Mizuno MX-100 Irons
From Golf Magazine (Buyer's Guide, May 2009)
It's for: Mid- or high-handicappers
Richard Delvac, senior product designer: "My favorite part of player testing with MX-100 is to see consumers' faces when they hit shots and instantly realize that a game-improvement set can be super forgiving and feel so good, so solid. Hybrid long irons, 'Y-Tune' technology and wide-sole irons make it so easy to play."
How it works: Hybrid-iron sets are a great fit for Average Joes. These iron-like hybrids (they replace the 4- and 5-irons) have a sloped crown to lower the center of gravity and increase the likelihood of an easy takeoff. The hybrids can also be bent to your preferred loft and lie because the topline is similar to a standard iron. The iron cavity extends the "sweet spot" toward the toe (called "Y-Tune" technology). Meaty mid-irons (6 and 7) have a deep, forgiving undercut cavity while short irons (8-iron to GW) have a thick, solid bar behind the sweet spot to maintain crisp feel.
$599, steel, $699, graphite