Martin Hopley

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.

This 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.

Nevertheless 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.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Mizuno JPX800 Iron

Mizuno JPX800 Irons - Product Details

UK Launch08 September 2010
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Shaft TypesSteel, Graphite
Shaft FlexRegular, Stiff
Set Makeup3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW
Manufacturer's WebsiteMizuno Website

User Reviews

September 2016

I just bought a set with 3, 4 CLK hybrids... 5-GW...also found a SW...bought it too!

My brother plays them, I asked if I could hit them a few times...sold!

May 2016

Don't buy anything until you try these!

February 2016

I have used these clubs for the good part of a year and I play very regularly (everyday). The pro's are excellent distance capability especially when hit in the sweet spot and they are forgiving due to the large club head appearance at address. On the negative side they are slightly sluggish and I feel they're a bit too large for me. The sound is not the worst or the best, but it definitely lacks that buttery feel especially on miss-hits. Still they have been perfect for me since I am a relative beginner to the game as they gave me great confidence in ball striking.

November 2015

Best club on the market for a mid-handicap player!

August 2015

I have had these clubs for two years now and I have been pleased with them. I do however find they have a low ball flight and now that I am trying to work the ball a bit I am thinking of buying something else, it's hard to purposely put a bend on the ball.

June 2012

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.

July 2011

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.

Paul Mac
February 2011

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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Media Reviews

Golf Digest
April 2011
Oversized cavity.. but offers great forgiveness without an enormous head
Golf World
March 2011
Plenty of pop, more than a hint of forgiveness

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