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JPX900 DRIVER

The new JPX900 uses a raft of Mizuno’s best design ideas to send the ball a really, really long way. It’s built on consistently high ball speeds, that don’t drop off on miss-hits. Added to that, the JPX900’s shallower profile looks easy to hit, sending all the right messages to your brain. The JPX900 is also the company’s most adaptable driver ever – so you can create the spin rates and launch angle best suited to your ball speed (even if it’s probably a bit faster than you’re used to).

JPX900 DRIVER

Mizuno engineers didn’t rest until the JPX900 produced the fastest ball speeds of any driver coming through their test centre, while a newly configured multi-thickness face and clever strengthening of key areas means the JPX900 gives a base for the longest drives you’ll hit within the USGA and R&A guidelines.

With two 8-gram weights and three Fast Tracks (the middle one slides front to back), the JPX900 gives more players the opportunity to max out those parameters. The toe and heel port allows spin/launch to be adjusted alongside fade/draw bias. The weights can also be removed completely. The Quick Switch hosel means you can change the loft (or switch shafts) at the turn of a key. Combined with a face angle prop on the sole – you can set the JPX900 to any loft or look that suits your swing and eye.

A great driver deserves a great shaft – so Mizuno added the authentic Speeder Evolution 2 as standard.

Available in men’s RH and LH, standard shaft Fuji EVO II (regular & stiff) with a Golf Pride M-31 360 round grip. Lades RH only (standard shaft: Fuji SIX Ladies).


JPX900 HYBRID

Mizuno’s first adjustable hybrid has a new profile to make it play more like a long iron.

“Most people use hybrids to replace their longer irons – so we fully committed to making the JPX900 more of a long iron replacement,” says Mizuno’s R&D Director Tetsu Kanayama. “We’ve made a number of little changes that make it easier to strike like an iron, but with the safety net of the wood style body attached.” 

JPX900 HYBRID

Mizuno’s Shockwave sole enables the club head to contract and expand on impact – creating more energy than normal for a compact head. The Shockwave also puts mass low in the head, so it works off the turf as well as the tee. The face sits more like an iron than previous hybrids, while the body helps it fly high and straight like a fairway wood. Between the Shockwave sole and extra mass low in the clubhead, all the weight is designed to get the ball airbourne and flying efficiently. Mizuno’s Quick Switch system allows loft to be adjusted to a range of 4 degrees.

Available in men’s RH (2, 3, 4, 5) & LH (3, 4 only). Standard shaft: Fuji PRO (reg & stiff); standard grip: Golf Pride M-31 360 round grip. Ladies’ RH only (4,5); standard shaft: Fuji PRO Ladies


JPX900 FAIRWAY WOOD

A fairway wood that closes the distance gap on your driver – that’s the JPX900, which uses Mizuno’s expanding Shockwave Sole to produce prodigious ball speeds along with a centrally located, single-sliding weight to make it playable for a surprising breadth of swing types.

JPX900 FAIRWAY WOOD

Mizuno’s Shockwave sole enables the clubhead to contract and expand on impact – creating more energy than normal for a compact head. The Shockwave also puts mass low in the head, so it works off the turf as well as the tee. A 15g weight can be fixed at any point on the central Fast Track to increase launch and spin rates for slower swing speeds, or to suit different course conditions. Mizuno also removed weight from the crown (which is waffle shaped to maintain its strength) and placed it lower in the clubhead for an easy launch. A great fairway wood deserves a great shaft – so they added the authentic Speeder Evolution 2 as the standard option.

Avaiable in men’s RH (3, 5 &7) and LH (3&5 only). Standard shaft: Fuji EVO II regular, stiff and standard grip: Golf Pride M-31 360 round grip. Ladies RH only (3, 5 & 7) and standard shaft: Fuji SIX Ladies.


JPX900 IRONS

Mizuno has unveiled three new JPX900 models each using a specific performance-based material – JPX900 Tour, JPX900 Forged and JPX900 Hot Metal.

JPX900 Hot Metal

JPX900 Hot Metal

Mizuno’s newest material Chomoly 4140M – is introduced in the JPX900 Hot Metal, which combines offensive ball speeds with the adjustability of a forged iron. The secret to this groundbreaking new material is its versatility, which not only paves the way to Mizuno’s thinnest ever cup face for phenomenal distance, but also remains soft and bendable in the hosel for precise lie angle adjustments. The wedges also have their own material – a softer X30 steel that offers all the feel and precision around the greens that even distance-seeking golfers demand.

JPX900 Forged

JPX900 Forged

The JPX900 Forged is the second generation of Mizuno’s forged irons to use Boron-infused steel, which allows a soft-feeling forged iron to produce higher ball speeds.  Whereas Mizuno’s first generation of Boron steel irons used a uniform, thinner face to generate more distance, the JPX900 Forged pushes the technology forward with a multi-thickness face. The JPX900 Forged also boasts a milled pocket, which enhances energy transfer over a wider impact area without compromising on Mizuno’s renowned feel.  The extended pocket cavity allows 21.5g of weight to be redistributed to the extreme corners of the PowerFrame for added stability and reduced distance loss on mishits. Yet the confidence-inspiring midsize profile will still appeal to professional and elite players, with the shorter irons from 8-GW more compact for extra precision and control at the scoring end of the bag.

JPX900 Tour

JPX900 Tour

The JPX900 Tour, Grain Flow Forged from a single billet of 1025E Pure Select mild carbon steel, is the purest, most solid-feeling iron in Mizuno history, combining authentic Mizuno feedback with advanced stability and surprising off-centre performance courtesy of more weight being pushed to the extremities of the head’s PowerFrame. This classic Mizuno player’s iron boasts a satin finish, straighter lines and a toe profile that combines with a compact face and narrow tapered sole to promote crisp ball-striking, excellent workability and enhanced trajectory control.

With all new clubs custom built and dispatched in five days, Mizuno has strived to “create the best products for consumers” for 110 years, and the new JPX900 Series irons adhere firmly to that original spirit and desire, while offering the best performance benefits that modern technology can bring.

All three new Mizuno JPX900 iron models will be available at retail from September 2016. For further information on the new JPX900 Series plus Mizuno’s full range of golf equipment, apparel and accessories visit: mizuno.com.au.

RRPs: JPX900 Hot Metal $199.00 per iron

JPX900 Tour $239.00 per iron

JPX900 Forged $239.00 per iron


T7 FORGED WEDGES

The new T7 forged wedges deliver Mizuno’s distinctive soft Grain Flow Forged feel but with significantly enhanced groove durability thanks to a small infusion of Boron within its steel.

The spin control performance of the face has already been enhanced by a new, more precise milling tool that allows the loft-specific Quad Cut grooves to be cut as tight as possible to R&A and USGA limits for even more spin. Those loft-specific grooves are wider and shallower in the higher lofts from 54˚ to 62˚, then deeper and narrower in the lower lofts from 45˚ to 53˚, allowing golfers to really maximise spin on both full and partial shots.

T7 FORGED WEDGES

The grooves aren’t the only things that vary according to loft, with the pitching wedge lofts from 45˚ to 48˚ featuring a straighter leading edge and topline for fuller shots, graduating into a more rounded profile in the highest lofts from 58˚ to 62˚. Those higher lofts also boast more visible grinds that narrow the sole to deliver crisp ball-striking from a wide variety of lies.

Mizuno has been Grain Flow Forging its iron and wedge heads since 1968, a process that compresses and maintains a consistent grain through the neck and hosel delivering the feel and the precise distance control so crucial in the wedge game. T7 wedges are available in the standard White Satin finish, or the stunning Blue IP finish that debuted in last year’s S5 wedges.

Available in men’s RH & LH (44 to 62 degrees); Ladies’ RH only (RRP: $239)

For further information on the T7 wedges and Mizuno’s full range of golf equipment, apparel and accessories visit: mizuno.com.au.


JPX Platinum Ball

JPX Platinum Ball

The JPX Platinum combines all of Mizuno’s available technologies to deliver a tour-feel ball suited to mid and lower swing speeds – up to 90 mph driver swing speed.  Three elements of the jump (initial ball speed, launch angle, spin rate) are determined by the material and structure of the ball. The JPX Platinum is a multi-layer, five-piece construction with 512 dimples for incredible soft feel, distance and hang-time. A high-energy core increases ball speed while maintaining a soft feel. The distance gain is enhanced by a dimple cluster design that enables the ball to maintain its flight during descent. An anti-glare satin cover helps eliminate distraction.

For further information on the T7 wedges and Mizuno’s full range of golf equipment, apparel and accessories visit: mizuno.com.au.


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