Mizuno MX-19 Irons
The 2007 Mizuno MX-19 Irons are clubs made mainly for the mid to higher handicap golfer, who is looking for an easy to hit, game improvement iron.
They are very nice irons to look at and come with oversized heads, in order to help make them as easy to hit as possible. The sole is very wide to help create a lot of forgiveness, and the sweet spot is also massive.
As with most Mizuno irons, various graphite and steel shaft options are available for a personal fitting. The models we tested were fitted with True Temper Dynamic Gold Standard regular flex steel shafts.
You can't help but feel confident standing over these clubs at address, the large head and face just give you the good feeling that you will not miss a single shot.
And when we first hit these irons they were exactly what Mizuno claimed, incredibly easy to hit. All the way through the set, the Mizuno MX-19 irons were very easy to launch.
A lot of higher handicappers opt to use hybrids a lot as they can feel intimidated by longer irons. But there is no need to be intimidated by them with a set of the Mizuno MX-19s.
A higher or mid handicapper could find themselves ditching their hybrids very quickly if they start playing with these irons.
However a slight drawback with being easy to launch, was that the trajectory that these irons often produced was very high.
Even in the longer irons it was often difficult to see a solid or penetrating ball flight. However this possibly isn't something that is likely to be too concerning to a lot of mid to higher handicappers, as long as the club performs.
Distance wise these Mizuno irons were about standard, meaning that for most golfers the Mizuno MX-19 irons will carry about as far as the irons in most other game improvement sets do, despite the higher trajectory.
Most players aren't likely to notice much of an increase or decrease in the distance they hit the golf ball with these clubs.
One of the most impressive things about these clubs though was the accuracy of them. The massive forgiveness the MX-19s possess means that you have to put a very bad swing on the ball to send a shot off target.
You can get away with swinging poorly and miss-hitting the ball quite often, and still play a relatively tidy round of golf because the ball will still go straight 9 times out of 10. Almost all players will definitely see themselves hitting less bad shots playing with these clubs, they are very reliable.
Also the higher trajectory that the Mizuno MX-19 irons produce really does come in handy when playing approach shots to the green with the shorter scoring irons.
Shots with the 7 iron and up can really tower in the sky on the way to the green. And because of the great accuracy, all you have to do is find your own regular yardage with these Mizuno irons, and you won't be able to help but find more greens in regulation.
It's true that the clubs weren't very user friendly for trying to work the golf ball, to put it mildly. But then this isn't what the clubs were made for.
To sum up as a whole, the Mizuno MX-19 irons are a great set of clubs for their target group. They would definitely be a good model to try out for someone who is new to the game, or a player who is inconsistent in their iron play.
The clubs have been on the market for a while now but they are still available brand new. Depending on shaft choice, you can generally expect to pay around £170 or $272 as of 2012.
But there are also some decent deals on used MX-19s to be found, if you know where to look.
|Easy To Hit ||10/10|
|Value For Money ||9/10|