Mizuno is easily one of the most recognized brands in the world today when it comes to golf clubs.
The JPX900 series has accomplished several successes till now and it might be fair to say that expectations on the JPX919 have been quite high. Does it match the hype?
There are have some more in the series lately, but it seems the demand for a clear difference between the 900 and 919 is still there. As you know, this industry is face-paced and any model in any series is easily replaced in a year.
But we’ll always have some that’ll continue to be popular, even more than their successors. We’re here to find out in this short and simple review.
Mizuno JPX 900 vs 919 Forged Irons: Reviews
Mizuno JPX919 Forged Iron – Worthy Or Not?
The first thing to look at is how different is JPX919 from the previous models. The JPX919 comes with a new cavity design as well as a new finish. The former not only adds more elegance to it visually. But also allows you to engage the turf more effectively.
The new finish, while it certainly makes it look more gorgeous, also helps to reduce glare from the sun. And makes it feel more durable. When compared with older models, don’t be surprised when you get a few extra yards even when the conditions are the same.
Visually it looks beautiful with the right amount of aggressive lines and gorgeous curves. It looks cleaner and unlike the previous models, the Mizuno logo cannot be seen on the club.
Instead, they have gone with the Runbird logo which is placed almost perfectly. It’s subtle yet it complements and improves the overall aesthetics. They have done a great job with the design of the JPX919 Forged Iron and deserve a lot of praise for it.
Around 5 grams of weight has also been shifted from the heel to the toe which makes a substantial improvement in the moment of inertia. This also makes changes to the center of gravity as it is now around 1.8mm nearer to the center of the face.
This changes the way the club feels in a subtle yet substantial way making it a great improvement over the others. So now when you strike, the impact travels up the shaft rather than at the heel.
After all, half of what makes a golf club great is the feel. The more comfortable it feels, the better your performance will be.
- The impact resonates through the shaft and not sorely the heel
- Visually looks stunning
- You get an excellent feel
- The price tag might be a tad expensive for some
The Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Iron set not only matches the hype generated by its predecessors but even goes as far as exceeding any expectations one might have had. It shines aesthetically and ergonomically even when it comes to acoustics.
For those in single figures, there is nothing else you will need once you get your hands on these. They provide the right amount of balance when it comes to the launch speed and distance and will easily help you to get to the next level and maybe even surpass it.
Mizuno JPX900 Forged Iron – Yay or Nay?
If you want an all-around high-performance golf club that delivers quality and versatility look no further than the Mizuno JPX900 Forged Iron. This golf club is exceptional.
First of all, it is forged instead of cast, which makes it extra durable and delivers a high-quality feel, unlike any other club. Additionally, it is made out of 1025 Boron which is stronger than normal steel, allowing the face of the club to be made thinner and lighter.
This allows for the center of gravity to be placed more low, which is excellent for high-speed balls. The feel is quite light yet firm, and it allows for a good amount of control making it perfect for seasoned golfers.
The only downside as is to be expected is that it is on the pricier side compared to other golf clubs. Overall, a solid 10/10: high quality, good looking, feels excellent to use, and are an all-around excellent club!
Another test shows that the JPX Forged has an excellent performance range coupled with a good distance. However, to really getting a satisfactory distance, you may need a fit especially if you’ve not tasted a forged iron like the Mizuno in the past.
So, when you buy this and start using it, you may discover you can’t get anything except pitiful performance and distance. But once you get a full fit, you can see dramatic changes.
Another good thing about this iron is that it can maintain a good trajectory under bad or unpredictable weather. What this means for the average golfer are more control over ball spin and good ball flight.
The ball flight is predictable and repetitive. Once you get a few full swings, you can easily predict how the balls are going to react when hit. The forgiveness on the 900 Tours is very good too, so you can measure your mishits and plan your improvement.
If you’re following, the above shows that the JPX Forged Iron can give you excellent course and range scores.
The loft on the iron is soft, and in a good way, because they’ll help you get better distance by generating more launch. Combine this with a high trajectory and apex and you have better consistency compared to counterparts.
At this point, it’s good to point out that these improvements may be possible with 4 and 5 irons and not carry along to the 3 irons.
While not all golfers will die to have the best look on their clubs, a lot of them won’t come close to one except it beats others in the look department. If you’re in the second group, I have good news for you.
As mentioned in the comparison above, the JPX Forged Iron beats the MP Irons when it comes to the look. The blade looks attractive and stylish. This does not affect the performance of the club as reported by many users.
To add to that, the sound on it is soft and the feel you get when hitting the ball is smooth – doesn’t throw you off balance. You also get good feedback through the shaft, which is a good thing to have.
Mizuno has been able to nail the acoustics and vibrations in the JPX 900, resulting in a pleasing feel/sound. Most players could easily tell when an iron feels harsh even when blindfolded.
However, I haven’t found one that pulls down the 900 Tour due to the harshness in feel/sound.
Mizuno JPX 900 vs 919: Which Is Better?
As you can see, there are definitely some improvements in the JPX 919 over the JPX 900 model. The most upgrade is in the aesthetics and a few tweaks in the build. If you enjoy the JPX 900 and are satisfied, these changed may not be worth the upgrade for you.
However, if you haven’t tried any of them and want to experience the power of the JPX 900 with a slight bump in performance, the 919 is an option.