MIZUNO have announced the arrival of the latest generation of the Pro Series irons – the Pro 221, 223, 225 and Fli-Hi.
Crafted with Grain Flow Forging and a soft copper underlay, they offer a good blend of power and playability.
The Pro 221 is a muscle-back iron. Inspired by iconic Mizuno blades of the past, the Pro 223 is an elite player’s cavity iron, while the Pro 225 is a hot metal blade design.
Mizuno Research and Development (R&D) director David Llewellyn said: “From an engineering perspective, the Mizuno Pro 223 is probably the biggest step forward of the three new irons.
“The 221 and 225 are refined versions of their predecessors (MP-20 and MP-20 HMB), but the 223 is a completely new concept. It features an incredibly compact player’s profile, smaller in every way than the iron it replaces – Chromoly forged and with a hidden micro-slot from 4-7 iron.”
The 221 is dramatically more compact in the scoring irons and also feature Mizuno’s shortest centre of gravity/shaft axis, which is consistent from 3-iron to PW, allowing for controlled shot-shaping through the set.
“The Pro 223 delivers everything Tour players need to compete on extended, more demanding layouts – but never thought to ask for. They conceal a ball speed-enhancing construction within the frame of a compact player’s cavity,” said Llewellyn.
The Mizuno Pro 225 represents the second generation of Mizuno’s Hot Metal Blade and is the most playable of the Mizuno Pro series. It is more compact than the original with a revised Cortech multi-thickness face for even quicker ball speeds.”
A long iron replacement with a priority on ball speed, the Mizuno Pro Fli-Hi is designed to be played with a graphite shaft. Relieved of the constraints needed to flow through a complete set, it has a longer head length, a little extra offset and a wider sole than the Mizuno Pro 225 long irons.
These clubs come with suggested retail prices of: Mizuno Pro 221 (5-P) RM5,690, Pro 223 (5-P) RM5,850, Pro 225 (5-P) RM5,850 and Pro Fli-Hi RM1,150.