Review: Mizuno JPX-825 driver

We take a look at the much anticipated JPX-825

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Thu, 26 Sep 2013

IT seems a little strange to look down on a driver today and see a black head and shaft lying behind the ball, but the classic one-piece hosel design is a nice touch, as too, the rather unusual triangular-shaped head that allowed us to square the driver up nicely to the ball.

Alignment is decent enough but the driver felt more likened to a player’s choice at address. The sole design will not be winning anything in the beauty stakes.

In terms of feel, this driver was smooth to swing and feedback was subtle but easily perceived thanks to its patented Harmonic Impact Technology. The clubhead felt heavier at address, like the Speedline Super S, and that delivered exceptional energy through impact. As always, nothing feels like a Mizuno.

Drives were flying an ideal mid-to-high ball flight and we achieved consistent yardage but struggled to produce any PBs. Off-centre hits seemed to lose a lot more distance than others in the test and we kept hitting the ball slightly left of our target line. 

Verdict

Although not the longest or straightest driver in the test, the club looks the part and feels great in the hands. At £250, however, we believe there are more appealing options for the same price point.

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