Someone who switched from cavity-back to blades, an encouraging review
4 April 2012
Summary: Before I purchased these blade irons 2 months ago, my only other experience was 10yrs with cavity-back irons. I did hours of research on the differences between the two, and decided to give blades a shot. With cavity-back irons I was a bogey golfer, and that hasn't changed in the 2months experience I've put in with blades. The blades are unforgiving, which is what the research showed. That has helped me focus on swing mechanics which are, ever so slowly, improving.
Summary: I am 52 years old with a 7 handicap. I had been playing with the mizuno mp52 irons. I wasn't sure if I was good enough to hit these. I went to the range after recieveing them a quickly realized that these are a great iron. I could hit them and they felt great. I took them to the course and shot 72. I am not sure if I was just having a good day or what but the next day I shot 75. This was 2 of my best rounds of the year.
Summary: These were for my 12 y/o son, upon receiving the club I was worried - they were heavy - with a rifle flighted 6.5 (X-stiff shaft) . My son started to hit with the 9 and wow - how easy it was for him to draw and fade the ball then picked up the 6 iron- ball flight was a beauty!!!! Excellent club. I was going to change the shaft to a R300 or R400, but the way my son is hitting these clubs, I'll be leaving them as is! Great club!!!
Summary: I find these irons to be classic in blade design. The feel at impact when struck pure, is a golfer's dream. That "Bagger Vance" feel after impact, the music in the back of the mind, in a moment of time in which, the world stands still as the only focus is the ball flight...yes, its that niiiice. This set of irons does require a consistent swing. Slop mechanics will just find these irons to be very unforgiving.
Summary: I play a Mizuno mp32 after a spell with some Callaways and Hogan Apexs b4 that. I loved the MP32's, but they were pretty worn. The MP67 is similar but not quite as forgiving as the MP32. However, I like the sweet spot feel better on the MP67. I tend to hit the MP67 higher than the MP32, but I think that is mostly reflecting a shaft change that I did. I wanted to slow down my swing tempo.
Summary: There's a HUGE misnomer about what players should play what irons. High handicappers should steer away from blades, good players should only play blades....blah blah blah. I believe that a player should play what he's most comfortable with, for me, that's a blade. I cannot stand the chunky/bulky look for typical GI irons. They're just tough to hit true for me.
Summary: Love the look and feel of these blades, definitely the ferrari of golf irons. They are a lot easier to use than i could have imagined and they cause you to strike the ball properly because if not your in for some ugly shots. From the shaft angle to the lie of the club these puppies are spot on, cant believe i was using my old irons as long as i did.
Summary: I really like these irons I am around a 9 handicap, but I have no problem hitting these irons crisp. When you hit them good you will feel nothing better. Overall these are very nice clubs that cut through the turf great take a nice divot and feels extremely good off the face.