Guest Blogger: Mizuno Golf Rep Scott Little Talks New Irons & Awards

Haggin Oaks is going to start running a handful of columns and Q&A’s with several of our manufacturer representatives over the course of 2011. This week’s column is from our Mizuno Golf sales rep, Scott Little.

Mizuno has done it yet again, as FOUR more irons can now call themselves Golf Digest “Hot List” GOLD Medal winners. The JPX-800 and JPX-800 Pro irons each took home the top prize in the Game Improvement category, while the MP-53 and MP-63 scored GOLD in Player’s Irons. Mizuno now has a total of SIX Gold Medal irons in their award-winning 2011 iron line-up, as the MP-58 won Gold and ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the 2010 Hot List, and the MX-1000 was also GOLD in the Super Game Improvement category in 2010 (MP-68 was not tested as they don’t include pure musclebacks). Accolades such as these are a testament to Mizuno’s unmatched Global R&D resources, superior designs, and patented manufacturing processes. FOUR new Mizuno irons, FOUR Gold Medals, and an ALL-GOLD Mizuno iron line-up for 2011. No other manufacturer can make that claim!

Gold Medal – Game Improvement Irons

“The JPX-800 is an attempt by Mizuno to go beyond its “player iron” heritage, and the company has succeeded. The iron has plenty of pop and more than a hint of forgiveness.” – Hot List Judge

“As good a cast club as I’ve ever hit. It has a medium-high ball flight that is workable and repeatable.” – Player Comment

JPX-800 Pro
Gold Medal – Game Improvement Irons
Category Leader and 5 out of 5 stars for “Look/Sound/Feel.”

“The ball flight is a little lower than other irons in this category. It’s also easier to maneuver than a lot of players irons I’ve hit.” – Player Comment

“It’s a game-improvement club that you can fool your friends with; It looks like a players iron, but middle-handicappers can play well with these.” – Hot List Judge

Gold Medal – Players Irons
5 out of 5 stars in “Innovation” category.

“I’ve been waiting for this set. Whatever sole grind this is, it makes a perfect divot.” – Player Comment

“I felt like I could detect the weight in every sequence of my swing. Mis-hits weren’t as painful as I probably deserved, and that’s just what you want to see.” – Player Comment

“The company continues to take classic designs and make them more versatile without compromising the feel it’s known for. The MP-53 is the more forgiving of Mizuno’s two players irons, and there are plenty of custom options available to help you find what you’re looking for.” – Hot List Judge

Gold Medal – Players Irons
Category Leader and 5 out of 5 stars in “Performance” and “Look/Sound/Feel” categories.

“I thought the best synergy of sod and steel was in the MP-62s, but these beat that. I caught a couple heavy, and the impact and flight were barely affected.” – Player Comment

Mizuno’s sound research led to one of the company’s sweetest sounding irons yet.” – Hot List Judge

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