Mizuno introduces ST-Z & ST-X drivers featuring a forged titanium face

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By ED TRAVIS

Mizuno bills the better-player ST-Z and game-improvement ST-X as their next generation designs. Both have a forged beta titanium face, Mizuno’s Wave Sole and an adjustable hosel.

Mizuno’s latest drivers have a face forged from an exotic titanium alloy containing vanadium, aluminum and tin mounted on a titanium body specifically constructed with carbon fiber crown and sole panels to provide the desired performance for different skill level players.

The ST-X with a carbon sole panel towards the toe and weighting towards the heel has a strong draw bias which can help those fighting a slice. The head has more depth than the ST-Z and the profile is smaller. In addition, there is J-Spec (Japan Specification) variant for those with lower swing speeds that comes with a very light 39-gram MFusion shaft. Higher swing speed golfers such as Tour players will appreciate the low-spin high-stability design of the ST-Z with its carbon sole panels toe and heel.

Mizuno’s Chris Voshall, “The ST-Z’s predecessor – the ST200 – had a reputation for being a straight-line bomber favored by our longer hitting tour players, and the ST-Z profile is no different. But with an extra year’s extra experience engineering the Forged Beta SAT2041 Ti, we were able to release a little extra ball speed and a much more satisfying experience off the clubface.”

Both models use the Wave Sole Plate behind the face to increase flex at impact for more ball speed.

Fast Facts

Mizuno ST-X driver
Game-improvement 460cc clubhead
Draw-bias
Deeper more compact profile
Forged SAT2041 Beta Ti variable thickness face
Carbon fiber crown and toe panel
Sole weight near heel
+/- 2° adjustable hosel
Stock shafts: Fujikura Motore X, Mizuno MFusion, Project X EvenFlow Riptide
Stock grip: Lamkin ST Hybrid 360 grip
At retail February 18, $400

Mizuno ST-Z driver
Better player 460cc clubhead
Forged SAT2041 Beta Ti variable thickness face
Carbon fiber crown and sole panel
Rear sole weight
+/- 2° adjustable hosel
Stock shafts: Fujikura Motore X, Project X EvenFlow Riptide, Project X HZRDUS
Stock grip: Lamkin ST Hybrid 360 grip
At retail February 18, $400

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Ed Travis

Ed Travis is a national award winning golf journalist and has had a life long love affair with the game. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and as a senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him he still plays regularly and carries a handicap of 2. He and his wife live in suburban Orlando.

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