Mizuno reveal GT180 driver and woods

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Mizuno have revealed their GT180 Driver and fairway woods - a super adjustable partner to the ST180 series.  

Mizuno Golf is now pushing deeper into the creation of metal woods with their new GT180 driver and fairway woods, which Mizuno claim to be a more sophisticated capacity to manipulate weight throughout the head than the ST180 series. 

The latest GT180 woods are aimed at players for fitting studios and players looking to squeeze the last few yards from their swings, whereas the the ST180 has a simple weight forward, low-spin profile, engineered to reduce spin rates.  

The GT180 and ST180 both take advantage of a high ball speed, exotic Forged SP700 Ti face and improved shaft offerings – including the Mitsubishi Tensei CK, KURO KAGE Silver Dual-Core TiNi and BASSARA E-SERIES 42. Every shaft in the line is an authentic version available on the custom component market. No shaft within the offering is an exclusive 'made for' stripped-down version of the original.

R&D Director David Llewellyn puts it simply: "We've been compensating for golfers' regular mishit patterns for years by giving the toe and heel sides of the face a bit more bulge than the centre of the face."

"This counteracts the greater amount of gear effect that occurs further from the face's centre, thus giving the ball the appropriate amount of side spin to curve back to the centre. It's a big topic of conversation now – but not something we've advertised. Just one of those design increments that happens over time."

On the subject of how golfers should choose between GT180 and ST180, Llewellyn points to personality over ability.

"Most players like to keep things as uncomplicated as possible – to stand there and give the ball a rip. The ST180 is for them. Then you have players who enjoy the process of dialing in a driver and getting it optimised to the yard – that's the GT180. Everything else is very similar – playability, ball speed. Chose a model based on your attitude to the game – it's not about ability."

Mizuno GT180 Driver

The new GT180 is the ultimate fine tunable driver with the dual ability to squeeze every last yard from your drives and evolve with your swing. Built on a platform of faster than ever ball speeds the GT180 boasts an expanded range of draw, neutral and fade settings in low, mid and high spin flights.

Set the GT180 up to make the very most of the swing you have. Then tweak over the season to keep pace with your swing changes and conditions. 

Bill Price, Custom Fit Manager Mizuno said: "With its wider range of settings, the GT180 can hold the key to squeeze out those last few seemingly unobtainable yards. Being able to fine tune your launch angle and spin rate is the final element in the equation to find your most efficient flight."

KEY FEATURES

Efficient Low Spin Design 
An Internal Waffle Crown saves weight to be reallocated low and forward.

Forged SP700 TI Face 
Allows a precise multi-thickness face for accelerated ball speeds.

Fine Tune Your Ball Flight With Moveable Weights 
Twin moveable 7g weights have a wider span of locations for impact on spin rates and fade / draw bias.

Quick Switch Adjustable Hosel
Allows 4 degrees of loft adjustment and 3 degrees of lie adjustment to match your unique launch and visual preference.

New Shaft Options
Expanded line of high-end shafts fitted without additional charge.

Precise Loft And Lie Customisation 
Quick Switch adapter offers eight different locations.

Mizuno GT180 Fairway Woods 

What Mizuno call the ultimate customizable fairway wood – with ability to vastly reduce or increase spin rates as the situation dictates. An evolution of both the Mizuno Wave sole and sliding weight – reduces the lower end of spin rates for a more efficient trajectory at higher ball speeds. Also available in a TS (tour style) more compact, lower lofted head.

Bill Price, Custom Fit Manager Mizuno said: "We've managed to significantly reduce the lower end range of spin rates but kept the overall range of adjustability. Players with at the faster end of swing speeds are going to see a much flatter trajectory – but have the possibility of increasing their spin should the conditions dictate."

KEY FEATURES

Amplified First Wave 
Pushes weight low and forwards for a flatter trajectory, in addition to creating more ball speed.

Faster 1770 Maraging Steel Face 
A thinner, more responsive face for increased ball speeds.

17g of Sliding Weight
Creates a wider potential span of spin rates to fine tune your ball flight.

Efficient Low Spin Design
An Internal Waffle Crown saves weight to be reallocated low and forward.

New Shaft Options
Expanded line of high-end shafts fitted without additional charge.

Quick Switch Adjustable Hosel
Allows 4 degrees of loft adjustment and 3 degrees of lie adjustment to match your unique launch and visual preference.