The Mizuno Pro 225 won the coveted MyGolfSpy Most Wanted Player’s Distance Iron title this year.
We know Mizuno to be a top performer for feel and control. But distance? Not so much.
But things may be changing for Mizuno and for players who are loyal to this brand.
Mizuno Pro 225 Irons Details
The Mizuno Pro 225 irons feature Grain Flow Forged 4135 Chromoly, increased tungsten weighting in the longer irons, a copper underlay and a full satin brush finish. These irons created more distance for players without losing the iconic Mizuno feel.
With this iron head being hollow, a higher COR, higher MOI and more solid feel are attainable. The cambered sole is a bit wider than we have seen with previous Mizuno releases and it’s not quite as sleek as a traditional Mizuno blade. That slightly thicker sole helps with accuracy. Tungsten weighting helps with improved launch conditions in the mid to long irons, so expect a mid to high ball flight.
This is considered the most forgiving iron in the Mizuno Pro lineup this year.
- Very high MOI
- Tungsten weighting
- Improved feel
- Wider sole for increased forgiveness
- Hollow head with high COR
- Not the longest of the player’s distance irons
- Not as sleek looking as Mizuno blades
How We Test
The Mizuno Pro 225 iron was evaluated as part of the 2022 Most Wanted Player’s Distance Iron test. There were 12 products tested over 200 hours. More than 11,500 shots were taken and analyzed using the Foresight GC Quad launch monitor. To help keep variables to a minimum, the Titleist Pro V1 was the only ball used. When analyzing players’ distance irons, we looked at distance, accuracy, forgiveness and overall performance.
Mizuno Pro 225 Review
The Mizuno Pro 225 irons won the 2022 Most Wanted Player’s Distance Iron Test with a total score of 97.53/100. If you follow our Most Wanted Testing results, for a product to get this close to 100 is quite rare. The Mizuno Pro 225 had some tough competition from the Wilson Staff D9 Forged which finished with a score of 95.25. However, the distance, accuracy and feel of the Mizuno Pro 225 brought them to the top of the list.
For a golf iron to win the best player’s distance iron, you may assume it’s the longest iron of the group. However, that did not prove to be the case with the Mizuno Pro 225. Distance numbers from Mizuno Pro 225 were strong with a third-place finish and a score of 92.73. The Callaway Rogue ST Pro was the longest.
The Mizuno Pro 225 earned a second-place finish for accuracy. Second place in accuracy and third in distance is what made these stand out.
Forgiveness was the worst category for the Mizuno Pro 225 with a fifth-place finish and score of 86.66/100. The club has a slightly wider sole to help with forgiveness in the long irons but it still fell short of what other player’s distance irons were capable of. Testers noticed the club felt a little hooky, and the majority of the misses were left, something mid to low handicappers often struggle with.
The total score of 97.53 and a first-place finish showed Mizuno has plenty to offer. In the end, this is not the longest nor most forgiving golf iron on the market. However, in the player’s distance category, it is still the top performer. For golfers that appreciate a clean look and tremendous accuracy, the Mizuno Pro 225 is a club to try.
Here is some of the most helpful feedback from our testers about the Mizuno Pro 225 irons.
- Feel was noted as being better than the HMB.
- The club was described as hot off the face with more carry distance than others in the test.
- Most golfers described the feel as being the best of the group. A few said it felt harsher than other Mizunos they have hit.
- Overall looks were preferred throughout the entire testing group. This is an excellent looking player’s distance iron.
- Consistency was solid. Forgiveness was hit or miss for some players. Most called the club “moderately forgiving.”
- Several testers said they had zero complaints about the Mizuno Pro 225.
The Mizuno Pro 225 irons are the most wanted player’s distance iron of 2022. If you like distance, accuracy, great looks and impressive feel, the Mizuno Pro 225 is a good choice. Be prepared for a little less forgiveness than some competitors but more than the Mizuno Pro 221.
When did the Mizuno Pro 225 come out?
The Mizuno Pro 225 iron was released in February 2022.
Which Mizuno Pro iron is the most forgiving?
Even though the Mizuno Pro 225 iron took fifth place in the forgiveness category, it is still considered the most forgiving of the 2022 Mizuno Pro series. With hollow construction and a slightly wider sole, the forgiveness is noticeable mainly in the longer irons.
Who is the Mizuno Pro 225 made for?
The Mizuno Pro 225 is a modern-looking player’s distance iron that works best for mid to low handicappers. The club has some extra forgiveness built in and plenty of distance capabilities but it is still for a player who can make contact with the center of the clubface more often than not. The Mizuno Pro 225 does have a great feel and a sleek look.
What’s the difference between Mizuno 221 and 225?
The Mizuno Pro 225 is more forgiving and built with the Forge Chromoly technology. Mizuno 221 irons have a 1025 E Mild Carbon Steel design for a softer feel. The result is a little less distance but plenty of workability.