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Club:Mizuno JPX900 Tour Irons Shaft:Rifle Project
X 6.0 Flex: Stiff Lie Set Up:-2°
I had seen the images of Mizuno’s JPX 900 but now I have the Tour’s 7-iron in my hand memories come flooding back of my TP-11s and I run over to my club bag – I have a tour bag with several sets from the past that I just can’t let go of – and pull out the my trusted TP-11 7-iron and put them side by side and smile to myself.
The JPX900 design is pure genius and I am sure they have taken their inspiration from the TP-11 with a top line that is so thin you could get a paper cut. The 11s are a classic blade and while the JPX900s has a cavity, a slightly larger face and is stuffed full of technology, it gives you a very forgiving club and looking at the club face on and that top line you would have thought you’ve been transported back in time.
The JPX 900 Tour is grain flow forged from a single billet of 1025E pure select mild carbon steel, which helps give the club that perfect sound at impact. It also improves the clubs stability, which was accomplished by pushing some of the weight to the irons extremities giving it a higher MOI and more forgiveness. The narrow tapered sole helps give you an iron with a crisp ball-strike, workability and controlled ball flight.
The satin finish is perfect and along with the straighter lines, low toe profile and thin topline, it really has a mean moody look to it.
Because the lofts throughout the JPX900 range are matched you can blend your set and still not lose your distance control, maybe opting for the Tour from your 7-9 iron and using the Forged or Hot Metal models from the 3-6 irons.
There is a choice of shafts available through the Mizuno Swing DNA fitting service – it is a free fitting service and I highly recommend you take advantage of that – but the stock shaft is the True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT.
From the moment I took the JPX900 Tour out of the box and looked at its cool no nonsense design, thin lines and moody satin finish I know I was going to enjoy playing these irons. Over the weeks golf in Scotland they were certainly put through their paces, from a perfectly still Turnberry to 40mph winds over the Royal Aberdeen links, being able to control the ball flight and that crisp strike at impact giving you instant feedback, the JPX900 Tours coped with the lot.
I loved everything about the irons and especially the moody and mean satin finish. If you are looking for a set of irons I would certainly make sure you put the JPX900 Tour on your testing list and don’t forget you can pair these up with any of the JPX900 range so a mix and match may be the way to go for your final line up.