Mizuno’s MP line, used to win major tournaments by players like Tiger Woods, is still going strong. The company has been busy producing the new MP-20 lineup that can pretty easily be deemed the most complete and impressive MP family to date. Comprised of three models including Blade, MMC, and HMB, the new MPs offer something for just about everyone including low-, mid- and even some higher handicap players looking for a players distance model. Here’s the breakdown on each iron – maybe one or a mixture of all three will fit your game.
The three new irons in the MP family are designed to maximize a specific type of performance and blend together seamlessly, and the Blade exemplifies the control aspect of the group by providing the ultimate in feel and shot shaping ability all the way through the set.
The MMC is the middle child in the MP-20 family and features a “player’s cavity” design complete with titanium plate, tungsten weight and a similar copper underlay to the MP-20 Blade. Aimed at better players who want improved long iron performance and more workable short irons, the newest MMC features a thinner topline than the previous MP-18 MMC as well as improved placement of the titanium plate in the cavity.
The hollow muscleback design fits nicely into the players distance category, and the HMB is one of the few available today that actually features a forged clubface and neck. In the HMB’s case, the longer irons (2-7) feature a hollow construction with grain flow forged Chromoly (think Hot Metal) face and neck as well as two 12g tungsten weights in the heel and toe areas for a lower and deeper CG location and easier launch with more forgiveness