Mizuno’s gorgeous Pro 225 irons offer enhanced ball speed from mid to long irons with high spin and pinpoint control from the shorter irons. Offering outstanding performance with a satin brush finish that absolutely pops in the bag, the Pro 225s are a players-distance iron set well worth their price tag.
These new Mizuno Pro irons, a second generation release from their Hot Metal Blade series, also offer premium feel and long carry distance, especially from the scoring clubs in this set.
In this review of the Pro 225 irons, I’ll take a look at every aspect of these clubs including how they looked on the course, the numbers produced on the Trackman, and if mid handicappers can benefit from this premium Mizuno iron collection.
Mizuno Pro 225 Irons Review
Best Forged Blades for Distance for Low Handicappers
Specs and Stock Info
The Mizuno Pro 225 standard set comes with seven clubs, a 4-iron through pitching wedge.
Golfers can enjoy either a steel or graphite shaft in the Mizuno Pro 225 clubs.
With steel shafts, you can choose either the True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 or 120 model or the True Temper Project X IO shaft. The Gold 105 comes in either a regular or stiff flex, while the Gold 120 comes in either the stiff or extra-stiff varieties.
When it comes to grips, Mizuno has given the Pro 225 set the premium Lamkin ST Hybrid. Graded as a 60-round grip, the ST Hybrid offers premium tackiness and all-weather
Mizuno Pro 225 Irons Features
Metal Blade Design
Featuring the Grain Flow Forged 4135 Chromoly face and neck, the Mizuno Pro 225 iron offers a hot face that generates ball speed with stable flight that golfers can rely upon from the fairway and rough.
Steel Back Weight
Along the back of the club head, Mizuno placed a steel back weight to increase stability and MOI through the impact zone. With the scoring irons especially, the weight produces a more tour-like penetrating flight with a steep landing angle that holds the green.
Hollow Body COR Construction
The hollow construction keeps the weight low in the Mizuno Pro 225 irons to increase swing speed and extend distance. The hollow cavity works with the tungsten weighting and copper underlay to improve feel and responsiveness on every strike.
Along the sole, Mizuno added tungsten weighting to the 225s to increase balance through the impact zone. The additional weighting also helps create the flight to help advanced golfers hit more greens with better stopping power.
Soft Copper Underlay
Underneath the Nickel Chrome exterior, Mizuno laid a thin layer of copper to increase feel and softness when striking the ball. The underlay helps make the Mizuno Pro 225 clubs one of the most forgiving and responsive iron sets on the market.
Mizuno Pro 225 Irons In-Depth Review
These Mizuno pro 225 irons have a stake among the best looking forged clubs in the golf industry. From the Grain Flow face and neck to the Nickel Chrome finish, these Mizuno irons are absolutely dazzling at address or in your golf bag.
At address, the Mizuno Pro 225 iron offers a clean, medium top line that helps you center the golf ball along the middle of the face.
The Mizuno Pro 225 set offers sophisticated feel with top-tier reliability. The blade iron moves smoothly through the turf at impact without hesitating, helping give you more confidence with each progressive swing.
With the long irons in this set, the impact feels powerful. And when I compared the distance and accuracy gained on these clubs with other sets on the Trackman, my initial instincts certainly supported that they feel as good as they perform.
Mizuno also decided not to include polymer inside the club head to dampen vibration, yet I don’t believe that has harmed the overall feel at impact.
When evaluating this category for my Mizuno Pro 225 irons review, I was looking for that sound professional golfers get from their forged iron. I was hoping this Mizuno pro iron would deliver that crisp, clean snap at impact that demonstrates power and speed.
And after playing with these irons for several rounds and range sessions, I can confidently say that the Pro 225s deliver some of the best sound I’ve heard from a players distance iron during my time evaluating clubs.
The Nickel Chrome provides a softness at impact, but that outer coating does a wonderful job at producing confidence-building sound.
I really loved playing with these clubs. Not only do they provide jaw-dropping distance, but when it comes to workability, I found the 225s were more than capable of delivering what I wanted from each shot.
When it comes specifically to distance, the Mizuno Pro 225 set ranked high according to my standards. The Mizuno iron was almost as long as the Callaway Rogue ST Pro set, easily one of the longest sets of forged irons I’ve ever played.
With the mid and short irons, the length produced with help from the tungsten weighting offers dazzling results.
Even though these clubs feature a compact club head, on off-center strikes and miss hits, these blades offer one of the most forgiving responses when it comes to the top-tier players-distance category.
Compared to Mizuno’s HMB series, the 225s are a big improvement, offering more distance, softer feel, and the ability to hold greens with more regularity.
If you were to ask me who could benefit the most from these clubs, I’d say golfers with handicaps from 5-15, although the closer you are to single-digits, the more you can expect to benefit from playing these magnificent creations.
What do other golfers think?
On PGA Tour Superstore’s website, reviewers gave the Mizuno Pro 225 iron series a 4.8/5-star average rating from 19 reviews. Out of the 19 reviews, 16 respondents graded the set at 5-stars.
The Mizuno Pro 225 irons received a gold medal from Golf Digest on their 2023 Hot List in the players-distance irons category.
What Golfers Like
- Gorgeous appearance that blows away clubs from other manufacturers
- Clean strike with impressive turf interaction
- Consistent launch angle with outstanding workability
- Ability to put together a combo set with other Mizuno Pro clubs
What Golfers Don’t Like
- Tight sole width makes consistency difficult for most golfers
- Minimal iron shaping doesn’t offer forgiveness of game-improvement iron
Simply put, the Mizuno Pro 225 iron set ranks among the best irons I’ve ever played. Not only are they absolutely stunning to look at, but this forged iron set delivers across-the-board performance.
I found the workability from any iron in the set, even the longest iron available from Mizuno, offered solid ball striking with total control over shot shaping and height.
When it comes to generating distance with premium workability, the Mizuno Pro 225 iron offers the yardage you need and the precision you’d expect from the best pro range clubs on the market.