23 Aug '11, 2am

Mizuno MP-59 Irons: Using titanium in a unique way helps enhance feel and make these irons more forgiving.

From the Shop Blog (August 22, 2011) Golf club makers fell in love with titanium because it's stronger and lighter than steel. That means designers can make thinner driver faces, which creates discretionary weight that can be repositioned in other areas to improve performance. But with the release of the new MP-59 irons, Mizuno uses titanium for a completely different purposeĀ—forgiveness. While the MP-59 is made from steel, 12 grams of titanium are forged into a pocket behind the face of each club. (It's the slightly darker material in the photo above.) Mizuno says the titanium allows the clubs to maintain the ideal amount of thickness behind the impact area for solid feel while automatically redistributing the weight to the heel, toe and sole of the club. "The more you push the weight out to the perimeter and the thinner you make it in the middle, there's a trade-off with...

Full article: http://www.golf.com/golf/equipment/article/0,28136,209000...

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