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Spotted: Mizuno GT-180 Driver

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Is this Mizuno’s new driver?

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Fresh off the heels of Mizuno’s launch of its new MP-18 irons, S18 wedges, and CLK hybrids in the U.S., a photo of a new GT-180 driver leaked on Instagram. The user, MSTGolf, is a retailer based in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam. That raises the question, “Will this driver be released in the U.S., or is it a club for the Asian market?

New Mizuno GT180 driver

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Mizuno hasn’t offered any details about the driver to this point, but there’s some chatter about potential launch dates and another new driver from the company in our forums. See what GolfWRX Members are saying.

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  1. Mat

    Aug 26, 2017 at 8:50 am

    There’s more to it… the hole in that “draw” slot would make it non-conforming.

  2. Dan in Nam

    Aug 22, 2017 at 7:41 am

    I’ll be in Nam next week will try to find it…looks a little overboard looks like something you would see at Bushwood C.C.

  3. Heich

    Aug 20, 2017 at 3:02 am

    It’s got SP700 on the face, so I am assuming this would be like the Titleist C16 type price? Unless it gives me 18 yards extra I’m not buying it :-p

  4. Jimbo

    Aug 19, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I would like to see more weight adjustment from heel to toe for fade and draw adjustments.

    • Sid

      Aug 20, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      So what you really want is weight adjustment in all three axes — X-Y-Z.
      A driver with all those weights would mean there are 3^2 or 9 possible combinations.
      How would you do that, trial and error and error and error?

  5. The dude

    Aug 19, 2017 at 1:55 am

    Stick with irons Miz

  6. Tom Duckworth

    Aug 18, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I look forward to the day when we don’t feel the need for gizmos all over the bottom of a driver. Ping has the right idea make different drivers that fit what you want to do and keep it clean and simple. I don’t really think sliding weights will save a bad swing anyway.
    If this driver was made to fit in with the MP-18 irons it misses the mark for me it looks out of place with the classic looking irons.

    • Scott

      Aug 18, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      Ping dont have it right…..3 different drivers = 3 times the development costs and production moulds. Adjustability still the way to go. Its not designed to be a MP driver…..

      • Christopher

        Aug 19, 2017 at 4:53 pm

        There’s only so much you can do with sliding weights, I’d imagine you’d be equally happy with a well fit Ping driver that are specifically designed to do what they do.

        • Teaj

          Aug 21, 2017 at 9:35 pm

          im assuming his point was that the cost for ping to R&D, list and manufacture 3 different drivers is greater than a single driver that can do most if not all functions the 3 ping drivers do.

  7. Al Humphrey

    Aug 18, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Have seen the head at Mizuno’s Braselton, GA assembly operation. Larger visual footprint; relocated CG; more forgiving….really a diamond in the rough…..with MRC stock shafts. Expecting longer, straighter.

    • Bester

      Aug 19, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      The driver head hits the ball but that’s about it. It’s the swing that creates the speed to send the head into the ball. No swing speed, no length no matter what kind or brand of driver head. Jeez it’s simple golf science.

      • Teaj

        Aug 21, 2017 at 9:43 pm

        so you should learn to swing that individual driver rather than adjust your driver to adapt to your specific swing mechanics? you do realize that Pro’s have had their clubs adjusted for years prior to all the weight and loft adjustments by way of hotmelt, loft and lie hosel bending, this is the manufactures way of bringing these adjustments to the masses so they can swing a club that better suits their swing mechanics. really the only argument is that most people using these drivers are not set up to maximize performance but at least they have the opportunity to do so.

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What player has the best ‘B’ game on the PGA Tour? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the players with the best ‘B’ games on Tour. WRXer ‘Yuck’ kicks off the thread with his choice, saying:

“At one time, Tiger could win with his “B” game. With the parity that is out there now, that is unlikely. But day in, day out, I would say Rahm has one of the best “B” games out there now. His bad is just not very bad…” 

And our members have been sharing their picks in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Paddy_2_Iron: “Rahm. His B game is nothing short of fantastic. Sprinkle in some A here and there, and he will win a lot. Could he win 30 before the end of his career? Reminds me of an Ernie Els, Vijay Singh type talent.”
  • ebrasmus21: “I think it’s Rory, and I think DeChambeau will get to the point where he starts winning close tournaments with his ‘B’ game and crushing the field when he’s on.”
  • Don Svo: “My inner sarcastic self says the answer is Charles Howell III because he’s always on his B game and rolls top-25s constantly. Serious note, chalk up another vote for Rahm. Dude is a stud, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him end up doing the Dustin Johnson and racking up wins every year for years.”
  • SC-TX88: “A few years ago, I would’ve said Spieth, hard to judge now though what game he is playing with.”

Entire Thread: “What player has the best ‘B’ game on the PGA Tour?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (1/28/22): Rare Yamada Musashi Burning Copper left handed putter

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Rare Yamada Musashi Burning Copper left handed putter.

From the seller (Mob): “There aren’t many of these in the world in left handed.  The most desirable shaped putter of all the Yamada putters.  Pictures say it all.  No dings or scratches.  Minor face wear visible at the impact point. Otherwise immaculate condition.  Very little play outside of the house; I have only played it outside twice, more of a collector’s item.  One of the softest feeling putters I have ever felt when hitting the sweet spot.  34 inches in length.  Original Gripmaster grip and Yamada headcover.  $900 shipped. Not interested in trades at the moment.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Rare Yamada Musashi Burning Copper left handed putter

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Dustin Johnson WITB 2022 (January)

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Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: LA Golf Prototype

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: LA Golf Prototype

7-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (21 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke Black RDX 95 6.5

Hybrid: TaylorMade Stealth Rescue 4 (22 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke Black RDX 105 6.5

Irons: TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (soft-stepped)

Wedges: TaylorMade MG (52-09SB @54 degrees, 60-10SB)
Shafts: KBS Tour Custom Black 120 S

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Limited Itsy Bitsy
Shaft: LA Golf
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT 1.0

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x 2019 (#1)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R (1 wrap 2-way tape + 2 wraps left hand, 3 right hand)

More photos of DJ’s WITB here.

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