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I am a Minnesota golfer, which means in the (long) offseason I get rusty. I tested out these irons in one of my first range sessions back from the brutal winter and let's just say, I could tell I was hitting blades when testing the Mizuno Pro 221's. I dont necessarily say that in a bad way either. I am around a 4 handicap golfer so hitting the ball in the center of the face is not a foreign concept to me and I would consider myself a pretty good ball striker. Hitting the ball out of the center of the face provides an unmatched feeling. Soft and controlled. Controlling my ball fight and trajectory was incredibly easy given the workability. That being said, they are blades and the forgiveness of these irons is no different. Off centered hits lost a lot of distance and speed and made flights hard to control. For the advanced player these irons would be a dream. They are workable, consistent on solid strikes, and provide really great feedback both in terms of feel and sound.
- Stunning finish
- Incredibly soft feel
- Impeccable control
- Unforgiving on mishits
- Not meant to be the longest irons on the market
The Mizuno Pro 221 Iron Set is designed for single-digit handicap golfers demanding a premium feel along with precise and workable trajectories from each iron's architecture. Top-level craftsmanship mirrors players' performance for optimal feedback and spin control to target any point on the green.
- Grain Flow Forged – Engineered using a one-piece, grain flow forging process from a 1025E Pure Select mild carbon material for a premium feel and feedback consistency from each iron.
- Soft Copper Underlay – Adding to the renowned feel of the forging process, a microlayer of copper is set beneath the Nickle Chrome material in the face.
- Thicker Muscle Pad – Producing a preferred muted sound at impact, more mass is repositioned from the heel area to the muscle pad behind the impact zone.
- Short and Compact Shaping – Small, compact short irons progress with a shrewdly beveled shape to give the appearance of a thinner top edge for tour-approved looks.