Mizuno is releasing four different models in its launch of the MP-18s, including MP-18, MP-18 SC, MP-18 MMC and the MP-18 MMC FLI-HI – to offer golfers the opportunity to assemble sets matched to their personal playing styles.
“MP irons are timeless clubs, with many sets of our earlier versions often being passed down from generation to generation,” said Ryan Ellis, Mizuno USA brand manager of golf.
“We’re refining our proud family of irons, and we wanted to make sure that we got it right. The MP-18 irons honour the history and legacy of the MP series, delivering on all the things that better players are looking for,” said Ellis.
“This introduction of the new MP evolves our family of irons by reintroducing elements of classic shapes with the modern technology we bring to the table in our irons,” added Ellis.
All of the new MP-18 irons feature a thin top line, as well as a thin sole to deliver a classic look upon address. The shape of the top line is cambered to make it appear even thinner than its measured specifications.
The MP-18 boasts a slightly wider sole than its predecessor, the MP-4, to deliver added playability. It also features a head size smaller than both the MP-4 and MP-5 with a low heel design that resonates with seasoned players.
The seven-iron through pitching wedge also were designed to be much smaller and more compact than other clubs. However they also have a similar sweet spot to the MP-4.
The MP-18 SC (Split Cavity) features a slightly wider sole than others in the series, offering enhanced playability and forgiveness. While repeating several of the design traits in the MP-18, there are subtle variations, such as a slightly thicker topline and greater face height.
The MP-18 MMC (Multi-Metal Construction) boasts a mixture of metals to deliver the better performance.
The long irons feature eight grams of titanium along the perimeter of the club, while 20 grams of tungsten are inserted in the toe of the club to increase the moment of inertia.
Despite the smaller club head, the MP-18 MMC does feature a larger sweet spot than the other irons in the MP line and is also designed for forgiveness.
The partial set of the MP-18 FLI-Hi rons gives golfers an additional and forgiving option when assembling their MP-18 set. Available in a two-iron through six-iron, these long irons add muscle for higher ball speeds, while maintaining the slim, classic look that resonates throughout the MP series.
Mizuno will continue to offer high-end, aftermarket shafts for all its clubs. The MP-18 comes in stock with the Dynamic Gold S300, the MP-18 SC features the KBS Tour Stiff and MP-18 MMC comes with the Nippon Modus 120 Stiff.
Each MP-18 irons offer golfers the opportunity to mix and match when assembling their sets.