Review: Mizuno MP-650 3-wood
I happened to get a few indoor LM rounds in with it and couldn’t believe the numbers I was seeing, I actually thought it was a fluke, some juiced numbers based on a misread or something like that. I don’t hit a 3-wood 250yards.
It was no fluke, on the course, this was the longest 3-wood I have hit to date. I hit it 250yard off the deck on the course numerous times. I was standing 3 feet from the 250yard plate on one course and hit the ball to the center of the green. I averaged 5 to 10 yards more than any other 3-wood I have hit. It has a nice curve to the sole so that you can get the ball of medium rough, yet slides nicely over the tight fairway turf.
While length is great, but a bomb every now and then isn’t what I need in a 3-wood, I want it to go straight and long every time. I couldn’t believe how accurate it was, if I needed to hit a tight fairway, this was my weapon of choice. I could work it both ways just a little bit, I hit a couple baby cuts and baby draws with it too. While I prefer to hit the straight ball and found it easy to do, working the ball with this club is possible too.
The Fujikura Orochi 75 gram shaft is a new shaft, made specifically for Mizuno. It felt to me much like a Motore F3. Stable yet offered a smooth mid launch with fairly low spin. It was strong enough to hit into a strong wind and still get solid distance. The mid launch was fairly flat, so if you want a 3-wood that hits high, this isn’t it.
It all comes in a nice classy Mizuno package, with a stock Tour Velvet Mizuno grip, the black Orochi shaft and a black and white headcover with a long sock to protect the shaft.
Seriously, right off the rack, this is the longest, most accurate 3-wood I have ever hit. Let’s get some buzz going about this club, it is waaaaay underrated in my opinion.
For more information: www.mizunousa.com/golf
+Perfect classic look
–no buzz, waaay underrated!