Mizuno JPX919 Tour Irons Review

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The Mizuno JPX919 Tour irons are beautiful.  Surprisingly long.  Not recommended for players who don’t strike it pure consistently.


More than any other member of the JPX919 family, the JPX 919 Tour had huge shoes to fill.  Why?  Because the JPX 900 Tour now has three majors under its belt as the iron of choice for Brooks Koepka.  Is the JPX919 Tour a clear upgrade?  We tested it to find out.


My notes on the look of the JPX919 Tour consist of one word: “Pretty.”

This is exactly what a forged players iron should look like: minimal offset, thin top line, and modest blade length.  In the bag, there’s nothing but matte silver.  No paintfill, no chrome, just a clean, classy appearance.

Bring an extra towel to wipe your friends’ drool off of them.

Sound & Feel

More than any iron in recent memory, the Mizuno JPX 919 Tour is vocal about how well you struck the ball.  Hitting the center of the face produces a crisp feel.  When you move away from the sweet spot, the feel gets hard and the sound is loud.  There is absolutely no question about the quality of contact.


Despite having the most traditional lofts in the JPX919 family, the Tour model produces really impressive distances.  In fact, I hit the Tour every bit as long as the JPX919 Forged.  I was going to chalk this up to a fluke of my swing, but I heard the exact same thing from a handful of other golfers.  Of course, some will find the opposite, but don’t disregard the Tour if you’re looking for distance.

Where the Tour and Forged differ substantially is on forgiveness.  With the Forged, you can get away with a small mishit.  With the Tour, not only does the club announce that you missed the center, the result will, too.  You can very easily come up short of the green with anything less than an A- swing.


Your ego and your eyes will tell you to buy the Mizuno JPX919 Tour.  Even the launch monitor, if you look at the best swings, will join in the chorus.  But if you don’t strike the ball at a very high level, I’d urge you to listen to the voice that says, “A little more forgiveness might be a good idea.”

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Matt Saternus


  1. Great sticks and suprisingly forgiving out of the toe which is my miss. I would highly recommend hitting them before you decide they’re not for you due to their sleek, unforgiving appearance. Paired with the Project X LZ and they should be in my bag for a long time.

  2. I am considering trading up from my Srixon 765. Love the look and feel of the Tour but obviously concerned about off centre strikes and loss of feel and forgiveness. As a player with a 10 handicap I might combo Tour PW-7 iron and Forged 6 iron to 4 iron. Your thoughts…?

    • Matt Saternus


      I would suggest going for a fitting. If the clubs perform and you like them, go for it.



    • I just bought that exact setup it’s the best of both worlds and I can’t fault it. I found the tours much better from 7iron to wedge for feel and control of the ball than the forged but from 4-6 iron the forged better just a bit more forgiveness in exactly what you need in longer irons. It all depends how good of a ball striker you are and if you would rather have feel and control over forgiveness which for the shorter irons is exactly what you need.

  3. How would you rate these irons against titleist ap2 and taylormade p760?

  4. Corbyn Gallagher

    How would you compare these to the Nike Vapor Pro?

  5. How would you compare the tour with the MP 18 SC? I have the MP’s and love them.

  6. Best all around iron I’ve ever played. Precision of the MP-4, power of the 64 and playability of any players iron ever. They are long, easy to hit and the long irons are surgical weapons. Forget the 919 Forged. If you are a player, these are the sticks!

  7. How would you compare these to the TM P730s?

  8. Would you say there is any meaningful difference in forgiveness between these and the MP20 MB? I find the MP20 don’t start to get demanding in terms of consistent carry until 5. Are the 4 and 5 slightly more consistent in this set for ball speed?

    • Matt Saternus


      In my opinion, the difference is not significant. Both are in the “you need to hit these very well for them to perform” camp.



  9. I tried these out yesterday and they felt amazing. I’m more of a fair weather player and been looking for an upgrade to some game improvement irons I’ve had for a few years now. Felt like butter but with a spin rate of 11k rpm on the 7 iron I was advised to look elsewhere. Shame as they were the nicest looking and feeling club I’ve ever hit

  10. Hit these and they were easier to hit for me then the blade. The face has bigger, but in a more playable way. I am a 10 handicap. I really liked them.

  11. Any player seriously looking at purchasing these irons is not looking for forgiveness. I would assume they are looking for feel/control and have a relatively repeatable swing.

    From my experience, it is hard to improve playing super game improvement irons. They offer little to no feedback on off center hits.

    If you’re looking to improve your ball striking, look on eBay for a used set of old blades and just commit to playing them. Yes, it is hard but you will learn to hit middle of the club face. Some days will be better than others but you will learn.

    After that, you are ready for an iron like this.

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