Mizuno TN-87 – Don’t you love it when the classics make a return?
And boy was this a classic, originally released in 1988 There are still set’s of the original TN-87’s floating around on the web in a variety of conditions. Finding a brand new set is next to impossible. So why are these so highly coveted?
Tommy Nakashima was at one point the #1 player on the JPGA tour, Back in the 80’s he was sponsored by Mizuno, Today he sports the dunlop symbol but that’s really not the reason why Mizuno blade purists love them. It’s first and foremost the shape, then feel that make up its cult appeal.
Mizuno used a copper under layer below the chrome mirror finish, copper is a double edged blade because while it does create a nice soft and dense impact it also causes slight imperfections in the finishing process. If anyone tells you, it’s to hide pitted steel they have no clue.
Ready for the brutal part? These are going to cost an arm and a leg, when released there are no options to choose from, you must buy as they Mizuno offers the set. 10pcs 3-PW + AW+SW for a whopping 4 grand! That’s right 4 g’s people! If it helps it comes with a bag tag with your name on it…
There are some differences, the lie angle on the wedges have been tweaked ever so slightly also there is now a gap wedge AW that never existed before, because it was not around at the time of the original it does not have the stamping TN-87 on it, but is part of the set and only sold with this set.
If you are interested in locking one of these beauties up, you must email asap. I’m willing to bet even at this price they will not last long. [email protected]