Review: Mizuno MP-H4 iron

What did we make of the new long iron replacement from Mizuno?

Andy Roberts's picture
Sat, 15 Jun 2013

Let's cut to the chase. The MP-H4 is a super forgiving long iron replacement that features that classic low offset look preferred by better players.

At address, the MP-H4 sits comfortably but appears a lot chunkier due to the hollow construction that allows greater weight to be placed low and deep within the head. Yes, the topline is chunky, but who cares when the ball does what you want it too, right?

Placing club down next the ball, the hollow 3- and 4-iron felt reminiscent to the MP Fli-Hi hybrid with its minimal offset.

Testing out the range from 3- to 6-iron, the deep weight position encouraged me to hit consistently high, towering shots with all clubs. And most pleasingly for my game, plenty of forgiveness - perfect for someone who often struggles with their longer irons.

I also like the fact that Mizuno offers the MP-H4 all the way from 5-iron down to 2-iron – and if you want a real ‘go to’ club off the tee that isn’t a wood, this bat will become your new best friend.

In terms of feel, well, nothing feels like a Mizuno. Does it? The brand's Grain Flow Forged face and neck ensures that typical smooth, Mizuno feel at impact. It also creates additional face flex to produce higher ball speeds and a noticeable step up in distance.

The 3- and 4-iron, in particular, also helped me keep the ball down under the breeze and I enjoyed a repeatable high, soft and straight ball flight - a common rarity in my long game. I would have enjoyed a little more workability, though. 

Verdict

Easy-to-hit and high launching, which is not something I can usually say when it comes to the long irons. The MP-H4 sets the gold standard in forgiveness.

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