PRICE R1 999 PERFORMANCE ★★ ★ ★ ½ INNOVATION ★★ ★ ★ ½ VERDICT The S5 has a rounder, larger and more forgiving shape than its predecessor. For that reason it might appeal to a broader range of players, but this forged model still offers the Mizuno subtleties elite players prefer. This includes 10 stock and 15 custom lofts, five sole grinds, and grooves matched to how shots are played by loft. Lower lofts have narrower grooves for maximising full shots. Higher lofts have wider grooves for better friction on partial shots. COMMENTS (L) Great consistency in producing high and soft shots. (M) The size gives you the confidence to hit the shot you need. (H) It’s workable from around the greens and easy from the sand.