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#1 G.Review

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 08:58 PM

What do you think?

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:20 PM

not a single review?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:38 AM

I hit/saw these for the first time at a local golfsmith.  Great looking irons, feel was great, but again hitting indoors because of winter months.  The only thing I didn't like about this set was that it comes in a pocket cavity in the 7 iron, which I don't think I need.  I would probably combo these with the mp-63's 7-pw.  Has anyone ried these with that combo?  Anyone try these with KBS tour 7/or c-taper shaft?  Felt great to me, just need to hit outside and on grass to see ball flight..
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

I also tried out Mizzy's inside....first i tried the jpx-800 with PX shaft then i tried them with the Exsar shaft...the Px was head and shoulders above the stock shaft!

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.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:23 AM

I have the 3-5 in MP53 and 6-PW in MP63. All with PX 6.5. Typical Mizunos. Great feel and accuracy. Get fitted is my only advice


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:36 PM

MP-53s are in my bag and I love them. I've had them for a month and am striking the ball the best I've ever struck the ball. Shot back to back 70s over the weekend. 4 under par for 36 holes. (BTW, not an easy course. We used to have a Champions Tour event.) Hit a lot of shots close. They give me a great dispersion pattern, but still have great workability. I played a different forged club before, but the sole and the balance of these clubs make impact and shot control fantastic.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:43 PM

I got fitted for these irons a couple of weeks ago, I tested these and the AP2's. The Mizuno's felt so much better than the Titleist's and i hit them further and missed less shots. They also look great when looking down on them. I ordered the MP53's with a 1/2" over project x stiff shaft.

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.


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:25 PM

Nabbed a used set of these from nevada bobs at the beginning of this season. I've been grinning like and idiot ever since. Feel and control are exceptional, while still offering a great deal of forgiveness on mishits. I like that even with the forgiveness, they are responsive enough to tell you what your miss was, without punishing you for it.

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.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

nice
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:14 AM

I shot back to back 81's last Tuesday.  I love my MP-53's with PX 4.5 graphite shafts.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

These are my first set of forged irons (previous irons were Callaway X22's w/Rifle flighted shafts) and I've had them for about a year.  Initially I was worried about diving into the MP range and the DG S300 shaft because I felt at the time that I would struggle to hit them well.  However, I was not happy at all with the feel of my Callaway X22's w/Rifle flighted shafts.  I was told that a smaller forged cavity back paired with the DG S300 would provide the best feel and help me improve my ball striking.  So as an aspiring intermediate golfer I took the plunge.  I must say it has turned out to be a fantastic decision.

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.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:25 AM

My review of the MP-53's on my blog


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.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:26 AM

The MP-53's beat out some stiff competition and won the crown of "best forged cavity back". These are fantastic irons in all respects. I recently re-shafted them with Aerotech Steelfibers and WOW it's easy to see why the likes of Kuchar and Snedeker play forged CB irons and these shafts. It's the best of all worlds. I have game improvement, super game improvement, and muscleback (MP-14) irons and occasionally take a few to the range and hit them with the MP-53s. I'm instantly reminded of how good the 53's are and what I would be missing otherwise, as most of the previous posts have described.




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