MIZUNO JPX 900 FORGED
PRICE R14 999 PERFORMANCE ★★ ★ ★ INNOVATION ★★ ★ ★
VERDICT The company continues to extend its expertise in forged irons into its game-improvement offerings. It might not be as confidence-inspiring at address as others on our list, but there’s plenty to like for middle-handicaps. The rear cavity has been enlarged, resulting in a weight savings of 21.5 grams that was redistributed to the perimeter to bolster forgiveness. The company’s emphasis on sound and feel is evident as well. That’s important when you have a thin, multi-thickness face designed to produce the type of ball speed needed to compete in this category. COMMENTS (L) This is a perfect club for a 10-handicap who is getting better and trending towards single figures. (M) I like how the finish greatly reduces glare at address.