The Japanese golf giants has launched its new speed-engineered metalwoods for 2019 and Luke Donald has put it straight in his bag, ending his long relationship with the Mizuno JPX850.
ST190 & ST190G DRIVERS
The ST190 drivers offer Mizuno’s lowest spin rates and incorporate every known factor in the quest to
enhance ball speed and driving distance. Mizuno’s ultra-fast Forged SP700 Ti face now boasts a lighter
CORTECH structure to deliver consistently higher ball speeds, with a large carbon composite crown plus the Amplified Wave soleplate, introduced in last year’s ST180 drivers, helping to convert each additional mph into extra yards.
The ultralight 12g carbon composite crown means 7g of weight can be optimally redistributed to further boost ball speeds and reduce spin rates. The Amplified Wave Sole features a heavily amplified first wave configuration which expands the ST190’s COR area for improved balls speeds across the clubface, with reduced off-centre performance drop-off.
The ST190 is designed for mid to low spin with maximum stability, and features a single, factory-fixed 6g backweight that adds 300gcm 2 MOI for added stability on off-centre strikes. The ST190G is engineered for low spin and offers intuitive FAST TRACK adjustability thanks to twin 7g weights on external tracks that can reduce spin by an additional 200rpm, allowing players to achieve heavy fade or
draw biases by placing the weights in one track.
- The ST190 driver has an RRP of £399 and will be available in men’s 9.5˚ and 10.5˚ models, both adjustable by 2˚ either way, in left and right hand.
- The ST190G driver has an RRP of £449 and will be available in men’s 9˚, adjustable by 2˚ either way, in right hand only.
The ST190 fairway woods are also speed-engineered and feature a carbon composite crown and amplified wave soleplate, this time allied to a deeper, high-energy HT1770 Maraging steel face. This deeper clubface flexes more like a driver, helping to maximise ball speed, while the ultra-lightweight carbon composite crown allows 4g of weight to be moved low within the clubhead, combining with the deeper clubface to deliver an efficient, low-spin ball flight.
The Amplified Wave Soleplate’s larger first wave creates a balance between stability and sweet spot height to provide effective off-centre forgiveness without excess backspin. Similar Harmonic Impact Technology to that found in the drivers generates a powerful, solid impact sound, fine-tuned through the study of vibration and soundwaves.
- The ST190 fairway woods have an RRP of £279 and will be available in a men’s 15˚ 3-wood (right and left hand), a men’s 18˚ 5-wood (right hand only) and a men’s adjustable 3-wood TS that RRP's at £315 (13˚ to 17˚, right hand only).
ST190 woods will be available at retail from February 2019. For further information or to find out more about Mizuno’s full range of golf equipment, apparel and accessories visit: golf.mizunoeurope.com.