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
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.