Refined by Mizuno’s master craftsmen in YORO, Japan – the MP-18s are inspired by every great player to ‘pure’ a Mizuno iron since 1933. The master mould of every head is checked and adapted to the satisfaction of our most experienced clubmakers – including the legendary Turbo. Three models, Grain Flow Forged in Hiroshima, are designed to mix and match within a custom set. The object is to find the artist in every player.
MP-18 / The Craftsmen’s Muscleback
Sculpted by Mizuno’s YORO master craftsmen, the MP-18 is a throwback to the muscle-backs of Mizuno’s past. A shorter blade length, cambered top line and steep progression into sharp, compact wedges are the marks of our master clubmakers – who honed their skills on the irons of Major winners. Grain Flow Forged in Hiroshima, Japan, for the most colourful feedback imaginable.
Master moulds finished by Mizuno’s YORO Craftsmen: Mizuno’s most experienced, skilled craftsmen put their finishing grinds and touches to every iron from 3-PW.
High Density (HD) feel:
Our evolved Grain Flow Forged HD process concentrates the grain in our 1025 E Pure Select mild carbon steel billets more tightly for incredible, precise feedback.
Major winning DNA:
A shorter blade length and low heel profile influenced by our catalogue of Major-winning irons.
A narrow topline has an additional camber for further refinement.
Smaller pitching wedge:
Sharper, more refined short irons into the pitching wedge are influenced by our Yoro Master craftsmen.
“You can sense Turbo’s signature on the MP-18s. They remind me of the blades we worked on together all those years ago.” – Sir Nick Faldo, Six-time Major winner
“We significantly shifted the balance of science and art with the MP-18s. You can instantly notice a greater input from the master craftsmen in that the MP-18 is more like the blades that made Mizuno famous – just more precise in its flow and manufacturing. At impact, this is just about perfection.” – Chris Voshall, Senior Club Engineer
MP-18 SC / The Player’s Cavity Back
A compact cavity back, sensitively reworked by the same master craftsmen who created multiple Major-winning iron sets. A slightly wider, cambered sole makes this more playable than the muscleback. The thin, tapered top line, short head length and smaller wedges mean this is very much a Tour-ready iron. Grain Flow Forged in Hiroshima for the most colourful feedback through impact.
“The MP-18 SC is an iron that combines a lot of practical needs – stability, workability and softness at impact with our craftsmen’s desire for immaculate looks over the ball. Although the sole is a little wider than the muscleback, from every playing position, the two models blend beautifully as a mixed set. The MP-18 SC wedges don’t taper off as dramatically in size as the muscle back – so between the two models better players will find something that suits their eye.” – Chris Voshall, Senior Engineer.
Players compact profile:
Just 0.5mm taller than our MP-18 blade, with our YORO signature low heel design.
Just 1mm thicker than the MP-18 muscleback, with an additional refining camber.
Forged in Hiroshima Japan at Mizuno’s YORO flows into any MP-18 split set. The MP-18, MP-18 SC and MP-18 MMC flow together within a custom built, mixed set. RH & LH / 3-PW
Forged in Hiroshima, Japan, at their exclusive plant manufacturer of Grain Forged heads for Mizuno for more than 30 years Mizuno has produced Grain Flow Forged from a single billet for incredible feel and distance control.
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MP-18 MMC/Multi-Material Cavity
A three-year project led by our Yoro master craftsmen has developed a highly stable, forgiving multi-metal construction iron, which satisfied their aesthetic demands at address. Even with both lightweight titanium and heavier tungsten parts, sealed within its 1025E mild carbon steel head, the MP-18 MMC maintains a similar ‘Tour-ready’ profile and size to the MP-18 SC.
“The MP-18 MMC is the first multi-material MP iron built in the vision of our master clubmakers, which set standards for looks and aesthetics that this kind of multi-metal construction typically prohibits. It extended our normal two-year development cycle by a full year – but raising the bar that little bit higher delivered a landmark iron.” – Chris Voshall, Senior Engineer
Multi-Metal stability design:
Use of both lightweight titanium (8g) and heavier tungsten (20g) for surprising off-centre performance.
Master moulds finished by our YORO Craftsmen:
Mizuno’s most experienced, skilled craftsmen put their finishing grinds and touches to every iron from 4-PW.
Players compact profile:
Similar in size to the MP-18 SC, with the added forgiveness of multi-material construction.
Dual metal short irons:
Absence of tungsten toe weight keeps the short irons more workable.
Flows into any MP-18 split set.
Offset has been calculated to flow into a mixed set with either MP-18 and MP-18 SC – once lofts have been weakened to match either set.
RH only / 4-PW