I’m happy to make a review of the Best Mizuno Irons of 2023. Mizuno is a manufacturer of really high quality sport goods. The logo of the brand is recognized all over the world.
The company pays special attention to golf products. And no wonder that the golf clubs from Mizuno are a masterpiece. Let’s remember a little bit about the history of samurai swords. After all, their forging is unique and nowhere, except Japan, you will not find such craftsmanship.
So it is in the case of forged Mizuno irons, which since 1968 have been produced at the Chuo factory in Hiroshima – on the west coast of Japan. Mizuno has perfected over the years in the experience of forging irons. By the way, BestPlayGolf has already written about Japan’s most famous golf brands and Best Japanese Golf Clubs.
This time I decided to write a full review about the best Mizuno irons. I advise you to take a closer look at them, because they are glimpsed at Tour tournaments for a reason, and their owners regularly win. In addition to the magnificent appearance, which is just like a magnet attracts the eyes, they are also quite forgiving and have an excellent performance.
Before we get to each iron individually, I want to assure you that if you are looking for an iron that will greatly improve your game, you are on the right track by reading this review.
We start our list with the Mizuno Ayron, which showed the highest ball speed during the test. No other fully forged iron produced by Mizuno has yet shown this result.
Mizuno decided for the first time to apply chromium alloy technology to forged irons JPX921. Previously, chromoly was only used in Mizuno Hot Metal irons. This integration maximized the speed of the ball at impact, allowing for a 0.5 mm reduction in the stick surface.
Mizuno JPX 921 Forged Irons also has good forgiveness, making it an excellent choice for mid handicap players looking for an iron with great feel and trying to achieve stability on off-center strokes. Despite the wide rear CNC milled groove increased by 6.4%, this couldn’t take away from the JPX921 Forged irons compact and sleek look.
My verdict is that Mizuno JPX 921 are the best Mizuno irons for mid handicappers.
Ball flight and “controllable” landing angles are two features Mizuno promises for the new Hot Metal irons.
The leading edge of the Seamless Cup Face acts as a hinge and generates increased flex at impact, allowing for consistent ball speeds even on bottom-of-the-face hits thanks to the club’s variable thickness sole design.
Hot Metal versions have a more complicated face shape designed to produce more power at impact.
The pearl brushed coating on the heads is designed to diffuse light rather than reflect it. In addition, an off-center striker may rely on the stability frame, which has heavy perimeter weighting in the shoe’s forefoot.
Mizuno Hot Metal model was made with slightly more forgiving head shape than other models.
I also like Hot Metal Irons because the sole thickness rises from the short irons to the long irons. I guess many golfers will find it useful.
Mizuno Pro 221 irons are a top performer in the Mizuno family. In every dimension, including sole width, top line, offset, and blade length, this is the shortest Mizuno Pro iron. I find Mizuno Pro 221 irons to be the most aesthetically pleasing iron.
Mizuno irons are held to exceptionally high standards when it comes to feel. Mizuno Pro 221 is the smoothest and quietest iron in the portfolio. When you hit the ball in the center, it feels good, and when you miss, you hear it loud and clear. When you strike the ball with your toe or heel, the sound changes from a thud to a sharper “clank.
Commonly used by professional golfers, this iron has a long history. Workability, feedback, and hit accuracy are all objectives of its design. Mizuno Pro 221 has the greatest spin rate of any Mizuno Pro iron, making it a great choice for the more experienced golfer who wants to improve his shot shaping.
The lack of forgiveness when playing a blade is a drawback. If your swings is off center, the ball won’t travel as far and will lose speed immediately.
When you take them out of the bag, you’ll find that they’re a treat for your senses in every way.
The Mizuno Pro 223 irons provide an ideal combination of forgiveness, performance, distance, and scoring potential.
The Pro 223 sole width is likewise extremely close to that of the Pro 225’s. Blade length is reduced by 3mm on the Pro 223. Unlike the Pro 225, the Pro 223 features a narrower tip line width in the long irons but a wider one in the 9-iron and pitching wedge.
There are two different materials used in the set. The 4-7 irons are made of “Forged Chromoly with Flow Microslot,” while the 8-through PW clubs are made of “1025E Pure Select Mild Carbon Steel.” These approach first appeared to be a mishmash of construction styles that would leave the set feeling fractured. I assure you, though, that the Pro 223 set has a crisp, strong feel across the board. If you hit the ball precisely, it will have the famous Mizuno softness.
The Pro 223 has lofts that are more in line with standard specifications while still producing a high rate of swing speed and great distance. The Pro 223’s “weaker” lofts nonetheless provide enough spin for players to control trajectory of the ball.
Because of its ample forgivingness, the Mizuno Pro 223 is a great choice for the ambitious player who has to get through the practice days. Keep in mind that these irons are not designed for players who hit the ball over the full face. On the other hand, it will gladly put even moderate mishits on the green.
The Mizuno Pro Fli-Hi has a gorgeous black ion plated finish, making it stand out from the other Pro irons.
If you’re looking for more maximum speed without losing control, the Mizuno Pro Fli-Hi is the iron you need. Compared to the Pro 225, the Pro Fli-Hi is slightly bigger. The blade is longer, the offset is greater, and the sole is broader. The overall design is well-balanced, with an approachable but not overbearing look that will appeal to more experienced players.
Mizuno creates its legendary sound with grain flow forging. But in the case of the Pro Fli-Hi, which is made of different materials and has a hollow body, Harmonic Impact Technology was used. Through this technology, Mizuno gave a pretty club impact sound. When struck, the feel isn’t quite as good as the Pro 221 irons, but it’s still quite classic and not at all springy or thin. This sensation is accompanied by a robust “click.” The tactile feedback is excellent, making mishits seem considerably harder.
The MAS1C steel used in these irons has made it possible to achieve an increase in speed over what is normally seen when playing with an iron. The use of a hybrid shaft, which is less heavy than a standard iron shaft, further contributes to this.
The easy and high start of the Pro Fli-Hi irons is another key difference from the standard long iron. To achieve good results with this iron you need a confident swing.