Mizuno is broadening the appeal of the game-improvement JPX line by adding a tour-level iron to its new series. Forged from 1025E carbon steel using the company's "Grain Flow" process to enhance responsiveness, the JPX-900 Tour ($1,200) has many features typical of a better player's club: a compact shape, traditional lofts, minimal offset and a relatively narrow, tapered sole.
What ties it to the JPX family? More aggressive styling than an MP iron, as well as the stable "PowerFrame" design that pushes mass to the corners of the cavity to help mitigate misses. The irons will be in stores September 16.
In the market for more forgiveness? The JPX-900 Forged ($1,200, steel), made from 1025E boron steel, has a wider pocket cavity that's lower from heel to toe than its predecessor (the JPX-850 Forged) to increase flex low on the face.
The JPX-900 Hot Metal ($900, steel) is made from a strong yet malleable chromium alloy with a cup face, for players looking for max distance. The model generates 2 mph faster ball speed and a slightly steeper landing angle than the JPX-850.