Mizuno MX500 Driver
Released in 2005, the Mizuno MX500 is a stylish, modern looking Driver. The club has been on the market for a number of years now but still remains a popular Driver with many golfers.
The lofts available for the Driver are 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5 and 12.5 degrees. With only the 9.5, 10.5 and 11.5 degree models being available in left and right hand.
As is usually the case with a Mizuno Driver, there is a wide selection of shafts available to try out. The MX500 model we tested was fitted with a Fujikura 360 stiff flex shaft, and the loft was 10.5 degree.
The club does feel a little bit heavier than most Drivers when you first pick it up. But it's not anything that should bother most players as it's not really a massive difference.
This did definitely seem to be one of the longer Drivers on offer from Mizuno Golf. While perhaps not as long as some Drivers from other manufacturers, the MX500 still held its own in the length department.
A reasonably decent ball striker should probably on average expect to get the ball up to and over the 250 yard mark. Though admittedly the club does have to be hit relatively well to get those sort of results.
But fortunately hitting the ball well isn't overly difficult with this Driver. One thing that we can say for the MX-500 is that it is very forgiving, the massive 460cc club head really gives you a very large sweet spot to work with.
Strange to say, but to some people this Driver might possibly be a bit too straight, if that's possible. It is difficult to work the ball with this club unless you're a good capable player. But depending what course you play, you possibly wouldn't need to work your tee shots with the Driver too often anyway.
Overall we can say that we found the Mizuno MX500 Driver offered a good combination of length and accuracy. Long while not being super long, but a club that offers great forgiveness.
Another bonus to mention is that it also produces a nice sound at impact. The Mizuno MX500 definitely isn't a club that'll hurt you ear drums.
As the club has been around for a few years now, it can be a difficult task to find one brand new. However you can pick an MX500 up in good condition second hand, in places like E-BAY or local pro shops.
The prices do vary but depending on condition you can probably expect to pay something on the region of £50 or $80.
|Looks || 8/10|
|Easy To Hit || 9/10|
|Distance || 8/10|
|Workability || 5/10|
|Value For Money || 9/10|