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Mizuno JPX EZ Forged

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Mizuno JPX EZ Forged irons review

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Mizuno JPX EZ Forged irons review: 10-point test report

Aesthetics

1) Shelf appeal – The dark head and orange graphics represent a big departure for Mizuno. Even previous Mizuno sets that slotted into the forgiving end of the market were still understated in colour and design. This look promises to appeal to those who hadn’t previously considered the brand.

2) Address view – Although the top line is thicker than any Mizuno MP offering,
it isn’t as wide as many midsize head designs. As with the Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 irons, the black finish looks great behind the ball.

Components

3) Shaft options – The stock steel shaft is the True Temper XP 105, which should produce a controlled flight with a high initial launch. The graphite option is the Fujikura Orochi – a lightweight shaft designed to increase swing speed.

4) Grip – Golf Pride’s M-31 feels slightly firmer than its Tour Velvet design, but the grip and durability are both excellent.

Technology

5) Construction – To deliver a consistent, soft sound and feel, the heads have
been Grain Flow Forged from a single piece of mild carbon steel. The multi-thickness
face is designed to help players produce maximum ball speeds.

6) Head design – An undercut cavity is combined with a deep centre of gravity to offer a high launch and extra forgiveness.

Performance

7) Feel – If you stood next to someone hitting this set, the sound alone would give you the impression it was an MP model. This is further enhanced by the feel, which is one
of the silkiest on offer from a midsize set.

8) Flight – Interestingly, despite the stronger lofts, the flight is higher than the Mizuno MP-54 set. The long irons, in particular, are extremely easy to launch high in the air, which will appeal to those who struggle in this area.

9) Distance control – Expect these to be noticeably longer than all other previous Mizuno sets. The distance on offer from the middle of the face is very similar to the larger heads in the standard JPX EZ set (review below).

10) Forgiveness – The heads are more forgiving than the more compact Mizuno MP-54s, but the JPX EZ will offer greater forgiveness for those who need plenty of help when hitting irons.

Mizuno JPX EZ irons review: