Mizuno MP-59 forged irons

Mizuno MP-59 forged iron.

Mizuno MP-59 forged iron.

The MP-59 is a direct relative of the MP-58, which has been a popular forged iron.

The MP-59 has titanium forged into the muscleback area of the blade, producing a sweet area that Mizuno says is 5 percent larger than that of the MP-58.

The iron also reflects Mizuno’s efforts to optimize sound and feel with Harmonic Impact Technology. MSRP is $999.99 (eight irons, steel shafts); stock shaft is True Temper Dynamic Gold.

Forged irons have made a dramatic comeback. Only a few years ago, most irons were made of investment-cast stainless steel. Now we see forged irons, made of soft carbon steel, in the club lineup of every major club manufacturer.

In general, these irons appeal to low-handicap players, although some companies are making a pitch to golfers of average ability who probably are planning on improvement.

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