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Mizuno MP & Line 90 Putters Set for Europe (US next?)


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Mizuno Golf today announced two new putter lines destined for the European market: the Mizuno MP T-Series putters and Mizuno Line 90 putters.


According to Mizuno, "The MP T-Series putters benefit from starting with a single 1025E Pure Select mild carbon steel billet before being Grain Flow Forged into the final putter shape. The near finished head is then CNC Milled to ensure exact alignment and a flawless profile at address."


The forging process on the MP putters evokes memories of the earlier Mizuno "Grain Flow Forged" putters by T.P. Mills.


It's also interesting that they are calling them the MP T-Series, which is TPM (for T.P. Mills) backwards. Coincidence or conspiracy?


The Mizuno MP T-Series putters first surfaced in Japan a few months ago. The MP and Line 90 putters will be available in Europe starting in September. No word yet on a future U.S. launch, if any.


According to Mizuno, the Line 90 Series putters (pictured here) prioritize alignment and roll over the more elegant look of the MP T-Series: "Opposite to traditional putter alignment, the Line 90 system uses a sequence of lines placed parallel to the putter face...Human testing showed the Line 90 system to be easier for amateur golfers to visualise than traditional ‘straight-back' alignment. The system also visually encourages acceleration through impact to keep the putter square to target."


The Line 90 putters feature some very cool model names, such as Mauna Loa and Krakatoa. Mizuno has always done a fine job with its putters, particularly when teaming up with top designers such as T.P. Mills and Robert Bettinardi. Now they seem to be flying solo on the design front. Consider us intrigued and hopeful for a U. S. release.

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