Expert Review: Mizuno Pro 225 Single IronPublished on 03/14/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the club, which I purchased with my own money in May of 2022.
All photos by Harrison C.
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the club, which I purchased with my own money in May of 2022.
The Mizuno Pro 225 single iron is a great addition to a set for the 5-12 handicap who wants to add an iron. The Pro 225 iron has a super shiny one-piece look similar to a blade-style iron. The club has a soft feel and helped me pick up about 10-15 yards more distance with my 4 iron.
About the club I own
- Model: 2022 Mizuno Pro 225
- Loft setting: Standard
- Shaft type: Nippon Modus Pro 120
- Shaft flex: Stiff
- Average score: 85
- Handicap: 10
- Experience: 10 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Typical ball flight: Mid
- Golf ball used: ChromeSoft X
- Club swing speed: High
- When I bought the club: May 2022
- Days tested: 50
- Where I’ve used it: Range (turf and grass) and courses in Michigan, Arizona, Utah, Florida
- Weather and wind conditions: Rain, extreme heat, cold, windy, clear
How it performs
What I was looking for
When I ordered the Mizuno Pro 225 single iron from Curated, I wanted to add a long iron to my setup since I did not have a 4 iron. I needed a club that would help me pick up distance for longer par 3s and for longer approach shots on par 5s.
Why I chose this club
I decided to go with the Mizuno Pro 225 single iron over some comparable irons like the TaylorMade P790 and UDI, Callaway APEX, and Titleist Driving iron. The Pro 225 gave me the best ball flight, distance, and overall feel from all the long irons I tested. It is a great addition to my bag, and I am very confident with it.
What I love about it
- Distance: The CORTECH multi-thickness face is a huge factor for me because it allows me to pick up about 15 yards compared to my previous set of Titleist T300 irons. This is a huge jump for me because it allows me to use an iron now on longer par 3s instead of hitting a hybrid or fairway wood from the tee.
- Feel: The soft copper underlay that is in the clubhead of the Mizuno Pro 225 gives this iron a super soft feel which is the main reason I love this club. It also launches long.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The Mizuno Pro 225 has an appealing blade-style design with a full stainless steel cap on the back. This allows it to shine in my bag and does not have the bulky look of a traditional cavity back iron.
- Launch Angle: The Tungsten weighting in the bottom of the club definitely helps get the ball in the air and allows me to get a more penetrating ball flight on those longer iron shots.
- Forgiveness: The Mizuno Pro 225 looks like a blade but still offers a ton of forgiveness. I love that even on my mishits, I can get a substantial amount of forgiveness, and it helps me keep it straight.
- Sound: The sound of the club matches the soft feel. I enjoy hearing the clean pop of the club on a solid strike. I can easily get feedback on mishits from sound, and it does not pop as much.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Workability: As for workability, the Mizuno Pro 225 4 iron allows me to work the ball, but the slightly more compact model in the 223 offers more workability, but I do lose some forgiveness.
Best shot with this club
Since I added the Mizuno Pro 225 4 iron to my bag, the best shot I had was when I played at the Quintero Golf Club in Arizona. This is a beautiful desert course that has a lot of areas where one can get in trouble. After my tee shot, I was about 220 yards away from the pin and had to really get all of it to get it there with an elevated green. I put a good swing on it and was able to stick a high draw in there that rolled up to about 4 feet of the pin for eagle. I will definitely not forget this shot anytime soon, and man did it feel good!
Value for the money vs. other options
The value is great when comparing this to a regular iron and other driving irons. One is paying for a premium club and should expect premium quality and performance. I feel like I got both of these things. Most other driving irons will be $225-250+, and they are a bit less versatile, in my opinion. As for other regular iron options, the price point of the Mizuno Pro 225 single iron is very comparable to the TaylorMade P790 and Callaway Apex.
My final verdict on the Mizuno Pro 225 single iron is that it is a great buy for me and has exceeded my expectations. I was never super confident with my longer irons, and I have found an iron that gives me confidence and that I can hit a long way. Definitely going to be adding some more to my set.