Mizuno JPX EZ driver review

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Golf Monthly Senior Staff Writer Paul O'Hagan reviews the Mizuno JPX EZ driver in his equipment review

Mizuno JPZ EZ driver
Golf Monthly Verdict

GM verdict:In terms of appearance, this is a very different offering from Mizuno. The large head boosts confidence at address and, as you would expect, is very forgiving. The colour scheme, in both the shaft and head, really makes the JPX EZ stand out - it will appeal to players that perhaps wouldn't normally be interested in a Mizuno driver. The adjustability on offer means that this design (with the right shaft) can be set up for almost any standard of golfer. The impact sound is fantastic, which is a rare thing from a driver head that is so forgiving.But... the adjustability is more complex to understand than some of the stripped-back models.PGA pro verdict:Another fine product from Mizuno. The adjustability made this club perform exceptionally well. It produced a high-pitched tone at impact, which gave the impression of fast ball speeds, and this proved to be the case, with the ball flying an impressive distance. I was able to shape the ball easily, and found that when I added loft, it was tricky to fade, which could be a good thing for many! It's beautifully finished, with striking black and orange colours, and I would be more than happy to have this in my bag. In fact, it will be out in a tournament with me very soon!Test team ranking:Performance: 4/5Visual appeal: 4/5Innovation: 3.5/5Value: 4.5/5Overall: 4/5

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Mizuno JPX EZ driver review

Key technology:

The first Mizuno adjustable driver since 2010 allows both loft and lie to be set to alter the ball flight. Eight settings range from Low at one end of the scale - dropping the loft by 1.5 degrees and encouraging a low fade - to High at the other end, which adds 1.5 degrees of loft to boost a high draw. Weight is low and deep in the head for a high launch without too much spin.

Will suit... Anyone looking for forgiveness and adjustability.

Paul joined Golf Monthly in 2006 in a junior role and has since worked as senior staff writer and now as technical editor. He writes equipment and instruction content and tests the vast majority of golf clubs that are introduced every year.