Re: Titleist vs. Mizuno vs. Ping irons
Originally Posted by wardamneagle
I haven't actually hit the Titleist irons, but I hit Ping i10s and Mizuno MP-57s and MP-60s just over a week ago. The i10s and MP-57s ended up at the top (#2 and #1, respectively) of my list of sets of irons I want for my next set, which I'll purchase when my handicap gets to the teens.
Ping irons are notoriously easy to get fit for. It's something they're known for. If getting fit is a worry for you - and you should get fit for irons, regardless of which irons you get - this is a big plus. Also, I believe the i10s come in any subset you want from 2-LW. So, if you want to hold onto your 3H and just get 4-PW, you can do so. If you decide you love the irons so much you want to get the GW, SW, and/or LW in the same set, you can do that too. And if you decide that a 3I or even 2I is something you'd like to hit, you can get them as well.
I loved the way the Mizunos feel. I can't really explain it. I liked the MP-57s more than the MP-60s, but the MP-60s better than some other companies' top-of-the-line clubs. Mizunos are forged, which I should note refers to the process of creating them and doesn't mean 'counterfeit'. I forget the exact benefit(s) of forged irons, but the ball seemed to jump off the club, except the 51-degree gap wedge, which felt like the ball wanted to stick around a while but reluctantly left. It felt good, although my narrative might not make that evident.
Strong suggestion: hit any set of irons - and at least those of one competitor - before you decide on a set to purchase. And get fit for whichever ones you buy.