Published on February 24th, 2014 | by Larry McTigue
2014 Mizuno JPX EZ Irons Review
“Risk Rewarded” is the slogan of the latest Mizuno JPX EZ Irons series. The idea is to challenge players to be more aggressive and let the technology do the work. This is exactly what the JPX EZ irons offer: the feeling of confidence for a beginner.
The Mizuno JPX EZ Irons line is a blend between game-improvement and players’ irons, ranging from a 10 to 35 handicap. Comparable products are the Ping G25 and Titleist AP1 irons series. Meanwhile, the Mizuno JPX EZ’s also come in True Temper XP steel and Fujikura Orochi graphite.
The JPX EZ irons have unprecedented forgiveness. The combination of the new “Hot Metal” face design and ultra-pocket cavity makes for a massive sweet spot and easy launching. This technology gives more confidence to the beginner and game-improvement players because of the predictability of the ball flight.
Ultimately, this technology is what will boost a beginning player’s performance.
Look (4 out of 5 stars)
For an iron that is centered around forgiveness, the Mizuno JPX EZ is much more compact versus other “forgiving” irons that tend to be much bulkier. The dark finish strays away from the typical chrome Mizuno iron, but it’s very slick and easy to look at when addressing the ball. The orange tint in the back cavity is a nice touch, too, and isn’t overwhelming in comparison to other manufacturers.
Performance (5 out of 5 stars)
As a beginning player myself, I couldn’t ask for a better-performing club.
The forgiveness of the irons were noticeable when miss-hits were made. Distance also wasn’t completely lost on those miss-hits, but when strong contact was made, it was clear the flight carried the ball at least another 10 yards. The sound made at contact was very solid and crisp. The Mizuno JPX EZ Irons felt really fluid; there was no extra concern about launching the ball at contact.
Again, for a beginning player, this product is an absolute hit. Mizuno got it right with this compact, forgiving iron.
There is no doubt in my mind that I would consider putting the Mizuno JPX EZ Irons in my bag. Everything a beginning golfer is looking for is here; forgiveness, control and distance. I feel like this line will be very successful this season because it has the ability to appeal to a wide array of players.