Mizuno MP-59 better player irons Review

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  • At a glance

  • TG Rating 4.5 out of 5
  • Owner Rating Not yet rated
  • RRP £120

What we say...

The choice of iron for Luke Donald – a man regarded as one of the finest iron players on the planet. He recently told TG he loves the way they move through the turf thanks to the slightly curved sole and blunted leading edge. But if that’s not endorsement enough, our testers also loved them!

Dave said he felt the sole would be extremely versatile in a variety of course and turf conditions while Tom also said he was more comfortable with the rounded, softer shape of the MP59. Tom also said he could feel the head throughout the swing which gave him more power and control. Jon was a fan of how forgiving the iron was, despite still looking like a blade at address and he also commented on the option to buy individual clubs meaning you only pay for the irons you want – even though they are quite expensive at over £100 a club. Dave added that despite the good levels of forgiveness in this category he would still recommend the MP59 for good ball-strikers only.

Pro verdict
"The slightly taller clubface makes the MP59 look like a shorter blade length than it actually is, which is good for both aesthetics and forgiveness. It has a slightly thicker topline than a traditional blade but is still a very compact head that will appeal to the better player.”

Rating (out of 5)
Looks:
4.5
Feel: 4.4
Forgiveness: 4.1
Versatility: 4.5
Distance: 4.5
Dispersion: 4.0

Mizuno's Forged Ti Muscle maintains thickness behind impact, for blade like workability – combined with forgiveness normally found in a cavity design.

The thickness is provided by a lightweight Titanium insert, which is forged directly inside the clubhead for a one piece feel.

With weight saved from the middle portion of the clubhead, the MP-59 takes the characteristics of a full cavity design, with stability from off centre strikes. The thicker material behind impact ensures that centre strikes are rewarded with a solid impact. The MP-59's centre of gravity also remains close to the clubface - allowing ball strikers to produce controlled draws and fades.

The MP-59 takes the multi material concept further than its award wining predecessor (MP-58). With its Ti weight more central to the clubhead the MP-59 creates even greater stability from off centre strikes. This increased stability allows for less offset to be used, improving the irons look at address.

A thinner top line and weightier sole is finished with a new sole grind developed with Mizuno’s Tour players through 2011.

The MP-59 is available in any custom combination from 3-PW, with MP Fli-Hi (2,3,4) available as long iron replacements.

Website: mizuno.eu
Contact: 0800 328 0180

Product Information

Left Handed availableYes
Custom-Fit availableYes
Lofts
Forgiveness levelLow
Graphite shafts availableNo
Iron typeCavity
OffsetMinimal

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