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  • collje26collje26 Members Posts: 596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Golf64 wrote:


    Hit the SCs yesterday, gorgeous iron. Better looking in person! Hitting it on the toe didn't 'sting' like smaller irons I have hit in the past. Great feel when well struck. If you are a good ball striker, I highly recommend giving these a try! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    How did they compare to the 900 tour's? Currently love mine but always looking for something new.
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    Ping G400 14.5 Tensei Pro Blue 80tx
    Ping G 17.5 Rombax P95x
    Mizuno MP 18 FliHi 3/4 Project X LZ 6.5
    Mizuno JPX 919 tour 5-P Project X LZ 6.5
    Callaway MD Forged 54/60 PX 6.5
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  • Tag56Tag56 Members Posts: 96 ✭✭✭
    Has anyone noticed lower spin numbers than normal with the 18SC? I just hit the 6 iron 30* SC at PGA superstore on their GC2 launch monitor and it seems to be carrying about 16-18 yards longer than my current 6 iron which is a titleist 712 MB at 31* of loft that I usually carry around 186. I thought this was odd so we looked at the spin numbers and my spin rate never broke 5,000 with the SC. It had the standard s300 shaft. I don't think it was the monitor because I had been hitting driver on it and my numbers were pretty spot on for me. I'm usually a pretty high spin player with my irons. Any similar experiences?
  • ssfrannyssfranny Lefty Boomers Posts: 2,712 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Golf64 wrote:


    Hit the SCs yesterday, gorgeous iron. Better looking in person! Hitting it on the toe didn't 'sting' like smaller irons I have hit in the past. Great feel when well struck. If you are a good ball striker, I highly recommend giving these a try! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    Yeah feel great but are short distance wise
  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,330 ClubWRX
    edited Aug 28, 2017 #365
    I also love Srixons, but I do not find them any longer than Mizzys in the same lofts. If the 765 seems a half-club longer, it is because they are lofted a half-club longer. 765 6

    Iron is 28 degrees vs 30 degrees in MP5. A full club is 4 degree gaps.



    I do not find Mizunos to be shorter at all. They have traditional lofts, which I like as I'm not left with yardage gaps from inside 125 yards. I don't ever buy irons for distance, the higher the loft, the easier it is to hit, and I don't like to play 4 irons at 22 degrees. I play a 4 at 24 and either a hybrid or 7 wood at 21.



    I found the MP5 easier to hit than the JPX 900 Tours and as easy as the 900 forged. It is pretty much a cavity back with smoother lines. The iron may have more of a filled in look, but it moves the weight around like a CB and to me swings like one. The Srixon 965, my current gamer, is a similar design and is also a forgiving MB. Playability of a CB with a MB look.



    Would like to try the MP18 SC to see if it is similar, but the MMC is the one I am eyeing. As a former MP59 player -- a great design IMO -- I thought the tungsten insert forged into the clubhead felt solid and playable.
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    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
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    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
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    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
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  • brianolson32brianolson32 Members Posts: 65 ✭✭
    edited Aug 28, 2017 #366
    Tag56 wrote:


    Has anyone noticed lower spin numbers than normal with the 18SC? I just hit the 6 iron 30* SC at PGA superstore on their GC2 launch monitor and it seems to be carrying about 16-18 yards longer than my current 6 iron which is a titleist 712 MB at 31* of loft that I usually carry around 186. I thought this was odd so we looked at the spin numbers and my spin rate never broke 5,000 with the SC. It had the standard s300 shaft. I don't think it was the monitor because I had been hitting driver on it and my numbers were pretty spot on for me. I'm usually a pretty high spin player with my irons. Any similar experiences?


    I found the same to be true. I normally play X100s and on the SC w/X100s they were spinning just barely over 5000 for the 6 iron. When I tried the KBS tour X and PX LZ 6.5 they were around 5600-5700.
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    Callaway Rogue 15 - Project X HZRDUS Yellow 75 6.5
    Taylormade TP UDI 3 iron - X100 AMT Tour Issue
    Mizuno 919T 4-9- X100 AMT Tour White
    Mizuno T7 46 - X100 AMT Tour White
    Mizuno T7 50, 56, & 60 - S400 Tour Issue
    Taylormade TP Ardmore 3
  • davo32683davo32683 Members Posts: 2,173 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Anybody compare these to J15 CB's?
    Nothing is safe in my bag!
  • IL2AZIL2AZ Members Posts: 302 ✭✭✭✭
    Also interested in a comparison to the J15 CB...
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    Ping G410 9 Hzrdus Smoke Black 60 6.5TX
    Ping G400 LST 8.5 Diamana BF 60TX
    Taylormade Tour Issue 2016 M2 3HL Diamana BF 70x
    Taylormade M3 5W Aldila Rogue Black 80X
    PXG 0311X 3-5 Project X HC Even Flow Blue 6.0
    Mizuno MP 18 SC Nippon Modus 120x
    Vokey SM6 50F, 54S, 60S
    Ping Scottsdale Anser Antique Finish Tungsten Weights to 350G
    Ping Redwood Anser Black Satin
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless NP2 350
  • Jaywh2Jaywh2 Members Posts: 901 ✭✭✭✭✭
    IL2AZ wrote:


    Also interested in a comparison to the J15 CB...




    Very similar - the MPs feel more solid. Similar head shapes. Equal forgiveness. Referring to the SC model
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    Taylormade M6 15* Speeder Evolution 757
    Titleist 818 H1 19* Tensei Blue 80 S
    Mizuno MP 18 SC 4-P AMT Tour White S300
    Mizuno S18 Wedges 50/54/58 AMT Tour White S300
    Evnroll ER2 Black 
  • IL2AZIL2AZ Members Posts: 302 ✭✭✭✭
    Great to hear the SC is on par with the J15 CB from a forgiveness standpoint. Have a set of the J15 CB just can't get over the larger size of the 8-PW.
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    Ping G410 9 Hzrdus Smoke Black 60 6.5TX
    Ping G400 LST 8.5 Diamana BF 60TX
    Taylormade Tour Issue 2016 M2 3HL Diamana BF 70x
    Taylormade M3 5W Aldila Rogue Black 80X
    PXG 0311X 3-5 Project X HC Even Flow Blue 6.0
    Mizuno MP 18 SC Nippon Modus 120x
    Vokey SM6 50F, 54S, 60S
    Ping Scottsdale Anser Antique Finish Tungsten Weights to 350G
    Ping Redwood Anser Black Satin
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless NP2 350
  • BearQBearQ Members Posts: 3,647 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    IL2AZ wrote:


    Great to hear the SC is on par with the J15 CB from a forgiveness standpoint. Have a set of the J15 CB just can't get over the larger size of the 8-PW.




    Main reason I moved on from the J15CB after three seasons. The shovel-esque 9/P were unfortunate, otherwise flawless iron set
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    Srixon Z945 (4-P) - Nippon SPB X
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  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,647 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Oct 14, 2017 #372
    BearQ wrote:

    IL2AZ wrote:


    Great to hear the SC is on par with the J15 CB from a forgiveness standpoint. Have a set of the J15 CB just can't get over the larger size of the 8-PW.




    Main reason I moved on from the J15CB after three seasons. The shovel-esque 9/P were unfortunate, otherwise flawless iron set




    Shovel-esque is a bit of an exaggeration.... let's not forget 3 Tour Pros still use them. I still game them and they are softer then my MP-53s with equal or more forgiveness. The SCs are slightly less forgiving then the J15s in my experiences but very soft feel... as expected from an MP.



    That said, you won't find a better feeling Player's CB with the forgiveness factor the J15 will give you.
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    AB TP 3HL / 757
    XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
    DWS 24*/ VS Proto
    J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
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    Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0
  • BearQBearQ Members Posts: 3,647 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    jonn443 wrote:

    BearQ wrote:

    IL2AZ wrote:


    Great to hear the SC is on par with the J15 CB from a forgiveness standpoint. Have a set of the J15 CB just can't get over the larger size of the 8-PW.




    Main reason I moved on from the J15CB after three seasons. The shovel-esque 9/P were unfortunate, otherwise flawless iron set




    Shovel-esque is a bit of an exaggeration.... let's not forget 3 Tour Pros still use them. I still game them and they are softer then my MP-53s with equal or more forgiveness. The SCs are slightly less forgiving then the J15s in my experiences but very soft feel... as expected from an MP.



    That said, you won't find a better feeling Player's CB with the forgiveness factor the J15 will give you.




    Hey man I think they are a fantastic iron, but the 9/P are nearing the shovel end - put them up beside a 716/718CB and you'll see it. Im well aware tour pro's use them, guys also use i25's and CF16's. They can make anything work, I'm speaking from aesthetics only.



    J15CB is one of the best irons I've ever used, but I stand by my statement that the 9 & P are a bit out of place in terms of overall size/shape.
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    Callaway XR 3Deep (14*) - GD Tour AD TP-8X
    TM P790-UDI #2 (17.5*) | TP UDI #3 (20*) - Matrix Black Tie HM4 105X 
    Srixon Z945 (4-P) - Nippon SPB X
    Nike VR Forged (56DS) | Cleveland RTX2 raw (60.08W)
    TM Spider Tour Black 35" - Ping blackout


  • alecfeltmanalecfeltman AMF Members Posts: 1,601 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    So just took my nike vapor pro combos out of the bag and put mizuno mp 18 sc in play.

    Excited for the switch. My first mizuno set.
    Taylormade M5 9.0: MRC Kuro Kage Silver 60X
    Taylormade M5 3-15: MRC Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX
    Taylormade M3 5-19: MRC Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX
    Mizuno MP 18 SC 4-PW: Project X 6.5
    Titleist SM6 51F & 55M DG Tour Issue S400
    Taylormade Hi Toe 59 DG Tour Issue S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2
  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner Members Posts: 4,891 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Any low hc’s playing the MMC’s? I’m looking for a cheap used set of irons, and the mmc is both cheap and paired with my shaft of choice. I told myself going into this that I could play the SC, MMC, or 919T - it just depended on what was available. The only thing thst has me thinking twice about the MMC are the jacked lofts. Coming from MP33’s even the now standard 46* pw is strange, but a 28* 6 iron is basically a full club more than what I’m used to.
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    Cobra F7 15.5*
    Taylormade M1 ('17) 19*
    Mizuno MP18 Fli Hi 4i
    Mizuno MP18 SC 5-PW
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  • avg_josephavg_joseph Members Posts: 493 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Nov 27, 2018 #376


    Any low hc's playing the MMC's? I'm looking for a cheap used set of irons, and the mmc is both cheap and paired with my shaft of choice. I told myself going into this that I could play the SC, MMC, or 919T - it just depended on what was available. The only thing thst has me thinking twice about the MMC are the jacked lofts. Coming from MP33's even the now standard 46* pw is strange, but a 28* 6 iron is basically a full club more than what I'm used to.




    If you can get the number on the bottom of the club out of your head you could do some loft adjustments.



    I recently switched from MP33's as well to a mix of MMC Fly Hi's 3-5, SC 6 and 18 7-9. I had the 4-9 weakened anywhere from 1-3 degrees to get consistent gaps.



    My lofts on my set are 19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 40 and 45. I jump to a 50 Degree wedge from there and skip the set wedge.



  • B_of_HB_of_H Members Posts: 268 ✭✭✭✭


    Any low hc's playing the MMC's? I'm looking for a cheap used set of irons, and the mmc is both cheap and paired with my shaft of choice. I told myself going into this that I could play the SC, MMC, or 919T - it just depended on what was available. The only thing thst has me thinking twice about the MMC are the jacked lofts. Coming from MP33's even the now standard 46* pw is strange, but a 28* 6 iron is basically a full club more than what I'm used to.




    I had a set of 919t 4-9 and just didn't like the offset (short irons mostly) or shaft (modus 120x). I returned them and got the mp 18's with 5-6 SC and 4 MMC. the MMC is easier to turn over in my experience and might feel a littler harder. I much prefer the SC and kind of wish I would have just gotten the 4 of the sc. The mmc 4 goes a little further and might be a little more forgiving but honestly I can't tell. The mmc spins slightly less too with the same shaft but nothing you'll notice on the course really. I too came from a 48 degree pitching wedge and i've added a 50 degree wedge and weakened my SW to 55. I feel in the long run having more options in the wedges is probably a good thing but so far i haven't fully gotten used to those clubs yet.
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    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15* hzrdus yellow 76g 6.5
    P790 UDI 18* (all irons KBS tour 130x)
    Mizuno MP18 (7-Pw), SC (5-6), MMC (4)
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    1994 Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport 35"
  • alecfeltmanalecfeltman AMF Members Posts: 1,601 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    So I was able to tweak my mp 18s a bit to fit my game a bit better. Took them to the range yesterday (so happy there was a break in the weather) and hit the mp sc 6 iron vs my Nike vapor pro combo 6. The feel is totally different and the rare one I hit flush give some magic forged feel.



    Definitely a fan and will keep in the bag. I even noticed the turf interaction was much smoother - even with the firm ground.
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    Taylormade M5 3-15: MRC Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX
    Taylormade M3 5-19: MRC Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX
    Mizuno MP 18 SC 4-PW: Project X 6.5
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    Taylormade Hi Toe 59 DG Tour Issue S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2
  • dokodiydokodiy Members Posts: 62 ✭✭
    Tag56 wrote:


    Has anyone noticed lower spin numbers than normal with the 18SC? I just hit the 6 iron 30* SC at PGA superstore on their GC2 launch monitor and it seems to be carrying about 16-18 yards longer than my current 6 iron which is a titleist 712 MB at 31* of loft that I usually carry around 186. I thought this was odd so we looked at the spin numbers and my spin rate never broke 5,000 with the SC. It had the standard s300 shaft. I don't think it was the monitor because I had been hitting driver on it and my numbers were pretty spot on for me. I'm usually a pretty high spin player with my irons. Any similar experiences?






    This is my 6 iron from GC2 @GolfGalaxy.As you can see, I'm in the same ball park looking at the spin rate.



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    Titleist 910H 21 | Matrix Ozik WhiteTie HX3 X
    Srixon U65 [20] | Z965 [4-P] Steelfiber i110cw S HS | J15CB [4-P]

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  • alecfeltmanalecfeltman AMF Members Posts: 1,601 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Decided to replace my 3iron TMB with the Fli-Hi 3. New driving iron with project X LZ 6.5 shaft.
    Taylormade M5 9.0: MRC Kuro Kage Silver 60X
    Taylormade M5 3-15: MRC Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX
    Taylormade M3 5-19: MRC Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX
    Mizuno MP 18 SC 4-PW: Project X 6.5
    Titleist SM6 51F & 55M DG Tour Issue S400
    Taylormade Hi Toe 59 DG Tour Issue S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2
  • twgolf78twgolf78 Members Posts: 186 ✭✭
    amazing irons. Feel and flight with the stock KBS was excellent.
  • pjonesgolferpjonesgolfer Members Posts: 324 ✭✭
    great looking irons.
  • rt_chargerrt_charger Ball Hitter Members Posts: 219 ✭✭✭
    edited Jan 7, 2019 5:42am #383
    avg_joseph wrote:


    I had the 4-9 weakened anywhere from 1-3 degrees to get consistent gaps.



    My lofts on my set are 19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 40 and 45. I jump to a 50 Degree wedge from there and skip the set wedge


    I have to ask about this set up. How's the gapping throughout the set? Is it funky switching from 4 degree increments to 5 degree at the 7? This could be a possibility for me to allow me to carry my wedge preference and still have room for a club between longest iron and 3 wood.
    "Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course - the distance between your ears." - Bobby Jones
  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner Members Posts: 4,891 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jan 7, 2019 5:16pm #384
    Got a great deal on a barely used set of 18 SC’s with Modus 120. It’s a bit of a transition coming from MP33’s with S300’s that I played forever, but man is this a sweet combo.



    One thing I wasn’t aware of was that Mizuno’s new standard length is now in line with the likes of Titleist, Ping etc...I’ve played 1/4” shorter Mizunos for the past 15 years, so I have to chop 1/4” off these.
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    Taylormade M1 ('17) 19*
    Mizuno MP18 Fli Hi 4i
    Mizuno MP18 SC 5-PW
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  • twgolf78twgolf78 Members Posts: 186 ✭✭
    any more reviews?
  • johnroyal519johnroyal519 Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    looking for some long term MP18 SC Reviews
  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro ALClubWRX Posts: 3,269 ClubWRX
    I just moved back to these. Played the TMB most of last year, but missed the feel and playability of the SC. Loving these all over again.
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    Titleist TS2 15* 
    Titleist TS3 19 hybrid
    Titleist T200 4-gap
    Vokey SM7 52/58 wedges
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5m
  • kcd38kcd38 Members Posts: 408 ✭✭✭✭
    I've been playing these for over a year and they are great. Incredible feel, consistent flight, good spin and great turf interaction.



    The best part for me is they do not look intimidating at address, but are very workable. Find the right shaft and you won't be disappointed.
    Driver - PING G400 LST 8.5, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0
    3 Wood - PING G400 14.5, AD Di 6s
    Hybrid - Ping G410 19 degree, Tour AD DI 95x Hybrid 
    4-PW - Mizuno JPX 919 Tour PW-6, 919 Forged 5 iron, 919 Hot Metal Pro 5 iron, all with Modus Nippon3 120s
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 50F, 55F, 60 D 
    Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour Black
  • colew3colew3 Members Posts: 6
    How are the MMC and SC comparable in forgiveness? Any mid HC have problems with the forgiveness of the SC? I like the look of the SC more but don't want to purchase if they're noticeably less forgiving and may cause problems for me.

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