Re: Titleist vs. Mizuno ironsLooks like I'm bumping this thread a bit late, but I just had to chime in, in hopes that my conflicted mind might be helped here.
I've been a Titleist devotee for the last 10 years almost. In fact the only clubs in my bag that weren't stamped with that cursive "T" were my wedges and my putter. I could never afford the Scotty Cameron I always wanted, and always enjoyed my Cleveland wedges... although even that just changed with the purchase of two Spin Milled Vokey wedges.
But when it comes down to it, I've always been missing something with my irons. I have ALWAYS envied the Mizuno player, and I always wanted to play Mizuno's, but if I was really honest with myself, they never really offered a club I could play with on a daily basis. I hit the ball pretty well, but just like everyone else, I've had my days where I just can't find the sweetspot, and with a true players club my round is spoiled.
So now that I'm in the market to replace my DCI 990's, I'm noticing that nothing has changed as far as the gorgeous look & feel of Mizuno's, but turns out a lot has changed with respect to their playability.
I gave Titleist the benefit of the doubt and hit the AP2 first. Am I the only one who thinks those things feel like cast clubs? They are a pretty looking set of irons at address, but that's about where I stopped being impressed.
So now I've hit the Mizuno MP 52, and MP 57, and I'm having a hell of a time deciding between the two. I think I am leaning towards the 52's, but I was able to control my trajectory a tiny bit better with the 57's. On the other side, I felt like was able to hold my distances better on slight mishits with the 52's.
By the way, does anyone have any thoughts on where or how I can get a REAL feel for how these clubs play? When I say I've hit them, I mean I was able to try out both models at an outdoor range using the standard 6-iron demo only. At the very least, I want to be able to take a crack at the 3, 6 and 9 irons, but it seems like this is impossible at least where I live.