What we say...
Designed to be a high-launching, forgiving club and for the most part our testers agreed. James V felt this was one of the easiest clubs to use on test and if you were determined to simply walk into a shop and pick a club to use without any issues then this would be it.
Both Ian and Chris also said the club inspired confidence at address and delivered a high ball flight as well as a powerful feel while Dave R gave it full marks across the board for looks, feel and forgiveness because he felt it was as good as anything else on test.
Not everyone was as impressed though with pro James marking it down for looks because he didn’t think it lived up to the usual highend aesthetics from Mizuno. He also said there was no real wow factor in terms of feel and both Dave B and Scott agreed with him. When it came to performance it was up there among the longest averages on test and although the overall dispersion rate let it down a little it was among the most consistent for Dave R and James V.
Looks: 3.6 Feel: 3.7 Forgiveness: 3.8 Distance: 4.5 Dispersion: 3.5
This has been designed to make the vertical MOI higher to counter off centre strikes, and the forgiveness and the dispersion scores clearly indicate that this is a forgiving club.
But the slightly blue head didn’t win any favour with the team – get past this though, and it’s a solid option.
It's also worth noting that the JPX 800 generated good, solid distance too. With a retail price of £229, it won't break the bank either.
Looks: 2.8 Feel: 3.5 Sound: 3.5 Forgiveness: 4.3 Distance: 4 Consistency: 4.5
Mizuno’s woods for 2011 have the same name as their sensational new irons, and the driver is a product with a massive future. They feature the Ultimate Dynamic Stability innovation which increases average driving distance by increasing the ball speeds of those shots struck from above and below the traditional “sweetspot”. Mizuno also increased the vertical MOI of the driver, as well as the traditional extension from heel to toe, meaning the forgiveness on off-centre strikes is enhanced.
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