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  • Mizuno ST190 and ST190G Drivers

    From Mizuno

    Mizuno, the global leader in golf equipment renowned for its expertise in irons, reveals the highly anticipated ST190 woods. After clearing the USGA conforming list, the ST190s made an immediate first appearance at the British Masters with many players putting in to play on tour since, including PGA TOUR players Luke Donald and Keith Mitchell to date. PGA professionals will have the opportunity to see and hit with the new ST190 line at the 2019 PGA SHOW in Orlando later this month.

    Mizuno has quietly been a pioneer of metal woods for the entire golf industry. From the Ti100 (golf’s first mass-production titanium driver), the Masters winning T-ZOID, MP-001 with composite crown, and the MP-600 with sliding weights – Mizuno has introduced many metal wood technologies widely adopted by the industry.

    Now with its early success on tour, the Mizuno ST190 appears set to propel Mizuno into the metal wood spotlight. In addition to being seen in play on tour so soon after its introduction, the ST190 driver was played to win November’s PGA Play-Offs at Antalya in Turkey and worked its way into the bag of Luke Donald. Donald’s driver choices have long been a barometer for the legitimacy of Mizuno’s launches – the JPX850 being Mizuno’s last to enjoy Donald’s prolonged use.

    ST190 and ST190G drivers
    The ST190 drivers offer Mizuno’s lowest spin rates and incorporate every known factor in the quest to enhance ball speed and driving distance. Mizuno’s ultra-fast Forged SP700 Ti face now boasts a lighter CORTECH structure to deliver consistently higher ball speeds, with a large carbon composite crown plus the Amplified Wave soleplate, introduced in last year’s ST180 drivers, helping to convert each additional mph into extra yards.

    The Forged SP700 Ti face is over 10% stronger than 6-4 Titanium with a fine grain structure that allows a more complex geometry in the CORTECH face, where re-engineered ribs and a Quick Switch internal structure promise even higher performance. The ultralight 12g carbon composite crown means 7g of weight can be optimally redistributed to further boost ball speeds and reduce spin rates. The Amplified Wave Sole features a heavily amplified first wave configuration which expands the ST190’s COR area for improved balls speeds across the clubface, with reduced off-center performance drop-off. Harmonic Impact Technology is the result of a careful study of vibration and soundwaves, which identified the need for internal ribs to create a more solid, powerful impact sound. The whole package combines to squeeze every last ounce of ball speed from the entire clubface in both the ST190 and ST190G drivers.

    The ST190 is designed for mid to low spin with maximum stability, and features a single, factory-fixed 6g backweight that adds 300gcm2 MOI for added stability on off-center strikes. The ST190G is engineered for low spin and offers intuitive FAST TRACK adjustability thanks to twin 7g weights on external tracks that can reduce spin by an additional 200rpm, allowing players to achieve heavy fade or draw biases by placing the weights in one track.

    In early tour testing, two PGA Tour players with different angles of attack achieved significantly lower spin and marked gains in ball speed and distance, with a more level angle of attack favoring the ST190G model and a more downward angle of attack reaping most benefit from the ST190 model. “The ST190 marks a total change in how Mizuno approaches wood design,” says lead Mizuno golf designer Kei Tsjui. “We now start the development process with our tour players. The tour-tested molds then become our production molds. In the case of the ST190, this produced a high-speed driver with extreme low spin for the tour, but with the capability of increasing spin for lower swing speed players.”

    First PGA Tour player to put the ST190 into play Keith Mitchell was as surprised as anyone that he made the switch. “Driving was my best category last year – I walked into testing to do ‘Cookie’ (Mizuno, PGA Tour Manager Jeff Cook) a favor, give him some numbers and leave. It turned out to be the easiest change I’ve ever made – on the one club I never thought I would switch. The ST190 was faster, straighter and more forgiving than what I was playing. I’ve used it ever since and haven’t considered taking it out.”

    The ST190 driver will be available in men’s 9.5˚ and 10.5˚ models, both adjustable by 2˚ either way, in right hand and left hand (9.5˚ only)
    The ST190G driver will be available in men’s 9˚, adjustable by 2˚ either way, in right hand only.
    A range of shafts without upcharge will be available, with new options for 2019 including Atmos Blue 5S, Atmos Red 5R, Atmos Red 5R2, Atmos Red 6R and Atmos Black TS 6S.


    ST190 Fairway Woods
    The powerful ST190 fairway woods are also speed-engineered and feature a carbon composite crown and amplified Wave soleplate, this time allied to a deeper, high-energy HT1770 Maraging steel face. This deeper clubface flexes more like a driver, helping to maximize ball speed, while the ultra-lightweight carbon composite crown allows 4g of weight to be moved low within the clubhead, combining with the deeper clubface to deliver an efficient, low-spin ball flight.

    The Amplified Wave Soleplate’s larger first wave creates a balance between stability and sweet spot height to provide effective off-center forgiveness without excess backspin. Similar Harmonic Impact Technology to that found in the drivers generates a powerful, solid impact sound, fine-tuned through the study of vibration and soundwaves.

    The ST190 fairway woods will be available in fixed-hosel 3- and 5-woods along with an adjustable Tour Spoon (TS) 3-wood model that offers a stronger ball flight and in which lofts can be adjusted from 13˚ to 17˚. Again, early tour testing with a PGA Tour player has highlighted an effective relationship between ball speed and spin rates, with gains in the former accompanying reductions in the latter.

    “The ST190’s deeper face is not just useful from the tee – it also gives the clubface a larger frame that functions more like a driver for higher ball speed,” says Kei Tsjui. “Normally that is compromised by a higher sweet spot and additional backspin, but by using our carbon composite crown and Wave Soleplate, we were able to combine high ball speeds with an efficient ball flight.”
    The ST190 fairway woods will be available in a men’s 15˚ 3-wood (right and left hand), a men’s 18˚ 5-wood (right hand only) and a men’s adjustable 3-wood TS (13˚ to 17˚, right hand only)
    A range of shafts without upcharge will be available, with new options for 2019 including Atmos Blue 6R, Atmos Red 6S, Atmos Red 6R and Atmos Black TS 7S.

    Cost
    ST190G Driver: $500 USD / $600 CAD / £449 / €499 / SEK 4,999

    ST190 Driver: $400 USD / $500 CAD / $£399 / €449 / SEK 4,499

    ST190 TS adjustable Fairway Wood: $300 USD / $400 CAD / £315 / €359 / SEK 3,499

    ST190 Fairway Wood: $250 USD / $350 CAD / £279 / €319 / SEK 2,999

    In my 2018 #TheGrandaddy THP Event Bag

    Driver:
    Epic Flash w/ Helium Shaft 45"
    Driver 2: XXIO Prime w/
    Custom THP HZRDUS Shaft 43.5"
    Fairway Wood:
    JGR
    Hybrids:
    Launcher HB
    Irons: Apex 19 w/ Recoil Proto 95
    Wedges:
    CBX 50* and RTX-4 56* & 60* PM Grind 19
    Putter:
    #7S
    Balls:
    Chrome Soft X

  • #2
    Solid looking offering from Mizuno. Interesting to see them offering a double weight option from the get-go.
    In My 2018 #TheGrandaddy
    Alpha Convoy cart bag:
    Driver: Epic Flash
    FW: Epic Flash 3w
    Hybrids: Big Bertha 3/4/5 Recoil ZT9 F4
    Irons: Big Bertha 5-AW Recoil ZT9 F4
    Wedges: 2019 PM Grind 54° Recoil 95 F3
    Putter: Stroke Lab 2 Ball Fang OR Stroke Lab EXO 2 Ball
    Ball: ERC Soft

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    • #3
      That's a good looking club. Any images from the top?

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      • #4
        I hope people don't sleep on this release, especially those who battle OTT action. The ST180 was a great club to experience from a fairway standpoint. I am kind of feeling silly for never really taking a look at the driver.

        Sad to see the departure of the blue.
        In my Team Hackers Vessel/Cobra Arnold Palmer Stand Bag

        KING F9 Speedback 9* Driver
        KING F9 Speedback 13.5* Tour Fairway
        Z U85 18* Utility Iron
        KING F9 Speedback 4/5 Irons
        KING Forged TEC Black 6-G Irons
        RTX4 Black 50/54/58 Wedges
        Super Rat

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Canadan View Post
          I hope people don't sleep on this release, especially those who battle OTT action. The ST180 was a great club to experience from a fairway standpoint. I am kind of feeling silly for never really taking a look at the driver.

          Sad to see the departure of the blue.
          I’ve been saying it for a couple months now, this is the driver release that I believe might excite me more than the rest. The move to black was definitely needed for them (I wish they’d have left a limited run of blue though) and the early feedback on these is legit.

          It really is the year of the driver.
          WITB:
          TaylorMade
          - M6 9.0 -
          UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue 77F5
          TaylorMade - Original One 13.5 - Fujikura Evolution V X
          PING - G410 19.0/22.0 - Alta CB 70S
          Callaway - Apex CF19 Combo 5-PW - True Temper Elevate X100
          Cleveland - RTX4 Raw 48M/54M/60XL - DG TI S400
          SWAG
          - Tour Proto Savage Too -
          Center-Shaft 373g
          Taylormade - 2019 TP5x


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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jman View Post
            I’ve been saying it for a couple months now, this is the driver release that I believe might excite me more than the rest. The move to black was definitely needed for them (I wish they’d have left a limited run of blue though) and the early feedback on these is legit.

            It really is the year of the driver.
            I am going to try to get my dad into the driver this year. He's already a convert into the ST180 fairway.

            That, or lessons.
            In my Team Hackers Vessel/Cobra Arnold Palmer Stand Bag

            KING F9 Speedback 9* Driver
            KING F9 Speedback 13.5* Tour Fairway
            Z U85 18* Utility Iron
            KING F9 Speedback 4/5 Irons
            KING Forged TEC Black 6-G Irons
            RTX4 Black 50/54/58 Wedges
            Super Rat

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Canadan View Post
              I am going to try to get my dad into the driver this year. He's already a convert into the ST180 fairway.

              That, or lessons.
              Psh, lessons. Hahahaha
              WITB:
              TaylorMade
              - M6 9.0 -
              UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue 77F5
              TaylorMade - Original One 13.5 - Fujikura Evolution V X
              PING - G410 19.0/22.0 - Alta CB 70S
              Callaway - Apex CF19 Combo 5-PW - True Temper Elevate X100
              Cleveland - RTX4 Raw 48M/54M/60XL - DG TI S400
              SWAG
              - Tour Proto Savage Too -
              Center-Shaft 373g
              Taylormade - 2019 TP5x


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jman View Post
                I’ve been saying it for a couple months now, this is the driver release that I believe might excite me more than the rest. The move to black was definitely needed for them (I wish they’d have left a limited run of blue though) and the early feedback on these is legit.

                It really is the year of the driver.
                Why do you think the move to black was needed? The majority black but some sharp blue is what made it stand out to me in years past.
                Honored to have been the 2018 Assistant Captain in #TheGrandaddy of them all!

                In My 2018 Team THP Grandaddy Bag

                Epic Flash Sub Zero w/ HZRDUS Smoke 6.5
                Rogue 3 Wood Even Flow Blue 6.5
                XR 3H LZ Pro 6.5
                Apex Pro 19 5-AW Catalyst 100 6.0
                MD3 56* S, 60* W
                Garage San Diego

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PhillyV View Post
                  Why do you think the move to black was needed? The majority black but some sharp blue is what made it stand out to me in years past.
                  Neutrality against other brands is my guess.

                  Not everyone likes blue. Everyone likes black.
                  In my Team Hackers Vessel/Cobra Arnold Palmer Stand Bag

                  KING F9 Speedback 9* Driver
                  KING F9 Speedback 13.5* Tour Fairway
                  Z U85 18* Utility Iron
                  KING F9 Speedback 4/5 Irons
                  KING Forged TEC Black 6-G Irons
                  RTX4 Black 50/54/58 Wedges
                  Super Rat

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Canadan View Post
                    Neutrality against other brands is my guess.

                    Not everyone likes blue. Everyone likes black.
                    Ya that would make sense when put that way
                    Honored to have been the 2018 Assistant Captain in #TheGrandaddy of them all!

                    In My 2018 Team THP Grandaddy Bag

                    Epic Flash Sub Zero w/ HZRDUS Smoke 6.5
                    Rogue 3 Wood Even Flow Blue 6.5
                    XR 3H LZ Pro 6.5
                    Apex Pro 19 5-AW Catalyst 100 6.0
                    MD3 56* S, 60* W
                    Garage San Diego

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PhillyV View Post
                      Why do you think the move to black was needed? The majority black but some sharp blue is what made it stand out to me in years past.
                      #1 for them imo was tour. From What I have heard and read though the play list would be small for them no matter what, the color was too much for most.

                      Stand out is good, if your favourite color is blue (see what I did there?)
                      WITB:
                      TaylorMade
                      - M6 9.0 -
                      UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue 77F5
                      TaylorMade - Original One 13.5 - Fujikura Evolution V X
                      PING - G410 19.0/22.0 - Alta CB 70S
                      Callaway - Apex CF19 Combo 5-PW - True Temper Elevate X100
                      Cleveland - RTX4 Raw 48M/54M/60XL - DG TI S400
                      SWAG
                      - Tour Proto Savage Too -
                      Center-Shaft 373g
                      Taylormade - 2019 TP5x


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jman View Post
                        #1 for them imo was tour. From What I have heard and read though the play list would be small for them no matter what, the color was too much for most.

                        Stand out is good, if your favourite color is blue (see what I did there?)
                        not to mention if you main driver color is blue and someone is watching TV and notice that a Mizzy guy is playing a black driver, viewers know it's not a mizzy. Black will help them blend in more. But I am sad, I loved the blue.
                        Want to know what's in my FlexTech Bag Here ya go!

                        Cortex w/Aldila Rogue Silver 125 Stiff
                        G410 5 wood
                        Steelhead XR Heavenwood
                        Apex 4 & 5 hybrid
                        Apex '19 Combo 6-AW w/Catalyst 100 6.0
                        New Level M-Type 56 & 60
                        Spider X

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                        • #13
                          Mizuno ST190 and ST190G Drivers

                          Originally posted by Canadan View Post
                          I hope people don't sleep on this release, especially those who battle OTT action. The ST180 was a great club to experience from a fairway standpoint. I am kind of feeling silly for never really taking a look at the driver.

                          Sad to see the departure of the blue.
                          I read this "a more downward angle of attack reaping most benefit from the ST190 model" from the press release and read your comment of "people don't sleep on this release, especially those who battle OTT action"
                          Being higher on the face, downward angle hitter. I'm really excited to try this driver out. Seeing a lot of 50gram shaft options which tells me they really thought of fitting the "Average" Golfer

                          Seen some YouTube videos and it's getting great review and sound is really good.

                          Some photos Instagram:


                          In my Rogue Bag:Driver: Epic Flash 9˚S/N
                          Woods:
                          EX10 beta 3w
                          Hybrid:
                          EX10 4/EXS 5
                          Irons:
                          Rogue X 7-GW 780 SMACWrap F4
                          Wedge: New Level
                          Proto
                          54˚ & M-Type 58˚
                          Toulon Garage Atlanta

                          Proud Member of 2017 Grandaddy Runner-Up Team Prestige

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                          • #14
                            Really nice looking drivers with a ton of tech. I am also kind of sad to see the blue go but understand the move.
                            Driver: GS53 10.5 w/ Accra TZ6
                            FWs: GS53 3W & 5W w/ Helium 5F4
                            Hybrid:
                            VKTR 22* w/ iRoD 75
                            Irons: PTx Pro 5 - PW w/ Recoil 780 ES SW
                            Wedges: Equalizer 50, 54, 58 w/ Recoil 780 ES SW
                            Putter: BHB03
                            Ball: B330-RX / Tour B RX

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                            • #15
                              I have been looking forward to this thread and the opportunity to hit the ST190. I Have heard the 190G is really a spin killer too. Does anyone know if they are coming out with new hybrids or is the CLK the only offering?
                              WITB
                              Srixon Z785 Driver 9.5* W/Aldila Rogue Silver Stiff
                              Srixon F85 3W 15* W/ Aldila Rogue Black Stiff
                              Srixon H85 Hybrid 16*
                              Srixon U85 22*
                              Srixon Z785 5-PW W/C-Taper Lites
                              Cleveland RTX 4 Raw Mid 50, 54 & 58 C Taper Lites
                              Odyssey SL Double Wide 34.5”
                              Srixon Z-Star

                              2019 Distance Powered by Srixon & Cleveland Golf #TeamNoelle

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