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Golf.mizu­noeu­rope.com Lofts: 16°, 19°, 22°, 25° Stock shaft: Fu­jikura Pro Ad­justable hosel: Yes How much loft change: +/- 2°

TECH: Mizuno’s first ad­justable hy­brid. A new pro­file means the head is made like a wood, but plays like an iron. A shock­wave sole lo­cates mass low in the head and its abil­ity to ex­pand and con­tract at im­pact cre­ates more en­ergy.

WE SAY: Mizuno’s woods didn’t fea­ture too heav­ily among our favourites in 2016. That’s all changed this year as the JPX900 is sim­ply fan­tas­tic. Yes, it’s costly, but the at­ten­tion to the small­est de­tails is spot on. We love how the crown’s painted fin­ish ends a cou­ple of mil­lime­tres back from the top edge, mak­ing the face look big­ger, eas­ier to hit and nat­u­rally in­spir­ing con­fi­dence. Its long blade length and com­pact mid­wide body felt solid and re­spon­sive, even if it wasn’t quite the very long­est on test.

VER­DICT: Across our three­man test team we thought the JPX900 hy­brid was a plea­sure to hit. With four lofts and the abil­ity to tune the loft up or down by two de­grees, it means the 900 can be fit­ted into vir­tu­ally any golfer’s set.

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