Pros: High launching. Great in the rough. Smooth Mizuno feel at impact.
Cons: Mizuno doesn't make it anymore.
I purchased this iron in April of 2013 because I was not launching my Mizuno MP-57 4 iron high enough to hold greens. I am not a particularly high ball hitter. There were several par 3 holes that I play that could use a higher launching club for 180 yard shots. Also, my 4-iron in light rough would dig in and I would lose distance. I had read about the Fli Hi and decided to give a shot. I found one on e-Bay with the same shaft as my MP-57, Nippon 950GH stiff.
First off, this is a nice looking club. It is made of the same grain flow forged 1025E steel as other Mizuno MP irons. The club is hollow with a thinner faster, higher COR face. The sole is wider than a normal iron and has a fair amount of camber from front to back. The easy to read numbers and Mizuno symbol enhance the look. The finish is a slight brushed look that I like a lot.
Mizuno made a 2, 3 and 4 iron versions with True Temper Dynamic Gold and DGSL shafts, Project X shafts and Nippon 950GH shafts.
Right away I knew I would enjoy this club. A good contact, center face hit has the same smooth feel that you would expect from a Mizuno MP iron. The ball leaps off the face with a good strike. Ball flight had similar curve as my other irons but with higher launch. My carry was about 5 yards longer than my MP-57 4 iron, but with less roll out. This helps hold greens.
From light rough, the club easily glides through the grass. Deep rough is more of a problem, but for me, so are any long iron or hybrid. Off center hits do not feel as punishing as they do with other irons and I didn't lose as much distance.
I have been playing this hybrid iron for two years now and I must say it is still one of my favorite clubs. I recently replaced my irons and only changed the 5-PW because I wanted to keep this club in the bag. You can find this club on e-Bay for short money. Recent auctions have the club selling for around $40 to $45 dollars. That is a steal!