More information on the new Mizuno JPX900 irons

3 new models available from Sep 5th

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The new JPX900 Series comprises three new models – JPX900 Tour, JPX900 Forged and JPX900 Hot Metal, each with very distinctive performance attributes, made possible by their unique base materials.

Mizuno is constantly seeking to push performance boundaries, with industry-challenging breakthroughs such as Boron-infusion, and now Chromoly 4140M, a new material found in the ultra-thin face of the latest JPX900 Hot Metal iron.

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European Tour winner Chris Wood checks out the full JPX900 line

Mizuno’s newest material Chomoly 4140M – is introduced in the JPX900 Hot Metal, which combines offensive ball speeds with the adjustability of a forged iron. The secret to this groundbreaking new material is its versatility, which not only paves the way to Mizuno’s thinnest ever cup face for phenomenal distance, but also remains soft and bendable in the hosel for precise lie angle adjustments. The wedges also have their own material – a softer X30 steel that offers all the feel and precision around the greens that even distance-seeking golfers demand.

“It’s great for a designer when a new material like Chromoly comes into play,” says Voshall, “as it opens up a world of new avenues for us. We’ve been looking for a material that gives a little more pop from the face, but without the hardness that stops us bending the neck for custom- fitting. Chromoly opened that door.”

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The new JPX900 HOT METAL uses Chromoly in an iron for the first time to deliver ball speed whilst remaining bendable for custom fitting.

 

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New JPX900 HOT METAL with Chromoly

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The JPX900 HOT METAL takes care to maintain a workable profile and sole design.

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The JPX900 HOT METAL wedges use an X30 steel for a softer touch into the green.

The JPX900 Forged is the 2nd generation of Mizuno’s Forged irons to use Boron-infused steel, which allows a soft-feeling forged iron to produce higher ball speeds. Whereas Mizuno’s 1st generation of Boron steel irons used a uniform, thinner face to generate more distance, the JPX900 Forged pushes the technology forward with a multi-thickness face. The JPX900 Forged also boasts a milled pocket, which enhances energy transfer over a wider impact area without compromising on Mizuno’s renowned feel. The extended pocket cavity allows 21.5g of weight to be redistributed to the extreme corners of the PowerFrame for added stability and reduced distance loss on mishits. Yet the confidence-inspiring midsize profile will still appeal to professional and elite players, with the shorter irons from 8-GW more compact for extra precision and control at the scoring end of the bag.

“If we could only make one iron for the world’s golfers to play, it would probably be the JPX900 Forged,” Voshall enthuses. “It’s beautifully shaped and compact enough for a tour player to throw in the bag, but also incredibly quick off the face and loses very little from mishits. There’s almost no compromise to make in any direction.”

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The JPX900 Forged with Boron on the European Tour workshop

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JPX900 Forged is the 2nd generation of Mizuno Forged irons to use trace amounts of Boron.

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Project X is one of the many shafts available in the JPX900 Forged without upcharge in Mizuno’s custom assembly program.

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The JPX900 Forged takes a balanced approach throughout and is relatively compact into the scoring irons

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JPX900 Forged sole widths and face gauge will appeal to many better players looking for just a touch of help.

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JPX900 Forged Power Frame design maintains a great feel for a distance based iron.

The JPX900 Tour, Grain Flow Forged from a single billet of 1025E Pure Select mild carbon steel, is the purest, most solid-feeling iron in Mizuno history, combining authentic Mizuno feedback with advanced stability and surprising off-centre performance courtesy of more weight being pushed to the extremities of the head’s PowerFrame. This classic Mizuno player’s iron boasts a satin finish, straighter lines and a toe profile that combines with a compact face and narrow tapered sole to promote crisp ball-striking, excellent workability and enhanced trajectory control.

“The JPX900 Tour is a really surprising iron,” says Chris Voshall, Senior Club Engineer at Mizuno. “Feel wise, it’s a genuine throwback Mizuno – incredibly pure at impact. But the straighter lines and reinforced framework are very current, giving the 900 Tour a really playable look and the ability to perform on off-centre strikes.”

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The JPX900 Tour on Mizuno’s European Tour Workshop

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The JPX900 Tour is a very different look for a Mizuno players iron

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A satin finish makes the JPX900 Tour more practIcal in brighter conditions

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Top lines, sole width and face gauge are smaller in the JPX900 Tour than some of Mizuno’s MP irons.

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The tour lead lines of the JPX900 Tour

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The JPX900 Tour is very compact through the set

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LET winner Nicole Broch Larsen puts the low glare JPX900 Tour through its paces.

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The JPX900 Tour has a very different look from Mizuno’s MP irons – but matches them for feel and precision.

With all new clubs custom built and dispatched in five days, Mizuno has strived to “create the best products for consumers” for 110 years, and the new JPX900 Series irons adhere firmly to founder Rihachi Mizuno’s spirit and desire, while offering the best performance benefits that modern technology can bring.

All three new Mizuno JPX900 iron models will be available at retail from September 2016.   Further product information including custom shaft options will be available on 5th September. 

AVAILABILITY AND RRP

JPX900 HOT METAL – £105/€150 per iron (4-LW, right and left handed) 

JPX900 FORGED –  £120/€165 per iron (4-GW, right and left handed) 

JPX900 TOUR – –  £120/€165 per iron (3-PW, right handed only) 

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The JPX900 iron models all have their own distinct material, best suited to their specific performance intent.

 

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Chris Wood takes a closer look at the JPX900 series

Watch out for more videos to follow with Mizuno legend Nick Faldo, tour players Chris Wood, Nicole Broch Larsen, Adam Schenk and R&D’s Chris Voshall.