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Expert Review: Mizuno ST-X 220 Fairway Wood [with Video]

Published on 07/13/2023 · 3 min readGolfing Expert Kyle Emery tested the Mizuno ST-X 220 3-wood.
Kyle Emery, Golf Expert
By Golf Expert Kyle Emery

Curated Golfing Expert Kyle Emery got his hands on the Mizuno ST-X 220 3-wood. Check out how it performed, but consider the fact that each and every golfer is different; if you have any questions about the ST-X or need recommendations on which club would be best for you, reach out to a Golfing Expert here on Curated.

Before we get started, it's worth noting that Curated Experts are not sponsored by any brands. All of these reviews are completely unbiased.

Brand Claims

What does Mizuno claim about this club? Mizuno claims that the ST-X 220 is an easy to launch, highly forgiving fairway wood with a slight bit of draw bias. It's designed to help out a wide range of players gain more consistency off the tee and from the fairway or the rough.

Overall Impressions

What are the specs of the club you are testing? The specs of the ST-X 220 fairway wood that I tested is a 15 degree 3-wood with a Mitsubishi Diamana Red 50-gram stiff flex shaft.

What is your overall impression of the club? My overall impression of the ST-X 220 fairway wood is that it is very easy to hit. It is really easy to launch the ball nice and high, and I found that it definitely has a draw bias to it.

Review

How is it for forgiveness? I found the ST-X 220 fairway wood to be really forgiving on all hits from toe to heel.

How is its launch? I found it really easy to launch the ball nice and high.

How is it in terms of ball speed? The ST-X 220 features a fully titanium head for stability and increased ball speeds. It also comes with an optimized wave sole. This is to help ball speeds on lower face contact hits, as well as to give you great turf interaction through the fairway or the rough.

What do you find unique about its appearance? The appearance of the ST-X 220 to me is really clean and really nice looking. I think the shape and the overall appearance is going to appeal to a wide range of players.

What may make a player shy away from it? More advanced players, lower handicap players might shy away from the ST-X 220 due to the increased offset that it's got on the hosel. You can definitely tell that it's a draw bias fairway wood at address behind the ball.

How would you describe the sound of this club and feel at impact? I really enjoyed the soft feel on impact with the ST-X 220.

Is the club adjustable? The ST-X 220 is a fixed hosel club, so it won't have any adjustments.

Are there any drawbacks to this club? Some of the drawbacks that I can think of for the ST-X 220 would be the lack of adjustability. There aren't any interchangeable weights or hosel adjustments to be made on the fairway wood, and I do think that a drawback for a more advanced player is going to be the increased offset.

Recommendations

Who would you recommend this club to? I would recommend the ST-X 220 to any player who would like a highly forgiving, high launching fairway wood that has a bit of a draw bias to help out with a right miss.

Who should avoid this club, and what type of club would be a better option for that player? If you're looking to shape the ball in both directions, this may not be the best option. Lower handicap, better players who might want more workability and a little less offset on their fairway wood would be a great fit for the ST-Z 230 model.

Golf clubs work differently for different types of golfers. If you are wondering whether the ST-X 3-wood is the right club for you, chat with Kyle or any other Golfing Experts here on Curated, and they’ll put together free, personalized club recommendations on the best fairway wood for your needs.

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