4th Place for ST-180

chrism_s

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Joined
Jul 22, 2013
HCP
22
Local club/country
Brookmans Park GC, Herts
Irons
Titlest 915H 2 Hybrid | MP-H4 - 3 Iron | 4-PW JPX-825 Pro | MP-T4 50 & 56
Driver
TaylorMade M1 (2016) - Fujikura Pro 71 XLR8 Tour X
#1
Pretty impressive showing in the MGS Most Wanted survey for the ST-180

https://mygolfspy.com/2018-most-wanted-driver/

Longest carry and 4th equal with the Rogue. INteresting to see 3 of top 4 are low spin variants (G400 LST, Rogue SZ and ST-180)
 

zombie

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Joined
Feb 3, 2012
HCP
15.9
Local club/country
Craigielaw - East Lothian
#2
Are you tempted to get one Chris?  I saw the ST-180 in a pro shop on Sunday and it looks as mean Bonobobananas on the lash!
 

Brattz

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Joined
Nov 6, 2016
Location
Derby, Derbyshire
HCP
5.5 CONGU
Local club/country
Beeston Fields, England www.beestonfields.co.uk
Irons
Mizuno MP-25 4-PW
Driver
Titleist 915 D3 - Diamana S+ Blue 60S
#3
It’s funny, I tried most of the top drivers and I found the ST-180, Cobra F8 and Titleist 917 to be very similar in performance and much better than the TM’s and Callaway Rogues
 

Halebopp

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Joined
Oct 6, 2012
HCP
10.2
Local club/country
Lakeside Golf Vammala, Finland
Irons
MP-H5/4
Driver
MP-650
#4
I wonder if adding one degree of loft to the GT-180 would land it much higher in the ranking. The ball speeds it generates are some of the best but it is also one of the lowest launching drivers in the test.
 

Bonobobananas

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Joined
Jan 25, 2013
HCP
8.7
Local club/country
Eaton (Norwich)
Irons
MP18 mb Mod105S
Driver
Mizuno ST180 Tensei White 70 stiff
#5
They (St and gt) both need to be lofted up for maximum benefit unless you hit up on the ball massively. 

That for me is the weakness of the 9.5 head; that it won’t suit most golfers. Added loft tends to make it hooky. If I’m being super fussy, would probably have been better with the standard neutral loft as 10.5 for the one head and 13 for the other. I would say very few if any people will play this driver at 8.5. That would have made the majority of fittings not needing to add or reduce loft too much. It’s still bleeedin good.
 
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