Mizuno T-Zoid Comp EZ forged


I gazed down the rack of shiny new golf weapons and heard my credit card whimper in my wallet.

I had looked at and tried a number of premium make irons, to replace my Hippo TM1’s. The Hippo’s had given good service but as I had improved over the last year I promised myself that if I won a medal, new irons would be my reward.
So medal in the cabinet, clubs were on the shopping list.

Callaway’s had always been my preference as they looked well finished, unlike Ping’s, which to me even on the shelf, seemed as if they had been in regular use but admittedly would look exactly the same some years later.


Cleveland’s also look smart, particularly in gunmetal, and have the credibility of V.J. playing them, of course there was also boring Titleist.
Taylor Made have always seemed too flash and I decided that I didn’t want anything with a plastic badge in the back. (This was before the new range of 300s were released)

Then I saw them; I had never considered Mizuno, as I believed that they only made premium clubs for low handicappers or pro’s. The T-Zoid Comp EZ, however, were cavity backed, what is more they were neat; clean lines, no badges and sat beautifully when I tried them on the floor of the shop.

On examination the heads, compared to the likes of Ping and Titleist, looked as if they had been minted and had the appearance of a brand new, straight out of the bank fifty pence piece. This is due to the fact that they are forged, rather than cast. Now I am aware that forged clubs are supposed to give better feel when playing them but for showroom appeal the feel of these beautifully crafted heads, just when handling them, was enough to make me want them.
I did nevertheless strike a few shots with them in the test area; I’m not completely gullible.

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So how do they play? Well I won’t say that they have knocked shots off my handicap immediately, as I am at present getting used to them. I did have them custom fitted for lie and they do have True Temper Gold Plus ‘Sensicore’ steel shafts, whereas my old clubs were graphite and this may be why my shots are more consistent and straighter than before.

What I did not expect was the power and height I am getting and also the sensation of weight against the club when hitting the ball rather than shock. This feel may well be down to the ‘Sensicore’ shafts rather than the forged heads but there is a difference, there is definitely a creamy smoothness when caught out of the sweetspot.

Would I recommend them, to a mid - handicapper like myself, definitely. There is a finesse about them that I know will ultimately help me as I improve.
A higher handicapper may prefer clubs that look more forgiving but in doing so may miss the chance to get used to clubs that truly reward a perfectly struck shot.

Alan Taylor

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