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Mulligan Man

Mizuno MX 25 for a 30 handicapper?

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1st post: Hello Everyone. I have been playing for 10 years but I have really only played 3-5 times per year in that timeframe and unfortunately still struggle. I have now taken on a sales position where I'd like to make the golf course a place to build relationships. My game is strongest off the tee and my chipping and putting needs work but is improving. My iron play however is awful! I can drive a ball 270 yds leave it in the middle of the fairway with 80 yds to the pin and approach my next shot knowing that at least 2-3 iron shots are still to come. I'm playing with Dunlops from 1998 and I realize its me and not my irons but I also realize technology in club makings has improved dramatically over the past decade. So, after this long winded breakdown on my game I am curious what others think about the Mizuno MX 25's for a player who needs serious game improvements from iron play?
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I've been researching irons for a few weeks now and find nothing buy rave reviews on the particular club.
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some Big Bertha  irons will  help a new or infrequent player more than mx25svement

Go for max forgiveness,  Mizuno now makes some irons that look like Berthas, but I would go with the Berthas if going for max or super game improvement.  Callaway is the Godmother of forgiveness in irons.

IMO

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Thanks for your response. I actually had an old hand me down set of big berthas that I played with for a summer. I never could get used to swinging those bricks. I hit my Dunlops better do I ended up getting rid of the Big Berthas.
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Nothing wrong with the MZ 25 for someone in your position, a few years old, but a quality iron that should be better than very old Dunlops, that probably were not great when they were new.

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DON'T LISTEN TO ANYONE HERE!  LOL

You are only going to become more confused. There is a conspiracy in the industry and it is well permeated in this forum. They want you to buy two sets of clubs, possibly three. One to learn to hit the ball with, one set to learn to make the ball go and then one set to make the ball go where you want. If your going to get a set, get a set you feel like a million dollars in. All the clubs are designed to go the same distance, by rules of the game of golf. I'm you don't think Tiger is above putting Titanium in his putter head to get an advantage then your wrong, The thing that stops him is the rules. Golf clubs are like a pair of boxing gloves or a pair of running shoes. You will do all the work, the equipment just sort of gets in the way. Go with a club that is EASY to HIT and EASY to CONTROL. Whatever equipment you think will make that happen, then go for it.

I have a thread about Mizuno with several emails from Mizuno actual regarding when a player is "ready" for a certain club. Between them, the "pro's" at the store and the infinite wisdom of the Internets I find there is a huge lack of consistency regarding equipment. In the end I think the choice of equipment is a personal matter that you are best left in control of. I'm not even sure fittings are all that helpful. It's a relatively new tech and how anyone one the Masters prior to 2000 is beyond me.

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I do not like modern GI irons either...

When in doubt, just buy a used iron cheap from ebay and try it out. Hit it on the course and see, how you fare with it. The MX25 has a cavity back and positioned for handicaps around 20 and below. Try before you buy.

@Prodaytrader Conspiracy? Sure... Why dont you buy used stuff off ebay - no questions asked.

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Originally Posted by Prodaytrader

DON'T LISTEN TO ANYONE HERE!  LOL

^^^And start with the guy who wrote that^^^

Visit some demo days, Find out if there is a shop in the area that will let you demo several different models. Its a personal choice, all the manufacturers make decent equipment these days. Its a matter of what feels right and more importantly, what looks right to you.

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Originally Posted by Prodaytrader

DON'T LISTEN TO ANYONE HERE!  LOL

You are only going to become more confused. There is a conspiracy in the industry and it is well permeated in this forum. They want you to buy two sets of clubs, possibly three. One to learn to hit the ball with, one set to learn to make the ball go and then one set to make the ball go where you want. If your going to get a set, get a set you feel like a million dollars in. All the clubs are designed to go the same distance, by rules of the game of golf. I'm you don't think Tiger is above putting Titanium in his putter head to get an advantage then your wrong, The thing that stops him is the rules. Golf clubs are like a pair of boxing gloves or a pair of running shoes. You will do all the work, the equipment just sort of gets in the way. Go with a club that is EASY to HIT and EASY to CONTROL. Whatever equipment you think will make that happen, then go for it.

I have a thread about Mizuno with several emails from Mizuno actual regarding when a player is "ready" for a certain club. Between them, the "pro's" at the store and the infinite wisdom of the Internets I find there is a huge lack of consistency regarding equipment. In the end I think the choice of equipment is a personal matter that you are best left in control of. I'm not even sure fittings are all that helpful. It's a relatively new tech and how anyone one the Masters prior to 2000 is beyond me.

Ah, just when I was starting to miss Logman along comes Prodaytrader to fill the void.

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Ah Thank You Ernest. I'm glad I could remind you of someone you are clearly so fond of. To take a moment to say so, shows you care. I like you too
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Originally Posted by Mulligan Man

1st post: Hello Everyone. I have been playing for 10 years but I have really only played 3-5 times per year in that timeframe and unfortunately still struggle. I have now taken on a sales position where I'd like to make the golf course a place to build relationships.

My game is strongest off the tee and my chipping and putting needs work but is improving. My iron play however is awful! I can drive a ball 270 yds leave it in the middle of the fairway with 80 yds to the pin and approach my next shot knowing that at least 2-3 iron shots are still to come. I'm playing with Dunlops from 1998 and I realize its me and not my irons but I also realize technology in club makings has improved dramatically over the past decade.

So, after this long winded breakdown on my game I am curious what others think about the Mizuno MX 25's for a player who needs serious game improvements from iron play?

If you are improving, the MX-25s are fine clubs. Forgiving but not overly forgiving - good for a 10-20 capper. If you're getting better, they're fine. If you hit dirt before the ball all the time, and dig, then you might find something like a Ping G10 or better, a Ping Rapture or Rapture V2 -- get them used.

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