Mizuno Golf has long been known as a leader in forged clubs. Their forged blades have been very popular with low handicap players for many years and not many other companies can compete with the quality and feel of Mizuno irons. Recently, Mizuno has started to become a more attractive option for the mid to high handicap golfer, with the introduction of the JPX line of irons. Here’s a first look at this new game improvement club.
I’ve spent a few days hitting the JPX-800 irons and I can tell you first off that these irons are long. So far after 18 holes and some time at the range I’ve come to the conclusion that they are about half a club to a full club longer than my current irons. They are also very forgiving. The large face, wide sole and generous perimeter weighting makes these irons easy to hit, but don’t expect much work-ability as this iron was designed for the 8 to 26 handicap range. They simply want to hit the ball high and straight.
Now, let’s hear what Mizuno has to say about the clubs: “A serious looking iron designed to be amazingly forgiving and explosively long, the JPX-800™ is the first model to bring Mizuno’s Global JPX technology platform to the United States. The unbelievable distance of the JPX-800 irons is achieved by combining MAX COR Technology, Hot Metal™ Face construction, and an exotic pocket cavity to hit the maximum allowable limits for energy transfer. Hot Metal™ construction utilizes a new manufacturing process that increases the material’s natural strength to create an ultra-thin and multi-thickness face for maximum, consistent ball speed, while the innovative pocket cavity with external power bar design expands and extends the sweet area and lowers the center of gravity for unsurpassed forgiveness. An aggressive triple cut sole ensures solid ball striking from all types of lies, and a multi-material cavity badge provides tuned impact sound with enhanced feel and sharp looks. Simply put, the JPX-800 irons utilize the world’s most advanced Game Improvement technologies to help the serious mid- to high-handicap player score like never before!”
4-7 irons utilize MAX COR construction which delivers the highest allowable COR and low deep Center of Gravity for amazing distance and forgiveness.
8-PW utilize deep pocket cavity design for maximum forgiveness and increased accuracy.
GW & SW utilize a solid power bar design for greater control and pinpoint accuracy.
A multi-level, multi-thickness exotic pocket cavity™ (4 – 7 iron) creates the largest MOI for the most forgiving iron in MIZUNO’s award-winning line-up.
Massive external Power Bar design expands and extends the sweet area for maximum forgiveness across the face.
Multi-material badge to enhance feel and deliver aggressive styling.
Aggressive Triple Cut sole for consistent forgiveness from all types of lies and playing conditions.
Durable double nickel chrome plated finish.
Modified U-grooves, which conform to the Condition of Competition 2010, produce the ideal spin rate for maximum playability in all conditions.
Club LH Loft ° Lie ° Offset ” Bounce ° Length ”
4 Yes 22 60 0.209 2 38.25
5 Yes 25 60.5 0.197 2 37.75
6 Yes 28 61 0.185 2 37.25
7 Yes 32 61.5 0.173 3 36.75
8 Yes 36 62 0.161 4 36.25
9 Yes 40 62.5 0.142 5 35.75
PW Yes 44 63 0.122 6 35.5
GW Yes 49 63 0.122 7 35.25
SW Yes 55 63 0.102 12 35.25
Shaft Availability: True Temper® Dynalite Gold® XP (R300 / S300), MIZUNO Exsar™ IS4 Graphite (Regular)
Go to the sweepstakes website at http://mizunochallenge.com, enter your zip code to find a participating Mizuno golf club Dealer or Mizuno Demo Day location to obtain a Demo ID Code, and while you’re there, test out the JPX-800 6-iron and find the distance your game has been missing. When you’re finished, come back to Mizunochallenge.com, enter your Demo ID Code and the required entry information (as well as your club fitting/swing information if you participated in the demo). If you did not participate in the demo, please enter the number “5” for each required measurement. You will then be entered for a chance to win one of 800 prizes, including an all-expense paid trip for a Dream Round of Golf with Mizuno PGA Tour Staff Members Luke Donald and Charles Howell III.
GRAND PRIZE ($7,000 ARV; one (1) Grand Prize to be awarded) The Grand Prize winner will receive roundtrip airfare and accommodations for winner and one (1) guest to Atlanta, Georgia, including:
- Dream Round with Mizuno Tour Pros, Luke Donald and Charles Howell III
- Custom fitting and custom-built set of Mizuno irons
- Mizuno Golf Prize Pack (for Grand Prize winner)
1st Prize ($299 ARV) Mizuno JPX Driver Golf Club (100 to be awarded)
2nd Prize ($169 ARV) Mizuno JPX Hybrid Golf Club (100 to be awarded)
3rd Prize ($149 ARV) Mizuno Aerolite IV Golf Club Bag (100 to be awarded)
4th Prize ($119 ARV) Mizuno MP-T11 Wedge Golf Club (100 to be awarded)
5th Prize ($49 ARV) Mizuno DryLite Drop Needle Golf Shirt (100 to be awarded)
6th Prize ($19 ARV) Mizuno Tour Visor (100 to be awarded)
7th Prize ($19 ARV) Mizuno Tour Hat (100 to be awarded)
8th Prize ($12 ARV) Set of Mizuno Retroflex Golf Gloves (100 to be awarded)
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