Mizuno Golf Announces MP20 Family of Irons and T20 Wedges

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Mizuno Golf yesterday announced a range of new premium golf clubs including the MP20 family of irons and T20 Wedges. These new products will be available for purchase nationwide on September 20, 2019. (AU)

Mizuno MP-20 - LAYERS OF FEEL

Evolved from the DNA of irons that shaped the modern game, launched major winning careers and inspired generations of ‘tour edition’ muscle backs.   Exclusively Grain Flow Forged in Hiroshima Japan, where Mizuno has refined the art of feel for over 50 years. Once again plated in copper, like Mizuno's legendary TN87 - for an impact sensation recognised as our purest ever. Three irons, each with their own unique appeal, to work alone or blend within a custom set.

Most modern muscle backs and limited 'tour edition' irons can be traced back to the great Mizuno blades.   Though what makes a Mizuno iron truly exceptional is everything you can't see. If you could peel back the chrome plating, you would find a sandwich of nickel and soft copper before the Grain Flow Forged HD chassis. Under a microscope, you can see a perfect flow of grain within the steel from the hosel to toe, compacted tighter in the hitting area. Designers can mimic our lines, but not what's inside."

"As an elite amateur or emerging professional - there's no queue of manufacturers waiting to build you a 'tour only' iron. That's why Mizuno has a history of equipment played at this level. Any Mizuno iron model is 'tour ready' straight from the box. The heads we use on the PGA Tour come from the same boxes we use for club golfers," Jeff Cook, Tour Operations Manager.

Mizuno MP-20 MB

  • Definition: Pure Muscle Back
  • Strapline: Layers of History. Layers of Feel.
  • Composition: GFF HD with Copper underlay

The ultimate Mizuno muscle back - heavily influenced by the most revered blades of Mizuno’s past. Grain Flow Forged HD from a single billet of 1025E Pure Select Mild Carbon Steel – then layered with soft Copper plating beneath a protective Nickel Chrome for legendary feel and feedback.

Features and Benefits

  • Layers of Feel: Grain Flow Forged HD in Hiroshima Japan, from 1025E Pure Select mild carbon steel, then plated in soft copper and Nickel Chrome – the original layering from Mizuno’s great TN87 blade.
  •  ‘Tour Ready’ Profile: Honed by studying elements of Mizuno’s most played/retained tour iron models - by both contracted and non-contracted tour players. Usage amongst ‘free-agents’ on tour provided a new perspective.
  •  Vertically Stable: A discreetly tapered top blade and cambered sole allow a fuller vertical spread of weight to forgive strikes high or low from the face – without distorting the traditional muscle back appearance.
  •  Refined Topline: Mizuno’s thinnest topline of recent generations - a response to feedback from our tour players. The MP-20 #3 iron is reduced by 0.05m and pitching wedge by 0.15mm (compared to MP-18).
  •  Mixed satin/mirror finish: Combination of chrome finishing to eliminate areas of high glare in the playing position.

“We kept asking ourselves - why did players still talk about the feel of the older Mizuno blades – TN87, MP14, MP29, TP9? Despite our Grain Flow Forging process tightening up and an evolving CAD process that predicts vibration patterns – we were still missing something. The one element left from the old classics was a layer of Copper. After blind testing our players at the Valspar it was more than nostalgia - our test pool universally preferred the prototype with copper plating.” - Chris Voshall, Golf Brand Manager. Mizuno

Mizuno MP-20 MMC

  • Definition: Elite Players Cavity
  • Strapline: Multi Metal Performance
  • Composition: GFF HD with Titanium plate, Tungsten weight and Copper underlay

The 2nd generation of Mizuno’s multi material concept - with a thinner topline and refined scoring irons. Based on the chassis, set flow and proportions of the MP-20 muscle back – engineered to be more playable through the use of Titanium muscle plate and Tungsten sole weight. Grain Flow Forged HD from a single billet of 1025E Pure Select Mild Carbon Steel – layered within soft Copper plating and protective Nickel Chrome for legendary feel and feedback.

Features and Benefits

  • Layers of Feel: Grain Flow Forged HD in Hiroshima Japan, from 1025E Pure Select mild carbon steel, then plated in soft copper and Nickel Chrome – the original layering from Mizuno’s great TN87 blade.
  • Stability in a Tour preferred profile: Titanium muscle spreads weight for forgiveness from off centre strikes while maintaining centre portion thickness for muscle back type feel / feedback.
  • Multi-material construction: Grain Flow 1025E mild carbon steel chassis and Ti muscle pad throughout, with 12g Tungsten toe weight (4-7 iron) for ease of launch in a compact playing profile.
  • Improved set flow to wedges: Use of a 2nd Titanium muscle pad specific to the short irons, allows a narrower sole from 8 iron to pitching wedge
  • Dramatically thinner topline:   As a response to requests from the tour. The MP-20 MMC #4 iron is reduced by 0.3mm and pitching wedge by 0.4mm (compared to MP-18 MMC). Less than 1mm thicker at address than the MP-20 muscle back.
  • Mixed satin/mirror finish: Combination of chrome finishing to eliminate areas of high glare in the playing position.

 “The new MMC is the smaller, sharper version of the original. For a player with a traditional eye, looking for a little stability from off centre strikes, but comfortable with their distances and ball speed – this is the iron.” - Chris Voshall, Golf Brand Manager. Mizuno

Mizuno MP-20 HMB

  • Definition: Hot Metal Blade
  • Strapline: A New Breed.
  • Composition: Hollow construction, Forged Chromoly Face and Neck

 A full set of performance hybrid irons – in a sharp ‘tour ready’ profile. Inspired by the proliferation of long iron replacements on tour –the MP20 HMB extends the concept right through to wedge. Built upon the ball speed of Mizuno’s Chromoly Face and Neck, supported by a precision stainless steel body and Tungsten weighting. Layered with soft Copper plating and protective Nickel Chrome for legendary feel and feedback.

Features and Benefits

  • Layers of Feel: Grain Flow Forged HD in Hiroshima Japan, plated in soft copper and Nickel Chrome – the original layering from Mizuno’s great TN87 blade.
  • Muscleback DNA: The proportions, topline and offset transition of a classic Mizuno players muscle back, with generous sole width hidden at address. For consistent ball players pursuing added ball speed – without sacrificing their shot making options.
  • Mixes with any MP-20 set: Play as a full set, long iron replacement or a mixed set with MP-20 muscle backs or MP-20 MMC. Our recommended breakpoints for blended sets are between 4&5 iron or 7&8 iron.
  • Complex, loft specific construction: Our multi-thickness Grain Flow Forged Chromoly (2-8 iron face and neck) is dialled in to be consistently hot across the clubface. Twin 12g Tungsten weights (2-7 iron) deliver stability and an easy launch. A softer 1025E Pure select mild carbon steel makes the short irons (9/pw) soft and responsive.
  • Brush Satin finish: Low glare and durable plated finish.

“A few years back it was a surprise to see truly elite tour players with more than one long iron replacement – but now that we’ve found their acceptance point on offset, size and proportions, there’s a new set who are open-minded to the #5 iron and beyond. We’re excited to see what happens they experiment with the HMB.” - Chris Voshall, Golf Brand Manager. Mizuno

Mizuno MP-20 LEFT handed (SEL)

The perfect mixed set of precise, shotmakers MP-20 muscle back mid to short irons, and stable, easy launching MP-20 HMB long irons. Based on our most popular right handed, blended set with lofts adjusted for perfect distance gaps throughout.

Mizuno T20 WEDGES

  • Definition: Classic Teardrop
  • Strapline: Grain Flow Forged HD precision – where you need it most.
  • Composition: Select 1025E Mild Carbon steel

The precision and feel of Mizuno’s Grain Flow Forged HD process suits the manufacture of wedges like no other. Perfected for over 50 years at one factory in Hiroshima, Japan - Mizuno’s forging expertise is revered for its consistency of manufacture, distance control and incredible feedback. A reputation most commonly associated with Mizuno irons – but with even more payback in the wedges where touch and feel are most critical.

Features and Benefits

  • Maintain backspin in wet conditions: New HYDROFLOW MICRO GROOVES for 2019 are vertically etched to release moisture and maintain spin in damp conditions.
  • Spin weighted: Weight placed high, discreetly within a tapered blade for increased spin and vertical stability from off centre strikes.
  • Predictable shotmaking: After Grain Flow Forging every head is mechanically milled to the highest possible tolerances – ensuring a perfectly flat face and consistent spin.
  • Precise CNC milled grooves: Born infused 1025 billets are more durable for longer lasting grooves and spin you can trust. T20's higher lofted wedges carry a wider shallower groove for the partial shots played around the green. Alternatively, our lower lofted options have the deeper, narrower groove more suited to full shots. All precision milled for predictable, consistent spin.
  • Classic Teardrop Flow: Profile flows from a defined teardrop 46 degree pitching wedge for full shots, through to a more rounded 60 degree for versatility around the green.
  • Three Finish Options: Choose from 2 plated finishes – (Satin Chrome & Blue ION) or Raw and ready to rust.
  • Loft specific Design:STD BEVEL, Subtle M Grind and Aggressive C Grind options.

“Although our T-Series wedges haven't been available to the public for over a year - they've become even more popular on tour over that time. The teardrop shape, forged feel and addition of a Tour only RAW finish brought the wedge to iconic status. The updated T20 has been a long time in coming - but with a few extra design tweaks we learned over the last year will finally bring all that wedge goodness back to the public.” - Kyle Hammond, PGA Tour Technician