Mizuno has invested time, effort and money into producing the right sound with its 'harmonic impact technology' and discovered the Diamond Muscle design and V-shaped milled pocket cavity creates the sound the golfers preferred as well as stability, even from miss-hits. It also features a more appealing and slimmer top edge than its MX-300 and from 6-iron to pitching wedge each club will be one-degree stronger than its MP-52 predecessor. Available with steel shaft only at

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Bob Warters
Mon, 20 Sep 2010

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PRICE: £105.00 YEAR: from 2010

I have a theory that every mid-handicapper aspires to be able to hit with confidence, Mizuno clubs with an MP prefix. I'm certainly one of them but have never felt my game would do them justice. They just weren't forgiving enough.

Consequently, as equipment has developed, I've tended to be perhaps over conservative in my preference for the look of a club at address, demanding that it gives me confidence - usually with a thickish top line and an oversize head - to strike it with power and passion.

Smaller heads with a thin top line serve only to make me edgy at address with the result that the feel that a pro or a low single figure golfer has with a well-struck shot is rarely experienced by such as me.

The MP-53, however, is more my kind of club and my first impression, as will many in the mid-handicap range who try it, is of a club we should aspire to with a top line we can handle and a bigger sweet spot from a smaller head.

It's a beautifully-crafted, muscle-back club, with a sound all of its own and is Mizuno's first 'game-improver' with an MP prefix.

A colleague suggested that the running bird logo missing from the sole would have given a better impression to those checking your bag to see what you're carrying but it's a small criticism of an iron that will enable many golfers to step up a level.

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