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Congratulations to all the testers! Looking forward to reading the reviews!


Untitled2.png.80d892461ed08eaa7fe955b28995d7e9.png Ping G2 Driver

 Takkomo.png.2fd3ccfadfdb71195da27b04616ac6c5.png Takomo IGNIS 5 Wood (1* strong) with HZRDUS Smoke Black 60g 5.5 shaft

Untitled2.png.80d892461ed08eaa7fe955b28995d7e9.png Ping G430 22* Hybrid (1* strong) with HZRDUS Smoke Red 80g 6.0 shaft

Untitled.png.5ecdabcbb4b233d7651619da934c3a6a.png Srixon ZX5 Mk II 5-PW with KBS Tour Light R shafts

Edison.png.1b14460d57753ae667327c0f7d3399a9.png Edison 2.0 Wedges 51° 55° 59° with KBS Tour 110 R shafts

 image.png.a072db0e36674771c57e6581a9a7be30.png L.A.B. Golf MEZZ.1 MAX with LAB x Accra shaft

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Congratulations testers. I’ve been a Mizuno guy for past 15 years but recently switched to Callaway Paradym. Looking forward to your reviews.

:callaway-small: Jaws 58 wedge

:callaway-small:Paradym 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, P, AW, GW

:callaway-small: Paradym 3wood, 5wood, 7wood and Driver

:odyssey-small: White hot OG Seven putter

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6 hours ago, GolfSpy BOS said:

Testers Announced! Mizuno Long Game Test!

Mizuno is here to bring back a favorite and often requested forum member test for 2023!  The Mizuno Long Game test will see testers fit the top end of their bag with the ST 230 line of clubs to see what sort of improvements can be made using Mizuno's latest gear.  Testers will get to experience the missing piece from their golf game in Mizuno's CORTECH Chamber which is featured throughout the lineup.  


What is the CORTECH Chamber?

The CORTECH Chamber: The Missing Piece:  Mizuno's CORTECH Chamber encases a dense stainless steel weight with elastomeric TPU, taking stress from the club face and creating an additional energy source.  At the same time, locating weight closer to the club face to reduce spin rates, while contributing to a more solid, powerful sensation at impact.


Please welcome and congratulate our testers!





Congrats to all.  Can't wait for your input!



Jim Akre


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Congrats. to this great, diverse group chosen for the Mizuno Long Game test.

Looking forward to the comments and reviews from all of these testers.

Driver & Fairway: :titleist-small: Titleist TSR3 10 degree - :Fuji: Ventus TR Blue & :titleist-small: TSR3 15 - :projectx: Project X Hzrdus Smoke Black 

Hybrid: :callaway-small: Callaway Apex UW 19 - :projectx: Hzrdus Smoke Black

Irons: :titleist-small: Titleist T200 3G (4) & T150 - (5-G) - :projectx: Project X LZ 

Wedges: :vokey-small: Vokey SM8 54, and 58

Putter: :cameron-small: Cameron Phantom X 7

Ball: :titleist-small: Pro V1 & :maxfli: Maxfli Tour


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Congrats to our testers - hopefully someone has the courage to try 9 wood - if Mizzy offers one!  


Great group

Taylor Made Stealth 2 10.5 Diamana S plus 60  Aldila  R flex   - 42.25 inches 

SMT 4 wood bassara R flex, four wood head, 3 wood shaft

Ping G410 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Srixon ZX5 MK II  5-GW - UST recoil Dart 65 R flex

India 52,56 (60 pending)  UST recoil 75's R flex  

Evon roll ER 5 32 inches

It's our offseason so auditioning candidates - looking for that right mix of low spin long, more spin around the greens - TBD   


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Bro - It's like the lottery here 🤣. Congrats to the winners - I'm super duper jealous and can't wait to see the results. I love my mizuno tour set ! 

-Callaway Rogue ST Max D Driver Stiff 9 Degree

-Callaway Rogue ST Max  3 wood

-Callaway Mavrik 3 hybrid

-Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4/PW

-52 JAW MD5

-56 JAW MD5

-Scotty Cameron Newport 2

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29 minutes ago, revkev said:

Congrats to our testers - hopefully someone has the courage to try 9 wood - if Mizzy offers one!  


Great group

3 & 5 woods only in this range, unfortunately. 

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:mizuno-small: ST-X 10.5* Kai'li Blue R Flex
:mizuno-small: ST-Z 15* Kai/li Blue R Flex
:mizuno-small: ST-Z 4h Linq Blue R Flex
:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
:cleveland-small: Launcher CBX 6i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach #10
:bridgestone-small: e12 Contact

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Congratulations Testers! Looking forward to hearing about the Mizuno Clubs! 

Titleist T200 Irons - 5i thru Gap Wedge - Stiff AMT Black

Callaway PARADYM X 9.0 with Hazrdous X Black 6.0 Stiff Shaft

Fairway Woods:  Callaway Maverick 3W & RazrX Black 5W - Stiff Flex

Rescue:  Apex 4 (22 degree )- Recoil 75H stiff flex 

Wedges: Titleist SM8 - 54 (D Grind) wedge flex; SM8 58(M grind) wedge flex

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X5.5

Ball: Titleist ProV1

Handicap: 0

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Congrats testers!

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Madison bats -

Driver - Callaway Mavrik 10.5*, Reg 55 gram Riptide

3W - Taylor Rocket Ballz 15* R

5W - Taylor Rocket Balls 19* 

Hybrid 22* Rocket Balls R, 25* Hyper Speed R

Irons - 6-P Titleist AP2 712 S TT Gold Hi Launch

W 52, 56, 60 Vokey SM6


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congrats fellas!





I'll definitely be watching these results as the top of my bag has always been no-club-land.

Hit 'em well!

DriverPING G425 Max
Woods- PING G 3w, Sub70 pro 4w, 
Callaway UW 19*, Cobra F9 24* 
Irons- XXIO X (6-A)

Wedges- Callaway Jaws Raw (54/58)

Putter- Cleveland HB Soft #1 w/UST
Ball- Maxfli Tour X
Buggy- Clicgear 4.0
Bag- Callaway Org 14

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Congrats testers!!

Curious to see which clubs each person selects .. and what they replace.

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
Driver...Callaway Paradym (Aldila Ascent PL Blue 40/A)
5W...Callaway Great Big Bertha (MCA Kai'Li Red 50/R)
7W...Tour Edge Exotics EXS (Tensei CK Blue 50/R)

4H...Callaway Epic Super Hybrid (Recoil ZT9 F3)
5H...Callaway Big Bertha ('19) (Recoil 460 ESX F3)
6i-GW...Sub 70 699 V2 (Recoil 660 F3) 
54°, 60°...Cleveland CBX2, CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
nRoll ER5 or MLA Tour XDream (P2 Reflex grip on both)
...all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart. Ball often, not always, MaxFli Tour.

Forum Member tester for the Paradym X driver (2023)
Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator (2020)


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Congratulations spies!! 👏  Have fun with the tests.  We look forward to hear your findings on Mizuno's distance sticks.

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

:odyssey-small: AI-One Milled Seven T CH (Currently Under Product Test)




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Man I was excited to get a look at these! I look forward to hearing about your experience, especially comparisons!


Callaway Rogue ST - Driver

Titleist TS2 - 4 Wood

Titleist 818 H1 Hybrid

Mizuno JPX 850 Forged Irons

Bettinardi HLX 3.0 54 and Cleveland RTX4 58


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Congrats to the chosen testers! I am 69 and may be one day I’ll be chosen to be a tester. Cheers!

P.A. Renaud - Tour Edge Driver 10.5* Senior Shaft

Tour Edge #3, #5 and #7 fairway woods

Callaway Epic Star irons - Senior shafts - 5 to gap wedge


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Congratulations to those selected, I am very excited to follow the testing.  I am a Mizuno fan and love the irons and I have heard the woods are quite good as well now.  

Driver      311062546_PXG_LogoSmall.jpg.1ff58b767d1fb1cdfeac9a387718766e.jpg.9e634209b555452ad68f323b69f973b6.jpg     0211    2021 10.5 - Project X Evenflow Riptide 50 6.0 Stiff
Fairway  Sub70.png.65c5bfb250d7345357c4ba1b26648e6c.png             4W        949X - Project X Mid Launch 6.0 Stiff
                default_ping-small.jpg.541533d3f6fa1ce01463cc8968f2eb1f.jpg       3H         G Hybrid - Alta 70 Stiff
Irons    Sub70.png.65c5bfb250d7345357c4ba1b26648e6c.png             4U         699 Pro Utility - Project X 6.0 Stiff
                                       5-PW    699 - True Temper Elevate 95 MPH Stiff
                                     AW       699 Pro - True Temper Elevate 95 MPH Stiff
Wedges   Sub70.png.65c5bfb250d7345357c4ba1b26648e6c.png            SW       TAIII 54LB - True Temper Elevate 95 MPH Stiff
                default_mizuno-small.jpg.ac28a4a180b7d4b53e29b403de76b996.jpg        LW        S23 Satin Chrome 60.06 X Grind - Project X LZ Black
Putter     368532612_LABGolf.jpg.e21b53ae4c47d5f3cfc2622cc66b2f4e.jpg              L.A.B     DF2.1
Ball         BridgestoneBlackLogo-SmallCropped.jpg.72110691d0627f2c80b847b41fec7f06.jpg          Bridgestone Tour B XS
Bag     default_ping-small.jpg.541533d3f6fa1ce01463cc8968f2eb1f.jpg        2022 Hoofer Lite in Grey
Shoes  SqairzLogo.jpg.b72c9f55f7b63f0f5f6b531422f8e6ab.jpg  Speed Bold in Black

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Congrats!!! to the testers.  Very interested to see how the Mizuno woods stack up against your current equipment..


B_LinksGolf "Any day golfing is better than a day in the office"

What's in the Bag:

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST 3diamond LS: Tensei raw blue 65g stiff

3w/5w: Callaway Rogue ST LS: Tensei raw blue 65g stiff

4i-6i: Callaway '24 Apex CB/Modus 3 130 X-stiff

7i-10i: Callaway '24 Apex MB/Modus 3 130 X-stiff

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (matte black) 50ºs-grind/54ºs-grind/58ºz-grind

Putter: Callaway AI-one Jailbird mini DB 35"







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Congrats testers! I’ve liked the looks of the Mizuno woods for several years now so I’ll be curious to see how this latest iteration performs! 


Driver:  PXG_Logo.png.ee163b621006ac6c8fc2c744c029c0e7.pngGen4 0811X (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 65 S)

Fairway metals:  TITLEIST_logo_35px.png.0d6d0e557d5c18a58903aaf05ed572ff.png3W TSR2 14.25* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff) | PXG_Logo.png.ee163b621006ac6c8fc2c744c029c0e7.png5W Gen4 0341XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75 S)

Hybrid: PXG_Logo.png.ee163b621006ac6c8fc2c744c029c0e7.png4H Gen4 0317XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75HY S)

Irons:  Sub70.png.2184b0ad55dd6cf5d54509b60c419e6b.png 659 CB 5-AW (Project X Rifle 6.0)

Wedges: Sub70.png.2184b0ad55dd6cf5d54509b60c419e6b.png  286 54* & 58* (KBS Tour 120 S)

Putter: Sub70.png.2184b0ad55dd6cf5d54509b60c419e6b.png AL-6 armlock | Unofficial review here

Ball:  Vice_logo.png.729a77999807d43babe4f3f658d6165c.png pro drip: red & blue | MAXFLI_logo_35px.png.20ce36ace6486597a4b0794c46c1fd5c.pngTour S

Pushcart: clicgear_logo.png.44ad85f06b123725c8fca94cb49899a3.png 4.0 | '23 MGS Clicgear 4.0 Pushcart Tester | Link here

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Reside in Roseville, California


Driver: :srixon-small: ZX-5 MK2 LS. Riptide LX, TX

3-Wood: :taylormade-small: Stealth (15*), Riptide X-Stiff

Hybrid: :ping-small: G400 2H 17 Deg,  Graphite Design Tour AD YSQ, X-stiff

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 921 HMP 4-iron, Proj X Lz

:mizuno-small: Pro 225, 5-GW, Nippon Modus 115

Wedge: :titelist-small: SM8 54 deg, 10 bounce, & SM7 58 deg, 8 bounce, DG X100

Wedge: :wilson-small: FG PMP 62 deg, 07 bounce, KBS X-Stiff, 

Flat Stick:  :ping-small: G2 Answer

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Congrats to the testers! Really keen to read the reviews on these, I think Mizuno long game clubs are severely underrated and underreviewed, looking forward to seeing how this years models stack up

Driver - :cobra-small: King SZ 1w 7.5° w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 110MSI 60x

Woods - :cobra-small:King SZ Big Tour 3w 13.5° w/ Fujikura Pro 65, King SZ 5w 20° w/ Tensei CK White 70

Driving Iron - :cobra-small: King Utility 2i 16° w/ Project X Hzrdus Black 85

Irons - :callaway-small: Apex '24 Combo set - 4i Pro, 5i-8i CB, 9i-10i MB w/ KBS Tour V 120 X-Stiff

Wedges - :callaway-small: MD5 Jaws 52° - S 10° grind, 56° - C 8° grind, 60° - C 8° grind w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner Tour Issue 115

Putter(s) - :odyssey-small: :callaway-small: :scotty-small: :ping-small: :titleist-small: :nike-small: :wilson-small:O-Works 2 Ball Black, Big Bertha Warbird, Special Select Squareback 2.0, OG Bronze Anser, Bullseye Original Flange SC, Method Midnight 007, Wilson Staff 8802

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I'm excited to read these reviews.  Lets get on those Par 5 greens in 2, that way you're putting for eagle.  (to loosely quote Tin Cup)

Titleist 917D2 10.5

Ben Hogan GS53 3 Wood

PING G425 MAX 5 Wood

Cleveland UHX Launcher 3 Iron


Cleveland RTX 3.0 50/10 V-MG

Cleveland RTX 3.0 54/14  V-FG

Cleveland RTX 3.0 58/12 V -FG


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Congrats to the testers as I’ll be very interested in overall impressions. I was tempted to apply for this but then decided not to.  I was fitted for Mizuno irons back in May only to be told there was a 4-5 week back order for all Mizuno clubs.  That was 6 weeks ago.  Was told that the Memorial Day holiday caught them by surprise and seemingly set them back another 2-3 weeks.  Recently went through the hybrid/woods fitting with my fitter and decided enough is enough and opted not to try the Mizunos, and Pings won the day.  Still very excited to receive the new irons and sorry for the negative comments - just feel like they don’t care. 

:callaway-small: Driver: Fusion, 9 deg, UST Recoil 450 ES F3/2

:ping-small: 430 MAX 4w (5w head delofted 1* with 3w shaft), 7w, 5h w/ Alta CB Soft Regular shaft

:mizuno-small: JPX923 HM 6i - GW w/ UST Recoil 460 ESX F3

:cleveland-small: RTX6 52* and 56* with Recoil 760 ESX F2 

:odyssey-small: Versa DB DoubleWide 

:srixon-small:: Z-Star Tour

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