There is something awesome about discovering a ‘hidden secret’ that defies initial logic but if you think enough about it, not only does it make sense, it delivers really great results. The Mizuno ST-X 220 is one such beast.
This is a driver that is as well suited to someone who needs help getting the ball in the air and creating a draw ball-flight, as it is to an accomplished driver of the golf ball that likes to work the ball and manipulate flight. We were sceptical too, but it works.
WHAT WE LIKE
+ Head shape – the face is a little deeper
+ Premise of consistent distance
+ Versatility of player-types it matches
WHAT WE DON’T LIKE
× It lacks the WOW factor of others
× Finding a fitter who gets it.
With it’s slightly deeper face, it appeals to the eye of the elite player as much as it will someone who knows they need some help.
It doesn’t have the clang of some carbon/titanium combination drivers and you can feel the ball coming from the face.
Thanks to the CG being closer to the shaft axis, it was easier to manipulate the face, resulting in more workable shots, left and right. After adjusting the loft down 2 degrees, the ball flight was noticeably flatter too.