Male: Hello and welcome to the Mizuno MX 700 Edition of Golf A Lot Equipment Use. This MX 700 range of drivers, fairways, and utilities sees Mizuno as traditional blue branding replaced by a more striking black and yellow design and also marks the debut of hot metal technology. Mizuno claim that hot metal technology improves the performance associated with a top glass driver throughout all the woods and utilities. The Mizuno MX 700 Driver is the much anticipated successor to the MX 560. The new roll to TI9 plasma welded face of the MX 700 adds more speed across the club face through its aligned grain structure and delivers consistently long drives on even off center hits.
The weight saved by the new face enables Mizuno to widen the face geometry to lower the center of gravity for more stability and a lower spinning and more penetrating ball flight. The reinforced internal hull of the driver helps to dampen vibration which Mizuno seam the hollow side of the MX 560 is replaced by a sweet sounding zing at impact. The MX 700 driver is certainly easy to hit and even higher handicappers will find they can achieve consistent distance and direction of the tee. The club head doesn’t feel to big of at address but remains big enough to inspire confidence on every tee.
The feel at impact is powerful and solid even on off center hits and the sound puts a smile in your face. There are 4 different loss available from 9 ½ to 13 ½ and another opinion the MX 700 driver delivers a much more reliable performance than other more expensive drivers. Mizuno would say that the there are two or players have been asking for better performance from their Fairway Woods for a while now and the MX 700 Fairway is their response. Like the driver the MX 700 Fairway uses hot metal technology through an extreme at light weight plasma-welded ES 230 steel club face. This again allows the weight saved in the face to increase crown width for higher ball speeds and more consistent results even on off center hits.
The MX 700 is a great improvement on previous Mizuno Fairway Woods which have lacked the feel to compliment their looks. With the feel and sound of this new club are excellent and most players will enjoy the classic zing sound at impact. The face was slightly closed as you would expect from the mid handicappers club and the long shallow face gave a powerful flight and good forgiveness and workability. The design is also impressive and the classy look masks the increase size of the club face at address. The MX 700 Fairway is available as a 3, 5, and 7 width and it’s certainly a great choice for the mid to high handicapper especially those of you wanting a Fairway that will also be reliable from the Tee.
The MX 700 hybrid is the 3rd member of Mizuno’s hot metal family and the combination of the lighter ES 230 steel face and 431 steel club head produces what Mizuno claim is their most powerful hybrid yet. Forgiveness is provided by the longer club face which delivers a much larger hitting area probably distinct of drop down crown pushes the weight much lower than the club head to help promote consistent results from any line. Now we are big fans of the Mizuno MX Fli-Hi Utility so we were interested to see how the MX 700 compared.
The MX Fli-Hi looks and plays more like an iron than the MX 700 utility which looks and plays more like a wood. The MX Fli-Hi is designed to be a direct replacement for the long irons in your set whereas the MX 700 is a standalone hybrid club so the choice is yours depending on the level of play and personal preferences. The main difference is where a longer shaft, a thicker top line, and a deeper head on the MX 700. As with the MX 700 Driver and Fairway Woods, the hybrid delivers a slightly higher flight than MX Fli Hi but it’s still penetrating and coupled with a decent roll means it’s easy to achieve that extra bit of distance.
The MX 700 hybrid is available in 5 lofts from 17 to 29 degrees and it’s certainly very forgiving. The sound and feel were excellent and those of you with a higher handicap will see the MX 700 hybrid as a go to club on even your worse days of the course. That’s all for now so for more information on the Mizuno MX 700 range and to compare prices from every major retailer just go to our website at golfalot.com.