Sir Nick Faldo returns to Mizuno as brand ambassador. The 3-time Masters champion has been a Mizuno player for quite some time, playing the MP-5. He is shown at left in the Mizuno tour van at the Master’s working to get his set dialed in. The Golf Digest article goes on to say that Sir Nick actually used to build his own clubs, including frequency matching the shafts. There is an interesting point in the article that he did not realize how bad the shafts were in his irons until he took 3 sets to Spain and they played completely differently. He then started working on his own clubs and making sure the shafts matched his swing. We have been frequency matching clubs since we started the company in 1997. While it is true that shafts have gotten better, especially graphite, we still believe it is absolutely critical to spine the shafts, align the spine to the swing direction, frequency match. swing weight and make sure the completed club matches perfectly to the player.
Sir Nick’s set for The Masters will be quite different than what he played the last time he won. He is putting the new Mizuno H5 in his 3-5 iron and MP-9 in 6-PW. He is also putting the Mizuno S5 wedges in his bag in 51, 55 and 60 degree lofts.