What we say...
Mizuno's CLK Hybrid features in our top 10 hybrids for 2018 as part of our biggest equipment test of the year - Top Gear. From an ultra thin face to a wave sole, find out everything you need to know about the CLK Hybrid from Mizuno.
Mizuno CLK Hybrid Review: You need to know
The CLKs wave sole pushes mass low and closer to the face for higher launching, lower spinning shots. An ultra-thin maraging 1770 steel face is fast and forgiving and Mizuno say the CLKs versatile profile sits right between a long iron and fairway wood. An eight position hosel and 4 loft options offer 32 set up options, which should mean everyone can find a solution in the CLK family.
Mizuno CLK Hybrid Review: We say
Ever since hybrids first became popular their purpose of delivering extra playability and function over long irons has dictated how they’ve come with some pretty funky head shapes. We can’t think of another hybrid like the CLK that we’d describe as being cute. Yes it’s a compact head, which will be intimidating for some, but thanks to the CLKs cheekiness we were drawn into hitting tons of different types of shots, which we reckon adds a good degree of versatility on the golf course.
We love how like the Mizuno woods the crown paint line is kept back from the top edge making the face appear bigger than it actually is. CLK produced our test pro’s second fastest ball speed (141 mph tied with the TaylorMade M3) but thanks to some extra back spin (over the test average) it recorded a carry distance just a yard further than the test average.
Mizuno CLK Hybrid Review: Verdict
A stand out performer. Simon was the biggest fan reckoning the flexibility of the adjustable hosel and cute head open up extra possibilities for club golfers looking to fill specific loft gaps within their own sets. Like most Mizuno products the CLK comes with a top-notch shaft. The Fujikura Speeder is designed to launch low which we reckon means it’s ideally suited to average and above swing speed golfers, if that’s not you then you really should look at Mizuno’s Fujikura Pro’s mid – high launch option instead.
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