What we say...
The Mizuno MP-H5 iron is designed to meet the demands of modern courses that require longer approaches into firmer greens. The previous model, the MP-H4, was only available in 2-5-iron. Now they’re available as a full set, from 1-iron to PW, to ensure a smooth flow of trajectory, feel and distance control. The latest version has a thinner topline and predominantly narrower sole width and head lengths through the set, but with a higher moment of inertia than the MP-H4s. The long irons (1-6) feature a full hollow construction with a steel face; the short irons have a half-hollow construction with a grain flow forged face. The overall proportions are kept intact, so your eye quickly adapts to the slightly increased size. They can be played as an entire set or mixed with more traditional mid/short irons in the Mizuno range at no extra cost.
TG’s Joel Tadman said: “These are much chunkier irons than the MP-15s, but not chunky enough to put off mid-handicappers. Plus, there’s bundles of launch assistance, especially in the long irons. We can see a lot of good players using these in their long irons. The 1 and 2-iron are a great option off the tee into the wind or a tight par 4.”
The topline has been thinned down from its predecessor and looks like a more playable iron. The sole width has also been reduced so the clubs get through the turf quicker. The KBS C Taper Lite shaft adds a matt silver quality I wish was on the clubhead.
Very impressive, similar to the MP-15’s offering of the ‘thud’ at impact on a well struck shot.
The MP-H5 irons are actually smaller than the H4s but more forgiving down to the thinner face. That’s a combination everyone will enjoy, especially in the long irons.
The entire set has an element of a hollow construction (full in the long irons, half in the short irons) so distance gaps should be more consistent. These will be a popular choice in the long irons because the blade lengths have been made shorter and the amount of spin they generate has come down due to the head design and introduction of the KBS C Taper Lite as the stock offering. This makes them a great option off the tee (the spec on offer includes a 1 and 2-iron too). Plus, you can mix and match the other MP models to build your perfect set.
Watch our first hit video of the Mizuno MP-H5 irons above.
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These long irons are much more forgiving than their previous models I have used. But you will know when you miss hit them badly. They will suit lower handicaps who can find the middle of face. They feel solid at impact and the KBS shaft helps produce a nice high ball flight. They seem to carry the ball further than previous models and are easy to fade or draw the ball. I have found that they are excellent in the wind. They also match well with my mid and short irons. You would not know they are different, if it was not for the large back. There is a large array of custom options available at no extra cost. They are also a lot cheaper than other manufacturers clubs of similar design.