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29 minutes ago, jlukes said:

My ER2 is 370g and the oversize/counterweighted grips I have been gaming were between 100 and 110g. This really helped quiet my hands and wrists, but I realized this off-season that I was really lacking touch to my putting. My putting stroke just began feeling very unnatural with no flow or release, so I knew I needed to get something lighter.

With the M Craft II, I have the 3g weights installed, which bring the head down to 345g and the more traditional Lamkin Deep Etched grip is only around 80g. 

I immediately noticed a smoother flow to my putting stroke - as if the putter was an extension of my body and hands rather than a large tool. The Mizuno head is just a beautiful shape and the feel off the face is just everything I want in a milled putter head. 

 

 

I think putters are getting way too heavy and that that 340-350gr weight  is really ideal.  

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Mizuno M Craft II has been in the bag for my last 3 rounds and it's staying there for the foreseeable future. 
I'd been gaming my beloved Evnroll ER2 for the last 2+ seasons, but after spending a ton of time working on my putting green in the basement during the off-season, I realized that while putting was a strength for me, I seemed to be he missing something: touch. 
My ER2 is 370g and the oversize/counterweighted grips I have been gaming were between 100 and 110g. This really helped quiet my hands and wrists, but I realized this off-season that I was really lacking touch to my putting. My putting stroke just began feeling very unnatural with no flow or release, so I knew I needed to get something lighter.
With the M Craft II, I have the 3g weights installed, which bring the head down to 345g and the more traditional Lamkin Deep Etched grip is only around 80g. 
I immediately noticed a smoother flow to my putting stroke - as if the putter was an extension of my body and hands rather than a large tool. The Mizuno head is just a beautiful shape and the feel off the face is just everything I want in a milled putter head. 
The confidence on the course continues to grow and I'm really happy to have made the switch to something that seems to fit my natural "feely" stroke rather than trying to fight it. 
 
 
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BTW, I love the Mizuno putters! They are beautiful and balance is incredible!


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5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

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I think putters are getting way too heavy and that that 340-350gr weight  is really ideal.  

Agree! A guy I play with has a Heavy Putter and the shaft is solid! It feels like a freakin sledgehammer and he keeps asking why he’s a missing putts, DUHH. He’ll spend $500 in a driver every year but won’t spend any money on a new putter. He’s a prime candidate for the Mizuno.


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Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I love my Mizuno JDM Putter, the MP-A306. I tried all three of the M Craft and they are all excellent. The feel is what you would expect from a Mizuno and I found it relatively easy to line up my putts with them. I wish I could have tinkered with the weights some, guess I'll have to buy one eventually. I'm trying a few year old Ping putter out right now but probably putting the Mizuno back in the bag soon.

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  • 8 months later...

Still a month until my Scotty Phantom arrives, so might go to the store to see if they have a Mizuno M Craft IV to hold me over

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  • 3 weeks later...

I put a Mizuno M Craft III face balanced putter into play a few weeks ago.    This is a solid block of 1025 steel with a really, really nice feel to it.     The mid mallet, Craft III fits my straight back, straight through stroke.    Given I had to cut a stock 34" putter down to fit me, the weight kit was a plus it getting the putter weight to where I like it.        

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I know this post is a little dated, but I love my m-craft v

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4 hours ago, Micah T said:

I bought a M craft IV off @jlukes a couple months ago and it immediately became my starting putter. Love the feel!

Glad you’re rolling it well. The feel is incredible. 

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I think the M craft are as nice a putter you can get at retail as there is. 

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As much as I liked the grip that comes on the M-Craft putters, I'm really used to a larger grip, so I put a Lamkin SinkFit Pistol on my VI, so much more comfortable now.

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Just put the M Craft 3 in the bag, 

Its been a while since I have had a Mizuno putter. The feel is great. 

Last Mizuno putter I had was one of the TP Mills collaborations.

Opted for the white satin finish, just a nice putter,  period.

And on the course today, the performance was just impressive.

I like this putter better than the new generation Scotty's for 2021, they were in comparison before my purchase. Value and feel went to Mizuno. 

 

 

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My whole bag is Mizuno and I am a massive fan, however, I have to say, I was very disappointed with the putters.  I only tried them in the shop a couple of weeks ago and I so wanted to love them, I just didn't.  Did any one else take time to get a feel for them?  I plan to invest in a Lajosi, however, I would still like to add an MCraft to the stable...

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6 minutes ago, The Nug said:

My whole bag is Mizuno and I am a massive fan, however, I have to say, I was very disappointed with the putters.  I only tried them in the shop a couple of weeks ago and I so wanted to love them, I just didn't.  Did any one else take time to get a feel for them?  I plan to invest in a Lajosi, however, I would still like to add an MCraft to the stable...

I found the changeable weights really made a difference. Had an M Craft I and still have an MCraft II - both feel much better with the 3gg weights (345g head weight) as opposed to with the 8g weights (355g head weight). 

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