What we say...
Today's Golfer Fairway Wood Test 2011
SILVER AWARD WINNER
Tested: August 2011
Stuart Priestley (Belfry Pro)
Michael Gow (HCP 7)
David Connor (HCP 10)
Alan Doodson (HCP 17)
The JPX800 squeezed under the radar to snatch third in the test, primarily because as a brand better known for their superb irons, our team maybe weren’t expecting too much from the woods.
However the JPX800 proved a real favourite thanks to its powerful feel off the face and high but strong ball flight.
Both Michael and David liked the way it sat square at address with a decent, mid-size head and both commented on the powerful feel and excellent feedback at impact.
Alan said it was one of his favourites as he recorded tight dispersion stats. Stuart liked the feel but thought the ball flight was a little lower than he expected from the small, shallow face – although this was an advantage off the tee.
The only cosmetic criticism was our testers preferring a black head as opposed to the dark blue crown on the JPX-800.
The Mizuno JPX-800 Fairway Wood is Mizuno’s update on the superb MX-700, which was a massive hit in both our 2009 and 2010 equipment tests. It is a two-piece stainless steel design with internal weighting designed to keep the centre of gravity low and the launch angle high, along with a draw bias. It also has Mizuno's Ultimate Dynamic Stability, which offers forgiveness on shots struck above and below the sweetspot. The thin, hot face also means faster ball speeds and distance compared with the MX-700 – and that’s impressive.
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