Mizuno, the Japanese equipment manufacturer founded in Osaka in 1906 has announced that its highly anticipated ST200 Series of metal woods will be made available to the public from February 2020.
The ST200 Series of metal woods has been created through a collaboration between Mizuno’s Japanese and US R&D teams, the first in the brand’s history of metal wood design, to capitalize on the momentum achieved through the Award and Tour-winning ST190 Series.
“Combining our US and Japan Tour metal wood development is a natural evolution for Mizuno in 2020,” said Chris Voshall from Mizuno. “We can now combine Japan's exotic materials and craftsman's eye for playing profiles with our expertise of working with modern tour players like Keith Mitchell."
"2020 is set to be a huge year for Mizuno in metal woods."
The new ST200 has enjoyed fast adoption by contracted and uncontracted Tour players from across the globe. After some early testing at the ZOZO Championship in Japan in November 2019, the first ST200 driver went into play at Sea Island for the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic by an uncontracted player. While JLPGA Tour Player, Erica Hara, was the first to put the ST200X in her bag for tournament play at the Daio Paper Elleair Ladies in Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan.
The ST200 Series offers a choice of three different head designs in the driver, each with a Beta rich Titanium face and each offering a different ball flight.
Delivering both low spin and significant forgiveness, the ST200 is a high-stability driver for players seeking straight line distance and predictability. Built around a resilient Beta rich forged Titanium face that precisely reaches current tournament regulations and maintains its characteristics over time, the driver is sound engineered for enhanced feedback and control.
A multi thickness, forged SAT Beta 2041 Ti face is incredibly responsive while being 17% stronger and maintaining performance for longer, compared to traditional 6-4 Titanium.
Weight savings from a compacted WAVE Sole and a variable-thickness graphite crown, used low and deep in the head, help deliver both low spin and increased stability from off-centre strikes. An additional 11.6g backweight further enhances low spin efficiency and maximises forgiveness.
The head shape of the ST200 has been refined by Yoro craftsmen in response to special tour requests, meaning a flatter crown and slightly flatter lie angle that will appeal to better players. Meanwhile, a collection of structural refinements help deliver a more TOUR READY, tour-preferred, solid sound at impact.
The ST200G has been designed for high swing speed efficiency. It’s even faster from the club face than its predecessor, more reliable on miss-hits, and offers spin rates adjustable from mid to ultra-low.
The ST200G shares many of the same features and benefits as the ST200 in terms of a 17% stronger SAT Beta 2041 Ti face, a TOUR READY shape and pure sound at impact, but has also been engineered for ultimate adjustability via the intuitive FAST TRACK system. Thanks to twin 7g weights on longer external tracks, the ST200G offers even more effective weight movement, allowing mid/low to ultra-low spin positions.
The ST200X delivers a high launch with a draw bias and has been designed to help those players with mid to lower swing speeds. The lightweight design encourages a higher flight and draw bias and has been designed to work best with Mizuno's own Japan specification MFUSION 39g shaft.
The ST200X head has its own unique shape, additional heel weight and upright lie angle, all working together to encourage a distance-enhancing, high draw flight. It also offers increased ball speeds thanks to Mizuno's new multi-thickness Beta rich forged Titanium face, which is 17% stronger compared to the traditional 6-4Ti.
Like the ST200 and ST200G drivers, the ST200X is loft adjustable by 4 degrees with additional upright and flatter settings. Weight savings from a compacted Wave Sole and variable thickness graphite crown allow weight to be pushed low and deep for low spin, stability and forgiveness.
ST200 FAIRWAY WOODS
The impressive ST200 fairway woods feature a new multi-thickness Maraging steel face for increased initial ball speeds. They combine low spin and massive forgiveness for minimal distance loss from off-centre strikes. The fairway woods set up beautifully at address with a modified TOUR-READY profile.
The new MAS1C Maraging steel face and multi-thickness design in the ST200 fairway woods help generate greater energy transfer and faster ball speeds from across the clubface. Weight saved from a compacted Wave Sole and variable-thickness graphite crown has been relocated low and deep to maximise stability without adding spin. A softer leading edge and hosel transition deliver a tour-ready look and a confidence-inspiring profile, while wet weather score lines help to maintain adequate spin and ball flight in damp or wet conditions.
ST200X Fairways Woods
Like the ST200X driver, theST200X fairway woodshave been designed for those with mid and lower swing speeds. A larger footprint fairway wood with an extremely lightweight design to encourage a higher flight and draw bias, the ST200X is designed to work best with Mizuno's own Japan specification MFUSION shaft.
With its own unique shape, larger clubface and wider body with more heel mass - all working together to encourage a distance-enhancing, high draw ball flight.
The generous 3 wood boasts a full Ti driver type construction with a high ball speed Beta rich Ti face. While the 5 and 7 wood both use a steel chassis with multi-thickness Maraging face for greater energy transfer and faster ball speeds.
As with the ST200 fairways, the ST200X offer weight savings from a compacted Wave Sole and variable-thickness graphite crown plus wet weather score lines to maintain spin and ball flight in wet conditions.
ST200 woods will be available at retail from February 2020. For further information or to find out more about Mizuno’s full range of golf equipment, apparel and accessories visit: golf.mizunoeurope.com
ST200G Driver: £399
ST200 Driver: £349
ST200X Driver: £349
ST200 TS Fairway Wood: £279
ST200 Fairway Wood: £239
ST200X Fairway Wood: £239