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Mizuno F 60 Fairway vs Mizuno MP 650 Fairway


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#1 mudmarlin

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

I've been playing the 13.5 F 60 for awhile now.  I hit it very well.  It's old and worn and a very dependable club.  However like everyone else the urge to get something new along with the fact that I saw the MP 650 for $150 has me thinking.  Other than the design on the bottom of the club, and the shaft, they look and feel very similar.  Anybody play the 650 or play both?


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:20 PM

Never played the F60 but I picked up the 650 on a whim since it was half price (15*).  I find it really difficult to hit (after only one range session) and found this thing almost impossible to turn over.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

What shaft are you played in your F-60?  If you are playing the stock Mizuno shaft, you would be very wise to demo a MP-650 before buying it at any price.    The stock Orochi is a very stout, low launching, low spin shaft in my experience with the MP-650.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

Thanks for that.  Yea I have the stock Mizuno shaft in the F 60.  It performs well.  My only complaint is even at 13.5 degrees I have a hard time keeping the ball flight and spin down.  It's better than most stock fairway shafts for me but I would like to be able to hit a lower runner off the tee.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

I would dream of being able to get a 13.5 loft fway off the deck, let alone try to hit it low, but that's another story....

The F60 is a SS shell but the crown is titanium - designed to lower the C of G. The F50 used graphite for the crown - same theory as the F60. Both are highly underrated fway woods.

The MP range released with the MP630 driver is all titanium and although smaller than most fway woods, is a powerhouse and really solid. I seem to remember that Mizuno designed it especially for Luke as he was using a Tour Edge Exotic 3 wood (cup face titanium) and they wanted him to have at least one of their longer, graphite distance clubs in his bag (the longest is his CLK hybrid).

I could be wrong but the MP650 range is also all titanium.

Their models are no-nonsense and pleasing to the eye. IMHO - as good as anything available but without the chest thumping.


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

The 650 and also the old mp ti are far, far hotter than the 60, your probably looking at 10-15 extra yards purely from ball speed

I love my 650

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

I have the MP650 15 degree 3w and love it. I too had a hard time elevating it with the stock shaft. I reshafted with a higher launching shaft and its been great. No doubt there are more forgiving woods to choose from, but the 650 it a solid combo of distance/control. If your planning to use it of the tee, the deep face is nice.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

I really like any MP iron, but haven't been that impressed with either driver or fw's by Mizuno, but thats just me.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:41 AM

View Postgetinthehole, on 21 November 2012 - 09:02 PM, said:

I have the MP650 15 degree 3w and love it. I too had a hard time elevating it with the stock shaft. I reshafted with a higher launching shaft and its been great. No doubt there are more forgiving woods to choose from, but the 650 it a solid combo of distance/control. If your planning to use it of the tee, the deep face is nice.

What did you go to, i too hit the mp650 very low with the stock offering.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

I too own  a 650.  I have a 15*, but it was measured at Edwin Watts as a 13.5*.  With the stock shaft I could do nothing but hit huge push slices with this club.  I have a decent swing speed (107 mph) with the driver, but this Orichi shaft was too stout for me.  I reshafted with an Excalibur fairway wood shaft, and am now loving the club.  I am hitting it straight or even with a draw now, but still on a penetrating ball flight.  Off the tee this past weekend I hit 2 3-woods about 250 yards, which is a good 20+ longer than with my previous club, a 13* TaylorMade R9 w/ Fubuki 70g shaft.

When I reshafted, I had the club built at 42.5".  One negative is that the swingweight is now around C8.  I've added some lead tape to get it back up to D1, and need to take out to the course to see how it now plays.

If you are not a chronic slicer of the ball, then I think this is a great 3-wood.  Just realize the stock shaft might be difficult to hit.  Best of luck.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

View PostQegurezi, on 22 November 2012 - 03:41 AM, said:

View Postgetinthehole, on 21 November 2012 - 09:02 PM, said:

I have the MP650 15 degree 3w and love it. I too had a hard time elevating it with the stock shaft. I reshafted with a higher launching shaft and its been great. No doubt there are more forgiving woods to choose from, but the 650 it a solid combo of distance/control. If your planning to use it of the tee, the deep face is nice.

What did you go to, i too hit the mp650 very low with the stock offering.
I put an Accra ac  shaft in the 3wood. Good shaft with a soft tip

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:57 AM

I wonder how the new orochi blue (stock for the 825 series) would do in the 650 fairway wood. Seems to be a much lighter verison than the orochi red (stock for the 650) and built to provide a higher flight.




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