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A Mizuno first for Europe

Last updated: 19th February 2013


The Mizuno MPs

The Mizuno MPs

For the first time ever, Japanese golf manufacturer Mizuno is set to launch a Tour-level golf ball in Europe.

Their multi-piece professinal tour ball, the MP-S, is set to start selling in the shops in the UK and mainland Europe in mid-march .

The MP-S is the third generation version of Mizuno's high-quality MP ball line, but it will be the first time it has been marketed outside of Japan

The MP-S has an ultra soft, urethane cover which allows for exceptional spin and feel around the greens, but there is a lot more to it than that.

The combination of a large inner core and a highly resilient inner cover have resulted in high initial ball speeds, a factor that is enhanced by its 318 large, shallow dimples which give it a stable, mid-trajectory ball flight.

"We've tested all the Mizuno balls since 2005 as our technology progressed. It was critical we had something really special before we could introduce a ball to Europe and we are unanimous in our opinion that the MP-S is that special ball," Andy Kikidas, Mizuno's Tour Operations Manager said this week.

"What we liked about the MP-S is that it stops as quickly as it takes off. We could tell from the first touch of the tacky cover, that it would be incredibly responsive around the greens." he added

The company's R&D team describe the cover as being highly 'visco-elastic'. In laymans terms it means it's soft, but returns to its original shape quickly."

Price (RRP): £50 a dozen

Available from: Mid-March.

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