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Mizuno MP-59 irons

With a titanium insert in the back cavity, these multi-material forged irons have the company’s legendary feel with added forgiveness

By: Tom Cunneff

Mizuno’s “Gospel According to Luke” is more than just a clever ad campaign featuring World No. 1 (with his win at the BMW PGA Championship) Luke Donald (see video below). There’s a lot of “iron truth” to the chapter and verse. Just as golf is played between the ears, the majority of it is also played from your approach shot in, so having the right set of irons is probably more important to your score than the right driver.

For the better player, there aren’t too many better choices out there than the MP-59—Donald’s iron of choice. The key feature is a 12-gram titanium insert forged into the center of the muscle-back design, providing perimeter-weighting forgiveness in a half-cavity design, delivering a five percent large sweet spot than the company’s first Ti Muscle iron, the MP-58. 

While providing just the right amount of heft behind the center of the face for a soft feel, the titanium insert also allowed engineers to make the toe, heel, and sole with a denser steel for better playability, and the nice compact head that MP devotees expect allows for workability. 

Amen to that.

$1,000 (set of eight), mizunousa.com/golf

AeroLite Cart BagThe irons appear absolutely heavenly in Mizuno’s new AeroLite Cart Bag, too. In addition to plenty of storage space and individual slots for each club, the 4 lb. bag has a nifty little Velcro patch on the front for glove attachment between shots. $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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