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Just another nugget from some testing today.

 

If interested, people might want to keep an eye on the FS section for a set of gently used Srixon 565/765 irons  ;)

I sold my Srixon Z765 and replaced them with the JPX 900 tour.

I wish I had bought the Srixon Z965  but I bought the Z765 thinking of more forgiveness I found they felt lovely and soft but I did not get on with the thicker soles.

The JPX 900 tours are a fantastic club I have no trouble with forgiveness but I am quick a good ball striker.

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Sorry for the delay everyone! End of month at work + me and both my kids sick with the summer cold has equaled misery the past week.

 

 

Here is my stage 1. I'd love to answer some questions!

 

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/20989-official-forum-member-review-mizuno-jpx-900-irons/?p=328936

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Sorry for the delay everyone! End of month at work + me and both my kids sick with the summer cold has equaled misery the past week.

 

 

Here is my stage 1. I'd love to answer some questions!

 

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/20989-official-forum-member-review-mizuno-jpx-900-irons/?p=328936

Great start! I have a question:

 

I love the school of thought that thin or bladed head styles aren't just for scratch golfers. What swing characteristics do you think mid-high handicappers MUST have before considering these head styles?

 

 

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Great start! I have a question:

 

I love the school of thought that thin or bladed head styles aren't just for scratch golfers. What swing characteristics do you think mid-high handicappers MUST have before considering these head styles?

 

 

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To be honest, I'm of the school of fitting and confidence. I need to be able to stand above a ball at address and feel confident in what I'm swinging. Personally, the way the club sets up to the ball and looks at address is a mental confidence thing. Being fit properly also helps give me the confidence that what I'm swinging is the BEST I can put together (within reason of course)for my game.

 

So in short, I don't necessarily think that there is a certain swing characteristic that a golfer needs to possess, however, through a fitting process I think you'll be able to determine pretty quickly whether a thinner or blade style iron will be able to work for your game or not compared to more of a GI iron style.

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Sorry for the delay everyone! End of month at work + me and both my kids sick with the summer cold has equaled misery the past week.

 

 

Here is my stage 1. I'd love to answer some questions!

 

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/20989-official-forum-member-review-mizuno-jpx-900-irons/?p=328936

Bout time! lol nice stage 1

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Great start! I have a question:

 

I love the school of thought that thin or bladed head styles aren't just for scratch golfers. What swing characteristics do you think mid-high handicappers MUST have before considering these head styles?

 

 

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Speaking from a mid to high (depending on what you call a 17 index) perspective.  I do tend to get a bit uncomfortable looking down at a very thin top line.   It didn't use to be that way, but as I've lost a good amount of swng speed over the last several years, I know such a head is going  to take a good amount of speed to hit effectively or be hit pretty much on the sweet spot, that anything missing the dead center is going to give less than pleasing (and feeling) results...ha

 

I have not hit the Forged or Tour version, so i can't say how I would feel about or react to those.  I have seen the forged and held them in my hand, and I think it's a head that I wouldn't run from.   The Tour having done the same with, is definitely one that I would tend to stay away from at this point in my golf life.   

 

The Hot Metal is a really good looking bigger head if you will.  It doesn't scream super GI or anything like that, but gives me enough confidence looking down that I'm not worried that the strike has to be perfect. 

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Nice start CG2 (are you going to get us some hard numbers on a GC2 - terrible joke - don't even answer that)

 

Are all of the clubs Hot Metals? From your pics, it looks like the set progresses a bit.

 

It looks like Mizuno did a nice job making the GW look more like a classical wedge shape. Is there a lot of progression in the design from long iron to short to wedge. Sorry if this is stealing from your stage 2 review.

 

Sorry I missed this question until today for some reason, my apologies.

 

LOL...I have actually had that GC2 thought cross my mind as well before, so you aren't alone...ha   But sadly you'll have to settle for some SC200 numbers in Stage 2!

 

They are indeed all Hot Metals, and they do blend nicely.   You're right on the GW, it really does look like a design specific for that type of wedge, versus just making it look like the rest of the set.  it sits nicely and has a nice shape to it.   I absolutely love my SM6 50 degree, so this will be an interesting shootout!

 

 

Stage 1 is up, enjoy. https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/20989-official-forum-member-review-mizuno-jpx-900-irons/?p=328945

 

I promise those aren't Instagram filters, just a nice Hawaiian sunset :D

Great staging of your photos Yung...they look really nice, and of course the Hawaiian background doesn't hurt ether. 

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Great start! I have a question:

 

I love the school of thought that thin or bladed head styles aren't just for scratch golfers. What swing characteristics do you think mid-high handicappers MUST have before considering these head styles?

 

 

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IMO, your handicap isn't indicative of your iron play. Everyone who isn't scratch or better, is there for a reason, and it's not always because of the irons they carry. I think the OEMs are to blame for this fallacy, or at least their marketing teams are. I don't get along with thick top lines or soles, but that's not to say that I couldn't benefit from a little help -- I'm definitely not hitting every shot pure and out of the middle. All of that said, sure, my handicap would probably be single digits if I pure'd every iron shot into the green, because it would take away the actual weakness in my game, scrambling. We see tour pros hit errant shots every week, if they're not perfect then how can we expect to be?

 

So, to answer your question -- you don't need any certain swing characteristic to play a bladed head style. More important, you need to know what you sacrifice by playing these clubs vs some GI type, and if that suits your game.

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I went from RBZ irons to my Hot Metals and to me the Mizzys look so much smaller but i am able to work shots so much easier with them too

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I went from RBZ irons to my Hot Metals and to me the Mizzys look so much smaller but i am able to work shots so much easier with them too

I'm having some similar results. More to come on this!

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My new Mizuno S18 wedges fitted with Lamkin rel ace 3gen grips arrived Friday I liked the grips that much I have ordered a full set in electric blue for my JPX 900 tour.

They are really sticky and provide good feel from the shot.

There was nothing wrong with the Mizuno 360 grips on there but Nothing beats fresh grips (except new clubs) 

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Great start! I have a question:

 

I love the school of thought that thin or bladed head styles aren't just for scratch golfers. What swing characteristics do you think mid-high handicappers MUST have before considering these head styles?

 

 

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You're going to get a split decision here - I love seeing mid caps with blades in their bag playing against me. I see dollar signs on the first tee.

 

But these aren't blades although the Tour version is a players clubs they all have help built in. Tons of tour players hit irons with help, especially the longer irons. Why wouldn't an amateur look for some help in his irons?

 

Bottom line looking to us for technical advice on your game and what types of clubs you should use is a dangerous affair. That's what your teacher or club pro is for. Go see him or her.

 

Now I will bow out as you get all sorts of opposing advice on what you should or shouldn't do.

 

Good luck!

 

 

 

 

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Had a bit of struggle with these this week in soft conditions. Wasn't sure if it was my swing or a combination of my swing, the grind and soft turf.

 

Yesferday I went out and hit a bunch of balls of a but dryer/firmer turf and results were better.

 

So this is something I'll be paying attention to and go into more detail in the stage 2.

 

 

 

 

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So this is something I'll be paying attention to and go into more detail in the stage 2.

 

In my very limited exposure to the hot metals I got significantly more distance. While this is probably related to the fact that they have stronger lofts than other clubs, I also noticed significantly less spin. Do you see this as well and how well do they hold greens on approach shots?

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I have found that they do spin less but as they are coming in at a steeper angle they still stop well. If the spin was still high it might result in the ball zipping all over the place like Greg Norman used to do with the balatas in the 80s!!

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Any particular questions or things people would want me to include in my Stage 2?

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Any particular questions or things people would want me to include in my Stage 2?

Yes! Here's what I think would be cool to see:

 

1. How does the turf interaction feel? (for fairway and rough)

2. How many different shot shapes can you hit with your 6i with confidence? What about the PW?

3. If you can make it happen, I would love to see some video of you trying to shoot through a window of trees. Bonus points if you use a shot tracing app.

 

 

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Yes! Here's what I think would be cool to see:

 

1. How does the turf interaction feel? (for fairway and rough)

2. How many different shot shapes can you hit with your 6i with confidence? What about the PW?

3. If you can make it happen, I would love to see some video of you trying to shoot through a window of trees. Bonus points if you use a shot tracing app.

 

 

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CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! lol

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Had a bit of struggle with these this week in soft conditions. Wasn't sure if it was my swing or a combination of my swing, the grind and soft turf.

 

Yesferday I went out and hit a bunch of balls of a but dryer/firmer turf and results were better.

 

So this is something I'll be paying attention to and go into more detail in the stage 2.

 

 

I'm not a tester but I game the hot metals and have seen the exact same thing in soft conditions. Getting too many fat shots with these when it's wet or spongy. Went to Mizuno demo day Saturday and the rep said a heavier shaft would help me. Hitting off AstroTurf with the heavier shaft did produce ball first contact every time so the ponder begins on new shafts.

 

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