This was the first time I ever picked up any golf product made by Mizuno, and I was thoroughly impressed. I am not sure how others feel but playing baseball through college I always associate Mizuno with baseball products; however after trying the 825 Irons I will no longer think of Mizuno as a baseball only company. The 825′s at first glance have a shiny metal finish to them with a hint of blue in the cavity that makes the iron really pop with a great look. The only thing I didn’t like about the looks of these Irons were that the club head is very bulky and I like more of a blade look; however these clubs are great for higher handicap players where looks may not matter as much. Mizuno uses something called a max core pocket contstruction, to provide extra distance and they have a very deep cavity to them. Mizuno’s claim is that the max core pocket, creates a very fast club head face resulting in very fast ball speeds at MOI. The sound off of these clubs is great, and you can really tell when you make good contact. The clubs are very forgiving, and are balanced great so off center hits will still fly straight and have good distance. Mizuno uses something called the triple cut sole which gives them a unique look, which they claim will give you amazing forgiveness while not diminishing any of the feel of the iron. Much like Ping, Mizuno offers a wide variety of custom fitting options; if you go to a licensed dealer you will get fitted correctly and no extra cost and these clubs will really improve your game. The clubs are for single handicap players all the way up to high handicap players; they are very forgiving but the work ability of the iron is great as well. I keep coming back to the sound of these clubs, as I believe if the club offers good feedback sound wise it is another way of helping you know how you are hitting your irons and if you are making good contact.
- Look (Color and Shine)
- Look (bulkiness of club head)
- Topline goes sort of along with Looks but the top line seems a like bulky to me.
If you are shooting in the 80′s, 90′s or even higher, these Irons will help you tremendously. Once I let myself realize Mizuno is a prominent name in the golf industry and not just a baseball company; I was very impressed with these Irons. I can’t wait to try out some of their other clubs.