The Mizuno JPX800 Pro iron is part of the JPX range that has been around in Japan for a while and is now moving outside the Orient to replace the MX range.
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.
For those who want a forged iron with a little more playability, there is also a JPX800 Pro version which is forged rather than cast like the standard JPX800 Iron.
Mizuno say this is a players iron ‘elevates cosmetics to levels not seen on an MP iron’ and that is certainly true if this is important to you.
However it has a bigger sweet area and higher MOI than the MX-300 and MX-200 in a more compact head so it is ideal for good players who want a little more help than the MP irons usually offer. Compared to the MP-53 iron, the JPX800 Pro has more offset, a thicker topline and higher flight.
The long irons in particular look great and are very good. Like the standard version the pro version also has a cavity blend as you go down the set to combine forgiveness with looks and performance.
The grooves on the face conform to the 2010 condition of competition regulations. The JPX800 Pro version is more forgiving than the MP-53 irons as you would expect, but the MPs have it on looks.
However Mizuno say that you can blend the sets to mix and match within the set if you want the best of both worlds.
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