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Mizuno MP-H5 Irons Review

Mizuno MP-H5 Irons Review

Mizuno MP-H5 Irons Review: $874.99(New eight-piece set)

2nd Swing Golf Blog writer Warren Bailey reviews the Mizuno MP-H5 Irons and maintains that the elite Japanese clubmakers keeps its irons’ title with the superb MP-H5’s — so far.

Mizuno MP-H5 Irons

The 2014 Mizuno MP-H5 Irons are available HERE from 2nd Swing.

You gotta love a company like Mizuno. It’s never sitting still, always tinkering and assembling iron set options for all types of players and handicaps.

 

Let’s face it, when it comes to the leaders in forged irons, the discussion usually begins and ends with Mizuno. In a bit of a retro mood, the boys at Mizuno wondered if there was a way to create a set of irons that featured long irons, not hybrids, and that they would hit as far and as high as a hybrid.

 

And the Mizuno MP-H5 Irons were born.

Mizuno MP-H5 Irons

The Mizuno MP-H5 Irons look great and play very well but our 2nd Swing Golf Blog critic needs a bit more use with them before passing final judgement.

Technology (9 out 10 of Rating)

The 2014 Mizuno MP-H5 Irons were preceded by the 2013 Mizuno MP-H4 Irons. With both sets, the main goal being to create a forgiving set of irons, combined with a higher ball flight and softer landing into the green.

The Mizuno MP-H5 Irons’ 1-iron through 6-iron have a fully hollow design, thicker sole (but not overly so), and a face made of a maraging steel that offers added distance.  By the way, that is not a typo.

Mizuno offers a 1- and 2-iron, and it has confidently expressed that players will hit their shots just as well as any hybrid they own.

The 7-iron and down is made with Mizuno’s 1025 grain flow forged carbon steel and features a half-hollow design without the maraging steel clubface.

Mizuno MP-H5 Irons

The Mizuno MP-H5 Irons’ own kind of soft steel add forgiveness.

Looks (8 out 10 of Rating)

The Mizuno MP-H5 Irons are actually a little smaller in size than the Mizuno MP-H4 Irons, but are seemingly more forgiving.

While the longer irons do look a little “clunky” and to me, they also appear to be a close relative to their Mizuno MP Fli-Hi Irons cousins. So, it wasn’t too bad of a distraction.

The Mizuno MP-H5 Irons have a thinner topline than the Mizuno MP-H4 Irons as well, so it’s nice to look at while addressing the ball.

After a few swings with the 6-iron, it felt good. The ball comes off the face nicely, and the ball flight was consistent.   did not have a chance to swing the longer irons, but I’ll make sure to add more when I get the opportunity.

It gets a B.

Mizuno MP-H5 Irons

The Mizuno MP-H5 Irons have a smooth sole and topline design for easy address and play.

Performance (9 out 10 of Rating)

The ball flight was decent, which to me means that the distance compared on par with my current set of 2014 Mizuno MP-54 Irons.

The Mizuno MP-H5 Irons come with the KBS C-Taper Lite Shaft (110g for a stiff shaft), and it was this shaft that I thought kept the ball flight in line.

Since the Mizuno MP-H5 Irons perform similar to my own clubs, how can I complain (A-)?

Mizuno MP-H5 Irons Specs

Club Number 4 5 6 7 8 9 PW GW
Left-Handed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Loft (Degrees) 22 25 28 32 36 40 45 50
Lie (Degrees) 60.0 60.5 61.0 61.5 62.0 62.5 63.0 63.0
Offset (Inches) 0.160 0.150 0.140 0.130 0.120 0.110 0.100 0.090
Bounce (Degrees) 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 7
Length (Inches) 38.25 37.75 37.25 36.75 36.25 35.75 35.50 35.25
Mizuno MP-H5 Irons

The Mizuno MP-H5 Irons’ nice-looking and well-designed topline for a simple address.

Final Thoughts (Overall Rating: N/A)

I was hitting shots indoors in a simulator, so I reserve final judgment until I take the Mizuno MP-H5 Irons outside and see for myself how soft they land on greens, how high, far and consistent I can hit the long irons.

I do like the smaller clubhead design — made without sacrificing the forgiveness or the feel — of the Mizuno MP-H5 Irons.

I’ll know more once I take the Mizuno MP-H5 Irons outside. Just remember golfers, we have at least two more months of golf. Take advantage of it.


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