Mizuno MP630 Driver
Released in early 2010, the Mizuno MP630 is a very attractive looking Driver, made primarily for the better and lower handicap golfer.
Sporting a large 445cc club-head, the face of the MP630 is designed and set up to be slightly open at address, with a neutral bias.
This is in order to help the better and more capable players, for when they wish to try to shape their drives and manipulate the flight of the golf ball when required.
Mizuno's own Hot Metal Technology also went into the titanium club face, designed to help achieve amazing ball speeds and thus fantastic distance. More information on the technology in the design of the MP630 Mizuno Driver can be found at the Mizuno Golf website.
As with most Mizuno golf clubs, various shaft options are available. But most retailers supply the Mizuno MP630 fitted with the Mitsubishi Rayon Fubiki shaft in regular and stiff flex.
The lofts available are 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degrees. We tested the 10.5 degree model, fitted with the Mitsubishi Rayon Fubiki shaft in regular flex. Though it has to be said that this shaft features a lot of white, and at times looks like it just doesn't go well with this Driver, but each golfer will have their own opinion
Like with most Mizuno Drivers, the MP630 sets up well at address, the head is a very decent size and you can't help but feel that you're holding a powerful golf club in your hands.
When it came to hitting the golf ball, it does become quite clear that this is a club for the better standard of player. While it isn't really that difficult a club to hit and launch the ball on a high and powerful trajectory with, there is not much forgiveness at your disposal.
As mentioned the MP630 was designed to be an easy golf club to shape the ball with, and as such it isn't the easiest club to hit straight all the time.
However it is an exceptionally good Driver for what it was made for. Capable golfers who do like to regularly work the golf ball in their tee shots, are certain to find this Mizuno Driver to be a very enjoyable golf club to play with.
It does take a bit of practice to get fully used to the effects that this Driver can produce, but get yourself settled with the Mizuno MP630, and you'll have difficulty finding many better golf clubs for workability.
Another thing that this Driver was built for was to produce extremely fast ball speeds off the face at impact, resulting in great power and distance.
It certainly doesn't disappoint, the power in the MP630 Driver is just as impressive as the workability. When you catch a shot right the golf ball just explodes off the face.
This is one of the most powerful Drivers we have seen. It's possible for some golfers to see up to 30 yards more carry using this club than using some other new models from rival manufacturers.
Not only that but the club also produces a lovely sound at impact as well, strong and solid yet never too loud as to practically hurting your ear drums as a lot of newer Drivers can seem to at times.
Overall the MP630 Driver performs exactly how Mizuno claim. It provides great workability along with incredible distance and power.
And the good news doesn't just end with the performance, for a new golf club the price is also very reasonable. Just now in 2012 a brand new Mizuno MP630 Driver is generally priced at around £150 or $239.
|Easy To Hit || 7/10|
|Forgiveness || 5/10|
|Value For Money || 8/10|