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Mizuno Custom Fitting

Mizuno offers an unparalleled custom build service – based on the procedures refined at the renowned artisans’ factory in Yoro, Japan.

A professionally custom fit set-up will provide a solid platform to play your best golf.

MIZUNO SWING DNA

DATA DRIVEN FITTING IN 3 SWINGS

Since its introduction in 2010, the Mizuno Shaft Optimizer has recorded over 500,000 unique golf swings – allowing us to constantly refine our Swing DNA fitting system.

Shaft Optimizer 3D

The Optimizer has become recognized as the most effective way to start any fitting session, by measuring over 40 data points within the player’s swing – their unique Mizuno Swing DNA.

Swing DNA

Mizuno’s Swing DNA system then matches the player’s unique DNA to a map of over 50 iron shafts – shortlisting the best 3 to test.

Swing DNA

Using the same Mizuno Swing DNA, the software can also identify lie angle, full set make up and the best suited Mizuno ball model.

Mizuno Shaft Optimizer 3D / Find your best matched iron shaft in just 3 swings

“THE SWING DNA PROCESS MAKES FITTING SIMPLER – A FUN START TO ANY SESSION. IT PRODUCES AN INCREDIBLY ACCURATE, DATA DRIVEN RECOMMENDATION TO TEST. ADD A LAUNCH MONITOR AND YOU HAVE EVERYTHING. WHY START WITH A GUESS?”

– Bill Price, Director of Custom Fitting.

KEY Facts About Mizuno Swing DNA

  • It takes just three swings – To recommend iron lie angle, shaft, set makeup, hybrid shaft, metal-wood shaft and ball model

  • No such thing as a bad swing day – The Optimizer only measures how you load the shaft – not where the ball goes. So even if your ball striking is inconsistent at the fitting – the Optimizer can still accurately map your swing.

  • No handicap, age or gender bias – The Optimizer can only see your swing and won’t have any preconceptions based on your handicap, age or gender.

  • Reduces ‘fitting fatigue’ – By reducing over 50 possible shaft choices to a shortlist of 3. Even the fittest players fatigue after 20 minutes of hitting balls.

  • It consistently matches what top fitters recommend – Players who have been fit on tour or at premium fitting boutiques nearly always find ‘their shaft’ in our three recommendations.

  • We ignore shaft labels – Mizuno measures every shaft independently – before entering into our software.

How Does the Shaft Optimizer Work?

How Does the Shaft Optimizer Work?

The Shaft Optimizer is a hittable seven iron, with internal strain gauges, micro-processors and a gyro – that combine to capture over 40 unique swing data points. Measuring how players load and unload the shaft during their swing.
The swing data is sent via Bluetooth from the Optimizer to the Swing DNA app, where it maps out your entire bag.

Mizuno Wood Fitting

Wood Fitting

Mizuno Iron Fitting

Iron Fitting

Mizuno Wedge Fitting

Wedge Fitting

Mizuno Hybrid Fitting

Hybrid Fitting

Mizuno Ball Fitting

Ball Fitting

“EVERY SHAFT HAS A DISTINCT BENDING PROFILE. MIZUNO MEASURES EACH ONE independently – so that we are fitting by performance not the shaft label.”

– Bill Price, Director of Custom Fitting.

Three Swings – 8 Key Measurements

Among the 40 Shaft Optimizer measurements, eight critical elements are used to identify a player’s shaft shortlist and lie angle. Three swings are enough to build the Swing DNA profile. Players are always surprised how consistent their Swing DNA numbers are across all three swings.

01

Head speed

The starting point to deciding shaft flex –loft and set-makeup.

02

Tempo

The transition duration into downswing. In combination with head speed, tempo helps pinpoint an ideal shaft flex and weight.

03

Toe Down

Measures how much the shaft bows downwards through the swing.

04

Kick Angle

Level of shaft forward bend during the downswing.

05

Release Factor

The point at which the clubhead and shaft are released in the downswing. A late release (1-3) normally benefits from a firmer tipped shaft. An early release (7-9) are normally more effective with a softer tipped shaft.

06

Digital Lie Angle

An inbuilt Gyro measures the swing plane in 3D space for a more accurate, lie angle reading.

07

Attack Angle

Selects the right ball model based on its spin characteristic.

08

Shaft Lean

Narrows ball selection based on efficient launch angle.

Three Swings - 8 Key Measurements

Tour Player Swing DNA Fitting Data

Our DNA software suggests 3 best matched shafts to test - but there are also human factors (eg: feel) that can override the recommendations. The final decision is always down to the player.

Garrett Clark - Swing DNA
Luke Donald - Swing DNA
Olivia Cowan - Swing DNA

“EVERY YEAR WE MEASURE MORE SWINGS AND MORE SHAFTS AND REFINE OUR FORMULA. THE SWING DNA SYSTEM JUST BECOMES MORE INTELLIGENT AND MORE ACCURATE”.

– Bill Price, Director of Custom Fitting.

Mizuno Custom Fitting

I already know my specification – do I need a fitting?

Yes – as no two brands measure the same way. With so many new shafts coming onto the market, there is likely to be an option that did not exist during your last session. We always recommend spending the time on a new fitting with every order.

WHERE CAN I BE CUSTOM FIT?

Online Guides

There are several tools available online to guide your choices. These are best used to prepare yourself for a full on-site fitting session.

Custom Fitting Stories