Mizuno Pro 223 Vs Ping i230 Irons Comparison Overview
Player’s cavity irons offer a certain degree of forgiveness in a more compact shape – at least, they should.
And if you’re looking for a good set of player’s cavity irons then congratulations because it probably means that you’ve long since broken 100 and are lowering your handicap on a consistent basis.
But which player’s cavity irons would be best for you? While the market for this specific type of iron isn’t huge, there’s still a lot to consider. To help you sort through your options, we have prepared the following comparison overview of the Ping i230 and Mizuno Pro 223 irons.
Mizuno Pro 223 Irons Overview
“Mizuno irons are always exciting to test.”
And the Pro 223’s really lived up to the hype. These irons have an exceptionally soft feel thanks to the copper underlayer and forged design. The long irons are forged from chromoly while the short irons are forged from 1025E mild carbon steel which gives them an even softer and more responsive feel.
The top lines are moderate and the soles are actually a bit chunkier than we were anticipating. On mis-hits, the Mizuno Pro 223’s were moderately forgiving but usually yielded a bit of a draw that didn’t always come back on-line.
But it was surprisingly easy to find the sweet spot of these compact irons. The scoring irons feel amazing. You’re able to acutely control launch and distance.
Ping i230 Irons Overview
“The mid irons in the Ping i230 set launch a little higher than those of the Mizuno Pro 223 set.”
You get a bit more pop from the ball with these irons but that’s not to say that they go floating out of control. Overall, the launch is still in the middle range. The Ping i230 irons also have a layer of activated elastomer that gives them a responsive feel.
Overall though, the spin rates we got from the Ping i230 irons were higher than with the Pro 223’s. This costed the Ping i230 some distance; but not too much. At the end of the day, the long irons of the Ping i230 set played an average of 4.7 yards shorter than the 223’s.
“If you want player’s cavity irons that will give you moderate launch and good spin control around the pin, the Ping i230’s are a great choice. But if you want a softer feel and better overall control, the Mizuno Pro 223’s are the way to go.”