Mid to Low
Regular, Stiff, X-Stiff
Lofts - Right Hand (degrees)
8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 12
1 March 2012
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The Mizuno MP-650 Driver is a Tour-ready 450cc driver designed to combine high ball speeds, a high launch and low spin rates.
The heads on the MP-650 driver are from the same production line as those in the Mizuno European Tour Workshop. Engineered for Tour/skilled players and available in limited availability, the MP-650 is made to lower spin rates whilst offering workability.
The forged 6-4 Ti face produces the fastest ball speeds Mizuno have created to date. The face's 3 thickness design maintains those speeds across the maximum possible hitting area. Mizuno stripped back the design, to offer the MP-650 in its simplicity: high spec materials, solid impact sound and high ball speed.
The Mizuno MP-650 driver has a traditional, deep, pear-shaped head design with two internal weight pods, designed to produce minimal spin rates to convert ball speed into real yards on the course. The MP-650 sets up just open of square at address, a look favoured by skilled players, offering the potential to work the ball in both directions.
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The first thing you Mizuno MP-650 driver at address is the very clean classic looks. This is a very no-nonsense club and it is squarely aimed at the better player.
The MP-650 head shape has been subtly altered from the previous model to have more of a pear shape. Weight has been moved from the inside of the back of the head to the outside to give the toe a more rounded appearance from above which Mizuno say is what better players like and it does look good.
What this also does is make the toe heavier so it will open the face at impact and create a fade. To offset this a little Mizuno have placed a 6 gram weight in the heel of the club. Even with this balancing act the Mizuno MP-650 driver will consistently produce a straight shot or slight fade.
It is also almost impossible to create a draw with this driver, which what pro's want but given most amateurs fade the ball, the MP-650 may have limited appeal.
Aside from that, the trajectory was medium to high and we had to drop a level of loft to get our usual trajectory back. The sound was very good, as was the feel, something the Mizuno MP woods have been getting better at each time.
The Mizuno MP-650 driver is a quality driver for those looking for control and to take the left side of the course out of play.
"A lovely looking collection, will please the better player" March 12
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