Activities Sports & Athletics Mizuno MX-17 Irons: Their Features and What They Sell For Used Share PINTEREST Email Print Sets of used Mizuno MX-17 irons still sell in the secondary market, long after their introduction in 2004. Courtesy of Amazon.com Sports & Athletics Golf Gear Basics History Golf Courses Famous Golfers Golf Tournaments Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Brent Kelley Brent Kelley is an award-winning sports journalist and golf expert with over 30 years in print and online journalism. our editorial process Brent Kelley Updated June 20, 2019 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: 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 (The MX-17 have obviously been superseded since by more recent and current Mizuno irons.)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 featured 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 had 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 added mass to the bottom of the clubs, which helps golfers get the ball up into the air and increased playability from different lies. The finish was 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 of MX-17s are harder to find these days; it has been many years, after all, since they were current. Therefore, their technology is no longer current, either. But if you have a set and want to know trade-in or resale value, check the PGA Value Guide to see if information on pricing is available.