golf.mizunoeurope.com Lofts: 3/15°; 5/18°; 7/21° Stock shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution 2 Adjustable hosel: Yes How much loft change: +/-2°
TECH: A 15g weight can be fixed at any point along the JPX’s central track to lower trajectory and spin or increase forgiveness and launch. A shockwave sole contracts and expands during impact transferring more energy to the ball.
WE SAY: Just like the JPX900 driver and hybrid the fairway has a really inviting head shape that just wants to be hit. We love how, like the hybrid, the painted crown finishes a couple of millimetres back from the top edge, which gives the impression of the face being larger than it actually is. That 15g sliding weight is 10g lighter than TaylorMade’s M1 and because the track doesn’t let you move the weight to the very back of the head we saw little difference in launch angle, spin and carry switching the weight between the most forward and back positions.
VERDICT: A really nice fairway that will perform at its best in the hands of mid to fast swing speeds. In the hands of a serious golfer, and with the right set-up, it’s workable and versatile off fairway or tee.