Irons: The big debate
Do you prefer the look of a blade or a game-improvement iron? For many of us, the iron we WANT to put in the bag is different from the one that we NEED to play better golf.
We love hearing all about the latest golf irons that are coming out and will soon be on the shelves and ready to have a go with. We’ve been speaking with Mizuno for a while now, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to spill the beans on their new Mizuno Pro irons!
We appreciate that there is a lot of jargon and strange words that crop up when you’re researching golf clubs, so today we want to simplify some of these terms and give you an understanding of how they help the performance of your golf iron.
Simply put: will the Mizuno Pro irons help your game?
When you get talking to a group of golfers about Mizuno, it’s inevitable that someone will mention how amazing their irons feel. So, what has Mizuno done to create this distinct, notoriously smooth feel?
Well, the forging process for these irons is totally unique. The Mizuno Pro 241 irons are forged from a single piece of mild carbon steel, making them feel solid and wieldy. There’s also a micro-layer of copper beneath the chrome set in place to enhance the overall positive feel of the club.
Once you try one of these irons for yourself, you’ll appreciate how buttery-smooth it feels when you hit a shot just right.
The forging process has the iron feeling superb, but the tech inside the club is a big reason to get excited too. The weight has been redistributed within the ironhead to allow mass placement to be as effective as possible.
Mass has been moved to the very centre of the head to deliver a softer, longer sensation when you strike the ball. Not unlike how a driver feels fantastic when you strike it true, flushing this iron when you’re hitting into the green simply feels fantastic.
Having listened to players and applied their research, the new Mizuno Pro 241 irons have fascinating improvements over previous models. The top-line has been refined due to the internal weight movement, and looks impressive when you’re standing over the ball. The blade length has been shortened to make them feel a little bit more flexible, and the bounce angle has been increased by a degree in the long irons to make striking through the turf a little easier.
Mizuno makes some of the purest feeling irons on the market
Dan Hendriksen | PGA Professional
Now that we’ve taken a look at how the tech in the clubs will help you gain the edge when you’re out on the golf course, we’d like to take a closer look at all the irons available in the range.
As we’ve covered above, the Mizuno Pro 241 is a phenomenal golf iron and it’s been tour-proven by some of the best players out there. If you’re a skilled player looking for a new set of blades to add to your bag this year, this iron will treat you well.
If you’re looking for a similarly crafted club that offers a little more forgiveness, the Mizuno Pro 243 irons are a fantastic choice. This iron has a micro-slot cavity so you get more speed on your strikes, and heavy relief on the sole to make striking the ball easier.
The most forgiving entry in the range, the Mizuno Pro 245 irons features tungsten weighting to improve launch to give you higher ball flights. This iron has the look of a classic blade but it sized as a dedicated performance club.
We’d like to leave you today by highlighting some of the other fantastic Mizuno irons you can get your hands on right now. The JPX 923 range are among the best in the world when it comes to golf irons. The JPX 923 Tour is the cream of the crop that elite players will take an immediate shine to.
The JPX 932 Hot Metal and JPX 923 Hot Metal Pro offer a bit more feel and forgiveness, while the JPX 923 Forged irons are ideal for mid-teen handicappers. If you’re looking to improve your game and get your handicap down, the JPX 923 HL will help you out.
If you’re thinking of adding new golf irons to your bag ahead of the golfing season, we’d be more than happy to walk you through what we have in stock in the pro shop.