Tried and tested: Mizuno Comp CT

"Why pay forged prices for a club that is cast"? is the message behind Mizuno's new T-Zoid Comp CT irons. GOLFmagic is the first to try them

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Martin Park
Tue, 31 Oct 2000
Tried and tested: Mizuno Comp CT

Mention the brand name of Mizuno and any good golfer will tell you that they make perhaps the best forged irons on the market today. So popular are they on the world tours, Mizuno have gone as far as saying it is "Tour Terrorism" with the success they have had with the T-Zoid Pro II irons this season along with the 300S and the T-Zoid C-Face drivers.

They were the number one irons on the PGA tour and the European Tour, the number One iron at The Open and Masters winner Vijay Singh used the 300s driver to win his green jacket.

Tried and tested: Mizuno Comp CT
The Comp CT Iron from Mizuno
Tried and tested: Mizuno Comp CT

While forged irons are the mainstay of Mizuno's clubmaking, the company have just launched a cast club, the Comp CT iron in response to producing a quality iron at a reasonable price.

The Comp CT is a direct replacement for the T-Zoid Sure irons and these are sure to be a hit with mid to high handicappers as they are definitely one of the finest looking "game-improvement" clubs around, with a price tag that will not dent too big a hole in anyone's pocket.

Dave Matthews at Mizuno said: "Mizuno forged irons are very easy to use, however, they are very expensive to produce which means they are not accessible to all players".

"What Mizuno have done is to build a cast iron that is almost as good cosmetically as any forging. The clear, clean lines means this club looks as good even to the purist".

"What we cannot replicate is the pure feel that our forgings offer, but unlike the other premium brands, we are not asking forged prices for our cast irons". Said Matthews.

The Comp CT is extremely easy to hit thanks to its undercut cavity back and very low centre of gravity. The ball flight is high, yet penetrating enough to fight a strong headwind.

They look like a good players club too and are furnished with quality Tour Velvet grips and come with the "True Temper Release" shaft as standard.

The technology that goes behind this design is extensive, as you would expect from such an exacting company and after testing the play of many mid to high handicap golfers, Mizuno used their DSD (Diagonal Sweet area Design) to produce a club that was forgiving for that category of player.

Mizuno discovered that during the testing, most mid to high handicappers hit the ball high on the clubface or low and from the heel. Because the sweet spot is horizontal, most golfers will not get the benefit…enter DSD. With the DSD, now golfers can execute good shots even if they strike the ball out of the heel or high on the clubface.

Added to the DSD is the T-Zoid bar which helps out with more power at impact and the wide sole helps out with those "fat" shots we all tend to hit now and then!

In testing out on the course, I found the long irons were very east to hit and extremely forgiving and the shorter irons managed to rip the cover off of my usual soft ball and generate some serious spin firing shots into the greens.

Around the greens, the Comp CT's are very friendly and the ball reacts well off the clubface and feels very soft for a cast club.

At £440 for a set of steel shafted irons, the Comp CT's represent excellent value for money for a cast club with all the playability you will need. Both left and right handed sets are available for both men and women and the Accel-Arc graphite shaft is also available.

You can win a set of these irons by simply joining the site as a member or entering our exclusive competition at the NEC this week in Birmingham. Visit us at stand number 1344.