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OFFICIAL FORUM MEMBER REVIEW - MIZUNO JPX EZ FORGED IRONS


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Guys,

 

Fantastic job on the reviews! It was a great read for me, and I am happy to see the look at address Chemclub, it's pretty interesting to see the differences there.

 

One question I'd like to ask the group (not just testers but anyone that reads this thread) out of the images displayed of each club at address, which iron do you feel would give you the most confidence going into hitting that shot?

 

I think the answer to that questions is pretty interesting. It says a lot about your preferences and what you look for.

 

Great job everyone!

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which iron do you feel would give you the most confidence going into hitting that shot?

 

For me I am having trouble getting over the bulkiness of the JPX-EZ Forged irons and hence why I have reverted back to my TaylorMade MC's.  What is particularly intriguing to me is that it isn't so much the chunkiness when the irons are on a tee or even in the fairway - it is more my thought if I have to try and muscle one out of the rough - mentally I don't feel as though I can get the shovel to the ball without taking a large portion of the earth with me.  

 

In fairness - it is not the irons... it is me.   :rolleyes:

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Oaks,

 

I am completely with you. Confidence is a funny thing. I would pick the look of the MP-5 at address over anything else not because of the sex appeal, but the razor thin almost knife-like look of it actually inspires me to get some speed onto the ball and make it fly.

 

I think it would be interesting to use those images as a gauge of what people's feelings are.

 

That is why I love my Hogans, they forgive me when I mishit the ball, but give me the confidence to stripe it.

 

I would love to hear more opinions on which they would pick!

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I think I hit the JPX and my old irons about the same, but I have so much more confidence with my older, thinner top-line, irons so I just went back to playing them. When you play with thinner irons it really screws with your head when you look down at a thicker head. Completely mental, but good mental thoughts are critical in golf. You have to trust your shot and at least for this head case, I had to learn to just swing normally.

 

I would also say that the off center forgiveness wit the JPX is extreme but takes some getting used to in the feel department. It is really tough to know where on the face the ball hit. If that isn't important to you then the JPX are about as perfect as you can get. 

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I actually prefer a slightly thicker top line, it doesn't feel like there's enough club behind the ball with a thin one, but I'm sure it's just a matter of getting used to something new. Even large offset doesn't bother me, my current clubs have got progressive offset and I don't notice going from the one with the most to the one with the least. Or even for that matter going to my old ones. I think I could even play SGI irons and not mind.

On a slightly different note I was wondering if anyone had played the JPX EZ forged and the JPX 850 or even if they just knew much about them. As apart from them being forged they seem to overlap who they're aimed for. Again this is probably just me as you can see from above I have strange tastes in what I play but I don't care about playing forged irons or not, am I really missing out that much I don't honestly think I could tell the difference.

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Guys I'm just catching up here. Great jobs across the board. I particularly enjoyed Rick's explanation about offset and perimeter weighting back around the 3rd page.

 

I think in the end he's spot on that it's about finding the balance between playability and workability. If you know what you are doing you can work anything.

 

The questions really would be how hard is the iron to work and how important is working the ball to your game?

 

For me working the ball has never been that important because my game has never been at that level. The very best I've been for an extended period of time was a 2. It's not like I needed to be able to cut it in to a tight pin over a trap as a 2. 30 feet, middle of the green from 150 is a more than reasonable outcome at my level of play.

 

For me forgiveness and playability has always trumped workability, always. If the club performs I get used to how it looks. But I understand that for some this is a huge issue. It actually is for me with wedges where I prefer a compact look around the green so I do get that.

 

Honestly these irons sound ideal for the overwhelming majority of players. Great job.

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Great reviews.........these are some sweet little irons.  As for the setup at address, I don't find them overly thick......remember, I game the Cobra Bio Cells...I think the JPX irons would yield a good bit of confidence at address.

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For me working the ball has never been that important because my game has never been at that level. The very best I've been for an extended period of time was a 2. It's not like I needed to be able to cut it in to a tight pin over a trap as a 2. 30 feet, middle of the green from 150 is a more than reasonable outcome at my level of play.

 

 

 

Good point!  that is also my approach when playing.  We do get lucky once in awhile and "Push" the ball for the Cut though......hahahahahaha

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I actually prefer a slightly thicker top line, it doesn't feel like there's enough club behind the ball with a thin one, but I'm sure it's just a matter of getting used to something new. Even large offset doesn't bother me, my current clubs have got progressive offset and I don't notice going from the one with the most to the one with the least. Or even for that matter going to my old ones. I think I could even play SGI irons and not mind.

On a slightly different note I was wondering if anyone had played the JPX EZ forged and the JPX 850 or even if they just knew much about them. As apart from them being forged they seem to overlap who they're aimed for. Again this is probably just me as you can see from above I have strange tastes in what I play but I don't care about playing forged irons or not, am I really missing out that much I don't honestly think I could tell the difference.

 

It is a good question about where the JPX EZ forged and JPX 850 fit in to the line. This was touched on briefly in a recent MGS main article.

 

http://www.mygolfspy.com/tested-mizuno-mp-25-jpx-850-forged-and-jpx-ez-forged/

 

The EZ forged are recommended for anyone down to an 8 handicap according to the Mizuno website, while the 850 is recommend down to a 6. This seems like very little difference to me with pretty redundant overlap on Mizuno's part, but that may be due to product release cycles rather than designs. The 850s are at least 2 years older. Maybe Mizuno didn't realize how well the EZs would perform? Let's not give them too much credit since a lot of these recommendations are put together by the marketing departments. 

 

The top line for the JPX 850 is even thinner than the MP H5s. Method in their madness by making two similar sets with different looks? Perhaps there is more-feel/less-forgiveness for the 850s as well in terms of off center hits.

 

There are a few people on here who game 850s, maybe they can shed some insight.

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Guys I'm just catching up here. Great jobs across the board. I particularly enjoyed Rick's explanation about offset and perimeter weighting back around the 3rd page.

 

I think in the end he's spot on that it's about finding the balance between playability and workability. If you know what you are doing you can work anything.

 

The questions really would be how hard is the iron to work and how important is working the ball to your game?

 

For me working the ball has never been that important because my game has never been at that level. The very best I've been for an extended period of time was a 2. It's not like I needed to be able to cut it in to a tight pin over a trap as a 2. 30 feet, middle of the green from 150 is a more than reasonable outcome at my level of play.

 

For me forgiveness and playability has always trumped workability, always. If the club performs I get used to how it looks. But I understand that for some this is a huge issue. It actually is for me with wedges where I prefer a compact look around the green so I do get that.

 

Honestly these irons sound ideal for the overwhelming majority of players. Great job.

 

I completely agree that all but the top players really don't need to be able to 'work' the ball. I think it is beneficial for everyone to know how to hit a cut or draw to get out of trouble, but you can do that with any iron (just ask the numerous golfers on the range who consistently slice off the planet). If you don't know how to cut or draw to get out of trouble, then just punch out and try for par/bogey. I bet you score the same on average anyway.

 

Rating irons in terms of workability, IMHO, is not very useful for people like us. Pros and other high level players need to know how to draw and fade into pin placements so they can consistently break par. If we could put the same consistent ball flight on every shot, and never know how to work a ball, we would all be sniffing at a 2 handicap (assuming you take care of business around the green).

 

I don't want to discount feel though. I really like feeling where on the club face I hit the ball. I am a classic over swinger, so off center feedback tells me to calm down and make better swings.

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I have wondered if more player centric irons would help me improve due to more feedback, but i usually find i know or can feel when I've hit a bad shot, and using GI irons the ball goes somewhere near where I wanted it to go. So all in all I think I would probably score higher and go home more disappointed with my bad shots if I changed style of irons.

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Posted my answers to "The Five" questions in my stage 3 review.

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DI:  :titelist-small:  T-MB 2 iron, KBS Tour-V 120 X,
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My Stage 3 review has also now been posted.  Thanks again to Mizuno and MGS - please feel free to ask any questions anyone may have about these irons. 

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My set of JPX-EZ's are in the hands of RodeoCody.  Good luck with them and we can't wait to hear what you think of them. 

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Received my iron set from Oaks played one full round on them btw Oaks sent me the iron In as good as new from factory beautiful clubs. Played horrible as I went from current clubs bio cell plus same specs to these no range straight to golf coarse just couldn't get a rhythm going all day played oakhills in sutherlin oregon. Just overall a bad me day but when I did strike them clean and good quite possibly the best feel I've had with a iron a solid 15 yards farther then current club excited to get back out and hit going to range tomorrow the Next 3 weekend Tournaments so will give more info after a month of hitting but already a fan of these irons

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Good luck with them rodeocody. They are truly solid clubs as long as they fit your eye. Just trust them and they will make great shots for you. They do have a great feel off of the club face.

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Just a quick update about these clubs. I am well into my fourth month with these clubs, and sadly into my fifth month of playing only once per week and not even getting to do that every week.

 

This is well past the honeymoon stage with these clubs, and over the past 3 weeks, I have strayed. My game has been pretty poor all year and not being able to practice has certainly not helped. I made the statement that these clubs allowed me to play better than other clubs.

 

These past 3 weeks I did not believe that was still the case so 3 weeks ago I went out with a different set of Mizuno irons, and shot the worst round of golf in months. Last week, I took the JPXs back out and played pretty well. This week I put the Pings in the bag and hit 1 good shot all day and scored my highest round in years.

 

The honeymoon may be over, but I am working on building a serious long term relationship with these clubs.

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Always good to hear from you RR. I think these clubs are ideal for a guy who doesn't have the time to practice or play a lot of golf.

Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Rick,

 

Glad you still are enjoying them. I am looking forward to see how mine are now treating Cody.

 

Best

 

Matt

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Rick,

 

Glad you still are enjoying them. I am looking forward to see how mine are now treating Cody.

 

Best

 

Matt

 

I'm not sure if "enjoying" is the right term. :huh:  

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