Equipment

ClubTest 2015: Mizuno MP-15 Irons

Photo: Michael Chini

Mizuno MP-15 Irons

Mizuno MP-15 Irons

 

Category: Better-Player Irons
Price: $1,000, steel; $1,100, graphite
WE TESTED:
3–PW with True Temper Dynamic Gold steel shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Swapping steel for lighter titanium in the large, recessed area behind the sweet spot shifts more mass to the perimeter.

PROS

 

PLAYABILITY: Think up any shot you want—the MP-15 is up to the task; very thin sole that promotes workability—easy to turn either way on command; performs well on hilly lies; medium, penetrating ball flight; sole glides through all types of lies and turf.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Slight mis-hits with the MP-15 still look and feel pretty good; the muscle cavity adds some surprising forgiveness in terms of both distance and direction.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Predictable and reliable, with more than ample carry; very easy to dial in; most guys are in tune with the distances quickly, no need to think too much.
FEEL: You instantly know how you hit the shot; maybe not quite as soft as other, more blade-like MPs but still quite nice; few companies deliver feel the way Mizuno does.
LOOK: The MP-15 is one of the prettiest models tested; a classic chrome finish combines with a simple, thin topline and a fairly small sole to make for a winning look; Mizuno delivers again with a great combination of tradition and technology.

CONS

 

For some testers, there’s not enough forgiveness, especially from the rough; others find that the MP-15 is slightly shorter than their current set; one or two guys struggle to dial in carry distances on less-than-full shots.

BOTTOM LINE: The MP-15 iron provides Mizuno’s classic look with a satisfying feel, a good amount of versatility and a bit more forgiveness than a pure MP muscleback.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Mizuno MP-15 irons

NEXT REVIEW: Mizuno MP-H5 Irons

MORE INFO ON THE MIZUNO MP-15 IRONS

From Golf.com, September 23, 2014

The company’s MP irons remain the embodiment of tradition, with the slick look and sweet feel that advanced players crave. The new MP-15, for 0- to 8-handicappers, is engineered to provide more forgiveness than the half-cavity MP-59 and more maneuverability than the blade-like MP-64. This happy medium comes from its forged 1025E carbon steel head, which has a large recessed area behind the sweet spot that’s filled with lightweight titanium. Swapping carbon steel for titanium allows Mizuno to shift 28 extra grams to the perimeter for more help on misses, while an updated CG location allows for improved ball control. More mass high in the face gives this multimaterial head a feel similar to Mizuno’s one-piece “grain flow” forgings. As for head size, the long irons are similar to the MP-59, while the scoring clubs are in line with the MP-64. The sole—identical to the MP-64’s—has a rounded leading edge and a rolled trailing edge. -- Rob Sauerhaft

Mizuno JPX-850 Driver
The new Mizuno JPX-850 driver has what it takes to be a breakthrough club for 2015.

NEXT REVIEW: Mizuno MP-H5 Irons

For more news that golfers everywhere are talking about, follow @si_golf on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube video channel.

More From the Web

More Equipment