The MP-4 irons are the first blade offering from Mizuno since Fall 2011. They’re forged, and have a thick muscle pad located behind the impact area that helps to create a soft feel at impact.
The MP-54 irons are also forged, but they will offer much more forgiveness than the MP-4′s. They’re a compact cavity back iron with a deep undercut that should translate into more ball speed and better performance on mishits.
The MP-54′s moderate sole and blade widths indicate that they’re slated for the tour, and will be competitive against irons such as Titleist’s AP2 714 and TaylorMade’s RocketBladez Tour.
Fans of Mizuno irons have been asking the company to release an iron that was slightly smaller than its highly praised MP-64 irons, as well as one that was slightly larger than the MP-64′s, which is exactly what Mizuno appears to have done with the MP-4 and MP-54
I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.