MP 14 Golf Irons
On 2010-07-23, big bob rated this a 4...(8732)
s300 gold true temper shafts. half cord golf pride grips. 2 degrees upright. standard loft regarding the following persons comments: On 2005-02-21, littlebob rated this Mizuno MP 14 a 5...(5067)
littlebob, i think ur full of shit. nice try though. anyone who can consistantly hit that beautiful little 200 yard draw (as you described) is no 6 handicaper. no no. you are dreaming or rather fantasizing.
don't anyone believe this guy. as further proof. i've been playing my mp14's for...well many years now and while playing them i was given some old ping eye 2's. funny. miss hits on the cavity back ping eyes FELT worse than on my mp14's. that stupid myth about miss hits is... well a myth. if you miss hit it definitely feels 'odd' and you will lose distance + accuracy regardless of muscle back or cavity back.
don't believe little bob. he is full of shit.
the mp14 was a great muscle back and still is. it was flow grain forged when new just like the newer blades. so, if you want a compact blade that gets you through the rough the mp14 is a good choice. 70's purchased new at my local golf club. i hit them before i bought them. it's been awhile but if remember correctly i paid 590 for them. huh? listen. if you don't hit the ball squarely i don't care what stupid big bertha kinda club you're playing... it ain't gonna be good.
cover the ball boy... cover the ball huh? amazing. this review form must have been created by a non-golfer. superb
little bob is a little dreamer
On 2005-02-21, littlebob rated this a 5...(5067)
I bought these blades believing I was good enough to graduate from my Titleist DCI Oversize+. I was playing to a 9 handicap at the time. I paid ~$200 through ebay about one year ago. Feeling a good shot is almost as enjoyable as watching one. Hearing my playing partners say "nice shot" time and again is a bonus. Working my 4 iron from 200 yds. out slightly uphill with light snow blowing at 32 degrees to 10 feet was awesome. The more I play them the more confidence I have to work the ball. Sure I could work my other clubs some but not as easily as these. I also like the short, narrow topline look at address vs my DCIs. What's not to like. I'm at a 5 handicap now. I won't say the clubs are the only reason. The MP 14 and DCI O+ are both custom fit so that the "fitting" isn't a variable. If I had to say one dislike I have is what is often said about blades, ie, bad shots feel worse vs cavity backs. One more thing that could be a problem for some. Soft metal dings more readily. Covering the head is a must. MP 14s are forged blades with lots of shiney chrome. The lofts are not as strong as modern blades. I'm thinking about adjusting the lofts slightly stronger. For eg., the pitching wedge is 50 degrees. I'd like it to be 48 to help balance my set with other wedges. The hosel is long. The weight of that hosel could have been used to make a larger sweet spot, perhaps.
MP 14s are good looking blades. I have played better since switching to them. I love the feedback from a shot on the sweet spot and the look of them at address. I've been able to work the ball easier with them when needed which is a plus. I'd recommend these to fairly good ball strikers first and to those who like the looks and feel of a fine instrument second.
On 2004-09-22, David G rated this a 5...(4440)
I have been using a 70s era set of Top-Flite blades and I had wanted to buy a new set and I really liked the look reputation of the forged Mizunos. So after researching Ebay for weeks and losing out on various auctions because I couldn't stay up late enough to compete with all the midnight ebayers, I bought this set outright without bidding for $199.00 for 3-PW. The reviews that I read all raved about these clubs and they were right. Since my wife probably won't be reading this, I will tell you that my Mizuno mp 14s are on my screensaver at work. I love these clubs, I baby these clubs, I hate to have dirt in my scoring lines and when I get ready to play a round of golf I treat these clubs like a matador treats his spears before a bullfight. I think I am Tiger Woods incarnate with these clubs (I have a good imagination). I can draw or fade the ball. The trajectory is great and they look fantastic. When you hit the sweet spot with these clubs for the first time, it will be like falling in love again for the first time, as the ball rockets off the club face into the clear blue sky. Barring a tragic accident, these clubs will never be seen on Ebay ever again. No wonder the pros love these clubs. The only thing I do not like about hitting my Mizunos is seeing the bottom of my empty bucket of range balls. Also, because of the soft metal Mizuno uses, I had to put on head covers for my irons to prevent any further dinging. They are beautifully made. And you can tell that a lot of care goes into the clubs.
If you want to play the best clubs on the market, find someone who is selling their Mizuno mp 14s and buy them. But remember, don't tell them how good they are, because no one likes a bad winner.