Mizuno has announced the launch of its new ST180 Series metal woods, designed for high-speed, low-spin performance.
The first Mizuno driver to feature Wave sole technology, the ST180’s Wave sole places every available gram of weight low and towards the face – dropping spin rates for even the fastest, downward ball-strikers. The Amplified Wave sole, originally engineered in Mizuno’s fairway woods, contracts and expands to increase the energy imparted to the ball for elevated ball speeds, while also pushing weight forward to vastly reduce spin rates.
A new Forged SP700 Ti multi-thickness face promotes accelerated ball speeds, while the striking blue head’s Internal Waffle Crown is a weight-saving design that allows more grams to be relocated low and forward to promote efficient low-spin performance.
“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.
ST180 Fairway Woods
The new ST180 fairway woods share much of the driver’s technology including the hugely amplified Wave sole technology that commits all available weight low and towards the face – dropping spin rates for even the fastest, downward ball strikers. The Internal Waffle Crown’s weight-saving design allows more grams to be relocated low and forward for efficient low-spin performance.
The Amplified Wave Soleplate features a huge first wave that contracts and expands on impact for increased energy transfer and faster ball speeds, while also pushing weight forward to vastly reduce spin rates. The ST180 fairway woods feature a thinner, more responsive, high-energy 1770 Maraging Steel Face that increases ball speeds and delivers a flatter, more efficient, controlled ball flight. The head’s larger footprint generates a bigger-than-average profile for more forgiveness and great confidence at address.
“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. “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.
All ST180 metal woods feature a Quick Switch Adjustable Hosel that allows 4 degrees of loft adjustment and 3 degrees of lie adjustment to fine-tune launch conditions and visual preferences of all golfers. A new expanded line of high-end shafts can also be fitted at no additional charge.
ST180 woods will be available at retail in Europe from February 2018. For further information visit: golf.mizunoeurope.com.
ST180 Driver £399/€459
ST180 Fairway Wood £279/€329