Mizuno Recommendations

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  • NixLix26NixLix26 Posts: 334 ✭✭
    edited Aug 28, 2018 #92
    Okay so i have been playing Mizuno MP32 since they came out. I also game 712 CB ( different shafts for) anyway. The specs for the MP18 vs MP32 are almost identical.

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    I’m just saying I would recommend a good clean set of MP32 s , They have been a great club for a lot of players through the years. And you will save a lot of money you can spend on other things. Cheers and good luck. Mizuno makes wonderful equipment.
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  • Shifty242Shifty242 Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    NixLix26 wrote:


    Okay so i have been playing Mizuno MP32 since they came out. I also game 712 CB ( different shafts for) anyway. The specs for the MP18 vs MP32 are almost identical.

    MP1803020369ad4f86524c4f81d563b3a7d7.png

    MP32a266592e6fe649e4b24077f6265b023d.png

    I’m just saying I would recommend a good clean set of MP32 s , They have been a great club for a lot of players through the years. And you will save a lot of money you can spend on other things. Cheers and good luck. Mizuno makes wonderful equipment.




    Thanks for the references NixLix. I have purchased a set of the mp-54s, but really appreciate your recommendation. And I agree with you that Mizuno makes great irons; it's just a matter of finding the set that works best for you...
  • ssfrannyssfranny Lefty Boomers Posts: 2,573 ✭✭
    Shifty242 wrote:

    jimmie wrote:

    Shifty242 wrote:

    jimmie wrote:


    I switched from mp53s to mp64s a couple years ago and haven't looked back. They are some of the best irons I've ever played. There are quite a few sets on Ebay for reasonable money.




    Thanks Jimmie. I'm hoping to be a little better of a ball striker at some point so that set may be one for the future.




    I've heard good things about the mp54s but haven't personally tried them. Might offer a little more forgiveness vs the 64s. Maybe worth a try. I know the 53s were forgiving while still giving a tactile and audible feedback when you missed one but not punishing you too bad for it. I haven't tried any of the newer jpx lineup but they should be even more forgiving.



    As for ball striking, find an individual 6 or 7 iron blade. Take it to the range and practice with it. It will force you to slow down and focus on clean contact. It worked wonders for my iron game.




    Jimmie, the 54s seem like they might be the most logical option for me or at the very least, a good place to start. I'd like to hit them first and I might be able to get to a store today or tomorrow that has a used set. But your ball-striking comments are exactly why I'm pursuing this. Thank you!




    You can get MP54s for cheap on ebay.
  • TdsjfbTdsjfb Members Posts: 319 ✭✭
    So how do the MP18 SC compare with the 919 Tours, I wonder? Are the Tour heads a tad bigger?
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    3 Wood: Ping G400 (14.5 Degree) - Tour 65 Stiff
    5 Wood: Ping G400 (17.5 Degree) - Tour 65 Stiff
    Hybrid: Adams A12 Pro (23 Degree) - RIP Proto 80
    Irons: Mizuno MX 300 (5-PW) - KBS Tour
    Vokey (50 Degree) Spin Milled - KBS Tour
    Vokey (54 Degree) Spin Milled - KBS Tour
    Vokey (58 Degree) SM7 S Grind - KBS Tour
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  • Shifty242Shifty242 Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    ssfranny wrote:

    Shifty242 wrote:

    jimmie wrote:

    Shifty242 wrote:

    jimmie wrote:


    I switched from mp53s to mp64s a couple years ago and haven't looked back. They are some of the best irons I've ever played. There are quite a few sets on Ebay for reasonable money.




    Thanks Jimmie. I'm hoping to be a little better of a ball striker at some point so that set may be one for the future.




    I've heard good things about the mp54s but haven't personally tried them. Might offer a little more forgiveness vs the 64s. Maybe worth a try. I know the 53s were forgiving while still giving a tactile and audible feedback when you missed one but not punishing you too bad for it. I haven't tried any of the newer jpx lineup but they should be even more forgiving.



    As for ball striking, find an individual 6 or 7 iron blade. Take it to the range and practice with it. It will force you to slow down and focus on clean contact. It worked wonders for my iron game.




    Jimmie, the 54s seem like they might be the most logical option for me or at the very least, a good place to start. I'd like to hit them first and I might be able to get to a store today or tomorrow that has a used set. But your ball-striking comments are exactly why I'm pursuing this. Thank you!




    You can get MP54s for cheap on ebay.






    Very true. I found a set of new (in the original box and wrapped in plastic) mp-54s on eBay for well under the budget I set for myself. There's some decent options on Craigs List as well.
  • Shifty242Shifty242 Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    Shifty242 wrote:

    NYCGolfNut wrote:


    If you did your fittng at CC, there is no reason you cannot call the fitter and ask which shaft and head combo you hit. More than the head, it would be good to know what shaft it was, so that you can get something similar.




    Great point and I just emailed the fitter I worked with. The shaft is the Nippon 950GH stiff taper...








    So my plan was to have a small shop order in the Nippon 950GH stiff taper shafts and swap them into the MP-54s. They informed me today that I have to buy them and bring them in. Where is the best place to buy shafts? I checked eBay and the only new shafts are purchased through sellers in Japan. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!
  • ddettsddetts Roy McAvoy SoDakClubWRX Posts: 1,410 ClubWRX
    Shifty242 wrote:

    Shifty242 wrote:

    NYCGolfNut wrote:


    If you did your fittng at CC, there is no reason you cannot call the fitter and ask which shaft and head combo you hit. More than the head, it would be good to know what shaft it was, so that you can get something similar.




    Great point and I just emailed the fitter I worked with. The shaft is the Nippon 950GH stiff taper...








    So my plan was to have a small shop order in the Nippon 950GH stiff taper shafts and swap them into the MP-54s. They informed me today that I have to buy them and bring them in. Where is the best place to buy shafts? I checked eBay and the only new shafts are purchased through sellers in Japan. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!




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    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 3 Fli-Hi | 4-PW, Project X LZ 6.5
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  • Shifty242Shifty242 Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    ddetts wrote:

    Shifty242 wrote:

    Shifty242 wrote:

    NYCGolfNut wrote:


    If you did your fittng at CC, there is no reason you cannot call the fitter and ask which shaft and head combo you hit. More than the head, it would be good to know what shaft it was, so that you can get something similar.




    Great point and I just emailed the fitter I worked with. The shaft is the Nippon 950GH stiff taper...








    So my plan was to have a small shop order in the Nippon 950GH stiff taper shafts and swap them into the MP-54s. They informed me today that I have to buy them and bring them in. Where is the best place to buy shafts? I checked eBay and the only new shafts are purchased through sellers in Japan. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!




    The Golf Works




    Thanks for the recommendation! Great site.

    Upcharges are offered for (1) PUREing (2) Tip Prepping (3) Tip and Butt trimming. Are these necessary?
  • kess13kess13 So I just put the ball in the hole... Members Posts: 1,278 ✭✭
    Shifty242 wrote:

    ddetts wrote:

    Shifty242 wrote:

    Shifty242 wrote:

    NYCGolfNut wrote:


    If you did your fittng at CC, there is no reason you cannot call the fitter and ask which shaft and head combo you hit. More than the head, it would be good to know what shaft it was, so that you can get something similar.




    Great point and I just emailed the fitter I worked with. The shaft is the Nippon 950GH stiff taper...








    So my plan was to have a small shop order in the Nippon 950GH stiff taper shafts and swap them into the MP-54s. They informed me today that I have to buy them and bring them in. Where is the best place to buy shafts? I checked eBay and the only new shafts are purchased through sellers in Japan. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!




    [url="https://www.golfworks.com/golf-club-shafts/c/2/"]The Golf Works[/url]




    Thanks for the recommendation! Great site.

    Upcharges are offered for (1) PUREing (2) Tip Prepping (3) Tip and Butt trimming. Are these necessary?


    Nope. Especially if you are having a shop build them. Those are more convenience charges for a DIY. Except some will argue about pureing. In my experience I don't swing consistently enough to notice a difference, especially with Nippon tolerances.
    Bio Cell
    F6 baffler
    MP54
    T7/eye2XG Lob
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  • Shifty242Shifty242 Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    30 days later...



    MP-54s have been re-shafted and are in the bag. I have played a couple of rounds with them and they feel and look great. As anticipated, I seem to have lost some distance from my previous irons (TM RocketBladez)...maybe 7-10 yards per club. I have also noticed a much higher ball flight and, possibly, a higher spin rate. All this is anecdotal of course.



    Is the distance loss simply from moving from a game improvement iron to a more "traditional" iron? This is not a huge concern for me, but I'm just curious.

    Is the higher ball flight a characteristic of these irons or the combination of the shaft and my swing?
  • SSwansonSSwanson Members Posts: 34 ✭✭
    edited Sep 29, 2018 #102
    The MP's have more traditional lofts, with the 7-Iron being 34 degrees. The Rocketblades (and most game improvement irons) have stronger lofts in addition to extra forgiveness. The 7 Iron from the rocketblades set is 30.5 degrees, so it's actually closer to your current 6-iron. That's the main reason the MP's play shorter, fly higher, and spin more. The extra forgiveness of game improvement irons helps keep distance up on off-centered hits as well.
    Titleist TS-3 9.5 degree Driver
    Titleist TS-2 16.5 degree Fairway
    Taylor Made P790 UDI
    Mizuno JPX900 Tour 4-PW
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50.08F, 54.10S, 60.10S
    Scotty Cameron Newport Milspec 34"
  • Shifty242Shifty242 Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    edited Sep 29, 2018 #103
    SSwanson wrote:


    The MP's have more traditional lofts, with the 7-Iron being 34 degrees. The Rocketblades (and most game improvement irons) have stronger lofts in addition to extra forgiveness. The 7 Iron from the rocketblades set is 30.5 degrees, so it's actually closer to your current 6-iron. That's the main reason the MP's play shorter, fly higher, and spin more. The extra forgiveness of game improvement irons helps keep distance up on off-centered hits as well.




    Thanks SSwanson, thats the type of response I was hoping to hear. Do you know where I could find information on lofts for a variety of makers? I think it's relatively easy for new clubs, but what about older ones?



    Nevermind...it's called Google. Found it.
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  • kess13kess13 So I just put the ball in the hole... Members Posts: 1,278 ✭✭
    SSwanson wrote:


    The MP's have more traditional lofts, with the 7-Iron being 34 degrees. The Rocketblades (and most game improvement irons) have stronger lofts in addition to extra forgiveness. The 7 Iron from the rocketblades set is 30.5 degrees, so it's actually closer to your current 6-iron. That's the main reason the MP's play shorter, fly higher, and spin more. The extra forgiveness of game improvement irons helps keep distance up on off-centered hits as well.


    I'll add that I enjoy a little more spin as it helps me with control and holding greens throughout the set.
    Bio Cell
    F6 baffler
    MP54
    T7/eye2XG Lob
    Mills Ming
  • Shifty242Shifty242 Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    kess13 wrote:

    SSwanson wrote:


    The MP's have more traditional lofts, with the 7-Iron being 34 degrees. The Rocketblades (and most game improvement irons) have stronger lofts in addition to extra forgiveness. The 7 Iron from the rocketblades set is 30.5 degrees, so it's actually closer to your current 6-iron. That's the main reason the MP's play shorter, fly higher, and spin more. The extra forgiveness of game improvement irons helps keep distance up on off-centered hits as well.


    I'll add that I enjoy a little more spin as it helps me with control and holding greens throughout the set.




    I do like that aspect as well. Still working out exact distances, but when its on target and close it is immensely satisfying...
  • Titleist+2Titleist+2 Members Posts: 162 ✭✭
    Wondering if anyone can compare the newer mp18 sc irons to the older mp64 irons? Looking for feel/forgiveness comparison



    Thanks!
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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,177 ClubWRX


    Wondering if anyone can compare the newer mp18 sc irons to the older mp64 irons? Looking for feel/forgiveness comparison



    Thanks!




    I have played both of these. Not much between them. Both top-notch. The SC seemed slightly more forgiving in my hands but the shaft in those also seemed better for me (Modus 120 vs DG S300 in MP64.) If you can play one of these you can play the other.
    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • spetzlespetzle Members Posts: 443 ✭✭
    kcd38 wrote:
    I love the MP 18 SC's. Go and hit the MB, SC, and MMC and see how you would like to blend a set. With no upcharge for shafts and grips, it is IMO the best deal




    Mp sc all day long best turf interaction, forgiveness and workability
  • nofxnate28nofxnate28 Members Posts: 40 ✭✭
    Personally trying to decide between mp18sc and jpx 919 tour. Anyone with experience on both of them?
  • BDowningBDowning Posts: 139 ✭✭
    For those who are moving forward with the JPX919Tour, are you sticking with the traditional lofts or requesting modern lofts?
  • Shifty242Shifty242 Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    spetzle wrote:

    kcd38 wrote:
    I love the MP 18 SC's. Go and hit the MB, SC, and MMC and see how you would like to blend a set. With no upcharge for shafts and grips, it is IMO the best deal




    Mp sc all day long best turf interaction, forgiveness and workability




    I went with the MP-54s, but I really liked hitting the mp-scs as well. Solid clubs!
  • rdangelo1077rdangelo1077 Posts: 133 ClubWRX
    BDowning wrote:


    For those who are moving forward with the JPX919Tour, are you sticking with the traditional lofts or requesting modern lofts?




    I went traditional and I haven't second guessed it yet. Played Sunday for first full round with them after a few range outings. Notably, my swing was on for the day, but shot my best round ever of 75, with 3 birds on the 4 par 3's (ranged 135-193). Traditional lofts give me the confidence I will hold the greens.
    TM M2 Fujikura Speeder Evolution II 661
    TM M4T 3-W
    MP18 MMC FliHi 3
    Mizuno JPX 919 forged 4/5/6, tour 7-P
    Mizuno T7 52, 56 and 60
    Taylor Made Tour Spider Red
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