Mizuno Releases Two JPX-EZ Iron Sets
By Torleif Sorenson on 9/19/13
If you have lusted after Mizuno's golf clubs in recent years (as I have), you know that their MP line is geared toward lower-handicap and better players. Their JPX line is geared more toward golfers seeking forgiveness while keeping Mizuno's high-end manufacturing and attention to detail.
Now, Mizuno is taking aim at beginners and higher-handicap players with the release of the JPX-EZ and JPX-EZ Forged irons. Both versions feature variable-thickness faces designed to expand the sweet-spot and provide more ball-speed, but still deliver tight shot-dispersion. Both have an attractive black nickel-plated finish helps reduce sun-glare at address, although the EZ Forged irons feature slightly less offset, a thinner top-line, and a much more narrow sole.
These cast irons are targeted toward golfers with handicaps between 10 and 35. The extra-deep pocket cavity in the 4-7 irons is designed to provide a larger sweet-spot, low CG for easier launch angles, and tight shot-dispersion. The 8-GW have a slightly smaller pocket cavity, still designed to provide increased accuracy on off-center impacts.
The JPX-EZ irons are available in 4-iron (22º, 0.299" offset) through 9-iron (40º, 0.220" offset), PW (45º, 0.201" offset), and GW (50º, 0.181" offset) in right-hand only. The stock shafts are True Temper XP 105 in steel (R300 and S300), and Fujikura's Orochi in graphite; 11 custom shaft options and 28 grip options are also available.
On Mizuno's web site, engineer Tomo Aoki is quoted thusly:
"The JPX EZ is going to turn you into a player who can take risks — someone who can take the shot on and not think about the danger. You’re going to hit shots that you've never been able to hit before."
Mizuno JPX-EZ irons
JPX-EZ Forged Irons
The JPX-EZ Forged irons are targeted toward golfers with handicaps from 8 to 18. The design is intended to provide the feel and feedback of many better forged clubs, but with the forgiveness of a cavity-back. Each iron is created from a single billet of 1025E mild carbon steel using Mizuno's highly-regarded "Grain Flow Forging" process. Unlike the MP series of forged clubs, however, these have the JPX-EZ's deep-undercut cavity and a very low CG for a higher launch-angle. Even with the forging, Mizuno has included a variable-thickness face for a larger sweet-spot and more forgiveness on off-center impact. The EZ Forged irons also have a composite-material "badge" in the cavity that helps provide a satisfying sound at impact.
The JPX-EZ Forged irons are available in 4-iron (22º, 0.220" offset) through 9-iron (40º, 0.169" offset), PW (45º, 0.161" offset), and GW (50º, 0.142" offset) in right-hand only. As with the cast EZs, stock shafts are True Temper's XP 105 in steel (R300 and S300), and Fujikura's Orochi in graphite; 11 custom shaft options and 28 grip options are also available.
Mizuno JPX-EZ Forged irons
While this writer still dreams about owning a set of MP-54s or MP-64s, I have no problem suggesting that golfers seeking a game-improvement iron take a look at the both of the JPX-EZ models. Mizuno may not have the marketing pizzaz of certain other brands, but their reputation for quality and low margins of error is solid.
If you are new to golf and don't know much about Mizuno, the JPX EZ and JPX-EZ Forged iron sets would be an excellent place to start looking.
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Being Mizuno's I'm sure they will feel great and perform but I can do without the Halloween colors
I seen right hand only and stopped caring.
Ooohh! We going to have a drawing for some of these?
Torleif Sorenson says:
madmx99: Good question, but that's to be determined. Nathan will know, eventually.
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