Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by. We get a lot of email from readers looking for advice when choosing golf clubs. Often these readers have narrowed their search to two clubs and are looking for a second opinion. Tonight SirPutts helps a reader choose between two pretty good irons… the Cleveland CG Gold and the Mizuno MX-25.
I am currently playing very old Square 2 irons and am looking to upgrade. I’m a weekend golfer. I am trying to decide between the Cleveland CG Gold and the Mizuno MX-25. I hit them both pretty well but probably have a higher percentage of crisp hits with the Mizuno. The Mizuno’s may also have just a better feel and look. However, the Clevelands are cheaper by almost $200. Any words of wisdom that may sway me one way or the other?
Looks like you have a pretty tough decision on your hands as both clubs have been very popular. My personal preference is the Mizuno MX-25 plus this seems to be the one that you hit better. However I can understand your hesitation at spending the extra $200.
Personally I think the look and feel of the MX-25 are much better than the CG Gold. The fact that they are forged really adds value to the set as well. If you aren't familiar with the benefits of forged golf clubs you might want to read up on Mizuno's Grain Flow Forging process here. The process of forging a golf club makes it more expensive but in general it will produce a softer feeling golf club with no voids or air pockets in the club head.
It sounds like you are the type of person who will hang on to the same set of irons for a long time, since you are still using your old Square 2's, so I think it would probably be worth it for you to spend the extra $200 for the club that you seem to like and hit better. I'm sure you will be glad you did in 3 or 5 or 10 years.
Feel free to drop us a line or leave a comment once you've made your decision.