Mizuno Pro 241 Irons Review

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The Mizuno Pro 241 irons are workable and provide plenty of control for good ball strikers.  While there are some features that boost forgiveness, the aesthetically pleasing 241 irons are for better players.

Introduction

Mizuno Golf has built an impressive reputation over the years by crafting some of the most sought after irons on the market.  This is largely because of their unique grain flow forging process which produces that feel that players love.  For 2024, Mizuno has updated the Pro Series irons and we got our hands on a set to test.  In this review, we put the Mizuno Pro 241 irons through the paces to see just how these stack up.

Looks

The Mizuno 241 blade irons look exactly how I would have imagined.  They are small, compact, and have a thin top line.  At address, we see that typical shape that Mizuno is known for with a rounded toe and fairly straight leading edge.  These can be a bit intimidating to look at but these irons are not for the player lacking confidence over the ball.

In the bag, the Mizuno 241 irons has a one piece brushed steel look to them with no breaks in the clubhead and minimal stamping on the back.  The Mizuno logo sits atop the triangular shape that frames the rear of the club while “Mizuno Pro” is embossed near the toe.  The simple design without any color fill gives it a classic, timeless look.  The only color fill on the head is in the white iron number out on the toe which is what we have traditionally seen from Mizuno.

Sound and Feel

I have to admit, it took a few swings before I found the center of the face and heard the sound of the 241.  While it is harder to hit the sweet spot, when you do find it, you’re welcomed with a pleasant, muted “tick”.  Your playing partners will also know when you clip one just right as the tone and volume match up perfectly.  This sounds as good as any iron I have ever hit.

Good strikes were rewarded with solid feel and feedback through the hands while poor strikes were much more obvious.  These shots away from the center of the face generated a “clack” and sent a harsh vibration through the grip.  You miss the center, and you’ll know it immediately.  This is great for better ball strikers who want that instant feedback on every shot.

Performance

When I first started testing the Mizuno Pro 241 irons, I quickly realized that these irons are for the better player who wants full control of every shot.  Once I worked with my fitter and dialed in the shaft, I found my groove and saw some impressive shots.  My shot pattern on good strikes was very consistent.  Spin was higher than the Mizuno Pro 243 and 245 irons but still in normal ranges while the traditional iron lofts (46 degree pitching wedge) delivered a gapping that I easily adapted to.  Typically, a better player is going to have a higher swing speed which is ideal for the Mizuno Pro 241 irons – unless you struggle with too much spin.

Mizuno increased the bounce 1-2 degrees in every iron compared to the Pro 221 [review HERE] which helps on shots just behind the ball.  Shots few on a high trajectory with moderate landing angle, easily stopping the ball on whatever green you’re hitting into.

On the course, the Mizuno Pro 241 irons performed as described as I was able to manipulate shots left to right or right to left without difficulty.  The other side of the coin is that it worked against me a few times and moved when I had not intended.  Using the Mizuno Pro 241 irons, you need complete control of your club face.  Each iron is made so the user is wholly responsible for each shot.  For better players, this is ideal.  For high handicaps, this means the ball could go anywhere at anytime.  Some of that can be reigned in by getting fit for one of the many stock shafts Mizuno offers on their website such as the KBS Tour, Nippon Modus 3, or True Temper Dynamic Gold, but it’s ultimately in the hands of the player.

The Mizuno Pro 241 irons come in at $200 per iron which is $1600 for a full eight club set.  You could potentially create a combo set with the 243 and/or 245, but I recommend getting custom fit as the lofts are not the same between sets.

Conclusion

The Mizuno Pro 241 irons are a player’s muscle back iron.  They are gorgeous to look at but need good ball striking to get all the benefits they can offer.  If you are a better player and desire workability and control with traditional lofts, then the Mizuno Pro 241 irons may be the perfect fit.

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