Mizuno Unveils Its Most Playable MP Iron Ever With The Debut Of The MP-52™
Dual Muscle Technology and a CNC Milled Pocket Cavity Provide The Perfect Combination Of Feel, Precision, and Forgiveness
Norcross, GA (September 10, 2008) – Mizuno, maker of the world's finest irons, is set to introduce the new MP-52™ Grain Flow Forged irons featuring the debut of Mizuno's latest innovation, Dual Muscle Technology. Comprising Dual Muscle Technology is an outer muscle pad which allows for a precisely placed, lower and deeper center of gravity, offering enhanced playability and an ideal launch angle, and an inner muscle pad which provides the unparalleled feel and feedback that better players demand. A second cutting edge technology that sets the MP-52 irons apart and advances MP iron playability to a whole new level is a patented CNC milled pocket cavity. Two deep crescents milled into the club head allow for the redeployment of 14 grams of mass for a lower and much deeper COG, while maintaining thickness behind the impact area for amazing solid feel. Other performance advantages of this feature are increased playability on miss-hits and a superior launch.
Along with increased forgiveness and playability, the MP-52s with Dual Muscle Technology will deliver the unsurpassed feel and precision that that only comes from Mizuno's patented Grain Flow Forging. The result is an iron that delivers an extremely consistent and predictable ball flight and unmatched workability while also providing extra forgiveness that any player can benefit from. The MP-52 is the most playable MP iron ever created.
"The MP line of irons continues to evolve and to meet the demands of better players, many of who are looking for increased playability in their irons," said Dick Lyons, Vice President and General Manager, Mizuno USA Golf Division. "And, thanks to new Dual Muscle Technology and a CNC milled pocket cavity, there is no compromise between playability and feel in the new MP-52 irons. The MP-52 has all the qualities golfers have come to expect from a Mizuno MP iron, unbelievable feel, tremendous workability, and precise distance control, all with added forgiveness and an ideal launch angle. You can't ask for much more than that."
Other features of the new MP-52 include a rolled leading edge, cambered mid-sole, and an aggressively beveled trailing edge to deliver consistent striking ability from all types of lies, modified U-grooves that produce the ideal spin rate for maximum playability in all conditions, and a durable double nickel chrome plated finish for a player preferred look.
The MP-52™ will be offered in right and left handed models with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 and R300 steel shafts for a suggested retail price of $1,100 and also available with Project X 5.5 shafts for $1,200. The exclusive MIZUNO/Golf Pride® M-21 58 Round grips will come standard. (Other shafts and grips as well as length and lie options are available through Mizuno's Custom Club department.) Mizuno will begin shipping the MP-52™ irons to accounts in September.
Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, track & field, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Norcross, Georgia.