Hot, high-fliers

Mizuno MX-700 fairway metals and hybrids revealed

Bob Warters
Mon, 19 Jan 2009

Hot, high-fliers

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Hot off the grass - the new MX-700 fairway metals from Mizuno

David Llewellyn, Mizuno Europe's research and development manager reveals that the company's Tour players have been asking for ‘hotter’ performance from their fairway woods as well as their drivers, as they try to squeeze out every possible yard out of the clubs to reach those elusive par-5s in two shots.

The result is a new MX-700 series of hot metal woods and hybrids, due to arrive in Europe for club golfers in mid-February.

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Mizuno MX700 hybrid

“With smaller-headed designs, like fairways and hybrids, it isn’t as easy to get that ‘hot feel’ – the smaller face area is more rigid - but by using the new ES230 steel used on the new MX-700s we’ve done everything we can to deliver what we can from a material perspective," says Llewellyn.

"The MX-700s feel really lively at impact and I think amateur golfers are going to love this advancement just as much as the pros," he adds.

The MX-700 fairway metals will be available in 3-wood (15 degree), 5-wood (18 degree), and 7-wood (21 degree) models in right hand and 3- and 5- wood in in left hand

The MX-700 hybrid is reckoned to be Mizuno's most powerful yet with a 'Drop Down' crown to help shift weight lower within the head and allow the clubs to be gripped for lie angle adjustment.

They have a longer face profile and very low centre of gravity for easy launch nd will be availabler in 17-, 20-, 23- and 26-degree in right hand models (20 and 23 degrees for lefties).

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