PXG 0211 Vs. Mizuno ST-Z 220 Driver Comparison Overview

PXG and Mizuno are two companies known for their high-quality clubs that usually cater to tour pros. But you can’t stay competitive in the golf club market by catering only to pros. Most of us aren’t pros. Heck, most of us aren’t even scratch players.

For us Plebeians here on Earth companies like Mizuno and PXG make clubs that will help us keep up in terms of distance an accuracy. So today we wanted to highlight two game-improvement drivers from two companies that aren’t exactly known for their entry-level clubs.

PXG 0211 Driver Overview

The PXG 0211 is one of the company’s most affordable drivers yet it still maintains some premium appointments.

For instance, there is the highly resilient Ti412 titanium face. This is an incredibly thin grade of titanium that helps push ball speeds by flexing and rebounding dramatically and quickly. It also produces a very satisfying, deep click when you pure the ball.

Our testers had a blast at the range with this driver and noted that while it may take a while to find the sweet spot, once you do it’s hard to lose. And once you start hitting dead-center, the sound is just so satisfying.

The face is supported by a multi-material crown made of titanium panels on the heel and toe sides and a carbon fiber center right above the sweet spot. This driver feels premium while offering the distance that beginners need.

Mizuno ST-Z 220 Driver Overview

The Mizuno ST-Z 220 driver features a 460CC head that looks welcoming at address.

It also has an adjustable loft sleeve (+/-4 degrees). This makes it very versatile right off the bat. Then there is the Wave Sole design that helps preserve ball speed on low-face shots. The Mizuno ST-Z 220 also features a titanium face that imparts a similar kind of feel and sound as the 0211.

Where the Mizuno ST-Z 220 outshines the PXG 0211 though is launch. We were getting better apex height with the Mizuno ST-Z 220 than the 0211. The Mizuno ST-Z 220 was also better at producing straight shots.

In fact, there are only two things the PXG 0211 has on the Mizuno ST-Z 220: price and feel. The 0211 is significantly cheaper and has a richer, more satisfying feel/sound. However, the Mizuno ST-Z 220 was more accurate and provided better launch and carry distance.

PXG 0211 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

The PXG 0211 driver also features an adjustable hosel in a club that is a bit more forgiving than its 0811 counterpart.

Mizuno ST-Z 220

In 20 Words or Less

This modern Mizuno driver definitely packs a punch, you will be very surprised.

PXG 0211 First Impressions

We were excited to see an adjustable hosel in what is essentially meant to be an entry-level PXG driver (if such a thing exists).

After the first swing, we were taken aback at how soft and smooth this driver felt. We credit this to the railed sole design which increase MOI but also adds stability by bracing the heel and toe.

The honeycombed polymer insert in the head doesn’t hurt either. Plus, the fact that you can shape shots better with the adjustable hosel actually makes this driver a great value.

Mizuno ST-Z 220 First Impressions

As I’m sure you are all, we were also skeptical when it came to the new Mizuno driver range.

We received the standard shaft that it comes with, when we took it out of the box, the first thing we noticed was how light it was, this definitely means you will gain some much needed clubhead speed.

The ST-Z driver looked great when we put it down behind the ball, the clubface sat square, and the carbon crown looked sleek.

As for performance, we didn’t see any major changes in our average ball speeds, however they were just slightly less than the big name brands.

We did visibly see that the ball had less of a shape than we normally see, meaning that their straight flight bias could be working, I guess you’ll have to see for yourself.

Low struck shots kept up some decent ball speed, which means the Wave Sole definitely is working.

The adjustability is great, it really helped us get that little bit more dialed in, it would have been great to try out some of the custom shafts, I think this could really be the game changer when it comes to getting fitted with the ST-Z 200.

PXG 0211 Selling Points

  • Exceptional MOI
  • Titanium alloy face
  • Adjustable hosel
  • Honeycomb polymer insert
  • Connective rails on the sole
  • Single heel-oriented weight port enhances forgiveness

Mizuno ST-Z 220 Selling Points

  • Cheap price point
  • Wave Sole helps with low struck shots
  • Forged SAT2041 Beta Ti face increases ball speed
  • 20g back weight gives you additional forgiveness
  • Its adjustable, allowing you to get dialed in
  • It has a wide variety of custom shafts

PXG 0211 Driver – Who is it for?

The PXG 0211 driver is actually more forgiving than the 0811 so it would be more suitable for mid handicap players that need a little help with shot shaping.

We love the fact that PXG paired a high forgiveness driver with an adjustable hosel. While this driver still isn’t as forgiving as some Callaway and Taylormade entries, it is one of the most forgiving drivers that PXG has ever produced.

All in all we would say that this would be a suitable driver for a mid handicapper that already knows how to shape shots based on the nature of the hole.

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Feel and Control: 96/100

Overall Rating: 94/100

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Mizuno ST-Z 220 Driver – Who is it for?

The Mizuno ST-Z driver is built for all levels of golfers. The low spinning aspect of the driver appeals to the low handicap player as well as the ‘Straight Flight Bias’ will be extremely beneficial.

High handicap players can even use this driver as it is forgiving, however if you struggle with a fade we suggest trying the ST-X model as it has a draw bias.

With the wide variety of custom shafts, we highly recommend that you get fitted by a qualified Mizuno fitter or your local pro. Playing with the right loft and shaft flex can add 20 yards to your drives, and make them much more accurate.

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel and Control: 92/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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