Mizuno MX-17 Irons: Their Features and What They Sell For Used

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Sets of used Mizuno MX-17 irons still sell in the secondary market, long after their introduction in 2004. Courtesy of Amazon.com

Mizuno Golf's MX-17 irons were introduced to the retail market in 2004. Mizuno, at that time, was perhaps best-known for forged irons targeted to low-handicap golfers. But the MX-17 set of irons put the focus on game-improvement technology, and so were targeted to a much wider range of golfers.

And they proved very popular with golfers around the world. In fact, even today, long after Mizuno stopped manufacturing them and well into their second decade of existence, Mizuno MX-17 irons continue to sell on the secondary market.

For example:

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Mizuno stopped making new MX-17 sets when the company introduced the MX-19 irons in 2006.

Features of the Mizuno MX-17 Irons

When the MX-17 irons were introduced in 2004, Mizuno called them "the most forgiving irons the company has ever made." (The MX-17 have obviously been superseded since by more recent and current Mizuno irons.)

The MX-17 iron heads were constructed of stainless steel and designed to create a very low and deep center of gravity position. This was accomplished in part through a wide sole; other perimeter weighting features included a thick topline.

Marketed by Mizuno as "the perfect iron for the mid- to high-handicap golfer," other basic game-improvement features of the set included a generous amount of offset and an enlarged sweet spot on the clubface.

They were built to help golfers get the ball airborne through a higher launch angle, while maintaining solid feel and control; and to offer mid- and high-handicappers more forgiveness than any other iron in the Mizuno product line at that time.

The MX-17 irons feature a wide pocket cavity in the long irons (3-iron through 6-iron) that moves weight farther down and away from the face. In the 7-iron through pitching wedge, the MX-17s have a deep cavity with what Mizuno called a "solid power bar design" - intended to provide solid feel with maximum control and accuracy.

The extra-wide soles add mass to the bottom of the clubs, which helps golfers get the ball up into the air and increases playability from different lies. The finish is a double nickel chrome plating.

MX-17 Price - Then and Now

When they were introduced in 2004, the Mizuno MX-17 irons had MSRPs of $699 for a set with steel shafts and $799 for a set with graphite shafts. Used sets can be found on Amazon.com.

Used sets of MX-17s in good condition and with steel shafts were selling, in 2015, in the neighborhood of $100 to $130, more for left-handed sets. A set with graphite shafts likely doubled those prices.

If you're in the market for used clubs, be sure to check out What to Look for Before Buying Used Golf Clubs.