Golf Monthly's Mizuno JPX EZ irons review, an oversized forgiving model for mid-to-high handicappers seeking distance and a higher ball flight

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Mizuno JPX EZ irons

Pros:

  • Impressive distance given the relatively traditional lofts. A very forgiving, easy-to-hit set of irons.

Cons:

  • They may have too much offset to look down on, even for high-handicappers.

Product:

Mizuno JPX EZ irons review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£85.00 (steel and graphite)

Key technology
Mizuno claims the game-improver JPX EZ irons offer the ultimate playability, courtesy of 360 ̊ Dual Pockets and multi-thickness faces. This design provides levels of feel normally only associated with forged irons. More traditional lofts mean you get the distance from the head technology as well as the height required to stop the ball on the green.

Thicker, more uniform faces in the short-irons create a stronger trajectory on approach shots. They feature an anti-glare Black Nickel finish and are available in graphite at the same price as steel.

Will suit
Golfers who want maximum distance and forgiveness without losing out on feel.

GM verdict
The EZ refers to the assumption these irons are ‘easy’ to hit, and they certainly live up to that. The oversize profile makes it clear distance and forgiveness are the priority. While you’ll struggle to find more offset irons, this is combined with thick toplines and wide soles to instil maximum confidence.

A dark Gunmetal finish creates a premium look and reduces glare, while a lighter grooved area on the face assists alignment. Looking at the back of the iron, the heel-toe weighting is clear – in fact, the sole is so thin that the number is etched on the toe. Distance is both impressive and surprising, given the more traditional lofts.

Long, straight iron shots soon become second nature with a solid feel at impact. Rather than being an enlarged version of a player’s iron, the JPX EZ has a shape and performance all of its own, making it a must- try for mid-to-high handicappers.

 

Verdict

Higher handicapper and newcomers to the game need as much help as they can get and Mizuno's latest JPX EZ iron certainly offers that. The size and construction means that high launch and forgiveness features in abundance while the offset aids accuracy. Now the graphite shaft is the same price as steel gives golfers yet another reason to get fitted for these irons and reap the rewards