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The Mizuno JPX-900 Tour irons is another entry into Mizuno’s crowded iron line up. A fine iron for better players, but lacking in distinguishing features.
Since I started playing golf, Mizuno’s line up was easy to understand: the MP irons were for the better players, everything else, be it MX or JPX, was for…not-better players. With the introduction of the JPX-900 Tour irons, that line has been thoroughly blurred.
The JPX-900 Tour iron is a sharp looking stick. The top line is thin, the sole is thin, and there’s very little offset. The whole thing is done in a matte grey finish, a little unusual for Mizuno, but it should wear well over time.
Sound & Feel
Forged from 1025E carbon steel, the JPX-900 Tour is the only new Mizuno iron that lives up to the company’s reputation for quality feel. Hitting this iron pure feels fantastic, and the minimal cavity back ensures that you’ll get plenty of feedback on mishits.
If you were looking for surprises from this club’s performance because it’s in the game improvement JPX-900 line, you will be disappointed. The JPX-900 Tour iron is a very standard better-players iron. Its distances are short due to the traditional forged construction and weak (traditional) lofts. The forgiveness is virtually non-existent: you’ll get out what you put in.
On the plus side, the JPX-900 Tour does give you full control over your golf ball. If you’re a skilled player, you can flight the ball up and down with ease and hit fades and draws on command.
My biggest question after having tested the Mizuno JPX-900 Tour iron is, “What does this add to the line up?” Outside of the different finish (matte vs. chrome), there’s nothing to distinguish this from the MP-5.