When you first look at the Mizuno MP-64 irons you get the feeling you have seen them before somewhere. Looking back we feel that Mizuno have combined the peripheral weighting from the MP-62 irons with the diamond back cavity of the MP-63 irons and we think this works well.
Rumour has it these were designed with a lot of input from Luke Donald, especially in the area of turf interaction and the grinds around the heel and back of the sole are very subtle and give the club some smooth lines.This allows the sole to be a little wider than usual for an MP iron and the MP-64 has the weight a little lower in the sole than the MP-63. The diamond back places more weight behind the hitting area which did make it feel very solid at impact.
Right throughout the set the trajectory was excellent and the MP-64s were pretty forgiving for a better players' iron. The longer irons were not as intimidating as others in this category, but the short irons disappointed slightly with their oversized profile. They didn't seem to fit in with a better player's set and didn't offer the level of workability we had anticipated, although the wedge is strong at 46 degrees.
The MP-64 will be ideal for low single figures golfers who want more control than the JPX825 Pro, even though there is not much in it. Whilst the MP-64 is a quality club, it is very similar to the previous MP-62 and MP-63 models.
The changes therefore are subtle, but ultimately effective.
Overall Rating - 5 stars: