Irons Test 2014: Mizuno JPX EZ - SILVER AWARD
Cost: £499 steel £679 graphite
Tech: Combining Mizuno’s HOT METAL face design and ultra-pocket cavity the JPX EZ irons fly higher and longer with a predictable tight dispersion. The Harmonic Impact Technology (H.I.T) engineered cavity frame means the JPX EZ still feels like every Mizuno iron should.
What we said... James Ridyard: “They boast the familiar Mizuno head shape just in a larger size with more offset. While it didn’t feel that forgiving in comparison to others in the category, the trajectory was strong when struck well and it sounded superb – a really powerful thud. It felt like this was a model that worked just as well with my high swing speed.” Adam Holdgate: “It’s easy to achieve a high flight, which provides great stopping power into greens, but it lacked the distance of others in the category. That said, the feel was superb. It felt like I struck them well even when perhaps I didn’t. I’m not a huge fan of the darker finish but the shape and size inspires confidence and dispersion was pretty tight. The sole is wide but the offset made me feel like I could set my hands forward at address and really crunch it with a strong flight, knowing there’s plenty of forgiveness on offer if I didn’t quite get hold of it.”
Pros: Pleasing feel from the sweetspot. Suited to different swing speeds and will appeal to those pushing into game improver category.
Cons: Not overly long despite the powerful feel and the darker finish won’t be to everyone’s taste.
The numbers: Looks: 8.5 Feel: 9 Forgiveness: 9 Workability: 8 Distance Consistency: 9.5 Dispersion: 9
TG Rating: 9/10
Details: 7-iron loft: 32° Left-handed: No Set: 5-SW Contact: golf.mizunoeurope.com