Expert Review: Mizuno M.Craft Type VI PutterPublished on 04/24/2023 · 3 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for one day in November of 2022.
All photos courtesy of David L. Brown
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for one day in November of 2022.
The Mizuno M.Craft Type VI is great for the “feel” putter who wants a putter that can adjust to their personal preference. It has adjustable weights within the putter head that can optimize feel and weight preference. This putter is geared for the mid to low handicapper.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2021 Mizuno M.Craft VI Putter
- Shape: Mallet
- Hosel Neck: Single Bend
- Balance Point: 12in
- Shaft Length: 35in
- Grip Type: Traditional
- Finish: White Satin
- Average Score: 79
- Handicap: 7
- Experience: 22 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-Handed
- Stroke Type: Straight back and through
- Golf Ball Used: Callaway ERC Triple Track
- Height: 5’10”
- When I tested the putter: November 2022
- Days tested: 1
- Where I’ve used it: Practice Green
- Weather and Wind Conditions: Indoor Turf
- Green Speed: Slow to Medium
- Grass Type: Turf
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for a mallet putter that offered feel within the face. I believe the M.Craft Type VI is one of the softest, best faces on a putter that I have ever felt.
Why I chose to test this club
This Mizuno putter is forged with 1025 carbon steel, creating an incredibly soft feel where I can feel each put up to my hands. Distance control and consistency on 10-foot and closer putts are premium. I did not pull the trigger on this putter yet but inching closer to purchasing it because of its terrific feel.
What I love about it
- Face Feel: The 1025 carbon design allows for one of the softest feeling putter faces on the market, creating consistency on longer lag putts but also for the feel around the hole on closer ones.
- Forgiveness: Forgiveness is key as off-centered putts stay online, and distance control doesn’t waiver much.
- Balance: The balance is consistent throughout, making the stroke straight back and straight through feels level throughout the entire stroke.
- Weight: The Type VI putter comes in at 371 grams, which is heavier, but I love the weights within the head that can be adjusted accordingly.
- Alignment: The alignment has a sleek, blank top surface with two lines going back on the mallet portion of the putter.
- Length: I prefer a 35-inch putter, so the fact that this was a stock club allowed me to get a solid gauge of its swing arc and feel.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The silver satin finish is sleek and is really sharp when I take off the head cover.
- Customization: The ability to adjust the putter head weights is key in offering up a personal weight preference for any golfer's style.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Grip Feel: The standard grip is tacky, but I enjoy an oversized pistol grip as I have smaller hands and enjoy how a pistol grip feels.
Best Putt or Round with this Putter
I made my first seven putts within 10 feet, and they were all in the center of the hole. The feel of this putter is amazing and allows me to adjust to the slope and speed of the green.
Value for the money vs. other options
I tested the entire Mizuno M.Craft series of putters, and they are priced the same. The V and the II are similar from a forgiveness and balance standpoint, but this is the best putter because of its soft feel and consistency.
If someone is looking for feel and enjoys a mallet putter, the Mizuno M.Craft Type VI is the best one I’ve tested on the market in 2022.
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