Mizuno MX-300 Iron Review

Whether you’re a better player looking for a little bit of extra forgiveness, or an improving player who’s not quite sure blades are the next step, Mizuno’s new MX-300 offers an ideal mix of game improvement and game enhancement.

Mizuno MX-300 HeroI’ll be honest with you, I feel like I really need to throw everything I believed about irons in the “game improvement” category out the window. Quickly. The Mizuno MX-300s changed my mind about what a game improvement iron should be and how a game improvement iron should feel. And this is coming from someone who thinks the constant Mizuno praise gets a little old sometimes.

Don’t get me wrong, there is no doubt that Mizuno is one of the top iron makers on the market, and has been so for a while. Every time I tried a set, I walked away impressed with the looks, the feel, and the performance. It’s just that Mizuno has a somewhat rabid fan base, and though their love for the forged iron maker undeniably justified, I’m the kind of person that’s maybe best described as “anti-hype” and therefore, I tend to stay away from the things everyone hypes too much. I guess I like to be different. Still, when I was given the opportunity to review the newest irons in Mizuno’s MX series, I was more than happy to oblige. I knew that I was in for a treat, especially since I remembered thinking their intention to blur the line between player’s iron and GI iron was pretty interesting back in October, when I covered their release.

Volume Two Hundred Twenty Four

Tiger’s sorry, Poulter’s pretty in pink, and Stevie is ready to kick butt!

Hittin' the LinksHello again golf fans and welcome to Hittin’ the Links. It was quite a weekend for the golf fan, plenty to see and listen to, and some of it actually included hitting golf balls.

In this edition of HTL we start off looking again at the Tiger Situation, the speech, the circus that was Sawgrass, and Stevie’s warning. Then we turn our attention to drunk cart driving, find out who the Dalai Lama has never heard of, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!

A Little Bit About Geoff Ogilvy

What is up with the 2006 U.S. Open Champion?

ProfilesWhat has the 2006 U.S. Open champion been up to lately? Aside from taking the SBS Championship by the throat and the birth of his son, Ogilvy has switched his club sponsor (from Cobra to Titleist) and apparel sponsor (from Puma to FootJoy), been busy on twitter (over 10,000 followers), and playing some kick ass golf. I did a little searching around and wanted to find out more about him. Take a peek and see about his family life, the clubs he’s using and some other odd ball facts.

It’s the Tiger Woods Way: Manipulation and Revenge

More of the same from the greatest golfer – and philanderer – most of us have ever seen.

Thrash TalkWoods will speak Friday, and to the surprise of no one, the rules ensure nothing can go wrong. Plus, in true Tiger fashion, he gets vengeance on the first sponsor to drop him.

As always, it’s on Tiger Woods’ terms.

Woods has yet to lace up his Nikes, so we can’t tell about his driving distance off the tee, his precision into the greens, or his ability to make clutch putts. But we already know two of his most defining characteristics are back in fine form: manipulation and vindictiveness.

Callaway Adds to Diablo Brand with Diablo Edge and Diablo Forged Irons

Want to play with an edge? Or are you looking for the forged iron with the rest of us in mind? Either way, Callaway has what you need with the new Diablo Edge and Diablo Forged irons.

Bag DropCallaway Golf extends their Diablo brand, which up until this year only consisted of drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids. New for 2010 are the Diablo Edge and Diablo Forged irons, each of which is geared towards specific types of players.

Both models take a number of features previously seen on Callaway’s X-22 and X-22 Tour irons, and builds on them for this new release. The Diablo Edge was designed with the player looking for more consistency and distance in mind, while the Diablo Forged caters more towards the better player. Which of these has the qualities you’re looking for? Follow along to find out!

Volume Two Hundred Twenty Three

Couples wins, we’re having a prime time U.S. Open, and a tiger-less match play.

Hittin' the LinksHello and welcome to Hittin’ the Links. I don’t know about you but I actually enjoyed watching the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this week, and it’s been a long time since I could say that. Was it actually less annoying this year or was it just me?

Anyway, in this volume of HTL we start of looking at the tabloid circus that is Tiger Woods’ life, then turn our attention to the Kia Classic, and check out some prime time golf. Also, we look at the Accenture Match Play, take notice of David Duval’s comeback, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!

Five Reasons Steve Stricker Should Win a Major in 2010

Why golf’s new number two should earn a major in 2010 and maybe even become golf’s number one.

Trap Five LogoIn a lot of ways the world’s current number two, Steve Stricker, never really gets the attention that is due to him. The media is too busy talking about Tiger’s off-course issues problems, or Phil’s groove issues, to take too much notice of a guy who has made the cut in 22 of his last 25 starts, even if those 25 starts include three wins last year and two already this year (if you count the Shark Shootout). Also, with a real hot year he could potentially take the number one spot from Tiger. This year will be great for him and I’ll be happy to watch him take home a Green Jacket or Claret Jug (or both).

Here are the top five reasons why Steve Stricker will (or should!) win a major in 2010. Good Luck Steve!!!

Sorry Stricker, I’m Bored

New #2 seems like a really nice guy, but hard as I try, I can’t get jazzed up about him. Help me figure out why.

Thrash TalkHe’s a nice guy. Really nice. So nice he cries tears of joy every time he wins. I can buy that. Actually I can root for that. A pro athlete who really cares, whose default emotion is to weep, rather than throw a club and drop F-bombs on live TV. Steve Stricker’s the opposite of everything I can’t stand in His Tigerness, so in theory I should be president of the Stricker fan club.
But that’s where I’m stumped. I see Stricker’s name on the leaderboard and I might as well have taken an Ambien. There’s no spark, no sizzle, no swagger, no pop. So what is it I look for as a golf fan?

I guess the best way to define it is to run down the list and see if there’s a pattern.

Nike Adds Hybrids, Fairway Woods, and Drivers to Victory Red Lineup

Building on the success of the Victory Red irons and wedges, Nike has extended the VR name to include a new lineup of drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids.

Bag DropOnce again, Nike Golf has stepped up to the plate and delivered with its latest release of drivers, fairways, and hybrids. Created with a great deal of input from their stable of athletes, Nike brings us what can easily be called their most traditional looking line of woods to date. The new Victory Reds are quite the departure, appearance-wise, from the SQ Sumo released two short years ago.

Bridging the gap between then and now was the SQ Dymo, which toned down the large grey Powerbow and had the option of the face-altering STR8-Fit Technology. Both the Sumo and Dymo were pretty successful, garnering tons of praise for being long and forgiving, and both still remain as a very affordable option on the market today. Can Nike continue to have the same success with their new lineup? Follow along with us as we look deeper at the Victory Red hybrids, fairway woods, and drivers.