Stumbled into my first Mizuno's. After much research, I went to Golfsmith to hit some new Adams irons I was thinking could be my next set. I was liking them as my buddy happened by and told me of our friend who had just bought some JPX 800's. I always thought Mizuno was a single digit handicap club and I was a bit over 10. The GS person (a college player), suggested I try the 800's. They were nothing special in my hands. Then she gave me the 800 Pro's. I don't know why (maybe it was the shaft) but I hit these great. I mean, the best I've hit anything.
So, confused by this sudden change from the Adams I planned to buy, I went home and did lots of research. There I discovered Mark Crossfield and his obsessive love of Mizuno. I watched his reviews, his comparison reviews, and read everyone else's reviews. I hit them at the store again. Wonderful. When I hit the sweat spot (which was far from every time), it was the best feeling I'd ever had with a club in my hand.
Golf is a head game and my head says Mizuno feels better, plays to more consistent distances, and makes me think I'm going to hit better shots. Is it a coincidence that my handicap has dropped a few strokes? Or is it that I try to get that sweat spot rush as often as I can?