The Mizuno Pro 223 irons have just been released and they are set to be very popular, but how do they compare to the TaylorMade P770 irons?
In terms of their aesthetic look, the shape of the clubs is very similar. When you hold them at address, the TaylorMade irons may have a slightly larger top line.
The Mizuno Pro 223 irons are distance irons, they are designed to give players longer distances and also increased forgiveness.
The Mizuno clubs have far stronger lofts than the TaylorMade clubs, however, the P770's are not focused on distance. They are a precision based-club for better players.
As Alex tests the Mizuno Pro 223 irons, they are very solid and compact clubs and this results in great dispersion and solid ball striking.
In the TaylorMade P770's, the spin rate is far greater than the Mizuno irons. This is why they lean towards lower handicapped players who do not need to prioritise distance.
In terms of feel, the copper underlay throughout the Mizuno Pro 223 irons provides a fantastic feel and this is what the company prides itself on.
The TaylorMade P770's have a good feel but the balls feel hot off the clubface. This is also evident with the TaylorMade P790 irons too.
A potential issue with the new Mizuno Pro 223 irons is that they cost £1249.00. This could be outside of some people's budgets for a new set.
The TaylorMade P770's are older and will be cheaper, but with a new set comes a range of different qualities and the Mizuno Pro 223 irons offer distance and forgiveness for both mid to low and high handicappers.