Even game-improver golfers these days are demanding increased feel from their irons these days and that’s why Mizuno have come up with the new JPX-800 Pro set.
The JPX-800 Pro is a grain flow forged iron, just like Mizuno’s better-player MP line, but it is also packed with forgiveness and distance-enhancing properties that all game-improvers are looking for.
A CNC milled cavity and “under-cut forging” provide an extremely thin face for improved energy transfer and this delivers the highest coefficient of restitution (spring-like effect) than any other grain flow forged iron in Mizuno’s history.
This undercut cavity also increases stability and forgiveness while the triple cut sole – beveled trailing and leading edges and cambered mid sole – reduce the effective sole width for more shot-making capability.
The JPX-800 Pro has replaced the MX-300 and MX-200 in Mizuno’s line-up. It is more forgiving than both previous models while also coming in significantly smaller than the MX-200 and only marginally bigger than the MX-300.
David Llewellyn, from Mizuno’s R&D dept, said: “For a feel-orientated player willing to trade a little workability for stability from off-centre hits, the JPX-800 will work beautifully.
“We’ve achieved that forgiveness without adding much offset – which is going to appeal to even professionals and single-figure players. The fact that ball speeds are up to two per cent quicker than our other forgings puts the JPX-800 Pro in a category of its own.”
RRP £85 (steel), £110 (graphite)
For more information on the JPX-800 Pro pick up issue 274 of Today’s Golfer magazine, on sale from September 9, 2010.
To find out more about all the new irons in Mizuno’s range for 2011 click on the links below.