Irons Test 2014: Mizuno MP-54 – SILVER AWARD
Cost: £100 steel
Tech: he MP-54 is a solid, powerful Grain Flow Forged iron crafted to awaken the shotmaker in players needing just a little forgiveness. A deep milled pocket cavity delivers stability from off-centre hits, while a heavily bevelled sole ensures cleaner turf interaction and Mizuno’s famed workability.
What we said… JR: “This model retains most of the shape of the bladed MP-4. The top edge is slightly thicker but it has similar offset and length from heel to toe, which will certainly appeal to better player looking for a more user-friendly better-player model.
“The MP-54 also has a shorter shaft but went longer than the blade by five yards despite 2mph slower club speed – so the technology in the head does its job and then some.”
JT: “Chunkier top line, stark contrast between face and perimeter. Goes higher, feels a little harder than the blade. Shame about the shiny areas on the head, they’re really not to my taste. Some, like me, will like how the offset stays similar through the set while others will want more help in the long irons. That said, the long irons feel noticeably easy to hit due to the cavity behind the face.”
Pros: The hitting area is essentially the same size as the blade, just with more meat behind it. Testers enjoyed the ease of hit and launch as well as a blade-like feel from a wide area on
Cons: Shiny heel and toe areas will divide opinion. Workability and dispersion scores cost it a gold award.
The numbers: Looks: 9 Feel: 9 Forgiveness: 9 Workability: 8.5 Distance
Consistency: 9.5 Dispersion: 9
TG Rating: 9/10
Details: 7-iron loft: 34° Left-handed: Yes Set: 4-PW Contact: golf.mizunoeurope.com