Mizuno JPX-EZ Irons Review

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The Mizuno JPX-EZ irons are the latest super game improvement iron from Mizuno.  A solid iron for the category, but not substantially different than the iron of the same name which was released two years ago.

Introduction

Two years ago, I reviewed the Mizuno JPX-EZ irons.  I am back today reviewing the Mizuno JPX-EZ irons.  Mizuno didn’t even bother to come up with a new name, which tells you just about everything you need to know about their latest offering for high handicappers.

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Looks

A mile of offset.  A top line you can eat dinner on.  A sole that John Henry couldn’t dig into the ground.  The Mizuno JPX-EZ irons are the epitome of a super game improvement iron.

The two major upgrades from the earlier version of the JPX-EZ are the finish and the cavity.  The previous version had a light grey finish that looked almost brown; the new version is a darker black.  Over time, this may show more wear, but out of the box it looks much better.  The cavity has been improved with toned-down branding and the Halloween orange replaced with Mizuno’s traditional blue.

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Sound & Feel

My biggest problem with the original JPX-EZ irons was the feel.  Mizuno has built their reputation on feel – it’s even their signature hashtag, #NothingFeelsLikeAMizuno.  The new JPX-EZ irons are a further step away from that soft, responsive feel that Mizuno players expect.  These irons feel very firm, some might say hard, at impact, and there’s very little feedback about the quality of the strike.  While the lack of sting on mishits will boost the confidence of high handicappers, it will do nothing to help them improve.

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Performance

Mizuno claims that the new JPX-EZ irons are targeted to handicaps from 10 to 35.  I have a very hard time believing that anyone better than a 20 handicap will be gaming these.

That said, these irons do exactly what super game improvement irons should do: they make the game easier.  As long as the ball meets the club face, it’s going to get up in the air and go a pretty long way.  Just as with the predecessor, I can’t say that these are the most forgiving irons, but they are in the discussion.

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Conclusion

While there isn’t much new going on, the Mizuno JPX-EZ irons are another solid SGI offering from a company better known for players clubs.  The look and feel aren’t going to turn heads (at least not in a good way), but the forgiveness is there to let the high handicapper enjoy the game more.

Matt Saternus
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