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golf.mizu­noeu­rope.com Avail­abil­ity: 4-GW

Stock shafts: Project X LZ 5.5 (s) Project X LZ (g)

7i loft/length: 31° / 36.75”

TECH: A mid-sized forged iron that is said to end the trade-off be­tween pre­ci­sion and dis­tance. Boron makes the Forged 30% stronger, so it’s pos­si­ble to cre­ate a pocket cav­ity with a mul­ti­thick­ness face to al­low it to per­form like a dis­tance iron, with­out los­ing feel.

WE SAY: It could be ar­gued the Forged would be bet­ter clas­si­fied as a players’ iron, but Mizuno in­sists that be­cause of the ad­di­tion of boron and a pocket cav­ity, it works for a wider au­di­ence. The 900’s slightly longer blade length im­proves MOI, but the top edge is very slen­der for the cat­e­gory. The 1025 steel head feels fan­tas­tic and the ball speed it pro­duced was right on av­er­age across all three testers. Carry dis­tance was a cou­ple of yards short of the av­er­age, which high­lights per­fectly how such a de­sign is more pun­ish­ing on of­f­cen­tre hits.

VER­DICT: A crack­ing look­ing iron that sits beau­ti­fully be­tween a GI and bet­ter player model. You’ll need to be a more con­sis­tent ball-striker to hit them as well as some of our other favourite game im­prove­ment models.

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