Mizuno MP-H5 irons review

Our thoughts on a new set of irons from Mizuno

Mizuno MP-H5 irons review
Mizuno MP-H5 irons review

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Golf Monthly technical editor gives his Mizuno MP-H5 irons review

Above, Golf Monthly technical editor Paul O'Hagan gives his Mizuno MP-H5 irons review.

At a glance:

- A high-launching iron designed to combat modern course set-ups - The MP-H5s are available from 1-iron to pitching wedge and cost £115 per iron

Mizuno is calling the MP-H5 a “new type of players’ iron” – designed for the demands of tougher, modern layouts.

It features a “hollow flow” concept that launches the ball higher to encourage a steeper landing that should be beneficial when hitting longer approaches to tighter pin positions on firmer greens.

Crucially, the MP-H5 achieves its forgiving launch without detracting from the look of the top line, or by adding lots of offset, making the scoring clubs relatively compact.

Replacing the popular MP-H4, the MP-H5 has hollow and part-hollow offerings from 1-iron to pitching wedge. The split set sees the 1-6 irons take on a full-hollow design, featuring a high COR steel face to make them more forgiving, while the 7-PW irons are only part hollow with a Grain Flow Forged face, neck and body to offer more feel and workability.

“The MP-H5 irons will suit players who have grown up on traditional irons, but don’t want to be left behind on distance and stopping power,” explains Chuck Couch, Mizuno’s vice president of product management.

“In another 10 years we think the majority of tour players will be using irons like these,” adds Couch.

Mizuno MP-H5 irons are available to purchase now with an RRP of £115 per club.

They were unveiled at the same time as the MP-H5 irons and MP-T5 wedge. Click the links for more information on these products.

Also check out our Mizuno JPX850 forged irons review.



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Nick Bonfield
Features Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x