A new diamond muscle designed and a milled pocket cavity have allowed Mizuno to add more forgiveness to a compact head. Mizuno have worked hard at the sound of the face at impact as this is directly related to feel. The pocket cavity removes 14 grams of weight and allows it to be redistributed around the cavity. The shorter irons progress into a muscle-back design for added control.
The Mizuno MP-53 irons will suit those who like classic Mizuno heads but need added forgiveness and/or anyone looking for a balance of forgiveness and workability.
This is the most forgiving and longest Mizuno MP iron ever released. This does not mean they are as forgiving as the JPX-Pro but the smaller head and thinner sole make them more workable. The new tuned heads didn’t feel a great deal different compared to last year’s MP-58, providing the same fantastic feedback. Compared with the MX-300 they are smaller but do not sacrifice any forgiveness.
RRP: £85 (S), £110 (G) per club
Impressive forgiveness levels for such a compact head. The new sole grind makes the heads more workable. Players seeking out forgiving clubs that are forged might be more tempted to go for the new JPX-800 Pro heads. PGA Pro verdict The finish was great, just as you would expect from Mizuno. The long irons really impressed me with the ease of use. This will be down largely to the progressive design often seen on these price point irons. Also, the short irons looked good from the top edge although perhaps a little deep in the face for me. The S300 shaft combined nicely with the head design and felt solid at impact (John Jacobs)