Mizuno MP-59 irons

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Mizuno MP-59 irons review

Mizuno MP-59 irons
Golf Monthly Verdict

The flight comes in at a happy medium – high enough for control when hitting into greens, but low enough to drive through the wind. The consistency was also impressive. Make no mistake, the Mizuno MP-59s are firmly aimed at the accomplished player. However, there is an element of forgiveness that most solid low-handicap golfers would benefit from As you would expect from such a classic-looking Mizuno iron, the 
feel through impact is superb. The Grain Flow forging process used by Mizuno makes these a joy to hit. While the distance is, in itself, not particularly impressive, it is the consistency that makes the Mizuno MP-59 excel. For those after more control of their shots, you will soon develop trust in these. PGA pro verdict Beautifully finished, the Mizuno MP-59 irons performed extremely well. The flight was consistent and the initial launch was high through the set. Headshape was excellent although this design was slightly ‘toe deep’ giving it a bulkier look. The blade was quite long, but this is ideal for the majority of players looking for a muscle-back with forgiveness. Off-centre strikes still flew well. (Golf Monthly Top 25 Coach John Jacobs)

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The titanium muscle that first appeared on the MP-58 remains, but has been redesigned for the Mizuno MP-59 irons. The head looks slightly more compact at address, but there is still noticeably more forgiveness compared to the shallow cavity MP-53 models.

When placed up next to the new MP-69 blade, there is very little difference in topline. This will scare some, but there is more surface area on the Mizuno MP-59, which makes these look a fraction more forgiving.

Mizuno always deliver in the looks department. There are few sets of irons that will attract as much attention as these while sat in the bag. Another beautiful set from Mizuno.

We have always been big fans of the solid performance of the classic Dynamic Gold shaft by True Temper. They reward good swings with strong flights, which particularly helps distance control.

Mizuno has used the Golf Pride M21 grips for the Mizuno MP-59 irons. As you would expect, these offer a good blend of feel and stability that neatly complements the performance of the head itself.

Mizuno has forged a Titanium pad into the back of the head. This allows weight to be moved to the peripheries to aid forgiveness. It should also help to create a more solid feel through impact.

The back edge of the sole has been beveled down to help the head work through the turf more effectively. This should aid shot-making. The MP-59s also have less offset than the 58 model.

 

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Neil Tappin
Digital Editor

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."


Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSi2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X