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Mizuno Pro 225

Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: Given the clean profile and careful craftsmanship, you likely wouldn’t guess that these irons feature a multi-material hollow construction through the 8-iron. In those clubs a thin, forged face has a variable-thickness design to maximize ball speed. On the 2- through 7-iron, a 28-gram tungsten slug sits low in the back for a deeper center of gravity and higher launch. The 8-iron foregoes the tungsten to help smooth the transition to the partially hollow short irons, which have a forged 1025E-carbon-steel face and neck plus a 17-4-stainless-steel cap over the muscle-back area to promote more control in the scoring clubs. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: We can hear you now: “Seriously, another Mizuno players-distance iron?” Although certainly a tad confusing to the consumer, each line of irons serves a different type of player. Despite having a hollow body, the Pro 225 is the most classic-looking of the group, and it might be the peppiest, too. Some hollow-body irons use elastomer inside the head to dampen sound (which can reduce face flex), but the Pro 225 goes without an elastomer. Instead, sound and feel are controlled by the rigidness of the body. Read more>>

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Price: Mizuno Pro 225 $188 (per iron)
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Ratings
Performance

50%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
Medium-Handicapper
"Really nice topline without making the clubhead look too small. Got a nice, full, flush forged feeling to it. You get rewarded on center strikes with a lovely crisp feel. Easy to hit and keep it straight. Saw a slight gain in distance."
Handicap, 9
Medium-Handicapper
“The aesthetics are perfect. It just looks majestic, like an old-fashioned blade but with modern distance. Produces a nice thump at impact.”
Handicap, 8
Medium-Handicapper
"The gold standard of feel. Everything felt so good and pleasing and makes you happy. Almost a can't-miss feel with this club. Felt very powerful while staying syrupy sweet."
Handicap, 6
Club Specs
Models Dexterity Price
Mizuno Pro 225 Right Hand $188

Mizuno Pro 225

Name Loft Length
5I 24.00 38.00
7I 30.00 37.00
PW 44.00 35.50

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