In this video, Neil Tappin takes a look at a driver flying under the radar in 2020.
Is This The Most Underrated Driver of 2020?
In this video, Neil Tappin reveals a driver that he thinks might be the most underrated of 2020. He puts it up against one of the leading competitor models to see exactly how it compares and questions whether this is something worth considering if you are in the market for a new driver this year.
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Is This The Most Underrated Driver of 2020?
2020 has seen pretty much every brand release new drivers with a whole host of different and boundary pushing technologies.
In the video above Neil has put what he believes to be the most underrated driver on the market, the Mizuno ST200G, through its paces.
What were the results?
Well the ST200G was more than competing with the TaylorMade SIM, it actually was more effective at converting club speed to ball speed, although variance in strike is a factor here.
Related: Mizuno ST200G Full Review
The spin numbers were good and the high flight helps maximise carry distance. Not only that, but Neil acknowledged how he felt completely in control of where the ball was going.
The feel of the face was also very pleasing – incredibly solid and stable, with a fairly loud but not overpowering sound.
Another thing worth mentioning is the price. The G version comes at a RRP of £399 which is considerably less than some of its competitors.
In relation to the question above, Mizuno may not get the recognition or have the large profile of brands like TaylorMade, Callaway, Ping or Titleist, but given the clear performance and lower price point, the Mizuno ST200G, and the other drivers in the ST200 range, are clubs that could be worth considering if you are in the market for a new driver.
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A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly.
Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes.
He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.
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He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask.
Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.
Sam's What's In The Bag:
Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees)
Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5
Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond
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