Mizuno JPX EZ Forged irons review

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Mizuno JPX EZ Forged irons review: 10-point test report


1) Shelf appeal - The dark head and orange graphics represent a big departure for Mizuno. Even previous Mizuno sets that slotted into the forgiving end of the market were still understated in colour and design. This look promises to appeal to those who hadn’t previously considered the brand.

2) Address view - Although the top line is thicker than any Mizuno MP offering, it isn’t as wide as many midsize head designs. As with the Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 irons, the black finish looks great behind the ball.


3) Shaft options - The stock steel shaft is the True Temper XP 105, which should produce a controlled flight with a high initial launch. The graphite option is the Fujikura Orochi – a lightweight shaft designed to increase swing speed.

4) Grip - Golf Pride’s M-31 feels slightly firmer than its Tour Velvet design, but the grip and durability are both excellent.


5) Construction - To deliver a consistent, soft sound and feel, the heads have been Grain Flow Forged from a single piece of mild carbon steel. The multi-thickness face is designed to help players produce maximum ball speeds.

6) Head design - An undercut cavity is combined with a deep centre of gravity to offer a high launch and extra forgiveness.


7) Feel - If you stood next to someone hitting this set, the sound alone would give you the impression it was an MP model. This is further enhanced by the feel, which is one of the silkiest on offer from a midsize set.

8) Flight - Interestingly, despite the stronger lofts, the flight is higher than the Mizuno MP-54 set. The long irons, in particular, are extremely easy to launch high in the air, which will appeal to those who struggle in this area.

9) Distance control - Expect these to be noticeably longer than all other previous Mizuno sets. The distance on offer from the middle of the face is very similar to the larger heads in the standard JPX EZ set (review below).

10) Forgiveness - The heads are more forgiving than the more compact Mizuno MP-54s, but the JPX EZ will offer greater forgiveness for those who need plenty of help when hitting irons.

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Nick Bonfield
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Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x