Luke Donald’s playoff victory at the Transitions Championship not only regained his World No.1 status but vindicated his switch to Mizuno MP-59 irons australia.
The thickness of the MP-59 head, says Mizuno, is governed by a lightweight titanium insert that is forged directly inside the clubhead for a one-piece feel. The thicker material ensures that centred strikes, like Donald’s on the first extra hole, are rewarded with solid impact.
Donald, who fired a flawless final-round 66, found 67% of the greens in regulation at the Innisbrook Resort and ranked inside the top ten in fairways hit and putts per round. “The whole point was to find an iron with the same control and shot shape as my old MP-62s but with a touch more forgiveness. That’s why we switched to the MP-59s. That last shot was good early payback.”
Mizuno claims that with the shallowest cavity, the Mizuno MP-64 irons australia - designed for the professional player - offers more forgiveness than a traditional blade with Mizuno’s R&D team focussed on producing soft, yet solid feel.
A quest for more feedback led the MP-64 to a thicker, bulging muscle pad behind a wider portion of the clubface. “We flipped the design process on the MP-64,” said Mizuno’s Chris Voshall. “Everything about the MP-64 iron is soft, from the muscle definition, the sole contours and ultimately the feel.”
On the European Tour, Julien Quesne became the first 2011 Challenge Tour graduate to breakthrough in 2012 at the Open de Andalucia. The Frenchman finished two shots clear on 17-under and found 83.3% of the greens in regulation at Aloha Golf Club with his Ping G10 Driver australia.