Should I trade in or keep?

2ndCut162ndCut16 Members Posts: 4
edited Jun 13, 2018 in Equipment #1
Long time reader, first time poster here. I'm looking for some advice; I recently had my bag stolen (Nike VRs) and was lucky enough that my brother won a set of Mizuno MP-15 irons in a raffle at a charity event. I had been playing to an unofficial 17-19 (trending down this season), but since taking over the Mizunos, I've struggled to even get close to playing at that level, and have started a lack of confidence in every shot. My iron play was always one of my stronger points; off the tee/around green is where I lost a lot of my strokes. I've played 3 rounds so far and have had about 5 driving range sessions (80 balls or so each).



A shop near me currently has a special where they will offer a bonus of 50% to the PGA value of all clubs. My question is, would it make sense to go trade these Mizunos in and get fitted for something or should I just keep the MP15 and just put in more practice? I've read that blades do take time to get use to and require more practice/reps? Budget is a concern; I already had to buy the other missing pieces for my bag. I was quoted at $315 with the bonus mark up for trade in. Thank you for any advice



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  • rxk9fanrxk9fan MidwestMembers Posts: 795 ✭✭
    Can you share with us what irons got stolen that you were playing before?
    Mizuno 190ST with Tensei Blue Stiff
    Taylormade M4 tour 3 wood with stiff Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited
    Cobra Baffler 6 with UST Elements Stiff
    Srixon U65 4i with SteelFiber R
    Srixon Z765 with SteelFiber R shafts
    Vokey 58, 54, 50
    O-Works 7s

    I am thinking about playing golf next year instead of HOing clubs!  
    Oh, changed my mind and still HOing ....but HC finally moving in the right direction.
    Definitions: HOing is changing any spot in your bag 3 or more times in a year
                       Optimizing is changing any/every spot in your bag up to twice a year :-)
  • 2ndCut162ndCut16 Members Posts: 4
    I was playing a two year old set of Nike VRs coverts.
  • wam78wam78 Members Posts: 315 ✭✭
    I would say to bring the mp 15’s to a fitter and see if the specs are right for you. The heads are awesome and if you can dial them in they are incredibly accurate.
    Driver: Bridgestone j715 B5 9* GD Tour AD MJ 6s
    Fairway: 816 Alpha 15* GD Tour AD MJ 7s
    Driving Iron: Mizuno MP H5 2i Fujikara Pro 2.0 85 Hybrid
    Irons: 4-pw Bridgestone Tour B X-CB Modus 120s
    Wedges: Testing
    Putter: Bettinardi bb32 *2010 model
  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Members Posts: 653 ✭✭
    The PGA Value guide is a joke...

    Check around first.

  • Beast10Beast10 Members Posts: 139
    Those Mp-15 are good irons, not a hard players iron to game, just practice more, be honest with yourself and how you’re swinging, if you know you need to make some adjustment try to, if after that you can’t hit them then play something you’re more comfortable with
  • Belmont148Belmont148 Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭
    I played the MP15s for a few months and loved them on well struck shots when I was playing well. Off days sucked. I bought them for $350 new on Ebay, and sold them for around that here on BST. I play off a 15-16 and could never shoot my HC with the Mizunos. Got fit for Ping i200s and only paid another $250 for custom fit clubs. Instantly started hitting greens again and playing to my HC. Almost made a hole in one on a short 110 yd par 3 the other day. If they aren't working and you play off that high of a HC, go get fit into something. Rogue, Ping, APEX CF16, lots of great options out there for some help. MP15s are smooth, but not at all a GI iron. I would say reserved for a true 10-13 ball striker HC max.
    Current Bag:

    G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
    F8+ 4W- HZRDUS Black 75 Stiff
    Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
    Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
    Glide Stealth 54SS and 58ES Project X LZ 5.5
    Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2
  • Rory4PresRory4Pres Members Posts: 919 ✭✭
    Sell them on craigslist/ebay and buy what you had/or want off ebay. Or see if anyone on here wants to trade or buy them.



    PS...that was very nice of your brother.
  • cmagnussoncmagnusson Members Posts: 443 ✭✭
    But them on BST here/look for a set you like and offer them in a trade.
    Cobra BioCell+ 8.5*D, Aldila RIP'D NV 65TX at 44.75"
    Ping Rapture 14*, Diamana Blueboard 73X
    Titleist 917F2 18*, Matrix Deus 60X
    Srixon Z U85 20*, DG-Pro X100
    TaylorMade RBladez 5i-PW, Stiff
    Cobra Trusty Rusty 53*, 59*, DG S200
    Odyssey WhiteHot Pro #1
  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1 Members Posts: 583 ✭✭
    I would take your MP-15 7 iron somewhere that you can hit clubs, and compare it to other clubs. That is the best way for you to tell if you should go another direction IMO.

    The MP-15 is more of a "players" club and while it may offer a touch of forgiveness, it does not offer as much help as a true GI iron on off center strikes, or with getting the ball air born.
    WITB

    Callaway Rogue driver w/ Oban Tour Limited 4 60g
    Callaway Rogue 4 wood w/ Oban Kiyoshi White 4 65g
    Nike Sasquatch Sumo #4 hybrid(cut down 1") w/ H Diamana s
    Srixon U65 20° Miyazaki Kaula 7 s
    Ping G700 5-UW AWT 2.0(1°flat, 2° weak)
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 19 54/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 19 60/KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne (adjusted to 32")
    Snell MTB Black
  • wacky wombatwacky wombat Members Posts: 110 ✭✭
    edited Jun 13, 2018 #11
    2ndCut16 wrote:


    Long time reader, first time poster here. I'm looking for some advice; I recently had my bag stolen (Nike VRs) and was lucky enough that my brother won a set of Mizuno MP-15 irons in a raffle at a charity event. I had been playing to an unofficial 17-19 (trending down this season), but since taking over the Mizunos, I've struggled to even get close to playing at that level, and have started a lack of confidence in every shot. My iron play was always one of my stronger points; off the tee/around green is where I lost a lot of my strokes. I've played 3 rounds so far and have had about 5 driving range sessions (80 balls or so each).



    A shop near me currently has a special where they will offer a bonus of 50% to the PGA value of all clubs. My question is, would it make sense to go trade these Mizunos in and get fitted for something or should I just keep the MP15 and just put in more practice? I've read that blades do take time to get use to and require more practice/reps? Budget is a concern; I already had to buy the other missing pieces for my bag. I was quoted at $315 with the bonus mark up for trade in. Thank you for any advice



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    First off, I am sorry to hear your irons got stolen. Secondly, I hope you bought your brother a drink. Sounds like a stand-up guy.



    As for trading in your irons... I think your best alternatives are:

    - Take them into a fitter and see how you hit them compared to other options; if other options are largely greater, make the switch. If there is only nominal improvement, I'd hang onto them, keep the cash, and focus on improving your game other ways.

    - If the other (irons) options were largely greater, see what the MP-15's are running for on WRX BST or eBay, and if the PGA value is greater, trade them in.



    Best of luck!
  • vinprun71vinprun71 ConnecticutMembers Posts: 80 ✭✭
    As someone earlier mentioned, I'd consider bringing the Mizzys to a fitter and doing a simple lie adjustment. Traditionally, Mizuno irons are one degree flatter than most other manufactures. I'm not sure what your lies were on the VRs, but it's plausible the lie of your Mizunos just doesn't feel right. Worst case scenario, you're still not playing well and sell them on the net or at a store for something else.
    TaylorMade R15 460cc (10.5)
    Callaway FT 3 Wood (15)
    Cobra F9 Speedback (18.5 & 21.5)
    Mizuno JPX-900 Forged 5-GW
    Titleist Vokey SM7 56-F
    Titleist Vokey SM7 60-S
    Ping Karsten Anser
  • Chef23Chef23 Members Posts: 133 ✭✭
    At a 17 handicap I think you could use a more forgiving iron. The Coverts you had are a more forgiving iron and the shafts may be completely different. The Covert was more of a game improvement iron and likely had a softer/lighter shaft than you have in the MP15.



    If you are struggling I would recommend going to get fit then see how the specs compare to what you have. Life is too short to struggle with your irons.
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,397 ✭✭
    Trade or sell the Mizzy's. At your handicap, I'd suggest a nice GI irons like PING G400 (obviously my preference) or anything in that category that suits your eye.

    Cobra Max 10.5*
    Cobra Baffler 5w 19*
    Cobra Baffler 5H
    PING G400 6-UW
    PING Eye 2 Gorge 56*
    Odyssey V-Line


  • LCGALBERTALCGALBERTA Members Posts: 80 ✭✭
    Nike irons are nice but personally I would keep the Mizzys. Mizuno have been in the iron game for a long time so you know they put out quality irons. I would get fitted to them and put the range time in and get comfy with them to build up your confidence.



    You won't get a fair trade price at a big name store and you might have to wait a while to find a buyer if you sell them privately.
    Mizuno ST190 Driver 9.5*
    Taylormade 2016 M2 3 wood 15*
    Taylormade 2016 M1 Hybrid 18*
    Taylormade PSI Forged 4-PW
    Taylormade TP EF blk 52*
    Taylormade TP EF blk 56*
    Taylormade TP EF blk 60*
    Odyssey White Hot RX #2
    Callaway Chrome Soft
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