Hi Guys and gals,
Hit the MP-57s today the demo day (golf mart, foster city, ca (northern ca). here is my review.
index: 13.9, age 30, not a long hitter (avg drive 230-240 or so and hit my 7 iron about 160) I currently have the mp60s 7-P and MX25 5,6 with NS nippon Pro 950, stiff shafts
when I bought my clubs, I was consistent enough with the MP60 to get the 6 iron in it, but the 5 iron was hit or miss, so I decided to go 5,6 in the mx 25 so my 5 iron would not be lonely.
all I can say is that i wish the mp57 would have been around when I bought my clubs. I love my 60s, but my problem with the mx25s is that I don't get enough feedback and the feel is muted when I get it. the results are fine, but I like more feedback in my clubs (thus I love the 60s). I am probably splitting hairs here, and should just be happy I can get the 5-6 iron straight, but then I wouldn't be a ho.
to the 57s. when I look at them, I don't see the thicker topline that others mention. obviously, it is there since the geometry says so, but it looks solid to me, very blade like, like my 60s. the offset is barely noticeable, I think (but let me preface that with I was hitting the 4 and 6 irons, since that is what I was looking to replace). the feel is between the 25s and the 60s. center hits feel flush, off center hits will surrender distance but you know where you hit it, which I like, but the sweet spot is as large as my 25s. like I said above, I stopped my set at the 5 iron, and had a 4 and 3 hybrid. the 3 and 4 hybrid basically went the same distance (210ish) so I need a club between my 5iron (180ish) and my 3H. so basically I needed a 4 iron. (liked the lower flight of the iron, as opposed to the 4H, as well) I usually can not hit a 4 iron to save my life, and have tried the x-tour 4 iron, pings, titleists and any other 4iron I can find as one offs on the used rack.
after hitting the 57s, I am sold. when i first looked at the 4iron, mp57 at address, I thought, oh crap, this thing looks hard to hit, but when I hit it, straight and good distance. my ball flight was perfect (they luckily had my nippon shaft as a demo) and the distance with the 4 iron was perfect, 190-200ish. I took a break and cooled down a bit, just to make sure it wasn't because I was "in the zone". when I came back, same results. if I had extra cash I would have bought the 4-6 in the 57s, but alas, I can't and returned my latest 4 iron (x-tour), and bought the mp57 4 iron. good swings are rewarded, mishits are not, but the sweet spot is big enough that those of us with imperfect swings can still muster the ball out there enough to be happy. and the feel is normal mizuno, just solid.
if someone wants the feel of a mizuno, feedback and looks of the 60, but forgivness of the 25s, it would be a good idea to give these a try. I can not give an opinon on the higher clubs (7-P), but for the longer irons, they are perfect for me. the look inspires confidence, IMO, since it looks like a blade (and the innter wanna be pro appreciates that) but it performs like a cavity back. try to hit it outside, so you can see the ball flight. mizuno offers tons of shafts, so you just have to fine the right combo that works for you.
on a side note, I also hit the Mp600 driver (the one with the movable weights) and the clk hybrid (4I) and both clubs felt muted to me and didn't feel "poppy". but I only hit half a dozen balls each so could be because of that.
Edited by Adidas_23, 27 October 2007 - 07:43 PM.