D201

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Andy Roberts
Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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Low driver spin; Easy to manipulate in air and control under breeze
Not much wedge spin
Our score:
Overall: 
4
PRICE: £18.00 YEAR: from 2013

Mizuno D201 is a versatile, all-round ball utilising Mizuno’s Cavity Cross Core to reduce driver backspin but without impacting the traction of shorter, control based shots.

On first look, the branded logo is a little too big and bold on the front, but the D201 stamp on the side aids neat alignment with two chevrons in each direction. I chose to tee up looking down on the D201 logo.

At the same time as Mizuno brought out its premium MP-S golf ball, the brand also released its cheaper D201 ball designed for distance. But it's also managed to maintain its relatively soft feel, especially with the wedge. Putting felt firm yet easy to gauge pace.

Driver spin rates were low and about the norm with a wedge.

Although driving distance was strong, and particularly straight, I expected a little more from a ball that encompasses the impressive sounding Cross Core design.

On a positive note I like the fact this ball is easy to manipulate in the air and control under in the breeze. I didn't feel as though the ball was veering offline in anyway, unless I put a bad swing on it.

Verdict

Doesn't exactly take my breath away but it's a solid enough golf ball for the mid-to-high capper, and all at an affordable price at less than £20 for a dozen.

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