Mizuno’s MP-18 SC and MP-18 MMC models saw off 14 rivals to record a remarkable one-two in the most comprehensive independent iron tests in the industry, the MyGolfSpy.com ‘Most Wanted Players Iron Test 2018’.
MyGolfSpy.com is an independent testing and review website, considered by many to be the Consumer Reports of Golf. It is the only major golf media outlet to accept no advertising revenue from golf’s biggest companies, and as such, has become the most authoritative testing voice in the industry, accruing 34.4 million readers along the way.
Putting 16 non-blade players’ irons to the test over 120 hours of testing, with twenty testers in the target handicap bracket for this kind of iron hit 9,481 shots with long, mid and short irons, generating well over 400,000 data points via the world’s most trusted launch monitor.
For the ‘Most Wanted Players Iron Test 2018’, MyGolfSpy collected a standard set of launch monitor metrics (ball speed, launch angle, spin rates, distance and more), with the winning club finishing in the statistically significant top group (based on Strokes Gained) for the highest percentage of testers. MyGolfSpy uses a metric called TRUERank that factors in order of finish (rank), along with the percentage of golfers for whom each club was shown to be in the top group.
The Mizuno MP-18 SC topped the test to become the ‘Most Wanted Players Iron 2018’, securing 1st place in the mid-iron rank, 2nd in the short iron rank and 5th in the long iron rank to return a TRUERank of 55% and finish seven percentage points ahead of its nearest rival. That nearest rival was sister model, the MP-18 MMC, which finished 2nd in both the short and long iron ranks, and 5th in the mid-iron rank to achieve a TRUERank of 48%.