Martin Hopley
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A super oversized iron is not what you would expect from someone like Mizuno, but that is what you get with the JPX EZ irons.

The heads are longer and the top line a little thicker than the JPX EZ Forged irons and the rounded style of the toe, cavity and topline give it a reasonably sleek look for a game improvement iron.

Mizuno JPX EZ Iron

The length of the head is very similar to the Mizuno JPX825 iron and in terms of the range, the JPX EZ sits above them in terms of forgiveness. The cavity is deeper front to back and more weight is located in the sole as you can see from the image below.

Mizuno JPX EZ Iron Toe

The other main visual change is the shape of the sole, which if you compare to the JPX EZ Forged and the JPX825 is narrower a the heel and much wider at the toe end. The wider sole has a good camber on it and a similar grind on the leading edge to the JPX825, but without the trailing edge grind.

This puts more weight in the toe of the club to make it easier to square the face up at impact, even if it does not make the JPX EZ look as sleek as the JPX825. What it does do is makes the irons very forgiving on impacts towards the toe of the club, which will make a big difference for hihger handicappers. We were deliberately lining the ball up on the toe and the strikes were just as good as if we had hit them out of the middle.

Mizuno JPX EZ Iron Toe

At address the large clubhead frames the ball well and the large cavity is well hidden. The classy lines of the club are continued with a small offset in the hosel that is subtle and not as great as similar irons in this category.

Mizuno JPX EZ Iron Address

On the course the JPX EZ was easy to hit from a variety of lies and the trajectory was mid to high without ballooning and certainly lower than I was expecting, which is a good thing.

Mizuno place a lot of emphasis on sound as a measure of feel and their Harmonic Impact Technology (HIT) does a good job of modifying the sound frequencies to give the JPX EZ a lovely sound for a cavity back.

The standard set starts at 5-iron which at 25 degrees is almost a standard MP 4-iron loft so there is still plenty of distance available and you may not need the optional 22 degree 4-iron. The 4-7 irons are very steady and the Max Pocket Cavity delivers a wide sweet spot, but not quite as much feel as the short irons.

Mizuno JPX EZ Iron Cavity

The 8, 9 and PW were more impressive as the Deep Pocket Cavity is not quite as wide front to back and the extra weight closer to the face gave just a little bit more feel and performance.

The sand iron is a bit chunky with a lot of bounce on the sole and at 55 degrees is 10 degrees more lofted than the wedge, which is too big a gap. Better to leave the SW out and have 50 and 56 degree versions of the excellent JPX wedges instead.

A lot is being made of the new looks and whilst we try not to judge clubs too much on these aspects, the darker non-glare bronze finish did look good even though it is not very Mizuno-like. However, maybe setting them apart is what Mizuno are trying to do with these irons, even if the orange flashes may split opinion.

Mizuno say this is for 'aggressive players', which brings up images of golfers who stand over the ball with the red mist descending as the knuckles go white before murdering the ball. I am not sure on that positioning as it is the golfer's technical ability that enables them to be aggressive rather than the club.

Mizuno JPX EZ Iron Face

However if you were to say that they were Mizuno's most forgiving iron and a stepping stone to some of the other irons in the Mizuno range then that would be closer to the mark. Mid-range handicappers should probably go for one of the JPX825 models as they give a bit more performance and a little more classic styling.

For high handicappers the JPX EZ are good value for money as you get Mizuno design and quality with a load of forgiveness, especially if you just go for the six irons from 5-PW and then top up with a few JPX wedges.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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Mizuno JPX EZ 2014 Irons - Product Details

Launch UK01 September 2013
Launch USA01 September 2013
Launch RRP£499.99
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens, Women, Senior, Junior
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
ManufactureCast
MaterialSteel
FinishBlack Nickel
Swing WeightD1, D2, D3
Shaft TypesSteel, Graphite
Shaft FlexRegular, Stiff
DesignCavity Back
Set Makeup5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW, SW
Additional Clubs4
Manufacturer's WebsiteMizuno Website

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October 2016

I've had Ping Raptures, Cleveland Hi-Bore hybrid irons, Callaway X-14's, Srixon I-701s and the JPX EZ are way, way easier to hit. Lofts aren't too jacked so distances are pretty standard per club. Long irons are easiest I've ever hit. They look better in person than in photos because the orange is reflective but in real life angled towards the cavity you don't see the brightness you see in stock photos. I'm surprised I hadn't heard more about this set since they released them about 3 years ago. I've listed some pretty forgiving irons for comparison and these are a huge improvement. I shoot in the low 90's driver carry 220 with and my iron miss is low or towards the heel. If you have a job and kids and would like to get around the course better with no practice time this is the set of irons to own. And they do not look huge in the playing position. The dark colour probably helps. After trying the new Big Bertha's, Ping G, Steelhead XR, these are far and away the easiest to hit that I've found. Thanks Mizuno!

October 2016

Have them for 2 years now a great set of iron's they have really brought on my game. As a beginner I had difficulty with iron's particularly the low iron's now I love taking them out of the ba.

October 2016

These clubs are great, very forgiving, the feel is awesome, for an older guy you can't beat them and the price was right too.

August 2016

Have had this set 4-5H 6I-GW for 2 years and they feel and hit better than my Ping G25's. Grabbed them as a travel set for cheap, but come to find out they perform outstanding.

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