Nike Pro Combo OS Irons vs. Mizuno MX-25 Irons

By Marc Jenkins

Often when a golfer is attempting to select a set of irons to add to his golf bag it's a tough decision choosing between sets available. Iron sets are generally comparable in performance, price and look. This is no exception when it comes to two of golf's best iron sets on the market--the Pro Combo OS irons by Nike and Mizuno's MX-25s. The differences are minor but of note.

Nike Pro Combo OS Irons

The Nike Pro Combo OS irons contain oversized clubheads for better forgiveness when stroking the ball and improved accuracy on a multitude of shots. The larger head design also gives golfers a huge sweet spot on the clubhead, which will cut down on missing and grazing the ball on swing attempts. The complete set comes with irons ranging from 2 to 9 as well as a pitching wedge. All of the Nike clubs have an extremely low center of gravity which allows players to gain optimal ball flight and trajectory on each and every shot that they take. Made of the best carbon steel, this set of irons are longer than average and this could be either beneficial or a hindrance depending on what kind of body type (slim, heavy, average, tall or short) you have and/or player you are. Nike Pro Combo OS irons typically start around $499 per set; for information visit their website (see Resources).

Mizuno MX-25 Irons

The Mizuno MX-25 irons are a huge improvement on the MX-23s, which are Mizuno's number-one selling iron set of all time. The MX-25s have a wider, larger and deeper pocket cavity design which provide golfers with a larger sweet spot for consistently better shots. Another key improvement is the 1025E Pure Select mild carbon steel which provides the ability to achieve the correct ball loft and distance on every shot. There is also a double nickel chrome-plated finish on each and every iron for durability. The set ranges from the 3 to 9 irons and includes a pitching wedge. Mizuno MX-25 irons start around $499 per set: for additional information visit their website (Resources).

Differences Between the Pro Combo OS Irons and MX-25 Irons

The Pro Combo OS irons are available with a 2-iron in the set while the MX-25 Irons aren't. A 2-iron could come in handy for longer-distanced shots on the fairway.

The Pro Combo OS irons are longer than the MX-25 irons by a quarter of an inch, which leads to greater ball loft and a lower ball lie. The MX-25 irons are perfect for golfers on any handicap level due to their weight and feel when stroking the ball. The Pro Combo OS irons are for mid- to-high level handicappers only.

The Pro Combo OS Irons are available in three shaft types (extra stiff, stiff and regular) while the MX-25 Irons have two (stiff and regular). A stiff shaft has little flex upon impact with the ball and an extra stiff shaft has virtually no flex when hitting the ball. The flex reflects the needs of your swing and can affect trajectory and distance.

Bottom line, when choosing between Nike and Mizuna, it is simply a matter of which set of clubs you feel are the best fit for you and your game.

About The Author

Marc Jenkins has been writing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, and he is also co-host of the Double Play Sports Hour, a sports talk radio show on WBCR 1090AM in New York City. He studied English and mass communications at Virginia State University.

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