Mizuno Drivers by Year

Mizuno Driver by Year Image

Author Ned Howard - Golf PGA Teaching Professional

Author: Ned Howard – Retired PGA Teaching Professional

List Of All Mizuno Drivers by Year Released

Mizuno Drivers by Year Table:

Year ReleasedMizuno Driver Model
2022ST-Z 220
ST-X 220
ST-G 220
2021ST-Z
ST-X
ST-G
2020ST200
ST200G
ST200X
2019ST190
ST190G
2018GT180
2017ST180
2016JPX900
JPX EZ
2015JPX850
2013JPX825
JPX EZ
2012JPX800
MP650
2010MP630
MP630 Fast Track
2009MX700
2007MP600
MX560
2005MX500
2003MP001 (370cc)
MP001 (400cc)
2002300S II
2000T-Zoid Forged Titanium
1998T-Zoid Titanium
1994World Master TP
1993TPW 19 Hot Metal
1992TPW Big
TPW 18
1991TPAW
1990Ti-110
Ti-120
1989TP15 Hit Metal
1988TP11
1986TP5 Persimmon
1982Vanguard
1933Star Line

Mizuno Drivers Over the Last 5 Years

For a company mostly known for their amazing irons, Mizuno has made some real strides in the driver space. Although it has been a road of ups and downs. The all new ST220 line is not only their newest, but their best offering off the tee. The ST220 is a solid, almost dense driver that offers low spin and optimal launch and distance.

Mizuno ST-Z 220 image

Its predecessor, the ST200 was met with some criticism. Lacking in distance and consistency across the face made this driver a tough sell to the everyday golfer. Facing stiff competition with uber forgiving drivers from Callaway, TaylorMade, and Ping, the ST200 came off more as a second tier option comparatively.

Mizuno ST200 image

Prior to the ST200, Mizuno offered the ST190. Moving away from the last several models featuring a blue crown, the ST190 at release caught traction and validation. In the bag of an early season PGA tournament win is any equipment manufacturer’s dream. Mizuno had just that with the ST190. Coupled with solid all around specs and performance, the ST190 made its mark.

Mizuno drivers from 2013 to 2018 famously put drivers on the shelf with a Mizuno blue crown. Mizuno, in that time period, followed the same trend of ebbs and flows. Hits and misses. That blue crown sure is pretty though!

JPX 900 image      Photo of the JPX 900 from the top


Mizuno Drivers History

Mizuno, with all its irons prestige, actually started out with the Star Line in the 1930s. Having mild success with the persimmon drivers from then to the 1990s, Mizuno was building its reputation with its irons.

Made famous by Sir Nick Faldo’s run at six majors, Mizuno followed a different business model. OEMs sink buckets of cash into Tour players using their latest and greatest. Mizuno saves that money to put into R&D. Most tour pros using Mizuno do so out of choice, not endorsement.

View of the T Zoid Driver from the bottom      Mizuno T Zoid Driver and head cover

This largely rings true to Mizuno irons, but not so much with drivers. Often thought not to have the same ball speeds, low spin, and distance of the big driver companies, Mizuno has quietly put together some impressive clubs (most recently with the ST220 series) that compete with any other driver on the market today.


How Often Does Mizuno Release New Drivers

Short from a couple skipped years, Mizuno releases a new driver iteration every year. Some years Mizuno would surprise with a splash. An advancement that puts it in the conversation with Callaway and TaylorMade. Other years the innovation falls flat.

Following trends, it would appear that Mizuno is primed to stand toe to toe with the big guns in the driver space. Only time will tell. Like they say though, “nothing feels like a Mizuno!”