DaveyH wrote on Oct 31 2006, 04:10 PM:
well i tryed these when a mizuno rep brought them to my local club.Today in a shop in Cuerdly i was starting to realise about how small the heads are as the irons progress towards the 3 iron.Does anyone own a set nd if so would you recomend me changing from my mp32s to the mp67s?
mr_golfhead wrote on Jan 28 2007, 05:50 PM:
I heard that these are a full club shorter than the 60s. Mizuno's got a true player's club on their hands.. but is there any truth to the distance difference.
littlepingman wrote on Mar 19 2007, 01:10 AM:
Just got back from my second round with my new MP-67's, I have noted the following vs. my s58 irons. I understand that the MP-67 is a blade and the s58 is a player/cavity, but since these two sets are fighting for a permanent spot in my bag I will draw comparisions:
Look: These two irons look great. By themselves they really stand out in a crowd. But if you put the MP-67 next to the s58 from the back, its great nickel plate finish with a brushed/polish finish really catches the eye. However, the s58 catches the eye with its advance player/cavity appeal. Really depends on personal preference. I would call this a tie. Standing over the ball I have to give the advantage to the MP-67 simply for the reduced offset, especially in the longer irons. Both sets frame the ball very well with a low blade profile and a fabulous ferrule-to-hosel transition with a wonderful blade shape. The MP-67 still has that rounded toe in the PW and 9-iron that bothers so many, but I actually like it.
Feel: We all know the feel of a Mizuno blade is basically unmatched in the consumer industry. I don't want to discount the s58 in this category since it is the best feeling cast club I have ever hit. When making a direct comparison the MP-67 beats the s58. Its not a blow out by any means. Since feel is totally in the hands of the player. However since one is cast and the other forged, I will also call this a tie. They both feel great. (I simply can't knock the s58 since it is the best feeling cast club on the market, while the MP-67 feels typical of what Mizuno has offered in the past(which is a good thing))
Distance: This was surprising to me. Even with the s58 being at least a degree stonger I had no noticeable difference in distance. I am sure this comes from a higher center of gravity, causing a slightly more penetrating trajectory. But the thing that gives the Mizuno the win is this category is the uncanny ability to control your distances. Even after just two rounds I can control the distance well enough with the PW to totally eliminate the GW from my bag. Which opens up room in my bag for another club. I really like that.
Playability: MP-67 wins this category. The reduced offset in the longer irons make them much easier to manipulate. When you are a very good iron player like myself I want complete control every shot, regardless of which iron I am holding. The MP-67 gives me the control I want throughout the set.
Forgiveness: This shouldn't be very important when someone is shopping for these two irons, but it really is. No one hits the ball perfect everyday. The s58 wins this category. For a player/cavity they are very forgiving in the long irons. You can't get away with murder. Maybe just a little assault and battery. No major different in distance with toe shots or shots hit slightly low on the face. However with the MP-67 a toe shot loses at least a club and a half distance. With thin shots performing a bit better, but not great.
Overall: I pride myself in my iron game. And I love the durablility of the Ping product. However the Mizuno irons will allow me to shoot lower scores. After only two rounds I have managed to get my distance control down to within 2-3 yards with the short irons and around 5 yards with the longer irons. With distance control being one of my strengths and the fact I don't need the added offset or forgiveness, I think I have found the irons to take the place of my s58's. I threw darts a pins the past two days with the precision I haven't experienced since I last played MP-33's. I love the s58's. Both sets are great irons, but the MP-67's remind me of my really great days as a junior with my MP-14's and later the MP-33's.
Claus wrote on Mar 20 2007, 09:05 AM:
Great review Chris.
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What about your Ping wedges, will you consider the Mizuno Mp-R wedges ?
mr_golfhead wrote on Mar 20 2007, 01:47 PM:
any way I could get something like that?