Mizuno Pro 223 Irons Review

The 223 irons are Mizuno's Elite Players Cavity model.

The 223 irons are an Elite Players Cavity irons from Mizuno.

Mizuno Pro 223 Irons

Mizuno Pro 223 Irons are billed as “Elite Players Cavity” and are one of four new models released for 2022. GolfReviewsGuide.com takes a look at the new release.

The 223 irons are part of what Mizuno describe as history in the making, and are joined by the 221 irons, 225 irons and the Fli Hi irons.

The 223s are the cavity back model and the irons that will be most popular among a spectrum of golfers. Mizuno have tweaked the MP-20 MMC and taking elements of the JPX921 Forged irons to come up with the new design.

What Mizuno says about the Pro 223 irons:

“Everything tour players need to compete on extended, more demanding layouts – but never thought to ask for.

“The Mizuno Pro 223 conceals a ball speed-enhancing construction within the frame of a compact players cavity.

Mizuno Pro 223 Irons

“A completely new technology platform from 4-7 iron combining Mizuno’s tested Chromoly Forging and Flow Micro-Slot Grain Flow Forged in Hiroshima Japan with a soft copper underlay and uniquely satisfying Mizuno sensation at impact.

“The good way to look at the new Mizuno Pro 223 is that we shrunk the JPX921 Forged Technology platform to the profile of one of our small player’s cavities – comparable to the MP-62, MP-64 or MP-18SSC.”

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Mizuno Pro 223 Irons Design & Features

Mizuno have made some significant changes from the MP-20 MMC irons, the predecessor to this design, most notably in the size of the clubhead.

The 223 irons are notably smaller that anything similar, including MP-20s and the JPX921 Forged irons from which the base of design is taken for these one-piece Grain Flow Forged HD models.

Mizuno Pro 223 Irons

The irons have been designed with a new technology used. The Forged Chromoly with Flow Microslot helps produce extreme ball speeds like never before in the 4-7 iron.

The introduction of the micro slot into the new 223 irons has been achieved by adding a he’s ily bevelled back edge. The design is still an authentic tour accepted sole.

The 8 iron to pitching wedge, meanwhile, have been constructed from a 1025E Pure Select Mild Carbon steel for precision and control around the greens.

In the entire set, a microlayer of copper sits beneath the Nickel Chrome for a soft feel of the club and a pure ball striking.

Mizuno Pro 223 Irons

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Verdict: Are the Mizuno Pro 223 Irons any good?

Mizuno have taken everything good about the MP-20 irons and improved them further in the form of the new 223 irons.

The bevelled back has improved the ball striking and feel of this model and the clever change in size of the clubhead through the set makes then more playable than any previous generation.

Mizuno Pro 223 Irons

There is much more forgiveness in the cavity back option among the new releases than in the 221 and 225 irons, and this is the model that is much more suited to golfers of all abilities.

FAQs

How much do Mizuno Pro 223 Irons cost?

The irons will retail for £180 / $238 per club.

What is the Mizuno Pro 223 Irons release date?

The new irons will go on general sale from February 2022.

What are the Mizuno Pro 223 Irons specs?

IronLoftLie AngleOffset (Inch)Length (Inch)
4-iron22600.13838.5
5-iron2560.50.13438
6-iron28610.1337.5
7-iron3261.50.12237
8-iron36620.11436.5
9-iron4162.50.10636
PW46630.09835.5
GW51630.09435.25