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First Look: New Mizuno MP-4 and MP-54 irons

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This week, Mizuno has slowly been leaking out photos of its new MP-4 and MP-54 irons through its Facebook page.

We won’t be getting details on the design of the irons until closer to the end of the month, but there are some obvious things we can tell from the photos we gathered below.

Click here to read what members are saying about the irons in the forums.

The MP-4 irons are the first blade offering from Mizuno since Fall 2011. They’re forged, and have a thick muscle pad located behind the impact area that helps to create a soft feel at impact.

The MP-54 irons are also forged, but they will offer much more forgiveness than the MP-4’s. They’re a compact cavity back iron with a deep undercut that should translate into more ball speed and better performance on mishits.

The MP-54’s moderate sole and blade widths indicate that they’re slated for the tour, and will be competitive against irons such as Titleist’s AP2 714 and TaylorMade’s RocketBladez Tour.

Fans of Mizuno irons have been asking the company to release an iron that was slightly smaller than its highly praised MP-64 irons, as well as one that was slightly larger than the MP-64’s, which is exactly what Mizuno appears to have done with the MP-4 and MP-54.

Click here to read about Mizuno’s entire 2013 lineup, which includes the JPX-825, JPX-825 Pro, MP-H4 and MP-64 irons.

Mizuno MP4 irons

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Mizuno MP-54 irons

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Click here to read what members are saying about the irons in the forums.

 

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  1. Pingback: New mp-4 and mp-54 irons unveiled at the open championship | Mizuno Golf EU

  2. Jacob

    Aug 13, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Best blades, Titleist 681 and Hogan Blades from 1999. Hands down

    • Tempo Power

      Aug 14, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      Brilliant looking clubs. Even better photography. I need that guy to photo my Apex 53 blades for E bay.

  3. Jericho

    Jul 31, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Im a 1 hc, Told myself if I shoot 5 rounds in the 60’s I’m treating myself to some new sticks, broke 70 3 of my last 15 rounds, 2 more rounds to go …making room in the bag baby! MP4’s come to papa

  4. Bossman

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Is the MP 54 the new MP 53? I love my MP 53’s but the 54’s are calling to me! Just wish I had the game for the shiny bling 4’s. 🙁

  5. george

    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    nice irons – sort of look like the bridgestone xblade 705s , but more streamlined , hey wait im not gonna get equipment happy , im headed to the range work on what really matters a reliable swing

  6. GGWolverine

    Jul 19, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I hope i’m wrong but does the MP54’s look chunky?

  7. Tom

    Jul 19, 2013 at 3:28 am

    Play what ever YOU feel most comfortable with. You’re right, some tour players use “game improvement” clubs, while others are pure blades. Some want all the forgivness they can get, while others are pure “feel” and hit the middle most all the time, but need to know when they are off just a bit. Like Arnold’s commercials, “…play your swing”, play your club for your feel and what works for YOU. If we were all as good as we wanted to be, hoped to be, or thought we were, The Tour would be a VERY crowded place. And Mizuno DOES make one of if not the best feeling irons. Everything I have in the bag says Titleist, excep the Mizzy irons that I can’t seem to part with. Yet

  8. tonyk

    Jul 18, 2013 at 4:18 am

    MP54 looks like a mixed version of MP 64 and MX300. Beautifully done.

  9. t120

    Jul 17, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    yes, and yes. Holy crap they are both so awesome looking.

  10. reggie jaggers

    Jul 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    No one makes a blade iron as pretty as Mizuno. I’ve played Mizzy’s since I started playing golf in ’94 and I’ve had my JPX 800’s for awhile now so these are tempting me to no end. I’ve always somehow hit blades much better than cavity backs, not sure why but even long irons down to the 2 iron. Beautiful, I’m sure these will pop a grand.

    • Tee

      Jul 18, 2013 at 2:33 am

      So why are you playing the game-improvement JPX 800 then? You funny or sumthin’? Somehow hit blades? Stop lying and put away your fake bravado. Stick to your game-improvement irons.

      • Brian

        Jul 18, 2013 at 3:10 am

        What’s wrong with a good player playing game improvement irons? I’m a 2 handicap and I play AP1.

      • Jack

        Jul 19, 2013 at 4:27 am

        I’m not sure why if he can hit the blades better then why he didn’t switch. I think he probably means he hits the best shots better? He lost me at a blade 2 iron though. Where do you even find a JPX 2 iron to compare it to. Or a 2 iron blade. Mind->Blown

  11. Drew

    Jul 17, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Nice finish, but how many time are they going to make the same iron?

    • Don

      Jul 17, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      As a PGA Profesional of 20 years, Mizuno ambassador and fitter of 12 years your combo looks great. Would suggest the 3/4 in the H4. I see tour bags on a regular basis, and your makeup is the norm. Play smart, play hard.

    • Don

      Jul 17, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      When you make perfection. Where do you go?

  12. Ryan

    Jul 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I know I’m not good enough to hit the MP-4’s all the way through the set but those are sexy!

  13. Mark

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Look just like MacGregor 67 VIP/Muirfield/93 VIPs. Those were legendary irons and these will probably do just as well.

  14. Jack

    Jul 17, 2013 at 2:44 am

    3-PW set of
    3-4 JPX 825 Pro
    5-6 MP-54
    7-8 MP-64
    9-P MP-4
    sssweet~!

    Would look pretty strange in the bag though.

    • jim

      Jul 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

      loft gap city

      • Trey

        Jul 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm

        mizuno loft and lies are consistent through all there mp lines just the 825 pros would be a degree stronger

    • Colin

      Jul 17, 2013 at 11:57 am

      No 3 iron in the JPX 825 Pro.

    • Physicist

      Jul 18, 2013 at 1:41 am

      Replace the JPX’s with H4’s and would look like a much more cohesive set

  15. MattSihv

    Jul 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Wow! Wish they made more left-handed irons… I may have to switch sides.

    • Dolph Lundgrenade

      Jul 19, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      I wish we were all left-handed so I didn’t have to read this comment on every new release forum.

  16. Harry

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Wow wow wow! Wish I had waited for these

  17. Harry

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Wow wish I has waited on these guys just got fitted for ping 25s

    • J

      Jul 17, 2013 at 9:51 am

      I don’t think you’d want to go for one of these clubs if you are using those chunky G25s…

      • jim

        Jul 17, 2013 at 11:33 am

        haha…. some folks have no clue

        • Blanco

          Jul 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm

          wurd.

          “if you’re using x-brand of ‘shovel’ iron… it means you have serious swing flaws and that my Mizuno chromey bladez would eat you for lunch with their prestigiously smaller sweet spot.”

          • jason

            Jul 17, 2013 at 8:36 pm

            Wow you sound like a prick. I know two scratch golfers that game G25’s and AP1’s. Those are both game improvement irons. It’s still about getting the ball into the hole in the least amount of strokes. Doesn’t matter what kind of club gets it there.

          • HackerDav

            Jul 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm

            @Blanco – Let us know when you make the tour. Or when the size of your manhood isn’t contingent on the flawlessness of your golf swing.

    • Dolph Lundgrenade

      Jul 19, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      Again, you can’t be serious. “I’m either going to fly Southwest or I’ll take a private G5 Gullwing.”

      Game improvement G25’s and blades aren’t competing for your business.

  18. Blanco

    Jul 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Shwing///

  19. bert

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Are they chrome? I hope not!

  20. jgpl001

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    OMG – I just wet my pants!

    WOW – those MP-4’s are STUNNING,, just STUNNING

    I was waiting for the 714 MB’s, but the choice has been made for me

    • Dolph Lundgrenade

      Jul 19, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      Really? Your choice was between once-stamped “forged” Titleists and the king of off-the-shelf multi-pressed forgings from Mizuno?

      “Yeah, I’m looking into a new car. I’m either going with Hyundai(insert cheap rip-off car) or the Aston Martin(insert quality hand-made car such as BMW/Ferrari/Bugatti/Bentley).”

      Go with the Titleists. Mizuno isn’t for you.

  21. Jeff

    Jul 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I think I know where the MP4’s sit.
    However, would the MP 54’s sit between the MP 64 and the JPX 825 Pro, in terms of playability/forgiveness/offset?

    • alex

      Jul 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      rumor has it these sets sit on either side of the 64s respectively

  22. Jericho

    Jul 16, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    MP4’s look moist.. a satin finish would work

  23. Jon

    Jul 16, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    drool.

  24. maxx hotton

    Jul 16, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    release date?

    • Dolph Lundgrenade

      Jul 19, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      early October release date- good source

      • mark

        Jul 25, 2013 at 3:27 am

        Just found out today from Mizuno.
        MP 54 will start shipping on 9/9/2013.

  25. Jeff

    Jul 16, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    i think they’re running out of numbers…

    • moskimojo

      Jul 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Couldn’t agree more! its getting ridiculous. Even the fellas at PGA Superstore & GolfSmith are mixing up what is what is what is what.

    • Dolph Lundgrenade

      Jul 19, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      I was curious, as I knew the new muscleback irons were coming this year, if they would go with MP70 or something different. MP4 is a shock, but I’m happy to have less stamping on the back. My MP33 2-iron is the prettiest club in the bag(in the bag only at courses that it would play well) and it just has “mizuno” and “mp33” stamped on the back which gives it a cleaner look. I wish they’d just drop the runbird logo, but this looks cleaner than the mp69’s somehow.

      Play blades or play nike-made!

  26. Woody

    Jul 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I think I may need a new pair of pants after seeing those. Mizuno continually produces some of the best looking/best performing irons in the industry. Can’t wait for these to hit the shelves

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