Golf Monthly Technical Editor Paul O'Hagan gives his Mizuno JPX850 forged irons review
Mizuno JPX850 irons review:
Mizuno has introduced a new material into the iron forging process. Boron is 30 per cent stronger than traditional steel, which means the faces have been made thinner for added distance. The face is also reinforced with a Power Frame cavity to help it flex over a larger area, for improved power. The 4 to 7 irons feature a Milled Pocket, making them easier to launch.
Will suit: anyone wanting sleek looks but added distance.
Stylish looks, understated graphics and impressive feel move this JPX set closer to the MP line than any other before it. This is all achieved from a set that offers very impressive distance and a high ball launch through the bag.
At address the set could easily be mistaken for a Mizuno MP product. The forgiveness and distance on offer certainly falls into the JPX category, though.
A great-looking set that should be tried by golfers of all standards. Many players will really enjoy playing these clubs. Part of an extremely strong Mizuno irons line-up including the MP-15 and MP-H5.
But… some will prefer the more confidence-inspiring looks and larger face of the standard JPX850 irons.
PGA pro verdict:
Mizuno has added another great iron to its already impressive stable. These delivered a high launch, were easy to control and gave impressive results in terms of both feel and consistency, particularly through the long irons. They have a neat top line at address and combined with the XP 115 steel shafts I used, would hold their own in many players’ bags, regardless of handicap.