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MP 57 irons

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aquapigaquapig  349WRX Points: 167Handicap: 8Members Posts: 349
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So I’ve played MP 30s for many years and had a fitting a couple years ago and got a set of JPX 900F. Struggled with my ball striking for a while and while forgiving, I wasn’t in love with the turf interaction. Had my clubs stolen a couple months ago and was “forced” to play the old 30s. My ball striking has slowly returned (more about swing changes I believe).

Anyway, while I’ve really enjoyed those irons, they’re getting pretty worn. I want a similar profile with maybe a tad more forgiveness. Saw a set of MP 57s at GG for 129.00 with same shafts I play in my 30s.

Anyone play the 57s and have any feedback on them?

They felt good on when I hit on at GGs, but hard to tell hitting off mats.

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  • jackbauerjackbauer Russian prison 341WRX Points: 150Handicap: 2.4Members Posts: 341
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    I play MP-57s and have zero complaints. Found them at a serendipitous time about 18 months ago when I was about to pull the trigger on the MP-18 SCs. In addition to being way cheaper, they looked identical at address but felt better and were prettier too. You can't go wrong for $129 IMO.

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  • MooMoo  541WRX Points: 201Handicap: 9Members Posts: 541
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    My first Mizunos were the MP-30. Then I moved the MP-57 and played them the longest of any iron I've ever owned (8 years?). The MP-57's were the only iron that I actually wore out (the short irons only). I loved them and if I could have found a used set in good condition, I would have bought them again. I ended up going with the MP-54, which are good, but don't feel quite the same to me as the MP-57's did. I really liked the solid feel of the 57 and found the P to 7 to be really precise scoring clubs for me (the longer irons in any model are much more difficult for me). For that price, if the faces are still pretty clean, I would buy them in a heartbeat.

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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC  2647WRX Points: 320Handicap: 8ClubWRX Posts: 2,647
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    Go for it. I feel any Mizuno in the MP50s series will be more forgiving than the MP30s and will be close to the JPX line in forgiveness, but the MP series will have a shorter blade length. The MP57 is definitely a solid choice. I have a set of MP53s I still play from time to time and they perform very well.

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  • HaleboppHalebopp  3048WRX Points: 312Members Posts: 3,048
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    The 57s have been the longest-serving irons in my bag, albeit the 4s will pass them this season. I might still have them if my swing hadn't changed and the shafts stopped working for me. The 57s were designed by Mr. Voshall.

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  • aquapigaquapig  349WRX Points: 167Handicap: 8Members Posts: 349
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    Thanks for the helpful comments.

    I ended up picking them up for 100. I’ll take them out for a spin tomorrow.

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  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3  1170WRX Points: 339Members Posts: 1,170
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    IMO. BEST looking iron ever. They are actually surprisingly big bead for an MP iron. I never understood why they never collected all time classic reputation.

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    On -, @Carl Spackler3 said:

    IMO. BEST looking iron ever. They are actually surprisingly big bead for an MP iron. I never understood why they never collected all time classic reputation.

    They are definitely a larger head than my old MP 30s, but still have a thin top line.

    I figured for hundred bucks, why not give them a go?

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    On -, @aquapig said:

    On -, @Carl Spackler3 said:

    IMO. BEST looking iron ever. They are actually surprisingly big bead for an MP iron. I never understood why they never collected all time classic reputation.

    They are definitely a larger head than my old MP 30s, but still have a thin top line.

    I figured for hundred bucks, why not give them a go?

    An excellent deal. Congrats. I did not know Chris Voshall was the lead designer on these. That’s great.

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    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
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    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
  • aquapigaquapig  349WRX Points: 167Handicap: 8Members Posts: 349
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    On -, @dmeeksDC said:

    On -, @aquapig said:

    On -, @Carl Spackler3 said:

    IMO. BEST looking iron ever. They are actually surprisingly big bead for an MP iron. I never understood why they never collected all time classic reputation.

    They are definitely a larger head than my old MP 30s, but still have a thin top line.

    I figured for hundred bucks, why not give them a go?

    An excellent deal. Congrats. I did not know Chris Voshall was the lead designer on these. That’s great.

    Thanks..I didn’t realize that either.
    Didn’t get out today for a round and tomorrow is supposed to bring lots of rain. I did take the 8 iron out behind the house (live on a course with a 155 yard par 3 steps from my back door). Definitely noticed a higher ball flight and I already hit my irons very high so I hope I don’t see much loss in distance from the MP 30s.

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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524  4563WRX Points: 394Handicap: 3.4ClubWRX Posts: 4,563
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    Love the looks of the 57s... will be following to see what you have to say.

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  • larciellarciel I play for eagle  2447WRX Points: 253Members Posts: 2,447
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    i loved 57. (but loved 52 bit more ;)
    it looks like Miura cb501

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  • Maverick17Maverick17  50WRX Points: 20Handicap: 10Members Posts: 50
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    Pull that trigger! BEST set of irons you could ask for! I was lucky to pickup a brand new set towards end of last year for less than $350 (can you tell I’m still bragging?) Clean, classic, great flight, impeccable feel.

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  • aquapigaquapig  349WRX Points: 167Handicap: 8Members Posts: 349
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    Couldn’t be happier with these. They setup perfectly behind the ball, feel great and offer more forgiveness than the MP 30s.

    I haven’t hit a iron off the tie as often as I did today in a long time. Seemed so easy to hit compared to the MP 30 3 iron.

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  • theboypinoytheboypinoy  2102WRX Points: 146Members Posts: 2,102
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    Glad to hear it worked out, especially for $100! The MP50s are all good, and I still have some some in the bag. Really forgiving.

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  • aquapigaquapig  349WRX Points: 167Handicap: 8Members Posts: 349
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    On -, @theboypinoy said:

    Glad to hear it worked out, especially for $100! The MP50s are all good, and I still have some some in the bag. Really forgiving.

    New irons are really nothing but a shiny new toy.

    Did a fitting with one of the top fitters in Florida when I bought my 900Fs. Never really got along with them as much as if hoped I would.

    After I had my bag stolen, I was forced to go back to my old MP 30s and shot two of my lowest rounds in years. Now with the 57s, I’m getting more forgiveness and the just feel right and look right at address.

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  • TadTad  207WRX Points: 78Members Posts: 207
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    I have a near new set of MP57, maybe 2 rounds and 2 range sessions total. I have the s300 shafts which are a bit too heavy and stiff for my game now, have been considering reshafting with some Rifle satin 5.0's.
    this thread got my interest up again on the 57's
    enjoy your set,
    Tad

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