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TESTERS ANNOUNCED: Mizuno ST 180 Drivers

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Brett, Illinois

Titleist 910 D3/Aldila RIP stiff

110mph/ 19.6hcp

Preferred: 9.5°/stiff


I play Mizuno irons and have always been intrigued by their woods. Recently bought a hybrid of theirs and have been pleasantly surprised. Would relish the chance to experience their driver. Thanks!



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(4) Testers Wanted



Mizuno ST 180 Drivers



As Peter Wolfe once said - don't touch the knobs, 'cause I think we're gonna have some fun with this one!


Everyone loves Mizuno irons, that's for certain. But when the topic of Mizuno drivers comes up, even the most avid of golfers scratch their heads and turn to the Big 5. 


But this year's MGS Most Wanted Testing may have changed all that.


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Mizuno's new ST 180 surprised the field this year, finishing 4th overall. What's more, the ST 180 finished tied for 2nd for Swing Speeds over 105 mph, and tied for 1st for 90-105 swing speeds.


Do we have your attention now?


That's how the ST 180 performed for us, but as always, we want to know how it performs for you, the real live, avid golfer. 


We're looking for four of you to test, review and keep a new Mizuno ST 180 driver, complete with your choice of any of Mizzy's  no-upcharge shaft options. 


I know we have your attention now!




This review opportunity is open to any avid golfer in the US or Canada. 


How To Apply:


We take our testing very seriously here at MGS. In exchange for the driver, we're going to ask for a full two-month commitment, including range testing and on-course testing. We'll provide you with a detailed template to help you write your two-part review, and we'll ask that you be available on the Forum to answer questions and share your journey with golfers from all over the world. 


But most of all, we want your honest opinion. 


If you're up for it, then in this thread (and this thread only!!), please tell us the following:


First name/home state or province

Current driver/shaft combo

Swing speed/handicap

Preferred ST 180 loft/shaft (check the Mizzy website here)


Again, apply ONLY in this thread!  We'll be announcing the testers in this forum next week, so please check back regularly to see if you're one of the chosen few!


Good luck!!


Brian Schoen, Austin, Texas 

Nike Straight Fit, 9.5*, with a UST Axiv, 65g, stiff flex shaft.

No current handicap, but when I carried one, my best was a 2.6 index. 

Swing speed avg. 90-100

GT 180, 9.5*, Stiff flex

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Dan-da-Man / South Jersey

Callaway GBB Epic / Fujikura Pro Green Stiff 66G

Was 112 a few years ago (might have slowed down a few MPH since then)  / HC is 9

I would love to try the 9.5 with the MCA Tensei Blue stiff


Thanx MGS for all you do!

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What an opportunity...!


Ryan / CA

Ping G400 Max / Kuro Kage Dual Core 60g Stiff

102-106mph / 14 hdcp

9.5 degree / CK Blue 60 Stiff


D: Ping G400 Max, MRC Tensei Pro Orange 60 TX

3+w: Callaway Rogue, Aldila Synergy 60 S

3H, 4H: TBD

5i: MP18 Fli-hi, 6i-8i: MP18 SC, 9i-PW: MP18, MRC OTi 100 S

50, 55, 60: Edel 

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First name/home state or province: Bret, South Carolina

Current driver/shaft combo: Nike Vapor/Composite Lacrosse

Swing speed/handicap: 108/25

Preferred ST 180 loft/shaft: 9.5/Regular

On a quest to break 80. 

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Tom Kasper, Chicago, IL

Callaway GBB Epic 10.5/fujikura pro 73 tour spec

Driver swing speed: 110-116 mph/ 11 handicap

Right Hand/Graphite/Stiff/9.5

Fujikura Pro 73g Stiff (if available)

w/ midsize grip


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Ray - NC

Taylormade R7 Superquad Reg Flex Reax 65 mid tip

S speed 90- 19 handicap

12.5 loft reg. flex

Pinehurst NC, a quaint little drinking town with a golfing problem.

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First name/home state or province

Tim H/ The Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Zaandam

Current driver/shaft combo

Cobra AMP Cell/ Diamana regular flex, shortened one inch.

Swing speed/handicap

90-95 mph, 12.4


Preferred ST 180 loft/shaft

Preferred 9,5 degrees/ Tensei s-flex (stiff)


I hope to test this club in the Netherlands, maybe it will give different results than from the United States. 

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First name/home state or province: Graham/ Mississippi

Current driver/shaft combo: 2017 Taylormade M2/ Diamana Ahina 80X

Swing speed/handicap: 115-120mph/ 0.5

Preferred ST 180 loft/shaft: 9.5 degrees/ Kuro Kage Silver Tini 86x 

Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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Adam - Dallas, TX

TM 2016 M2 9.5 with Kuro Kage Tini Silver X-Stiff 78g

115 MPH/5 hdcp

9.5 deg Tensei Blue X-Stiff 




Taylor Made M2 - KuroKage Silver TiNi 60g X

Titleist 917f2 15 deg - Rogue Max 75s

Taylor Made M4 - 19 deg - Tensei Blue 80 X

Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi  (2 iron) - Project X 6.5

Mizuno MP-18 SC (3-6 iron) - Project X 6.5

Mizuno MP-18 (7-PW) - Project X 6.5

Vokey WW SM6 Raw 52.08 - Project X 6.5

Vokey WW SM7 Raw 56.10 S grind, 60.08 M grind

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2

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