When one of your product ranges has been your top-selling product for the last 2 years, creating its successor should cause many sleepless nights at the company. That was the task Mizuno were facing when replacing their much acclaimed MX-25 irons. I am about to find out if those sleepless nights were worthwhile, as Mizuno has sent me their new MX-200 irons.
Mizuno MX 200 Irons Specs
The Mizuno MX 200 Irons are one-piece forged irons with a deep cavity back enhanced by a reinforcement pad (dubbed Y-Tune technology) which extends the sweetspot 5% towards the toe of the club, which is the most common mis-hit area. The enhanced sweetspot makes mis-hits more forgiving and also promotes a more penetrating launch angle for more consistency, distance and control.
The clubhead is made from 1025E Pure Select mild carbon steel forged using their patented Grain-Flow Forging process which enhances the flow and tightness of the grains in the metal, maximising the strength of the clubhead without sacrificing the much-vaunted soft feel, and ensures greater consistency from club to club and set to set. At least, that is what the promo material says, but from my long experience using Mizuno forgings, they have a feel that no other manufacturer can match.
At address, the clubhead promotes confidence, with a good, almost blade-like, although not as thin, topline. Not too blade-like imposing, not too amateurish-bulky is how I would sum it up. I get good trajectory with these clubs and they have a sweet feel. Ball flight is very long and penetrating and not the high, loopy ball flight of some other similar irons I have tested. Offers plenty of forgiveness without sacrificing either feel or feedback, as I really have to screw up to mis-hit a ball.
These Mizuno MX 200 Irons can do the whole gamut, from long iron shots, to the shorter play around the greens. It is quite amazing how Mizuno were able to combine the buttery feel of a forged iron with technology designed to offer enhanced forgiveness.
Another great offering from a first-class manufacturer. Unlike some other game-improvement models these do not look nor feel cumbersome and should at least be demoed by mid- to low handicappers looking to lower their scores.
After 10 years of playing a set of Ping, I decided that it was time for a new set of irons. 2 years later, after trying dozens of options, I went with the Mizuno MX-200’s.
Perfect iron for my game!!! Adequate forgiveness, coupled with great workability and the best feel I’ve ever experienced in an iron.
Dynalite shafts (stock) are definitely helping me get a higher launch, too, which was a good thing for me. Spin into greens has been superb! Distance increase over my old irons is slight, but noticable. Gap wedge (instead of a 3 iron) is providing me a great transtion club between the pitching wedge and my 52 degree sand wedge.
Short irons are a little bulky at address, but this is literally my only complaint. I never thought that I’d be able to play forged irons, but Mizuno has made a believer out of me!
Bottom line….these are really good clubs. They hit great, have a real nice balance to them, and can be suprisingly forgiving. I never thought about Mizuno when starting to shop for new irons, but I heard some good things and decided to try and hit a couple sets. I was immediately impressed with the MX200’s and they turned out to be exactly what I was looking for.
Having used blade irons the past 5 years, I wanted a club that was a little thicker and could do some more of the work when taking a swing….but wanted to completely avoid oversized clubs. These clubs have been exactly what I wanted and just great to have in the bag. I would recommend them to anyone at any level.
I finally got fitted for clubs and I picked these. I received them in early March but didn’t get to take them out on to the course until April. Ever since then they have been outstanding. I get more and more confident every time I go out onto the course. Easy to hit, great feel, and nice distance. I used Ping’s before these and I do not see myself using another brand of irons.
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