Adjustability in drivers is practically the norm in the current golf industry. Each manufacturer has their own way of helping you optimize launch conditions. The new Mizuno GT180 driver provides the company’s most versatile offering with seemingly infinite settings. Our review covers the sliding weights, hosel adaptors and more features that give the GT180 driver its adjustability and performance.
Mizuno GT180 Driver Features
Fast Track Technology and Visual Face Angle Slider
For customizing launch and spin, the GT180 driver features 3 tracks on the sole. Two 11-gram weights can be positioned and moved freely in any of the middle, heel, or toe tracks. Put the weights in the heel track for maximum draw spin. For the most fade spin, put both weights in the toe track. Weight in the middle track controls the height of drives. The further forward the weight, the lower the ball flight. Placing the weight towards the back raises launch angle. All of this makes for nearly an infinite number of combinations in spin, launch angle, and flight bias.
Typically, the different loft settings dictate how the club looks at address. Mizuno’s Visual Face Angle Slider on the sole of the club can be adjusted so the face sets up exactly how you want (open, square, open) regardless of which loft is selected. This ability gives you confidence standing over the ball to hit your best shot.
The weights and tracks have also been re-designed from the JPX-900 driver. Designers were able to save weight and increase forgiveness by redistributing that weight around the head.
Quick Switch Adaptor
The adjustable hosel on the Mizuno GT180 driver lets you change the loft up to 4 degrees, between 7.5 and 11.5 degrees. There are also different lie angle settings on the hosel, which is yet another way you can create any type of spin with this club.
SP700 Titanium Face and CORTECH Design
While adjustability is the focal point of the GT180 driver, Mizuno also addressed ball speed and distance. A high-strength SP700 Titanium is used in the clubface. This strong material allows Mizuno to get complex geometries in the forged face. These geometries are called CORTECH design. The face thickness varies, thinner around the outside of the face and thicker in the middle. This provides more ball speed across the face benefitting all players.
Mizuno GT180 Driver: Simplified
- Mizuno’s most adjustable driver to date with Fast Track, Variable Face Angle, and Quick Adaptor technologies
- SP700 Titanium Face and CORTECH Design produce increased ball speed for distance
- Several no-upcharge shaft and grip options
- Rich matte blue finish gives the club an iconic look
All of the features of the Mizuno GT180 driver blend to fit any level of golfer. If you are unsure if this club is for you, test it in our U-try trial program.
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