PGA Championship

Southern Hills CC


Hot List

Mizuno

JPX921 Tour

Hot List Gold 2022

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: When designing a smaller clubhead, figuring out where weight is needed and how to move it there is a big part of the puzzle. This iron features less weight in the toe than the JPX900 Tour and JPX919 Tour. The saved weight is then moved to the perimeter of the clubhead to increase forgiveness on off-center hits and to make center strikes feel pure by lowering the sound pressure. Mizuno has given considerable thought to the details here, like progressive sole shaping in which the longer irons have wider, weightier soles to help get the ball airborne and like how the scoring clubs have narrower soles to shape shots more easily.

WHY WE LIKE IT: The company is legendary for its jewel-like and tour-proven forged irons, and the JPX921 Tour only enhances that reputation. A compact, muscle-cavity blade forged from 1025E carbon steel, it’s sure to attract attention from those at the top of the skill pyramid. However, suggesting this iron is just another solid exercise in metallurgy would be a tad unfair. Mizuno also studied vibration patterns to develop a thicker cavity pad that lets players feel impact for a fraction longer. Read More >>

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Ratings
Performance

45%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

Demand

5%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
Low-Handicapper

“A home-run look. It has some offset, but you don’t see it. A compact head, without looking tiny. They’re true. At contact, I could predict the ball flight.”

Low-Handicapper

"I like the thinner blade and shallower height. You could really move it around in your swing and hit different shots with it. The design has a tad of offset and I think that helped the launch. Set up very comfortable behind the ball. Simple design but effective."

Mid-Handicapper

"First word that came to mind was fantastic. Just a a beautiful sensation. Very harmonious, pleasing, zero bad feedback. Kind of the pinnacle of feel. I couldn’t believe from a small forged head having a sweet spot as large as a medium sized midwest steak."

Club Specs

LOFTS

7-iron: 34 degrees; PW: 46 degrees

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