MIZUNO JPX 900 HOT METAL
PRICE R12 999 PERFORMANCE ★★ ★ ★ ★ INNOVATION ★★ ★ ★ ½
VERDICT For a number of years Mizuno has fought the perception that its irons sacrificed distance in favour of a look and feel that appealed to better-than-average players. Its 2017 line addresses that concern and makes a strong case that it has the power to go along with the good looks. The JPX 900 features a steel alloy in a single-piece casting to produce the thinnest face ever on a Mizuno iron at 2 millimetres. The result is an iron that can produce ball speeds normally seen in irons with cupface, sole-slot or face-insert designs.
COMMENTS (L) Pierced through the air like a fighter jet at the right altitude. (H) You can feel the sole work for you. Didn’t chunk any despite some poor swings.