Jump to content

Recommended Posts

If the hype about the new MP 25 irons from Mizuno is true my search for irons with feel & "distance" may be over when they are released in September.  Mizuno claim that by using Boron along with their grain forged technology they have been able to add up to 7 yards in distance to the new irons.  The 25's have been released as direct replacements for the MP 54's which as you all no doubt know that is what I am gaming and have been sort of looking for a longer set of clubs without resorting to the game improvement, loft jiggered irons on steroids type club.

 

The 25's are also apparently more compact than the 54's which apparently appeals more to the better player.  I must admit I've never really understood that angle but to each their own.  Also being released soon is the S series wedges.  These wedges are supposed to be somewhere between a game improvement wedge and your traditionally forged models already part of the Mizuno line.  Wedges are something else I've been sort of looking for too.  I've picked up lots of club whoring techniques since joining this forum and I am thinking of checking into rehab as soon as possible after purchasing a set of MP 25's, and matching S series wedges oh and a cute little Mizuno putter I spotted at the local Muni course pro shop yesterday :lol:

Mizuno-MP-25-1-3.jpg

Mizuno-MP-25-6.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in a similar situation, Mizzie.

I want to swap my MP59, not because I need distance, but because I need forgiveness.

But I wasn't a fan of the 850 forged with boron, so don't really know how the MP25 will turn out to be.

 

At this moment, the AP2 are very high on my list and I'm also a Mizuno die-hard fan!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They look nice and sound good on paper for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Combo: 5 and 6.............MP 25s

              7,8,9, and PW ...............MP 5s

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It will be interesting to see how they work.  I know that I tried a set of JPX-850 Forged that has a similar forging with boron technology and they were filthy long.  I dont consider myself to be a long-hitter but I was hitting the 7-iron 180 yards and that was with the regular flex shaft.  No joke.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It will be interesting to see how they work.  I know that I tried a set of JPX-850 Forged that has a similar forging with boron technology and they were filthy long.  I dont consider myself to be a long-hitter but I was hitting the 7-iron 180 yards and that was with the regular flex shaft.  No joke.

 

It was longer indeed, but when I tried it, I lost some consistency and feel.

Perhaps they solved in in the MP25 line?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was longer indeed, but when I tried it, I lost some consistency and feel.

Perhaps they solved in in the MP25 line?

Id agree with that.  To me, they didnt feel like Mizunos but then again, none of the JPX line does.  To me, they feel/sound harsh and clicky, like a set of TMAGs.

I fell in love with Mizuno with their, "buttery soft" irons.  The only reason why theres not a set of Mizuno irons in my bag now is because I want something more forgiving than an MP iron and Mizuno doesnt make a JPX iron that feels buttery soft.  If I were in the market for a new set of irons, wanted the longest iron and didnt care, Id probably get a set of TMAGs over the 850 borons because the TMAGs still have longer shafts and would hit the ball farther.  I used to have a set of Burner 2.0s and I rented a set of RBZs last summer and it was kind of funny how filthy long they were.  The AP1s Im gaming now are in that neiborhood too.

IMO, the best GI forged irons Mizuno has ever made were the MX-200s.  Those things were soft and forgiving.  I check on Ebay for a set every now and then but theyre all either all beat up or theyre waaaaay overpriced.  I refuse to pay $500+ for a used set of MX-200s.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Couldn't have said it better, Badger!

But after reading the MP25 article on MGS blog, I'm all pumped-up to try what seems to be an even more forgiving MP iron with extra distance.

Sounds too good to be true, but definitely worth a try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I liked MX-23's a little more than the MX-25's or MX-200's.  I still have a set of MX-23's that are worn down until they have brown spots in the middle of each face.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in a similar situation, Mizzie.

I want to swap my MP59, not because I need distance, but because I need forgiveness.

But I wasn't a fan of the 850 forged with boron, so don't really know how the MP25 will turn out to be.

 

At this moment, the AP2 are very high on my list and I'm also a Mizuno die-hard fan!

 

I can't imagine the MP25 will be any more forgiving than the MP59 and the AP2 trumps them both on forgiveness by some margin. You can't argue about their looks though and Mizuno are quite right to stick to the "player" category for their MP line which is what they're all about really. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't imagine the MP25 will be any more forgiving than the MP59 and the AP2 trumps them both on forgiveness by some margin. You can't argue about their looks though and Mizuno are quite right to stick to the "player" category for their MP line which is what they're all about really.

I went with the Apex CF16, even more forgiving than then AP2 :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Daily Deals

  • Sponsors

  • Our Sponsors

     
     
     

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      81,313
    • Most Online
      2,247

    Newest Member
    Grant Kite
    Joined
  • Similar Content

    • By Golfspy_CG2
      When it comes to PING many things come to mind, quality, engineering, performance and irons are among the first things most people will think of.   And with the release earlier this year of the G410 irons, PING has hit on each one of those characteristics. 
      Following the huge success of the G400 irons, PING has hit a home run with the striking black and red colors of this iron, as well as a being a bit more streamlined in all the right places.   PING has achieved the rare feat of providing an iron that has a profile appealing to even the most discerning of golfers, but yet still offering the forgiveness and help that higher handicaps look for. 

      We are looking for three forum members to join staff member Golfspy_Stroker in testing, reviewing and keeping a set of these G410's built to their custom specs.  Testing will require a nearly two month commitment of putting the irons in play on the course, at the range and providing ongoing commentary in the forum thorough out the process. 
      As an extra bonus to the irons, the selected testers will have the option to choose Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips equipped with Arccos.  The clubs will come with a 99 day free trial to arccos.  After that the tester would be responsible for paying for the subscription in order to continue it.   It will be a great way to add data to your review. 
      PING has opened this testing to all golfers regardless of country of residence.   All you have to do to be eligible for the testing is follow the below instructions.
       
      In a post in this thread please provide the following information...AND DO NOT QUOTE this post when replying!
      First Name/State or Country of residence
      Handicap
      Current irons in Play
      The carry distance of the your 7 iron
      That's it.   Good luck to everybody
      We'll be selecting the testers within the next 10 to 14 days, so check back to see if you've been selected!

      ===========================================================================================
      YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE....

      Please join me in congratulating these members selected from a very large and diverse applicant pool:

      @ballplayer002003
      @GregB135
      @Rickp
      Official announcement here:
      https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/33112-testers-wanted-3-ping-g410-irons/?do=findComment&comment=571106
       
    • By Golfspy_CG2
      Lynx Golf Continues Momentum with Launch of LynxGolfUSA.com, Release of Black Cat Lines
        (Weybridge, Surrey, UK) – Lynx® Golf – the iconic equipment brand trusted by multiple major championship winners over its storied history – unveils LynxGolfUSA.com, a new website providing American golfers access to the manufacturer’s innovative lines, including the new Black Cat Series.

      Launch of the site coincides with new social media channels, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and will feature unique blog content, newsletter sign-up and more. Bolstering the introduction of the new site and social media channels is the U.S. debut of the latest generation of the famed Black Cat line, which delivers leading-edge technology in an attractive and classic aesthetic.  
       
      “The U.S. site is the latest step in our journey to bring this iconic brand back to a place of prominence in the American golf market,” says Stephanie Zinser, CFO and co-owner of Lynx Golf. “Black Cat is the perfect series to accompany our website and social launches as golfers have fond memories of previous iterations, but that nostalgia will quickly be replaced with modern performance that maximizes both distance and accuracy.”
       
      The Black Cat line features innovations unique to the Lynx brand: Effective Energy Transfer – Each driver, fairway wood and hybrid are engineered with proprietary technology designed to disperse energy across the club face, offering greater forgiveness on off-centre hits.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Weight Bar System – Found in the line’s driver and fairway woods, the system transfers weight from the front to the back of the clubhead, giving players control over their preferred launch and spin rate.                                                                                                                                                                             Hollow-Head Technology with Variable Face Thickness – Each iron distributes weight across the hitting surface while a polymer-filled hollow cavity in the head allows for one of the thinnest forged faces in the industry. This provides more effective energy transfer across the face for increased ball speeds and a higher, more stable MOI throughout the set.  Over the past several years, the Lynx brand has made a resounding impact in the U.K., as the company has recorded double-digit annual sales increases every year since 2013. This growth has been driven by several successful products which will be featured on LynxGolfUSA.com including the popular Prowler VT irons, Prowler Forged irons, and Tigress line of women’s clubs.                                    
      “Without our success in Europe and around the world, days like today are not possible” says Steve Elford, CEO and co-owner of Lynx Golf. “What golfers are about to see and experience in the U.S. started nearly a decade ago when our team set out to restore the glory once associated with the iconic brand.”
        
      Founded in the 1970’s by John Riley Sr. and Carl Ross, Lynx® Golf quickly established a massive fanbase among the game’s best players. This included legendary ambassadors who trusted the brand to help them capture victories at the 1992 Masters and 1994 US Open, among other wins.
       
      Lynx’s renowned product lines include everything from TOUR-caliber clubs, such as the Prowler VT irons, to products geared for mid-to-high handicappers. At the professional level, the brand continues to draw talent, as its ambassadors include the legendary Dame Laura Davies and former European Tour standout, and current Sky Sports TV presenter, Nick Dougherty, as well as LET players Lydia Hall, Becky Brewerton and Trish Johnson.  
        About Lynx® Golf
        
      Lynx® Golf concentrates on developing high quality, technologically-advanced but affordable golf clubs, backed up by great customer service. In the UK, it has gained a strong foothold in ‘green grass’ golf accounts – retail operations typically run at golf courses by PGA Professionals - with clubs designed and assembled in the UK at the company’s Weybridge, Surrey, headquarters.
       
      For more information visit: www.Lynxgolfusa.com, www.Lynxgolf.co.uk/, or follow @LynxGolfUK on twitter.
    • By jaymikem
      I have a set of JPX 919 hot metal pro irons, 4 - GW, kbs c taper light stiff shafts, that have been played for about 15 rounds and hit for 5 range sessions. Still pretty much look new (will post pictures later), but looking to potentially trade for a set of black cobra forged tec irons in similar shape, or a set of 919 forged. The clubs are fine, but the added distance I get compared to my old clubs is a little more than I need. 
      All standards for length, lie, etc. If in the metro Detroit area, would be willing to meet up to make the trade to save on shipping. 
      GONE AND CAN BE LOCKED DOWN!
    • By Golfspy_CG2
      This review coincided with the National D7 Challenge that Wilson Staff ran through the first 3 months of the season.   To be eligible for the testing, forum members had to go to a Wilson Demo Day or local golf store and demo the D7 iron and see how much distance they gained. 
      As a result the selected members received a full set of D7 irons.  This testing is also a milestone for MGS of sorts as it marks the first official club test for our women members.  So we're excited to have a couple of them chiming in on what we are sure will be some very helpful and insightful reviews. 

      The Testers are as follows:
      @Steve2100                                     Stage 1                 Stage 2
      @Tarheelvolvo                                  Stage 1                 Stage 2
      @JohnSmalls                                   Stage 1                  Stage 2
      @GeekingGolf                                  Stage 1                   Stage 2
      Our Two Female Reviewers
      @GolfDorkette                                Stage 1                    Stage 2
      @artful_golfer                                 Stage 1                    Stage 2
    • By Golfspy_CG2
      In the golf club world, where most companies insist on renaming or launching a new name after one or two iterations of a club, to see a company stick with  a name into the 4th generation....well that must say something about the winning formula they have.   Below is a video from Cleveland Golf on it's RTX4 wedge. 
      Then  we have four members of our forum who are in the process of testing these wedges to see how they perform for their games. See their initial thoughts in the Stage 1 posts below, and follow their on course and on range experiences with them in this thread over the next 4 weeks or so.
      The Four Member Testers are:
      @goaliewales14                              Stage 1                                  Stage 2
      @Apes44                                         Stage 1                                  Stage 2
      @MDGolfHacker                              Stage 1                                  Stage 2
      @Smellis745                                   Stage 1                                 Stage 2  
       
  • Recent Topics

  • Latest from the Blog

  • Happy Birthday Today!

×
×
  • Create New...