Multiple Technologies Combine To Make The MX-500 Explosively Long And Extremely Forgiving
Norcross, GA (August 22, 2003) – Mizuno, the industry leader in golf innovation, adds yet another chapter to its history of revolutionary product design with the new MX-500 driver. Building upon the Mizuno MX (Game Improvement) series, the new MX-500 driver delivers a high trajectory, optimum spin rates, and maximum ball speed for long, straight drives. A new, innovative graphite toe insert and graphite top crown allow the ideal amount of weight redistribution around the club head, thus positioning the COG lower and deeper creating a huge sweet area and a high, straight ball flight.
Mizuno engineers were able to save 23 grams of weight in the crown by using carbon fiber composite, which is one-third the weight of titanium, and repositioned that weight around the club head to create an extremely low and deep COG thereby enabling players to launch the ball with greater ease for maximum distance. In addition, through an innovative graphite toe insert, 7 grams of weight was re-distributed low and towards the heel to square the face at impact resulting in straighter tee shots. A Perimeter Weight Slot further distributes weight deep and toward the perimeter for increased forgiveness and a high, easy launch.
"Mizuno has been the innovation leader in titanium and the utilization of graphite in shafts and club heads," said Dick Lyons, Vice President and General Manager, Golf Division for Mizuno USA, Inc. "So it was only natural that we were the innovation leader in combining these two materials when introducing the MP-001, and now Mizuno has once again improved on graphite/titanium technology in the MX-500â?¢, with the addition of a lightweight graphite toe and a carbon fiber composite crown resulting in explosive power, sound, and distance.
The MX-500 driver features the next generation of Mizuno’s CORTECH multi-thickness face design which now utilizes six multi-thickness areas to generate the maximum Coefficient of Restitution (COR) the USGA allows. CORTECH in the MX-500â?¢ is a combination of multiple thickness face and high strength materials to ensure uniform face deflection and a thin responsive face for increased distance and consistency. Furthermore, the MX-500â?¢ utilizes an X-sole design which provides exceptional solid feel and sound at contact, and a maximum allowable USGA 460cc volume for unparalleled forgiveness.
"Each element of the CORTECHâ?¢ titanium face in the MX-500 is designed to enhance initial ball velocity from every spot on the club face," added Lyons. "By addressing the key issues of launch angle, forgiveness, and ball velocity with state-of-the-art technologies, the MX-500 is the ultimate weapon for any type of golfer."
The MX-500 driver is available in 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, and 11.5 degree lofts. Left handed model is available only in 9.5 and 10.5 degree lofts. Mizuno’s Exsar 50â?¢ graphite shaft (Regular, Stiff) is standard. Also standard on the MX-500 will be the Golf Pride® Tour Velvet 58 Round grip. Custom options are available through Mizuno’s Custom Club department. Mizuno will begin shipping the MX-500 driver to accounts in September. Suggested retail price for the MX-500 driver is $420.00. The MX-500 will be offered in right-hand at the onset with left-hand models slated for October, 2005.
Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest general sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, track & field, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Norcross, Georgia.