Feel and accuracy trumps forgiveness and distance!
19 September 2013
Summary: I'm a 10HC when playing regularly, 15 when not. Always liked blade type forged clubs for feel, looks and accuracy. Played MP32s, Hogan Apex, and last had Titleist 735CM which were all nice. Got suckered into thinking I need some 'forgiveness' and distance. I hit my PW 120 up to 3-iron 190-200 if teed up. Got a set of WIlson CI9s, which were nice, not too chunky, and i hit the ball high and straight, and I guess a little longer. But here's the thing..
Summary: Always loved Japanese golf gear, have used a lot of Mizuno irons over the last 20 years or so, best set I ever had was a set of Mizuno TP9's. Although I had drifted out to a 10 handicap having spent most of my years playing off B/W 5 - 8, I thought "give the Mizuno Blades another go". Worst thing I have ever done! This set were brand new with the latest KBS steel shafts, looked a million dollars, but unless you strike it PERFECT! they go nowhere.
Summary: I have played these blades for nearly 3 years now. They feel very solid and the trajectories from club to club are very consistent. They create great spin on solid strikes and spin fairly well when hit a groove down as well. Distance is about what you would expect from an iron set with a 47 degree pitching wedge and a 21 degree 3 iron. They are very workable if you know how to control the clubface through the impact zone.
Summary: I got these prior year demo-model bad boys from a local vendor for $265, 4-PW, 6.0 PX shafts. I took them to the range the very next day to see how they perform. All I can say is WOW! I pretty much have just gotten the deal of my golfing lifetime. Firstly, the look of the blades (in the bag and at address) is just amazing. This is how golf nirvana is supposed to begin.
Summary: I've had these irons for a about a year now and I love them. I hate them too though. I love the feel and the feedback from a well struck shot. Anything high on the face and you know immediately watching a ball ballooning and going nowhere. A beautiful club to use if your swing and contact are repeatable. The flight and control of the ball is excellent. There is no forgiveness in the head though anything off center and you will know about it.
Summary: Finally I have got the irons that inspires me everytime I see them! I have gone through, Titleist AP2, Nike ProCombo, Wilson FG tour V2 to name a few. Now I get that exiting feeling everytime i'm playing! Look at address is just stunning! Mizuno are the rulers of the blade and irons in general. The Look and feel are second to none in my epinion!! Very Happy!
Summary: The irons are good clubs for low handicappers (0-7). Very solid and look good at address. They play very similar to Titleist MP 712 or the Nike blades. With the MP 68, you can hit high, low, left to right or right to left shots. They are very quality irons.