KEY TECH Five-piece ball with a high-en­ergy core to boost dis­tance Slower swingers seek­ing a soft-feel­ing ball HOW MUCH £50 per dozen AIMED AT

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Keen to show­case its grow­ing raft of ball tech­nolo­gies, Mizuno has re­vealed a new five-piece model de­signed to de­liver high per­for­mance for slower-swing­ing am­a­teurs.

Key to the JPX Plat­inum’s unique com­po­si­tion is the Cross Core – a layer be­tween the Cen­tre Core and Outer Core that is there to con­vert more en­ergy into ball speed.

Talk­ing GM through the de­sign, Alex Thorne, Mizuno’s tour and prod­uct man­ager, said: “A tra­di­tional tour ball plays much shorter for av­er­age play­ers as they don’t gen­er­ate the en­ergy re­quired to fully ac­ti­vate the core.

“The JPX Plat­inum rep­re­sents a new gen­er­a­tion that de­liv­ers the feel and re­spon­sive­ness of a tour ball, but with a high-en­ergy core that’s op­ti­mised for slower swing speeds.”

Mizuno's dim­ple-clus­ter de­sign sees mi­cro-dim­ples ac­ti­vate dur­ing the ball's des­cent to help lengthen car­ries. But it's not just ex­tra dis­tance that's im­por­tant – there's soft feel, too, via the Cen­tre Core, Cross Core and Outer Core, which are all made from a soft bu­ta­di­ene rub­ber.

The In­ner Cover is then made from a soft ionomer com­pound, while the Outer Cover is made from a multi­blend poly­mer for a soft feel off the face, with an anti-glare satin fin­ish to elim­i­nate any dis­tract­ing re­flec­tions.

Avail­able now, the JPX Plat­inum balls re­tail at £50 per dozen.

An anti-glare satin fin­ish re­duces re­flec­tions

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