Mizuno ST-X 220 3-Wood Review

It Does Exactly What It Says It Will Do

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Ryan Heiman
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I played 6 rounds of golf with the Mizuno ST-X 220 3-Wood in my bag. It hits the ball on some variation of a draw/hook shot every time.  It is easy to launch and the ball moves right to left which will help anyone who struggles with a slice.  Mizuno designed a club for very specific reasons and this one does exactly what it is supposed to do. I was also able to hit it on my FlightScope Xi Tour Launch Monitor to collect shot data. I have over 11 years of experience testing and reviewing golf clubs.

Here is my overall experience and thoughts on this 3-wood.

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Golfers always talk to the ball mid flight.  Someone if we yell at the ball to move, bend, hook, slice, get down, etc. it will somehow listen.  We all know that won’t happen, yet we do it anyways.  If you slice the ball, you know exactly what you’d love to see, and how often you yell at your shots to “go the other way”.  Mizuno designed the ST-X 220 3-wood to move the ball right to left, instead of left to right.  There is nothing better for a former slicer to see the ball moving left during flight.  However if you already fight the hooks, you’ll need a different 3-wood.  This one is a draw machine.

The Mizuno ST-X 220 3-wood doesn’t look like a “slice curing” 3-wood.  There is no offset, it doesn’t set up way closed, nor does anything really scream hit left.  However the internal design story says something different.  If you look at the sole you can get a glimpse of the axis design for drawing the ball.  The weighting of the head is also set up to create spin which will move the ball for right to left.  The confidence comes not so much from looking down at the clubhead, but from watching the flight of the ball do its thing.

The Mizuno ST-X 220 3-Wood looks and feels amazing.  The crown has a clean look with just a hint of detail by the back of the head.  The head is compact and fairly square at address.  The face is black and shallow.  The bottom is also very clean and sleek.  Everything about this club scream “Mizuno”.  The feel at impact is second to none.  The crack is full titanium which feels solid and is muted.   The eye and ear test gets an A+.

The Mizuno ST-X 220 3-Wood utilizes SAT2041 Beta Ti with multi thickness CORTECH face shared with Mizuno’s drivers and bonbed to a full titanium body for strength to weight ratio and amazing power.  It is forgiving and hot with the additional WAVE technology on the sole which is a version of a slot which transfers energy and forgiveness to the face at impact.  It is a glued hosel which means there is no wasted weight on adjustable components.

I mentioned above that the on-course results are exactly what Mizuno said they would be: High launch and right to left flight.   The Mizuno ST-X 220 3-wood does what it says and does it easily and repeatedly.  The only draw back is if you already have a right to left flight, this will make it even more severe.  However, if you would love to see a ball draw, this club is amazing.  I am a former slicer and I still get excited over a draw flight, even though that is what I do naturally now.  The only thing I had to worry about what how much was going to happen.  I did hit some amazing fairway finders and par 5 green finders with this 3-wood.  It is plenty long and easy to hit.  This is not a low spin 3-wood, but rather a draw spin 3-wood which is going to favor a large percentage of the golfing population.

The Mizuno ST-X 220 3-wood comes stock with the Mitsubishi Tensei Raw AV Blue Graphite 75g stiff shaft.  It is a mid launch, mid spin shaft that compliments this head perfectly since they are trying to add a little spin and raise the launch.  The combo has great feel and is very stable.  The balance is very nice throughout the entire swing and maintains a nice dispersion pattern.

Mizuno ST-X 220 3-Wood Stats

Data from Flightscope Xi Tour Launch Monitor

 Spin: 3189 rpms

 Launch Angle: 15.1*

Dispersion: 7.1 yds

 Club Head Speed: 100.3 mph

 Ball Speed: 148.5 mph

 Total Distance: 248.8 yds

 Carry Distance: 236.5 yds

Summary

The Mizuno ST-X 220 3-Wood does exactly what is says it is going to do and that is fly high and go right to left. It is a full titanium head which means it is hot, forgiving and sounds/feel great.  It is one of those clubs that says “MIZUNO” with its great looks, stealthy appearance, and amazing feel.  They might not be known for their wood line like they are for their iron line, but this 3-wood is a slicer dream.  Watching the ball go right to left is so pleasing.

For more information: Mizuno Website

Mizuno ST-X 220 3-Wood – KEY POINTS
  • ℹ️  About: Mizuno is famous for their irons, but don't sleep on this slice fixing 3-wood.

  • ✅  Pros: Draw bias, High launch, Great forgiveness, Amazing Feel.

  • ⛔  Cons: Strong Draw Bias

  • ⛳  Verdict: This 3-wood does exactly what it is supposed to do: Hit the ball right to left on a high and long flight pattern. The all titanium head is hot and feels amazing.

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Ryan Heiman – Founder and Head Author of Independent Golf Reviews
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