The two new Mizuno JPX EZ 2016 irons have been designed with distance in mind, even in the JPX EZ Forged model thanks to its injection of boron…
Mizuno knows that all golfers are after a little more distance, even those who crave the ultimate feel and workability of one of its classic forgings.
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The new JPX EZ Forged has been engineered to eliminate the need for a choice between the two, blending distance and feel like never before thanks to Boron-infused heads in the longer irons.
This addition to the metal mix allows a wider CNC pocket cavity, which creates a larger rebound area to keep ball speeds and clubhead stability up on mishits, while added forgiveness comes via extreme perimeter weighting and a softly bevelled leading edge.
The scoring clubs from 8-PW feature a more compact, one-piece design than in the previous model for enhanced ball control as you home in on the target.
The second model in the new Mizuno JPX EZ 2016 irons line-up seeks to fulfil similar aims but from a slightly different starting point – more of a distance iron, with feel then built back in.
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JPX EZ irons offer ultimate playability courtesy of 360˚ Dual Pockets and multi-thickness faces, so even the more challenging long and mid-irons are still exceptionally forgiving and easy to launch. This same design also opens the door to levels of feel normally only associated with forged irons.
Mizuno is proud of the fact that it hasn’t gone down the extra distance route by simply giving its 7-iron, for example, a 6-iron loft, which would give you more yards but not the flight you're really after.
“Ball speed-wise and stability-wise, JPX EZ is a total game-changer, especially if you want your 7-iron to fly like a 7-iron,” according to David Llewellyn, Mizuno head of design. “JPX EZ isn’t for someone who wants to shape their shots, but it has a really surprising sensation that makes you feel as if you’re playing a much more versatile iron.”
Both new new JPX EZ models boast a beautiful anti-glare Black Nickel finish that will wear and soften over time. They will be available at retail from January 2016 with the JPX EZ priced at £85 per club for both steel and graphite, the first time Mizuno has offered graphite shafts for the same price as steel. The JPX EZ Forged will retail at £100 per club in steel and graphite.
Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly across the whole spectrum from courses and Rules to equipment and instruction. He also edits The Golf Club Secretary Newsletter, a highly regarded trade publication for golf club secretaries and managers, and has authored or co-authored three books and written for a number of national papers including The Telegraph and The Independent. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played well over 950 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, right across the spectrum from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts, but put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.
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Jeremy is currently playing...
Driver: Ping G425 LST 10.5˚ (draw setting), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 55 S shaft
3 wood: Ping G425 Max 15˚ (set to flat +1), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 65 S shaft
Hybrid: Ping G425 17˚, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 S shaft
Irons 3-PW: Ping i525, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts
Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 50˚ and 54˚, 12˚ bounce, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts
Putter: Ping Fetch 2021 model, 33in shaft (set flat 2)
Ball: Varies but mostly now TaylorMade Tour Response
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