The 2008 Mizuno MX-200 irons are a forged iron made mainly for the mid to low handicap golfer. Like the Mizuno MX-100 irons, they have some nice looking graphics and would look good in any players golf bag.
Like with a lot of Mizuno clubs, there is a range of shafts available for the MX-200s, both in graphite and steel. Our tests were done with models fitted with Dyna-Lite Gold XP steel stiff flex shafts.
For more information on the shafts available, you can go to the Mizuno Golf website for more detail on specifications.
Despite being aimed more at the better standard of player, the Mizuno MX-200s irons were quite easy to hit, and this was with the long irons as well as the shorter ones.
Meaning that not it's probably not just the good single handicap golfers could successfully use these irons. A decent mid handicapper could certainly play the MX-200s fairly well and consistently.
Another thing that was so apparent when hitting the MX-200s is how forgiving they are, alot more than would be expected from irons aimed at the better player.
Miss-hits can go a bit off-line occasionally, but most of the time this was never more than about 10-15 yards, which isn't a bad margin of error for shooting to the greens on most golf courses.
At impact the golf ball certainly comes off the face of the Mizuno MX-200 irons with some speed. Resulting in shots that were often about 10-15 yards further on average than what you'd see with a lot of other iron sets on the market.
This is no bad thing with the longer irons, but it could on occasion produce a few problems with the shorter irons.
It does take a bit of practice to get used to the ball flying off the face, when trying to judge distances for approach shots, and those mid length pitches into greens.
But it is worth the extra bit of effort and patience to work through this because as mentioned, the Mizuno MX-200 irons rarely go far off target in terms of accuracy.
The trajectory regularly produced by these Mizuno irons is generally more on the high side in comparison to some other irons. But this is something a lot of players probably wont mind, those who aren't too keen on this can look to address the issue at a personal fitting.
Working the ball generally was not too much of a chore with these irons, despite the fact they're quite forgiving.
Admittedly it was relatively difficult to produce a big draw or fade, but there was no problem in achieving slight to moderate results when required.
Overall the MX-200s are a very decent set of irons, they tick most of the boxes that the low and mid handicap players would look at.
If you're a capable golfer who wants an iron that gives a combination of good distance and impressive control, then the Mizuno MX-200 irons could well be worth a look.
Currently as of 2012, the general retail price is around £200 or $320 for the steel shafts, and about £250 or $400 for the graphite shaft models.
|Easy To Hit||8/10|
|Value For Money||9/10|