Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:38 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:16 AM
I did not like the price for new, even after my trade in of Cally X-24 hots ($300), leaving $^00 to pay. so i started looking at used Mizzy's with PX graphite shafts.
After a month, I found a set of MP-53's with PX 4.5 shaft....not sure if I would like the 4.5 shaft (even though it is a Regular) I negotiated the tryout over the weekend with the ability to return on Monday and get me money back. They wanted $400, I got them down to $300 with a $200 trade in for the X-24 hots. My net cost was $100.
The first time I used them I won $$$.....then over the next 5 weeks, I won money each Saturday, resulting in over $500. Even though Mizuno said they were for 0-14 hcaps, mine being a 17 at the time, I am solid on these clubs.
Don't worry about the little CB on the irons....they are terrific...if you have the right shaft.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:36 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:43 PM
They came in last Wednesday literally 20 minutes before I left for the course and picked them up on my way to the coarse. The detour caused me to be late so I didn't get a chance to hit a bucket of balls first. I hit a great drive on the first and had a 9 iron in, and I hit it close! The rest of the round was more or less the same, I love these irons! I can't wait to play more with them, they have a great feel to them no matter what type of shot you hit, but they also let you know when you hit a really good shot!
I am about a 10 handicap, which I see getting better as I get more rounds in with these awesome irons!
Edited by FallingUp, 16 June 2012 - 04:44 PM.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:25 PM
Only thing I'm changing about mine is the shaft. Mine came with the stock DG S300s, while there's nothing wrong with the shaft, its just not for me. I am sticking a set of KBS tour Xs in them. Hit a friends clubs with these and fell in love. Should have them done for the weekend.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:55 PM
From the moment I first hit them I absolutely fell in love with the forged/S300 feel. So as far as feel is concerned they are the best I've ever known and I can't imagine any iron feeling much better.
As far as forgiveness and looks are conerned, initially looking down at the 5-4 irons was daunting and it still remains somewhat daunting a year later. However, I've found this to be purely mental as they are very forgiving when you committ and put a good swing on them. Still I think the 5-4 iron could use a bit more bulk, thicker topline and a hint more offset. The 9-6 irons are absolutely perfect size and forgiveness. No complaints. The pitching wedge (and possibly 9 iron) could stand to lose some bulk. They feel a bit big and really don't require the extra size to achieve higher forgiveness as the loft takes care of that.
My advice to a potential buyer would be to do a mixed set: pw-9 MP-64, 8-6 MP-53/59, 5-4 MP-H4.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:25 AM
Mizuno have to be one of my favorite golf brands. Understated cool – no fancy colored drivers or multi coloured inserts in the irons. Just excellent clubs made with integrity and an old school marketing plan. I also like that not many club amatuers play them, making them kind of exclusive.
That said, Mizuno loyalists often stick with the brand for decades – owing largely to their excellent range of forged irons. Luke Donald, the sometime world number 1 and arguably the best iron player in the world swears by Mizuno and has been with the brand since his college days.
The latest set of Irons Mizuno has rolled out in its fabled “M” series is the MP-53. Targeted at mid to low handicappers, these clubs are really going to benefit those of you who get a consistent ball strike and compression and are looking for a club with a bit more workability.
The first thing you will notice with the MP-53’s (as with most of the other M series) is the pure clean look at setup. The club head is slightly smaller than average and the top line is thin without being intimidating. The MP-53’s feel good in the hand too – give it a few practice swings and you’ll appreciate the balanced, solid feel.
The MP-53’s also provide outstanding feel – one of the biggest selling points of Mizuno Irons. This is where the soft forged steel comes into its own. You can really feel when you hit it pure, which thanks to the increased forgiveness, is pretty often! Having tried most Mizuno clubs over the years, I can say that this generation of Mizuno Irons is a quantum leap in terms of forgiveness and playability. Even off centre strikes or less than perfect swings are provide good results.
All in all the MP-53’s are a great option for the better player looking to progress from a Game Improvement or Super Game Improvement Iron. You get all the benefits without sacrificing too much forgiveness or consistency.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:26 AM