Our score: Overall: 5 Need To Know PRICE: £800.00 YEAR: from 2013 Editor Review Add your review! MP-54 Submitted by Andy Roberts on Fri, 13 Sep 2013 Golfmagic was afforded the luxury of taking a first look at the new Mizuno MP-54 iron at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club on Friday. Having sampled the sexy looking MP-4, it was onto the MP-54 - an upgrade on the MP-53 and MP-64. While I believe the MP-4 iron will target a small crop of Tour professionals and better players - I'm not even sure Luke Donald will transfer from MP-64 to MP-4 - I feel like the new MP-54 will cater for a wide range of abilities. MP-54 has that better player appeal - which let's face it, will strike accord with just about everyone playing this game - but is packed with game improvement performance. The MP-54’s modern, classic appearance is created through a unique marriage of Computer Aided Design and traditional craftsmanship. This craftsman approach led to the MP-54’s modified hosel blend that creates the illusion of less offset for greater left-to-right workability. With the MP-54s, I notice a milled cavity out the bottom in the 3- to 7-iron and then the set becomes a solid muscle design from 8-iron to PW. I enjoyed enhanced feel and maneuverability with the shorter sticks and an abundance of forgiveness on off-centre hits and high launch with the longer ones. Similar to the new MP-4, with the classic Mizuno clubhead, narrow topline and eye-catching running bird design in chrome finish, but what I like about these babies is that you get a little more help with your ball striking. Where the MP-4 places a premium on the golfer behind the stick, MP-54, for me at least, feels much easier to get the ball airborne and much easier to strike solid on a consistent basis - particularly with the long irons aided by the milling cavity that provides greater mass behind the sweetspot. MP-54 sounds extremely sweet off the face, too, and delivers exceptional distance control across the range. The MP-64 irons were one of our top-rated irons for 2013, but even for some of Mizuno’s staff players they’re still smaller and less forgiving than they’d like, which is why Mizuno has crafted the MP-54. Forged from 1025E Pure Select Carbon Steel to help create the soft, solid feel Mizuno irons are renowned for, the 54 is a slightly larger iron than the 64. MP-54 irons have longer blade lengths, thicker toplines, a little more offset and a thicker sole than the MP-64 and MP-4 irons. Their most important characteristic, however, is the 16g of weight that Mizuno removes from the cavities of the 3-, 4-, 5-, 6- and 7-irons. All of this discretionary weight was repositioned in areas that give the MP-54 irons a higher peak trajectory and more forgiveness than Mizuno’s smaller-sized irons. Verdict Fantastic bag appeal, standard Mizuno feel and tremendous forgiveness and high launch to get excited about with the long irons. Rating Performance 100 Quality 100 Value 100 Overall 100 Please login or create an account to post your review!