Best ever Mizuno irons ?

Steve Smith

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Jun 16, 2014
Local club/country
Newcastle upon tyne
#1
I know this will be all very subjective but hopefully interesting and fun guys (and gals !)

I have had TP9's, Zoid Pro 2's and currently have Restored MP 14's, MP 37's, MP32's (mint condition) and my recent purchase (I am getting old now) JPX 900 Hot Metals

The MP 37's are shaped very like the Pro 2's but with a classic blade back. I really don't understand how golf mag reviews said that they have a very small head and hard to hit, complete rubbish.

This may sound like blasphemy as these rejuvenated Miz back in 2001 but.... I never liked the MP33's. They felt hard and the flight seemed high and weak, or maybe I am just crap :)

I really believe that the MP 32's are just the best Mizuno have ever made, for a decent club golfer Scr - 10

Just IMVHO they feel like butter, a mid flight with nice trajectory. Lovely rounded shape and perfect size not too big or too small and JUST a little bit of offset.

The cut muscle to distribute the weight slightly lower and just a slightly wider rounded sole giving just giving that little bit more forgiveness in softer conditions while still retaining all of the feel and workability.

To me... the MP 32's are perfection :)

Yes I have a set 2-PW in mint condition.... and

No - I would not sell them for a Grand

Of course this is purely subjective I know, but it is nice to be able to chat with fellow Mizuno appreciators

Cheers folks

Smitty

:) :)
 

PaulBoy

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Joined
Nov 18, 2012
HCP
4.8
Local club/country
Guildford GC & New Forest GC
Irons
MP4 4-PW PX6.0
Driver
M3 c/w Oban Kiyoshi White 65x
#2
I had one of the first sets of TP irons in the UK (the only place you could get them was from Barry Willet at St George's Hill GC in Surrey) - They were made for me & cost a fortune then, @ £400 iirc when a full set of irons & woods was about £199 :eek: - I kept them for about 3 years & sold them for what I paid for them
Since then I veered off Mizuno & played with numerous other top brands until Mizuno introduced their first cavity back (forged) iron in 2000 (MX20) - I played those for 10 years (& still have them!) - After retiring I had plenty of spare time to work on my game & try loads of Mizuno irons - I have bought / sold dozens of sets - I currently play MP4's (but it is only Wednesday!) - I can't argue that the MP32's are a classic, though as you say the 33's get more rave reviews ...
Paul
 
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DCB

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Joined
Jul 2, 2009
Location
Midlothian
HCP
15
Local club/country
Midlothian, Scotland http://www.merchantsgolf.com
Irons
My ReHab Bag - Mizuno JPX 900 HM 5-GW A Shafts, JPX EX 4H, JPX 900 5 & 7 Wood Orochi RL Shafts.
Driver
JPX 900
#3
Best ever Mizuno Irons ... for me it has to be the first set I owned, a set of MP30s. They changed the way I looked at played my golf golf.

I've had Mizuno clubs in the bag ever since, through thick and thin. Don't think I'd look elsewhere for my clubs now.
 

PaulBoy

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Joined
Nov 18, 2012
HCP
4.8
Local club/country
Guildford GC & New Forest GC
Irons
MP4 4-PW PX6.0
Driver
M3 c/w Oban Kiyoshi White 65x
#4
It is a super course, a upland heathland/links half a mile from the sea. We have a Pro Am today and the Northumberland v Cheshire County match Saturday week.

The R&A blokes have had a look and put it on the list of The Open regional qualifier courses.

We had a European Tour event in 1977

A young 20 year old player hit a drive of 370 yards with a Persimmon driver and a Tour Balata, through the back of 15 while the group ahead were putting.

He then caused caused consternation by walking across the wooden clubhouse floor with his hard spikes on.

He is my all time hero

Seve... of course :):)

Well worth a visit

If you are ever in Newcastle Paul, give me a shout and I will sign you in for the guest fee

KR's

Steve :)
Hi Steve ... Thanks for the kind words! - I managed to play to 7hcp while still working, but retirement gave me the opportunity to practice as well as play, hence the Cat 1 status - NUT is a long way away from me, but if I find myself in the area for some reason I will take you up on the offer of a game - Likewise if you are ever "dann saaff" I'd be more than happy to sign you in at Guildford or New Forest ...
Seve is also a big hero of mine - I witnessed an amazing exhibition by him when he opened a course in NI when he was in his prime, but my favourite story involving him was told by Tony Johnstone while on Sky commentary duties - It goes as follows (some nice person already posted it on another forum!) ... Paul

"Sometime in the early 90s, Seve was partnered with Tony Johnstone in a European tour event (possibly Portugal?). Anyway, over the course of this round, Seve is hitting it all over the place, and by 2/3 of the way through the round has asked for 4 rulings and gotten relief every time, much to Johnstone's annoyance.
On the 14th/15th, a semi-blind dogleg left over the brow of a hill, both players overdraw it through the dogleg into the trees. When they arrive down the hole, one ball is sitting just to the left of a big tree (allowing a normal-ish second shot) and the other ball is absolutely dead behind the tree, virtually touching it.
TJ approaches the second ball, and asks Seve if he thinks a mark near it is a rabbit scraping. No, says Seve.
Tony then addresses the ball in a ridiculously convoluted way, and gets his foot just about touching a dirt path. Can I get relief now, asks TJ? No, says Seve.
Lastly, Tony questions whether or not the area is in fact GUR. No, no, no, says Seve.
Finally...
TJ: "So there's no way you can get relief from here?"
SB: "No Tony"
TJ: GOOD, BECAUSE IT'S YOUR BALL!"
 
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Varry Hardon

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Joined
Aug 6, 2013
HCP
12
Local club/country
Dukinfield
Irons
MP-4s, T7 wedges
Driver
ST180
#5
MP4 remains the best looking iron Mizuno has ever made. MP18 has nothing on it.


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WalkerCup

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Joined
May 5, 2016
Location
British Isles
HCP
3
Local club/country
British Isles
Irons
Mizuno JPX 900 Tour 3 Deg up plus3/4" Project X LZ 4-PW
Driver
TMade M1 2017, Handcrafted Project X Evenflow blue Stiff
#6
TP 19s along with TP 9s were two of the nicest sets of irons produced and you could get 1 iron to SW in each set as you could the majority of early TP irons
 
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jkjaberg

New Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2016
HCP
9
Local club/country
Largo Municipal
Irons
MP 32 2-PW MP-T4 52 MP-T4 56
Driver
MP 001 10 R
#7
My first experience with Mizuno was T-Zoid Trues. Played numerous sets. Currently own sets of MP 29s, 30s, 32s (the best!), 37s, 59s. Played with 33s many years but sold them. In process of rehabing my game and swing after back surgery. The clubs I hit the best are the 32s, and,,, the Trues.
 
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dnicho500

New Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2018
HCP
11
Local club/country
Hexham
Irons
Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Driver
Taylormade M2 8.5 Hzrdus yellow 6.0
#8
I would have to say the MP33, bought them brand new when they first came out, started off a long love affair with mizuno irons thats still going to this day
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2015
HCP
5
Local club/country
UK
#9
TP-11 (2-SW) - purely on sentimental grounds. They still make the occasional on-course appearance (alongside a TP-AW persimmon driver)
 
Joined
Aug 20, 2018
HCP
11
Local club/country
Oxford Golf Club
Irons
MP-64 4-PW
Driver
MX-500 9.5 Aldila NVS S-65
#10
Bought a set of MP-32s off the shelf back in 2007, got down to 10.2 so thought with a fitted set I'd get to single figures. Went for the MP-64s but I have never played as well with these as the 32s.

They're still in pretty good nick and I keep wondering whether to get them re-grooved and back into play.
 
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