Mizuno Renew Search for Feel with new MP-20 Irons

by Maura Hutchinson

Mizuno have gone back in time in order to create their latest irons, promising golfers three inspired models that you can mix and match for perfect customisation. Read on to find out more of the history behind the new MP-20 Irons, first spotted back in July at The Open Championship.

Everything you can’t see…

All three of the new MP-20 Irons feature Mizuno’s classic styling but with a renewed search for feel. Drawing inspiration the TN-87 irons from the 1980s, the brand has used a layer of copper located just underneath the visible surface of the iron to enhance feel. The club is then chrome plated, but you can catch a glimpse of the copper look below.

Layers of FEEL…

With the new MP-20s, Mizuno says you can optimise your iron set from long to short by mixing and matching the three models. With the classic Mizuno look and quality materials used throughout the range, check out your options when it comes to creating “Layers of Feel” in your golf game.

MP-20 MB Irons
These muscle back irons represent the most classic of blades, heavily influenced by the revered irons of Mizuno’s past. Grain Flow Forged HD from a single billet of 1025E Pure Select Mild Carbon Steel, the MP-20 MB is then layered with soft Copper plating beneath a protective Nickel Chrome for legendary feel and feedback. Featuring a mixed satin/mirror finish to eliminate areas of high glare in the playing position, they also represent Mizuno’s thinnest towline of recent generations based on feedback from Tour players.

MP-20 MMC Irons
Featuring mixed material construction, the MMC uses Grain Flow 1025E mild carbon steel chassis and Ti muscle pad throughout, with 12g Tungsten toe weight for better launch in a compact playing profile. A second Titanium muscle pad, specific to the short irons also allows for a narrower sole from the 8 iron to the PW. Mizuno engineers have reduced the size of the MMC mid and short irons to essentially cover both the previous MMC and SC in just one model.

“The new MMC is the smaller, sharper version of the original. For a player with a traditional eye, looking for a little stability from off centre strikes, but comfortable with their distances and ball speed – this is the iron,” explains Chris Voshall, Mizuno’s Golf Brand Manager.

MP-20 HMB Irons
These “hot metal blades” can be used as a long iron replacement for players with faster swing speeds. Featuring a “tour ready” profile, the HMPs are a performance hybrid iron with generous sole width hidden at address. It’s loft specific construction is achieved using a multi-thickness Grain Flow Forged Chromoly, dialled in to be consistently hot across the club face. Twin 12g Tungsten weights (2-7 iron) help to deliver stability and an easy launch. Whilst a softer 1025E Pure select carbon steel makes the short irons (9/PW) both soft and responsive.

“A few years back it was a surprise to see truly elite tour players with more than one long iron replacement – but now that we’ve found their acceptance point on offset, size and proportions, there’s a new set who are open-minded to the #5 iron and beyond. We’re excited to see what happens they experiment with the HMB,” says Voshall.

The Mizuno MP-20 Irons are now available to PRE-ORDER at GolfOnline.

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