JPX900 WOODS

New sole-weight sys­tems for tai­lored per­for­mance AIMED AT Wide range of se­ri­ous golfers look­ing to up­date their woods HOW MUCH £399 (driver), £279 (fair­way) and £219 (hy­brid) KEY TECH

Golf Monthly - - Gm Promotion Liam Dan Jezz Peter -

Mizuno may have built its rep­u­ta­tion on its irons, but the strides it has made with its met­al­woods over the last few years haven’t gone un­no­ticed.

Its lat­est launch, due to hit the shelves in Fe­bru­ary, is de­signed to squeeze ev­ery pos­si­ble yard from ev­ery swing.

The new line is led by a driver that main­tains fast ball speeds on cen­tre strikes, with­out then drop­ping off on mishits.

This per­for­mance comes from a new mul­ti­thick­ness face that has been strength­ened in key ar­eas.

A Fast Track ad­justa­bil­ity sys­tem then utilises two 8g weights that can be moved be­tween three tracks on the sole to tai­lor your shot shape. In ad­di­tion, a Quick Switch hosel helps you al­ter your flight. In pro­file, the driver (£399) is longer, wider and shal­lower than the JPX850 it re­places, but it does keep the stun­ning blue fin­ish. There will also be a JPX900 fair­way (£279) which boasts a re­fined Shock­wave Sole that springs pow­er­fully for faster ball speeds, and a slid­ing 15g weight on the sole that lets you tune your launch and spin. Like the driver, it has an ad­justable hosel, and Mizuno says be­ing able to fine-tune your loft and move the CG makes it in­cred­i­bly ver­sa­tile. The JPX900 hy­brid (£219) will com­plete the range, adding Mizuno’s first ad­justable hy­brid to the line-up. It shares much of the same tech­nol­ogy and is de­signed to play more like a long-iron than Mizuno’s pre­vi­ous hy­brids, set­ting up shorter and flat­ter to make it eas­ier to strike.

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