What we say...
Mizuno’s Better Player irons are what many of us aspire to play with, but for those of us hobbling around the high teens on the handicap scale, help is at hand from the world-famous Japanese brand.
The JPX-800 HD was widely enjoyed by the five testers, but especially by Paul Bryant who suggested the irons would be perfect for golfers with a similar handicap to him (17). Neal Gladwin also reported lots of positives, including the stunning aesthetics, but did find it a little lacking in the forgiveness department. Higher handicapper Rik Taylor disagreed with Neal’s view on forgiveness, and felt it performed well – he also gave a top mark in the Feel department. The performance of the team when it came to dispersion was particularly worthy of note – the club performed so well it merited a 5/5 from the Trackman stats.
Pro Verdict: “Although not the most forgiving iron in this portion of the Test, I felt the JPX-800 HD would deliver the goods in pretty much every other area, and as golfers of this standard improve a little bit, the forgiveness would not be such an issue. It looked really nice at address, and very inviting to hit – I liked the fact it wasn’t that big, and it felt like a tremendously well-balanced and well-thought out club.
Ratings (out of 5)
At £80 per club, the Mizuno JPX-800 HD is high launching with an extremely forgiving clubhead.
With high energy pocket cavity, the JPX-800 HD injects high ball speeds with emphasis on control.