October 6, 2014
When it comes to irons in golf a blade is a blade, right? Well, not always.
Those who choose to play muscle-back style bladed irons tend to be a finicky bunch. That's not a knock on them. The reality is that they represent a very slim consumer market.
Some play this challenging style of iron for the performance characteristics while other choose to do so on looks alone.
When it comes to choosing WHICH blade they will play the demands are very particular - a certain shape, a certain feel.
Average consumers might look at the latest blades from Srixon (Z-945),Titleist (MB 716), and Mizuno (MP-5), and see nothing but a scary looking piece of steel that won't help them one bit, but aficionados see subtle differences that grab their attention.These are the details that matter for this market.
I'd recommend that most of you wait it out for reviews of the new Mizuno MP-25, JPX Forged and JPX-EZ (they're all sorts of fun to hit, even off centre) but for those with a hankering for classic Mizuno stylings, settle in.
The MP-5's (5, 7, 9 irons) arrived for testing along…
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