Mizuno has unveiled three new JPX900 irons, each utilising a specific performance-based material.
This iron is Grain Flow Forged from a single billet of 1025E Pure Select mild carbon steel, and is billed as Mizuno’s purest, best feeling iron.
It has advanced stability and forgiveness thanks to more weight being pushed to the extremities of the head’s PowerFrame.
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The classic Mizuno player’s iron has a satin finish, straighter lines and a toe profile that combines a compact face and narrow, tapered sole to promote workability and 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.”
These are the second generation to use Boron-infused steel, which allows a soft-feeling forged iron to achieve high ball speeds.
This new generation uses a multi-thickness face, unlike its predecessor which used a thin face, and it boasts a milled pocket, for enhanced energy transfer over a wider area.
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The bigger pocket allows for 21.5 grams of weight to be re-distributed to the outsides of the PowerFrame for more forgiveness.
The midsize profile is designed to appeal to better players, while the shorter irons boasting a more compact appearance.
“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.”
JPX900 Hot Metal
A new Chromoly 4140M material is employed in the ultra-thin face, for fast ball speeds with the adjustability of a forged iron.
Chromoly is a malleable material, allowing for Mizuno’s thinnest ever face. It can be moulded to precise lie angles.
A softer X30 steel is used on the wedges, for better feel and precision around the greens.
“It’s great for a designer when a new material like Chromoly comes into play 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,” says Chris Voshell.
All clubs are custom built and dispatched in five days.
Head to the Mizuno website for more information.