Hot off the press: Mizuno has transferred its outstanding hot metal face from its MX-700 range of woods and utilities to it brand new MX-1000 irons.
The Mizuno MX-1000 irons are aimed at golfers looking for extreme levels of distance and forgiveness with a high launch angle.
The ultra-thin ES230 maraging steel face has been plasma welded onto a stainless steel body.
The hollow body and hot metal face pushes the boundaries of R&A and USGA limits to expand the sweet spot across the face. The high launch also allows each club to have a stronger loft promoting increased distance without compromising on shot height.
David Llewellyn, R&D manager at Mizuno, said: "We learned a lot about the possibilities of hollow construction with our Fli-Hi irons. The MX-1000 takes the distance and flight benefits of that technology right through to the GW.
"We've used technology and materials to increase forgiveness rather than the old trick of adding loads of offset to an over-large head. Our quest is to develop equipment that gives amateur golfers every technical performance benefit possible but with head profiles that even professionals could potentially put in their own bags.
"The MX-1000 takes distance and forgiveness as far as they can without the head size becoming offensive to the eye."
In like for like comparisons with the MX-950, which this replaces, Mizuno says the MX-1000's give 7.5 yards extra carry and a higher shot height.
The Mizuno MX-1000 irons are finished in Two tone Double Nickel Chrome with 2010 conforming grooves. £125 per club (graphite), £105 (steel).