Mizuno ST 180 Driver

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  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members  1907WRX Points: 182Posts: 1,907 Platinum Tees
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    kess13 wrote:

    tsecor wrote:


    how is the head forgiving? in what way?


    I was getting solid distance away from center of the face and nothing drifted far off line except when my swing was to blame. Caught a couple thin and it might be one of the most forgiving low on the face I've hit. My miss tends to be vertical. I reserve final comments until I get a few rounds in with a shaft I like.




    Having gamed an M4 all season to some success I came across a review of the ST180 and my bag OCD (MP18 Fli-Hi 3 iron,JPX900 irons, s18 wedges) kicked in and I had to get this and the fairway (my poor credit card).



    Had the ST180 on course yesterday for 15 holes for the first time and I'm not sure what to make of it just yet. In my rush to get it I took with standard CK orange (CK blue XStiff arrives Tuesday) and had mixed results.



    First 10 holes or so I absolutely crushed compared to the M4 (hit two balls off the tee) and using my Bushnell the GPS stepped out the difference between 17-22 yards. That's absolutely crazy! Being 3/4 of an inch shorter than my M4 it felt weird although I could feel myself powering through every drive with the ST180.



    I then hit a few holes were I hit the ball thin but what looked dangerously short drives when I walked up there it was still within a few yards of the M4.



    Last three holes I struggled as I caught the ball high on the toe and the carry dropped right off and the ball fell out the air right barely making 200 yards and that is a monumental loss of distance for me.



    I'm hoping that the correct shaft will do the trick when it arrives on Tuesday. In the meantime I'm going to put it in the bag for tomorrow's league match and see if I'm still competitive over the course of a round.



    Did anyone else struggle with high toe hits? And my fairway arrives later today has anyone experienced that? Curious as to what I should expect as it was the one club I couldn't get a head to test so bought blind.



    Thanks!
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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers  8285WRX Points: 406Handicap: ScotchPosts: 8,285 Titanium Tees
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    Wait till you hit the ST-190?! Way better vs. 180. Better sound, feel and performance for me. Even the fairways are awesome! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VAMembers  1238WRX Points: 161Handicap: 7Posts: 1,238 Platinum Tees
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    In the same boat.



    ST180 driver and 3 wood

    clk hybrid

    mp33

    t7 54

    s5 60

    and even a Mizzy putter.





    I had bunch of different full bag of a certain brand but this time is the strongest.
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  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members  1907WRX Points: 182Posts: 1,907 Platinum Tees
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    kess13 wrote:

    tsecor wrote:


    how is the head forgiving? in what way?


    I was getting solid distance away from center of the face and nothing drifted far off line except when my swing was to blame. Caught a couple thin and it might be one of the most forgiving low on the face I've hit. My miss tends to be vertical. I reserve final comments until I get a few rounds in with a shaft I like.




    Having gamed an M4 all season to some success I came across a review of the ST180 and my bag OCD (MP18 Fli-Hi 3 iron,JPX900 irons, s18 wedges) kicked in and I had to get this and the fairway (my poor credit card).



    Had the ST180 on course yesterday for 15 holes for the first time and I'm not sure what to make of it just yet. In my rush to get it I took with standard CK orange (CK blue XStiff arrives Tuesday) and had mixed results.



    First 10 holes or so I absolutely crushed compared to the M4 (hit two balls off the tee) and using my Bushnell the GPS stepped out the difference between 17-22 yards. That's absolutely crazy! Being 3/4 of an inch shorter than my M4 it felt weird although I could feel myself powering through every drive with the ST180.



    I then hit a few holes were I hit the ball thin but what looked dangerously short drives when I walked up there it was still within a few yards of the M4.



    Last three holes I struggled as I caught the ball high on the toe and the carry dropped right off and the ball fell out the air right barely making 200 yards and that is a monumental loss of distance for me.



    I'm hoping that the correct shaft will do the trick when it arrives on Tuesday. In the meantime I'm going to put it in the bag for tomorrow's league match and see if I'm still competitive over the course of a round.



    Did anyone else struggle with high toe hits? And my fairway arrives later today has anyone experienced that? Curious as to what I should expect as it was the one club I couldn't get a head to test so bought blind.



    Thanks!




    No one else had similar up and downs initially with this driver?
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  • Ri_RedneckRi_Redneck Leather for Life!! Members  5760WRX Points: 342Handicap: 8Posts: 5,760 Titanium Tees
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    Once I got mine all setup with the Kai'Li 70 X, I played 2 rounds comparing it to my F7 / Copperhead 70 TX combo. They were neck & neck all through both rounds. working the ball was simple enough. Sound is loud with a harder ball, but pleasing with a soft ball. I believe a tad more hotmelt in the proper location is needed. It will be replacing the JPX 850 driver in my all Mizzy bag.



    BT
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    Bag 1
    F7 9.5* - Aldila Copperhead 70TX @ 44.5
    King LTD Blk 14.5* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 43
    King LTD Blk 19* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 41.5
    Mizuno MP15 4-pw - Aldila RIP Tour 115 R
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    Mizuno ST180 9.5* - Diamana Kai'Li 70 X
    Mizuno GPX850 14.5* - Motore Speeder TS 7.3 S
    Mizuno GPX850 20* - Motore Speeder TS 8.3
    Mizuno MP25 4-pw - Recoil Proto 125 F4
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  • BohsauceyBohsaucey Members  120WRX Points: 50Handicap: +1Posts: 120 Fairways
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    kess13 wrote:

    tsecor wrote:


    how is the head forgiving? in what way?


    I was getting solid distance away from center of the face and nothing drifted far off line except when my swing was to blame. Caught a couple thin and it might be one of the most forgiving low on the face I've hit. My miss tends to be vertical. I reserve final comments until I get a few rounds in with a shaft I like.




    Having gamed an M4 all season to some success I came across a review of the ST180 and my bag OCD (MP18 Fli-Hi 3 iron,JPX900 irons, s18 wedges) kicked in and I had to get this and the fairway (my poor credit card).



    Had the ST180 on course yesterday for 15 holes for the first time and I'm not sure what to make of it just yet. In my rush to get it I took with standard CK orange (CK blue XStiff arrives Tuesday) and had mixed results.



    First 10 holes or so I absolutely crushed compared to the M4 (hit two balls off the tee) and using my Bushnell the GPS stepped out the difference between 17-22 yards. That's absolutely crazy! Being 3/4 of an inch shorter than my M4 it felt weird although I could feel myself powering through every drive with the ST180.



    I then hit a few holes were I hit the ball thin but what looked dangerously short drives when I walked up there it was still within a few yards of the M4.



    Last three holes I struggled as I caught the ball high on the toe and the carry dropped right off and the ball fell out the air right barely making 200 yards and that is a monumental loss of distance for me.



    I'm hoping that the correct shaft will do the trick when it arrives on Tuesday. In the meantime I'm going to put it in the bag for tomorrow's league match and see if I'm still competitive over the course of a round.



    Did anyone else struggle with high toe hits? And my fairway arrives later today has anyone experienced that? Curious as to what I should expect as it was the one club I couldn't get a head to test so bought blind.



    Thanks!




    No one else had similar up and downs initially with this driver?






    High center toe strikes is my problem with it not enough spin so it dives out of the air, but that is more me than anything. Just need to shift my strike position.
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