The Mizuno JPX800 iron is part of the JPX range that has been around in Japan for a while and is now replacing the MX range in the western world. Mizuno say their aim is to create ‘Balanced Performance’ by combining feel, control, forgiveness, distance and looks in a single clubhead without one compromising the other.
Compared to the MX-200 Irons this iron is much longer and more forgiving thanks to Mizuno’s Hot Metal design that they have used in their woods for a while now. The means that a thinner, more uniform face combines with deep undercut cavity to give greater ball speed off the face and hence more distance. Mizuno tour pro Luke Donald tried a JPX800 6-iron and hit it 18 yards further than his normal irons.
So why doesn’t he use it? Well, the high MOI face means less workability and the looks are fairly chunky with a reasonable large offset that is hidden a little by a wider hosel blend design. Nonetheless the extra distance results are impressive. The JPX800 iron has a reasonably compact head and the triple cut sole helps reduce the visual size of the club. The feel at impact was very good and the forgiveness was impressive with lots of power, thanks to the technology in the badge on the back of the face.
The cast sound was a little less solid than the forged JPX800 Pro Irons and the higher trajectory will suit mid to high handicappers who want a quality iron. The grooves on the face conform to the 2010 condition of competition regulations. Another excellent game improvement iron from Mizuno, so check it out.
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Mizuno JPX800 Irons - Product Details
|Launch Date UK||08 September 2010|
|Hand Availability||Left, Right|
|Shaft Types||Steel, Graphite|
|Shaft Flex||Regular, Stiff|
|Set Makeup||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW|
|Manufacturer's Website||Mizuno Website|
Replaced my ageing Mizuno MX900's with these and I'm delighted with them. Although they are not forged like the 900's the feel is still superb. They set up beautifully behind the ball giving great confidence and I reckon I am around 10 yards longer with each iron although that may be at least partially due to the stronger lofts. The big plus for me though is the accuracy. The ball goes where I aim it! Can't recommend them highly enough to mid-handicap players.
I sampled these irons, the Titleist AP1s, and the Ping G15s and im telling you it is impossible to NOT hit a straight iron shot with these. Although I found the AP1s to go longer, the JPX800 irons go where you hit the ball. Fab clubs for anyone with a mid handicap.
Just purchased these irons after trying Nike VR cavity, Ping G15's, Callaways and Taylor Made Burners. These Mizuno's felt by far the best for my handicap of 18. I could feel the quality instantly and after 3 strikes I had made my mind up, I would certainly recommend buying these irons.
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