What we say...
2013 Irons Test
All three testers loved the slicker, traditional head shape. James felt it could easily fit in the Game Improvers category. Kit noted how easy it was to align and it felt light in his hands. Chris got a lower flight and a soft yet powerful feel. The clubhead remained stable on all but the worst of strikes. Scored high in the subjective categories, but dispersion let it down.
Oct 2012 - First Hits
Mizuno's MP irons are simply brilliant if you’re a better player. But if, like me, you don’t practise as much as you should and want a bit more forgiveness to help your game, then the new JPX 825 models are well worth considering.
The standard 825 model is the more forgiving, slightly-larger iron. But make no mistake, these don’t look like conventional game-improver irons. The equipment market is flooded with chunky irons that deliver great performance (high launch, good yardages) but many don’t cut the mustard when it comes to the aesthetics – the JPX 825 irons, however, do everything.
And if it was all about feel with the Pro version, the story with the larger irons is distance – the Hot Metal face no doubt contributes to this, but the ball really did seem to fly, even when I wasn’t getting it flush out of the middle of the club.
Both sets also delivered a pleasing sound at impact – not important to everyone, but I’m very keen on acoustics.
In terms of price, the JPX 825 irons are very competitive. They are by no means the cheapest on the market, but for the quality you get back, I think these must be seriously considered if you’re in the mood for new irons. If you like the reassuring look of a chunkier game-improver iron, it might be a battle to convince you that the 825s genuinely do offer high levels of forgiveness.
Pros: They offer great aesthetics and are geared at catering for a wide range of handicaps.
Cons: The smaller-headed nature of the 825 irons won’t appeal to every game-improver.
Iron kings Mizuno have launched three new sets designed to give golfers of all abilities the best chance of improving their game. Central to the triumvirate are the JPX825 irons – the replacement for the JPX800 series – aimed at golfers who are looking for an element of assistance.
The JPX825 irons have been designed to deliver high ball speeds (for greater distance) as well as lots of forgiveness. In the past, these ‘distance’ irons have not always offered great levels of feel, but Mizuno say the 825s are different because of the Harmonic Impact Technology that enhances feedback at impact. They also feature the Hot Metal face technology that helps to deliver that additional yardage and certainly aren’t bulky for a game-improver iron.
Make sure your pick up our November issue (on sale October 4) to see how the irons performed in our First Hit.
Mizuno Irons User Reviews
I have recently treated myself (rather the wife did) to a new set of made to measure JPX 825 irons from 5-PW and 2 wedges. It has taken me around a month to get over the slightly different feel to my previous set of CG16's. I am now starting to see a hole raft of benefits from setup to longer distance! they are very comfortable to use, I use the regular flex graphite shaft, the 'feel' is now very good. They not only look very good but sound good too! I am looking forward to improving my game over the next few months/years (I HOPE!)