Mizuno JPX-EZ driver

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Wed, 2 Apr 2014
Mizuno JPX-EZ driver

Brand: Mizuno
Driver: JPX-EZ
RRP: £240 Best price: £229
Lie: 59-degree Length: 45.5” Swing Weight: D1-D3
Shaft: Orochi Black Eye Grip: Golf Pride M-31 Mizuno

Summary: The JPX-EZ driver is the first adjustable big stick from Mizuno. It features QuickSwitch adjustability that allows golfers to open or close the face up to 2-degree and adjust the loft 1.5-degree up or down. It also boasts a low-profile aerodynamic head design and 0.6mm Rebound Crown where the head expands at impact to produce more of a trampoline effect from a larger area on the clubface.

Looks: The shape of the JPX-EZ leans towards traditional but the profile is slightly more rounded than one would expected from Mizuno. It’s one of those clubs which sits beautifully behind the ball and begs to be struck. Tom (pro) thought the club set itself up a little closed in neutral. Andy (8) wasn't particularly taken by the design or alignment aid. 3.5 (out of 5)

Feel: It gives off a springy feel and produces quite a sound when you hit it out the middle. Two testers disliked the sound, finding it a little overpowering at times. 8.5 (out of 10)

Performance: Very tight dispersion pattern but a little like the Cobra BiO CELL, just lacked a bit of fire power in relation to others. One of the most forgiving drivers in the test, though, and for that we must applaud it. When struck off-centre, the ball still travelled almost as far as when we hit it right out the screws. In terms of workability it was a bit of an effort but that’s to be expected from a driver which such forgiveness. 8.75 (out of 10)

Verdict: Great to see Mizuno joining the adjustable world of drivers. A real fairway finder and a forgiving option that'll appeal to players with smooth, rhythmic swings. Probably the best driver Mizuno has brought to the fore and represents decent value for money at less than £250. Below average for distance in this test and not the easiest worker, but it's not to be confused with being a short driver. 20.75 (out of 25)

Click this link for our full Mizuno JPX-EZ driver review and click this link for our PGA Show interview with Mizuno's club engineer Chris Voshall.

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