Mizuno Pro 225 Vs. Ping i525 Irons Comparison Overview
Ping is a manufacturer that makes irons for pretty much every skill level while Mizuno is mostly known for making elite-level irons. So when a company like Ping does produce a premium-level iron, we are always interested in seeing how it fares against irons from a company that pretty much caters to pros.
With that, we set forth and tested the Ping i525 irons against the Mizuno Pro 225 irons. Which set fared better for our testers? Let’s find out…
Mizuno Pro 225 Irons Overview
The Mizuno Pro irons are so premium that the long and short irons are made from different materials!
That’s right. The long irons (2-8) are made from chromoly while the short irons (9-PW) are made from mild carbon steel. What they all have in common though is that they’re forged. The Mizuno Pro 225 irons also feature a very thin layer of copper behind the hitting zone to soften the feel up a little.
All of this makes for a very smooth feel on full swings. On chip shots and bump-and-runs the Pro 225 irons yield good spin. These are muscle back irons that feature a partially hollow portion near the sole. This gives them a little extra oomph in terms of distance.
Ping i525 Irons Overview
The Ping i525 play surprisingly long for a set of forged player’s performance irons.
The distance increases were pretty easy for every tester in our group too – low and high handicappers. The Ping i525 irons have forged, maraging steel faces and 17-4 stainless steel bodies. This gives them a metal-wood type effect that is perfect for covering long approaches.
For instance, our testers were averaging 142 yards with the 7-iron in this set. The grooves are nicely milled as well and very sharp. This allowed for acute spin control around the green. The amazing thing about these irons though is that even from the rough, our testers were able to back spin the ball on the green.
Ping really hit it out of the park with these irons as they give you an unbeatable combination of distance and short-game accuracy.
Overall, our testers liked the Ping i525 irons a bit more than the Pro 225’s. While the Mizuno Pro 225 irons had better overall feel, more of our testers were able to sink the ball in fewer strokes with the Ping i525’s.