Mizuno Irons by Year

Mizuno Irons by Year

Erik Schjolberg

By Coach Erik Schjolberg – Feb 23, 2024

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List Of All Mizuno Iron Models by Year Released

Mizuno Irons by Year Chart:

Year ReleasedMizuno Iron ModelPrice / Where to Buy

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2024Pro 241
Pro 243
Pro 245
2023JPX923 Hot Metal
JPX923 Hot Metal Pro
JPX923 Hot Metal HL
JPX923 Forged
JPX923 Tour
2022Pro 221
Pro 223
Pro 225
2021JPX921 Hot Metal
JPX921 Hot Metal Pro
JPX921 Forged
JPX921 Tour
2020MP-20 SEL
MP-20 MMC
MP-20 HMB
MP-20 MB
2019JPX919 Hot Metal
JPX919 Hot Metal Pro
JPX919 Forged
JPX919 Tour
2018MP-18
MP-18 SC
MP-18 MMC
2017JPX900 Hot Metal
JPX900 Forged
JPX900 Tour
2016MP-5
MP-25
2015JPX850
JPX850 Forged
MP-15
2014JPX EZ
JPX EZ Forged
MP-H5
MP-4
MP-54
2013JPX 825
JPX 825 Pro
MP-64
2012JPX 800 Pro
MP-59
MP-69
MP-H4
2011JPX 800
MP-53
MP-63
2010MX-300
MX-1000
MP-58
MP-68
2009MX-100
MX-200
MP-52
MP-62
2008MX-950
MP-52
2007MX-19
MX-25
MP-67
2006MX-900
2005MX-17
MP-60
2004MX-23
MP-32
MP-37
2003MX-15
MP-30
2002Widec II
MX-20
MP-33
2001Comp CT
2000Pro II
1999T-Zoid Sure
Comp EZ
1998True
T-3
1997Widec
Pro
T-Zoid O/S
1996TP-21
Sterling
1995TC-29
TP-Z
TPZ Cast
1994MP-14
Axis
Astron G3
1993TP-19
TP-2000
Faldo Jnr
Paragon/Ti
1992MP-29
TCD
ZP-1
Faldo ID
Notus
1991Z-1
TP-18
Astron G2
1990TP-Z
TP-11
Bell 3
Domino
Domino PC
Impac
Astron
White Fang
1988TP-10
MP-9
1986Pro
Pro MS
TP Original
TP-3
TP-5
TP-7
TP-9
Cimarron Blades
1983Silver Cup
Ariel
1982Vanguard
1981Mizuno Pro MS-11
1933Star Line
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Mizuno Irons Over the Last 5 Years

The old adage “nothing feels like a Mizuno” has been in full effect over the last 5 years.

Pro 241: Grain flow forging strikes again with this pure muscle back blade. A true shot maker’s dream. Thinner top line, increased bounce angle, and satin finish make an idea iron for the best players. Tour pros Grayson Murray and Keith Mitchell prefer the Pro 241.

Pro: 243: A muscle back with some muscle. A micro-slot behind the face creates high ball flight and faster ball speeds. Thin layer of copper behind the face provides that true Mizuno soft feel and perfect impact sound.

Pro 245: Faster and easier launch than the muscle back Pro 243. Hollow body construction and an internally suspended tungsten weight add speed and launch. A sleek blade look for a player’s distance iron.

We have seen two iterations of the popular JPX line, as well as the impressive MPs, and even the Mizuno Pros made a comeback!

Mizuno Pro 225 Iron

Mizuno is really excited about the future, but has continued to use their premier forging process in their irons. This forging process is what gives that unique Mizuno feel.

Each of the new iron lines has models for every golfer. From scratch to beginner. Every player, young to old, weekend warrior to tour player, can find and fit into a set of Mizuno irons.

2017 brought us the JPX-900 series that is available in Hot Metal, Forged, and Tour. Each is a step from game improvement towards a players iron. And each with its own forgiveness and playability characteristics.

The MP line focuses more on the players iron side of the market. The MP MMC, HMB, and MB are all blade style, playability over forgiveness, players irons. These irons offer incredible feel and control for professionals and tour players.


Mizuno MP Irons by Year

Mizuno’s original iron is the Mizuno Pro irons, also known as the MP. Originally known as the MS, the series started with the MS1. Released in 1984, the MS1 was produced through 1991.

The MP line started in 1988 and the series was in the bag for some major tour victories. Tiger Woods played a mix of Mizuno irons until his first Masters appearance. Sir Nick Faldo won the Masters with MP irons.

Many Tour players choose to play MP irons over a lucrative equipment contract with OEMs. Some of the world’s best chose Mizuno MPs without incentives, such as Paul Casey, Vijay Singh, and Justin Rose.


Mizuno Irons History

Mizuno started selling ”western sundries” such as baseballs in the early 1900s. In 1921 started designing and planning to produce golf clubs. It wasn’t until 12 years later when they released their first set of golf clubs named “Star Line.”

It wasn’t until the late 80s when Mizuno started to master a forging process still used today. Using a single billet of steel, Mizuno uses a patented Grain Flow Forging process. This six step process produces some of the purest, and reliable irons.

Mizuno Axis PCS Iron

Mizuno hit its stride with popular iron series like the MP series, and more recently the JPX series. Both of which have won major championships such as the Masters and British Open.

There was actually an anonymous poll taken by tour players asking what irons they would play if there were no equipment contracts… Mizuno won by a wide margin.


How Often Does Mizuno Release New Irons

Mizuno has had several iron sets that sold for many years, and several that ran a standard four year cycle for Mizuno. That hasn’t stopped Mizuno from releasing new set options every year since 1990.

Mizuno prides itself on incremental improvements with each iteration of a series. Mizuno manages to accomplish this without fading away from their tradition and process. The age old request for all OEMs being “make it better but don’t change anything” is something that Mizuno has managed to do for several decades.

Other Irons by Year

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TaylorMade irons by year list.

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Wilson Pro Staff irons by year list.

About the Author

Erik Schjolberg

By Coach Erik Schjolberg – Last Updated Feb 23, 2024

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12 thoughts on “Mizuno Irons by Year”

  1. I know Mizuno started before 84. Silver Cup, Ariel, and I think they had a Mizuno pro in 81? Maybe 82? But, the shop I ran was closed by 84. What are the first sets?
    The Japanese persimmon was too soft. Would hold the finish. And, Palmer Peerless densitized was too dense to hold the finish. During the transition to polyurathane.

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  2. Great write up. Thanks 👍

    I’m looking at a set for sale locally called Mizuno Pro Original HG-01.

    Any idea about these?

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    • Hmm, I haven’t heard of those, nor can I find anything on google about them. Do you know how old they are? Are you absolutely sure they are “HG-01”? Did the owner say that, or is it actually printed on the clubs?

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  3. I have a set of Mizuno Shadow HT’s. 3-PW. I don’t know what year they were made and don’t see them on Mizuno’s website or in your list. Any ideas when these came about?

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    • I can’t find it officially, but I looked them up on ebay and they look to be mid 1990’s to me. They aren’t a set I would really use with today’s available technology honestly. Hope that helps man!

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  4. I have some mid to early 80s Mizuno Cimarron blades I don’t see on this list. I have pictures from a magazine but wondering why I cannot find any info on them. I have two sets.

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    • Yeah unfortunately a lot of data on clubs that far back just isn’t accessible always. I did some research and it looks like they were released in 1986. I got them added to the list. Thanks!

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  5. Hi I’m currently playing a set of Mizuno Zephyr EG-185 RV irons that I bought used in Asia. Do you have any idea when these were produced?

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    • Yeah I looked the clubs up… I don’t see anything on the club that says Mizuno. Are you sure they are made by Mizuno? The brand to me looks like Zephyr, and the model is EG-185 RV. Officially I can’t find anything on them from Mizuno. For the year, based on the pictures I’ve seen, I would guess 90’s or early 2000’s. Hope that helps.

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  6. Your website is so helpful and informative! Just wondering if you know any thing about Mizuno Champion Flag irons and Woods? I know they are vintage and still feels great to hit! Would love to know what year and if they were forged

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    • I can’t find much on them, but I did find some images. There are a couple different versions as well. If I had to guess, I’d say they are NOT forged (meaning they are cast from a mold). And I’d guess they’re from the 1980’s. Hope that helps!

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