Mizuno Golf has introduced a new family of irons under the JPX label. The JPX-900 series includes the JPX900 Tour, JPX900 Forged and JPX900 Hot Metal and each makes use of a different clubhead metal plus the latest in design and technology.
“The JPX900 family of irons represents an exciting new chapter in Mizuno’s rich history,” said Ryan Ellis, Associate Brand Manager in a press release. “We have always been committed to improving what we do each year, striving for the next breakthrough. The JPX900 family enables each player to find the best clubs to fit their style of play, from the weekend golfer to the grind-it- out gamer who squeezes nine holes in after work. By combining cutting-edge technology with our unyielding desire to produce the best clubs in the industry, we have assembled a complete family of clubs that will connect with players of any skill level.”
JPX900 Tour, targeted for a better player, are made with Mizuno’s grain flow forging with a clean look but still using weighting techniques to provide distance and control. The mild carbon 1025E steel the company says gives a “soft, solid and consistent feel and was used to craft the successful MP iron series.” Clubheads utilize a power frame design that places more mass to the corners to maintain ball speed on off-center hits.
The JPX900 forged is a redesign of the JPX850 model using boron alloy steel to give more distance while maintaining feel. Boron gas is infused during forging producing 30 percent more strength than 1025 steel. Mizuno reports this allowed them to make the face multi-thickness and the thinnest of any forged iron they have ever had. The club’s sweet spot has also been expanded for more forgiveness.
The JPX900 Hot Metal boasts the thinnest club face in Mizuno’s history and is constructed like a metalwood from Chromoly 4140M. The irons were designed like a metal wood with a cupface and adding thickness by using offset geometry. High rebound characteristics from a larger area make this model both forgiving and very stable.
All three new models will be at retail Sept. 16. Pricing is: JPX-900 $900; JPX-900
Forged $1,200; JPX-900 Tour: $1,200.
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