Irons to touch your soul / Mizuno MP-18

Everything you wanted to know about the Mizuno MP-18 irons coming this September.

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Refined by our master craftsmen in YORO Japan – the MP-18s are inspired by every great player to pure a Mizuno iron since 1933.  The master mould of every head checked and adapted to the satisfaction of our most experienced clubmakers – including the legendary Turbo.  Three models Grain Flow Forged in Hiroshima Japan designed to mix and match within a custom set.  To find the artist in every player.

 

Mizuno MP-18 / The Craftsmen’s Muscleback

Sculpted by our YORO master craftsmen, the MP-18 is a throwback to the muscle-backs of Mizuno’s past. A shorter blade length, cambered top line and steep progression into sharp, compact wedges are the marks of our master clubmakers – who honed their skills on the irons of major winners. Grain Flow Forged in Hiroshima Japan for the most colourful feedback imaginable.  3-PW / Right hand only.  RRP £135 / Euro 175 per iron.

“You can sense Turbo’s signature on the MP-18s – they remind me of the blades we worked on together all those years ago.” – Nick Faldo, Six-time Major winner

 

Mizuno Grain Flow Forged irons start with a single billet of soft mild carbon steel to maintain the flow of grain.

‘Turbo’ one of three Mastercraftsman at Yoro Japan built all 6 of Sir Nick Faldo’s major winning iron sets.

 

Mizuno MP-18 SC / The Player’s Cavity Back

A compact cavity back – sensitively reworked by the same Master Craftsmen who created multiple major winning iron sets. A slightly wider, cambered sole makes this more playable than the muscle back. Though the thin, tapered top line, short head length and smaller wedges mean this is very much a tour-ready iron. Grain Flow Forged in Hiroshima for the most colourful feedback through impact.  RH & LH / 3-PW.  RRP £135 / Euro 175 per iron.

 

“The MP-18 SC is an iron that combines a lot of practical needs – stability, workability and softness at impact with our craftsmen’s desire for immaculate looks over the ball. Although the sole is a little wider than the muscle back, from every playing position, the two models blend beautifully as a mixed set.” Chris Voshall, Senior Engineer

The MP-18 master moulds are handground by Mizuno’s Mastercraftsmen.

 

 

 

Mizuno MP-18 MMC / Multi-Metal Cavity 

A three-year project lead by our Yoro master craftsmen to develop a highly stable, forgiving multi-metal construction iron – which satisfied their aesthetic demands at address.  Even with both lightweight Titanium and heavier tungsten parts sealed within its 1025E mild carbon steel head, the MP-18 MMC maintains a similar ‘tour ready’ profile and size to the MP-18 SC.   RH only 4-PW.  RRP £150 / Euro 195 per iron.

 

The MP-18 master moulds are hand finished by Mizuno’s Master craftsmen.

 

“The MP-18 MMC is the first multi-material MP iron built in the vision of our master clubmakers – which set standards for looks and aesthetics that this kind of multi-metal construction typically prohibits.   It extended our normal two-year development cycle by a full year – but raising the bar that little bit higher delivered this landmark iron.”  Chris Voshall, Senior Engineer.

Mizuno forgings have been produced in Hiroshima since 1968.

 

MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi / The Player’s Long Iron 

The finishing touch to an MP-18 set – the long iron replacement now used by every Mizuno tour player.   A higher flying option with steeper landing angles, engineered with a profile acceptable to our Yoro master clubmakers.  The sleek new profile now envelopes a Maraging steel face, Tungsten toe weight and internal pocket for enhanced ball speed and ease of use.  RH only / 2-5 iron.  RRP £150 / Euro 195 per iron.

 

“The Fli-Hi is very much a fixture on tour now – even the most classically minded players have converted to the #2 and #3 iron replacements.  These are worlds away from heavily offset ‘game improvement’ hybrids – but much easier than a traditional long iron to flight and land in firm conditions.”   Chris Voshall, Senior Engineer.

 

Full product pages with all specs will be live on 4/9/17.