JPX PLATINUM BALL
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
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