairway woods will be available in 15˚ and 18˚ models for both men and ladies.

Mizuno ST180 clubs have a Quick Switch Adjustable hosel allowing for four degrees of loft adjustment and three degrees of lie adjustment.

A new line of high-end shafts can be fitted.

Price: £279
Available: February 2018