Mizuno MP-62 Irons
The 2008 Mizuno MP-62 Irons are clubs made mainly for the better, lower handicap golfer. Similar in style to the MP-52 irons, just looking at them you get the impression that they are a serious players club.
At a fitting various shaft options will be on offer, in our tests the MP-62 irons were fitted with the Project X Rifle regular flex steel shafts.
If you would like to more about the shafts and specifications available for the Mizuno MP-62 irons, then this information can be found at the Mizuno Golf website.
It's pretty clear when you hit your first few shots with the MP-62s that they are for the better, and more consistent ball strikers. These irons give very good feedback, and when you don't hit the ball right, you'll often always know about it.
To be honest there was a small degree of forgiveness on the very slight miss-hits, but generally bad swings will be punished with the MP-62s.
Not really so much in terms of distance, but more often than not miss-hits will drift offline from your desired target area. Obviously the margin of error depends on how bad the strike is, but moderate miss-hits can travel anything from 10-20 yards offline depending on the playing conditions.
But good strikes though really do feel what most golfers call butter smooth, it's like not hitting a ball at all. Meaning that along with knowing when you've hit a shot badly, you'll also know when you've hit a good shot with the Mizuno MP-62 irons. It does just feel like swinging through fresh air.
The clubs were admittedly a touch on the heavier side, however a few practice swings is all it takes to get used to this and get a good feel for the MP-62s.
If you're a decent player who likes to work the ball, then you shouldn't be disappointed with the performance of these Mizuno irons. We found them very consistent and versatile when trying to play for a certain shot type.
If you know what you're doing, then fades and draws can be produced and repeated with equal ease in these irons, they provide a good ball striker with great workability.
As a whole the MP-62s are definitely a good set for the area of the market they're aimed at. Good players are likely to be very impressed with this offering from Mizuno.
In truth a decent mid handicapper could also possibly use these clubs reasonably well with enough practice. However anyone who's a high handicap, or doesn't play golf very often, would be best staying away from these Mizuno irons, and looking at other possible alternatives.
In terms of value, currently in 2012 the price of the Mizuno MP-62 irons is quite reasonable. Brand new the MP-62 irons will generally cost you around £350 or $560.
|Easy To Hit ||6/10|
|Value For Money ||7/10|