The Mizuno MX-500 driver is a worthy upgrade to the very successful previous generation MP-001 driver.
The head seems larger even though it is the same size and that gives you a lot of confidence at address. The off-centre hits were very forgiving and the sound and feel at impact was excellent.
The composite head with the stronger graphite crown has allowed weight to be re-distributed around the head to good effect and it feels much more lively to hit than the MP-001.
Priced at a sensible level, this is a great value club and Mizuno should be on to another winner with the Mizuno MX-500 driver.
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Mizuno MX-500 Driver - Product Details
The Mizuno MX-500 is a Great Driver. I recently visited 2 demo days and tried all the newest equipment available from all the top manufacturers. After trying the Ping G5 and Nike Sasquatch and others, I came across the Mizunp MX-500. WOW !!!! I was bombing drives out the other end of the driving range even with a 25 mph side wind. I found that the Aldila Nv 75 X-stiff shaft worked best for my swing speed of 111mph. I had an Aldila NV 75stiff flex but it was just too whippy. I love the fact that just by teeing the ball higher or lower I can adjust the trajectory. This club is very easy to shape tee shots with also. The MX-500 is an extremely forgiving and super long club. I only need to swing at 80% to out drive my buddies with their R7s by 30 -50 yards. The short par 4s are fun to try and drive the green and cutting corners and working the doglegs is no problem either. My old driver was a 8.5 degree loft and my new MX-500 is a 9.5. I suggest getting fitted for best results. I picked up my Mizuno MX-500 and an alternate shaft for under $200 off on ebay, well under the Nike, Ping, Callaway, and Cobra prices. If you want to shave strokes off your game this is the driver for you. I generally shoot in the low 80s and since I have purchased this driver I have shot 75 twice and a couple 78s. I love showing up at the first tee taking one practice swing and crushing it 300+ yards down the centre of the fairway. It frustrates my playing partner who was hitting balls on the range for a full hour before I showed up. My advice to any player of any skill level is to buy this club you wont regret it.
Wow! I just swapped my Titleist 983k for this and it is incredible. The Mizuno MX-500 composite head offers a hot bullet contact. Such a pure face that I can swing at about 70% and not loose any yardage. For a company known for its irons, this driver is one of the best in the market. If you are looking for a new driver, test out the Mizuno MX-500. (one warning is that the standard shaft is light and weaker than most, I put a Fujikura in)
I have a handicap of 8 and my previous driver was a Taylor Made Quad R7 TP and I was very happy until i went along to the new national Mizuno fitting centre in Pachesham, Leatherhead. I tried the Mizuno MX 500 driver with a Graphalloy Pro-launch blue shaft and was hitting it sweet every time. It was difficult to tell exactly how much further i was hitting it but it must have been approx 10-20 yds further. The feel easily surpassed the TP. 5 minutes later I was ordering it and by modern standards this Mizuno MX 500 driver is a bargain at £200 (upgrade shaft included). If you get a chance to be fitted I would recommend going to a fitting centre to customise the shaft and loft. Overall very impressed and highly recommended.
The Mizuno MX-500 is a great driver. I went to the Mizuno fitting centre in Scotland (Cumbernauld) and was really well looked after. Fitting session was really comprehensive and I found I was hitting the MX-500 at least 10-15 yards further.
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