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#1 mattw1106

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:16 AM

I just got my first set of Mizuno irons, Mp 64s, and I must say that I am very pleased. These irons are dead perfect for me, they frame the ball so well and really inspire confidence while over the ball; for a players club they are pretty easy to hit too. I am now asking myself why I haven't given Mizuno a shot in the past, and wondering what I have missed out on. So I am just wondering, for those of you that play Mizuno irons, what is your reason? Mine is that I have a great set of irons that perform as good if not better than anything I have hit, and I can still ho with the rest of my bag till kingdom come.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

A good fitter is more important to accuracy and feel IMO - b/c he can match/fine tune shafts and equipment to you swing.  The clubs themselves are less important.  Where SOME Mizuno models stand out are in their feel...but that doesn't affect accuracy.  :)

I've played golf for 15 years and mostly Mizuno...Comp EZ's, Pro II; Trues (ugh); MX20/23; MP30, MP62, JPX 800.  Played Titleist, Callaway, and TM too - and they have better customer service.   A few sets.  LOL  But the feel and uniqueness of Mizuno tended to keep me as a customer.   I think their MP series are their standout line up - they have a soft feel and a solid punch that is fun to play.   If I could continue to play the MP30 or 62 I'd love to...but now do not have time to practice as much as needed.  The most impact on feel (IMO) is the shaft.  Take any MP head and match it with different shafts...and you get different feels.

Am at the GI level now with the JPX's...and while they are "Mizunos" I could probably play almost any GI iron - as long as I had my fitter fit me for them and a good shaft.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

Feel.

I know where I'm hitting the ball in the face and when to make adjustments.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

View PostChipDriver, on 03 November 2012 - 08:51 AM, said:

A good fitter is more important to accuracy and feel IMO - b/c he can match/fine tune shafts and equipment to you swing.  The clubs themselves are less important.  Where SOME Mizuno models stand out are in their feel...but that doesn't affect accuracy.  :)

I've played golf for 15 years and mostly Mizuno...Comp EZ's, Pro II; Trues (ugh); MX20/23; MP30, MP62, JPX 800.  Played Titleist, Callaway, and TM too - and they have better customer service.   A few sets.  LOL  But the feel and uniqueness of Mizuno tended to keep me as a customer.   I think their MP series are their standout line up - they have a soft feel and a solid punch that is fun to play.   If I could continue to play the MP30 or 62 I'd love to...but now do not have time to practice as much as needed.  The most impact on feel (IMO) is the shaft.  Take any MP head and match it with different shafts...and you get different feels.

Am at the GI level now with the JPX's...and while they are "Mizunos" I could probably play almost any GI iron - as long as I had my fitter fit me for them and a good shaft.

What are your talking and what hcp. ?

1. For a good player, the sole grind, offset, bounce, design and feel are the important keys for an iron.

2. With the shaft you can only finetune. The head is the important key.

But besides, Mizuno offers tour level qualitiy and performance.

Edited by hmx3, 03 November 2012 - 12:53 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

Control and feel. The designs aren't crazy and the aesthetics are very nice. I am tired of seeing golf clubs that look like billboards for the nearest fireworks store. Mizuno doesn't seem pretentious to me. A nice assortment of players clubs with a take it or leave it approach to marketing.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

one word..."BUTTER". :miz:
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

Lots of reasons for me.

- Quality - now there are very few bad clubs on the market but I feel confident in Mizuno's forging process and overall finish
- Feel - an obvious answer but their clubs just feel great when you put a nice hit on them. I'm sure other clubs do too, but the "Mizuno feel" is widely regarded to be amongst the best
- Design - I have 59s at the moment (previously mp37 mp52 jpx800) and the club heads just look "right" to my eye (size, topline, shape, offset etc). They are also more innovative than people give them credit for (fast track, dna, Ti inserts etc). I like the understated aesthetics of their mp line.
- Marketing - Mizuno don't go out to make wild claims about their gear. There's no distance guarantees, no swamping the tour with endorsed players. Just an understated assertion that the clubs will do what they're deigned for.
- Fitting - the course I play at now was formerly a National Fitting Center. The set up (which is still there btw) was second to none and the (free) service from the fitters was great
- Forum - one of the few OEMs that offer their own Forum where consumers can ask questions (often answered by Mizuno R & D directly) I'm pretty active on the Miz forum., it's a helpful, friendly place. There are also occasional competitions with Mizuno gear up for grabs.
- Outings - via the Forum I've been on 3 Mizuno golf days - 2 organised by forum members and one by Mizuno themselves (demo clubs, tour truck, nice goodie bag, great course etc)
- Factory visit - also via forum activities I was invited to take a tour of the factory in Cumbernauld, Scotland with another member. Extremely interesting day and further enhanced my confidence in their extreme attention to detail in all aspects of their club construction
- Luke Donald - I'm not going to lie, I'm a big fan of Luke and the fact he plays Mizuno is a nice bonus. Again, one of the forum members got the chance to attend a Mizuno day and play a hole with Luke himself (he was also kind enough to autograph the prize medals for another upcoming, member organised, Mizuno golf day.
- Wedges - I've used Vokeys and Clevelands but prefer Mizuno forged for feel and performance (and looks)
- Putters - I've tried lots of putters but the forged mpt106 I currently used is the best so far
- Runbird - I was always a fan of the Roadrunner :)

There are also thing I don't like in the interest of balance
- Shaft options - not so bad in the irons (although they are a bit slow to update the Euro offerings - no c tapers or pxi for us) but there are currently only 3 offerings in the woods - Orochi blue, red and the PX - just not enough when compared with their competitors.
- Woods support - Mizuno woods are great but it's frustrating the way they aren't really given a chance in the market - Luke playing TM doesn't help and no adjustability these days hurts sales, I still play them however.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

View PostBigPete, on 03 November 2012 - 01:17 PM, said:

Lots of reasons for me.

- Quality - now there are very few bad clubs on the market but I feel confident in Mizuno's forging process and overall finish
- Feel - an obvious answer but their clubs just feel great when you put a nice hit on them. I'm sure other clubs do too, but the "Mizuno feel" is widely regarded to be amongst the best
- Design - I have 59s at the moment (previously mp37 mp52 jpx800) and the club heads just look "right" to my eye (size, topline, shape, offset etc). They are also more innovative than people give them credit for (fast track, dna, Ti inserts etc). I like the understated aesthetics of their mp line.
- Marketing - Mizuno don't go out to make wild claims about their gear. There's no distance guarantees, no swamping the tour with endorsed players. Just an understated assertion that the clubs will do what they're deigned for.
- Fitting - the course I play at now was formerly a National Fitting Center. The set up (which is still there btw) was second to none and the (free) service from the fitters was great
- Forum - one of the few OEMs that offer their own Forum where consumers can ask questions (often answered by Mizuno R & D directly) I'm pretty active on the Miz forum., it's a helpful, friendly place. There are also occasional competitions with Mizuno gear up for grabs.
- Outings - via the Forum I've been on 3 Mizuno golf days - 2 organised by forum members and one by Mizuno themselves (demo clubs, tour truck, nice goodie bag, great course etc)
- Factory visit - also via forum activities I was invited to take a tour of the factory in Cumbernauld, Scotland with another member. Extremely interesting day and further enhanced my confidence in their extreme attention to detail in all aspects of their club construction
- Luke Donald - I'm not going to lie, I'm a big fan of Luke and the fact he plays Mizuno is a nice bonus. Again, one of the forum members got the chance to attend a Mizuno day and play a hole with Luke himself (he was also kind enough to autograph the prize medals for another upcoming, member organised, Mizuno golf day.
- Wedges - I've used Vokeys and Clevelands but prefer Mizuno forged for feel and performance (and looks)
- Putters - I've tried lots of putters but the forged mpt106 I currently used is the best so far
- Runbird - I was always a fan of the Roadrunner :)

There are also thing I don't like in the interest of balance
- Shaft options - not so bad in the irons (although they are a bit slow to update the Euro offerings - no c tapers or pxi for us) but there are currently only 3 offerings in the woods - Orochi blue, red and the PX - just not enough when compared with their competitors.
- Woods support - Mizuno woods are great but it's frustrating the way they aren't really given a chance in the market - Luke playing TM doesn't help and no adjustability these days hurts sales, I still play them however.

That is a well thought out post. I've played Mizuno for years and don't see myself changing anytime soon, for many of the reason listed above.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

I simply get the best ball flight throughout the set with my MP-52s and S300.  I also like the way they feel and look, but I felt the same way about sets of Titleists, Pings in copper and stainless steel, and others.  The ball flight does not lie, and the 52s work for me.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

TN87's have always been my all time favorites... other makers I play from time to time but Mizuno finds a way back.

No matter what my sig says... right now I'm trying MP64/69 combo set with a Fourteen 4iron until the my H4's get here.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

super soft, amazing feel.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

classic simple design in my MP52's, no gimmicks, loud colours, or extra "stuff". And they feel incredible and perform.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

I attended a demo day today with the specific purpose of hitting JPX Pro, Ping I20 and AP2's. I came away very impressed with the MP 64. Actually I hit the 59's and 64's the best.   I'm not a fan of the JPX Pro in terms of feel. The 59's seem forgiving for what they are. I currently play MX 300's but I'm thinking about 64's.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

View Posthmx3, on 03 November 2012 - 12:30 PM, said:

View PostChipDriver, on 03 November 2012 - 08:51 AM, said:

A good fitter is more important to accuracy and feel IMO - b/c he can match/fine tune shafts and equipment to you swing.  The clubs themselves are less important.  Where SOME Mizuno models stand out are in their feel...but that doesn't affect accuracy.  :)

I've played golf for 15 years and mostly Mizuno...Comp EZ's, Pro II; Trues (ugh); MX20/23; MP30, MP62, JPX 800.  Played Titleist, Callaway, and TM too - and they have better customer service.   A few sets.  LOL  But the feel and uniqueness of Mizuno tended to keep me as a customer.   I think their MP series are their standout line up - they have a soft feel and a solid punch that is fun to play.   If I could continue to play the MP30 or 62 I'd love to...but now do not have time to practice as much as needed.  The most impact on feel (IMO) is the shaft.  Take any MP head and match it with different shafts...and you get different feels.

Am at the GI level now with the JPX's...and while they are "Mizunos" I could probably play almost any GI iron - as long as I had my fitter fit me for them and a good shaft.

What are your talking and what hcp. ?

1. For a good player, the sole grind, offset, bounce, design and feel are the important keys for an iron.

2. With the shaft you can only finetune. The head is the important key.

But besides, Mizuno offers tour level qualitiy and performance.

I'm not bashing Mizuno at all - just making a distinction since I've played a bunch of their irons.

At my best I was a 7.x index while playing the MP30 and MP62s over a 7 year period irons were the strong part of my game - used to 11+ GIR over a season (75-100 rounds).  Over the past 2 years I have played much less (50+ rounds) and now a 9.x index and switched to JPX 800s....taking my medicine so to speak. :)  

I agree the head is important based on how you strike the ball - optimally speaking I doubt that all heads are designed for all swings and all swings aren't optimal for all heads.  My comment about shafts is that no matter what head I hit - it's where I spend most of my time with fittings....pick a head see if it works for my swing, and if the flight can be optimized (launch and angle of approach) with a shaft that feels good - sold.

Simply put - IMO not all Mizunos are the same.  YMMV.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

View PostMadGolfer76, on 03 November 2012 - 12:47 PM, said:

Control and feel. The designs aren't crazy and the aesthetics are very nice. I am tired of seeing golf clubs that look like billboards for the nearest fireworks store. Mizuno doesn't seem pretentious to me. A nice assortment of players clubs with a take it or leave it approach to marketing.

I played mainly with blades when i was younger, more because of a lack of other options than anything else. Ping were making different looking irons but I always disliked their wedges. Hence as the years roll by, I always seek out a club with a more traditional shape, I really can't stand looking at a lot of clubs.

Have had Mizunos (MP 60s) since retiring some Titleist DCI's. Wonderful looking clubs (MP Series) and for me provide what I need in terms of playability and help. We have a good supplier in the US so can land new clubs very cheaply as well (to our specs)


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

I play my current set (MP68/63) due to the fact that when I got fitted I hit these the best, by that I mean most accurate and consistent. I remember getting fitted for my first proper set (MX20's) and so have always had a soft spot for Mizuno's but performance is king and I would play anything if it added to my game.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

I have been a Mizuno user for some 25 years. None better in my book. Currently
have the 64's and kept the 68's for my second bag. I enjoy their irons and woods.
They just flat out deliver, time and time again for me !! Still wish I had kept my 29's
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:38 PM

can the same great stuff be said about the non-MP mizzy product ?  In other words...is the JPX line great too...or the only "real" mizzy product is the MP lines?  

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

64's will be my next set for sure. why? FEEL.

Top line is a tad thicker than what I'm used to but they just feel so good!
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

64s are my first set.  have 15 rounds on them and these are the best irons I have owned.  for me it is distance control and feel.  it is the first time I have the ability to consistently control my distance and also understand what people mean when talking about forged feel.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

View Postfreddyottawa, on 03 November 2012 - 01:30 PM, said:

View PostBigPete, on 03 November 2012 - 01:17 PM, said:

Lots of reasons for me.

- Quality - now there are very few bad clubs on the market but I feel confident in Mizuno's forging process and overall finish
- Feel - an obvious answer but their clubs just feel great when you put a nice hit on them. I'm sure other clubs do too, but the "Mizuno feel" is widely regarded to be amongst the best
- Design - I have 59s at the moment (previously mp37 mp52 jpx800) and the club heads just look "right" to my eye (size, topline, shape, offset etc). They are also more innovative than people give them credit for (fast track, dna, Ti inserts etc). I like the understated aesthetics of their mp line.
- Marketing - Mizuno don't go out to make wild claims about their gear. There's no distance guarantees, no swamping the tour with endorsed players. Just an understated assertion that the clubs will do what they're deigned for.
- Fitting - the course I play at now was formerly a National Fitting Center. The set up (which is still there btw) was second to none and the (free) service from the fitters was great
- Forum - one of the few OEMs that offer their own Forum where consumers can ask questions (often answered by Mizuno R & D directly) I'm pretty active on the Miz forum., it's a helpful, friendly place. There are also occasional competitions with Mizuno gear up for grabs.
- Outings - via the Forum I've been on 3 Mizuno golf days - 2 organised by forum members and one by Mizuno themselves (demo clubs, tour truck, nice goodie bag, great course etc)
- Factory visit - also via forum activities I was invited to take a tour of the factory in Cumbernauld, Scotland with another member. Extremely interesting day and further enhanced my confidence in their extreme attention to detail in all aspects of their club construction
- Luke Donald - I'm not going to lie, I'm a big fan of Luke and the fact he plays Mizuno is a nice bonus. Again, one of the forum members got the chance to attend a Mizuno day and play a hole with Luke himself (he was also kind enough to autograph the prize medals for another upcoming, member organised, Mizuno golf day.
- Wedges - I've used Vokeys and Clevelands but prefer Mizuno forged for feel and performance (and looks)
- Putters - I've tried lots of putters but the forged mpt106 I currently used is the best so far
- Runbird - I was always a fan of the Roadrunner :)

There are also thing I don't like in the interest of balance
- Shaft options - not so bad in the irons (although they are a bit slow to update the Euro offerings - no c tapers or pxi for us) but there are currently only 3 offerings in the woods - Orochi blue, red and the PX - just not enough when compared with their competitors.
- Woods support - Mizuno woods are great but it's frustrating the way they aren't really given a chance in the market - Luke playing TM doesn't help and no adjustability these days hurts sales, I still play them however.

That is a well thought out post. I've played Mizuno for years and don't see myself changing anytime soon, for many of the reason listed above.

Very well said boys.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

Just love the feel and elegance of a mizuno iron.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:01 AM

Any middle handicaps playing the new MP-64's ?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

I played Mizuno for quite a few years and when I did it was because I wanted to play a set of Japanese golf clubs and loved the soft feel.  Now, Im kind of over the whole, "Japanese golf clubs are better" thing and have realized that feel isnt as important as some folks might think.
Nothing against Mizuno, they still make quality clubs and always have, Im just over getting all hot and bothered when Mizuno comes out with something new and am no longer convinced that forged is better.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:13 AM

View Postsheldonjhacker, on 03 November 2012 - 06:38 PM, said:

can the same great stuff be said about the non-MP mizzy product ?  In other words...is the JPX line great too...or the only "real" mizzy product is the MP lines?  

thanks

It's not like the MX or JPX are crappy - they are nice.  Mizuno was one of the first OEMs to make a forged game improvement iron at least as early as the Comp EZ when other OEMs were not.   The also employ a lot of technology in those clubs.    But IMO the feel in those lines isn't as good as the MPs

That is sort of impossible given the design of the MX and JPX heads.  

To put it a different way...Mizuno makes a pretty darned nice feeling GI iron.  :-)


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:19 AM

View PostJohnny, on 03 November 2012 - 01:35 PM, said:

TN87's have always been my all time favorites... other makers I play from time to time but Mizuno finds a way back.

No matter what my sig says... right now I'm trying MP64/69 combo set with a Fourteen 4iron until the my H4's get here.

You too huh? I've been talking off Kwok's ear about them lately as my game could def use the help.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:30 AM

Yum I love butter. My first mizzy. I don't think I will not ever switch.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

View PostSakman, on 04 November 2012 - 10:19 AM, said:

View PostJohnny, on 03 November 2012 - 01:35 PM, said:

TN87's have always been my all time favorites... other makers I play from time to time but Mizuno finds a way back.

No matter what my sig says... right now I'm trying MP64/69 combo set with a Fourteen 4iron until the my H4's get here.

You too huh? I've been talking off Kwok's ear about them lately as my game could def use the help.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

Playing mp 57's over s56's.  oldies but goodies.   Love the feel, response, and confidence with em.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

I think I have finally got the 64s dialed in. Yesterday was my 3rd range session and my 2nd round with them and I am still in shock how good these are. I hit 14 greens and shot +2, which is my best round in a while. I can't tell you the last time that I hit that many GIR. Overall I couldn't be more pleased.

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