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ClubTest 2014: Mizuno JPX EZ Hybrids

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Mizuno JPX EZ Hybrids

Mizuno JPX EZ Hybrids
Category: Game-Improvement Hybrids
Price: $190
WE TESTED:
16°, 19°, 22° and 25° with Fujikura Orochi Black Eye graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The onset design gets the leading edge under the ball. The deep-faced, 127 cc head is a good option on the tee box.

PROS
PLAYABILITY:
Easy to use from almost anywhere on the course; consistent trajectory gets the ball up and out of the rough but chases down the fairway from the tee.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Expect straight and steady shots; consistent results across a wide swath of the face; tight dispersion overall.
DISTANCE: Same or better than most testers’ own clubs; shots hit the ground screaming and tend to run; reliable yardages make these easy to match to the gaps in your set.
FEEL: Muted at impact, with a satisfying chime through the ball; head-heavy weighting helps most testers track the club throughout the swing.
LOOK: Top-tier looks at address with sharp styling on an athletic shape; matte black finish adds a little menace, while the shaft’s orange accents don’t seem to distract most testers.

CONS
The club is unable or unwilling to negotiate most draws and fades; to several testers, impact feels muffled, with minimal feedback and little spark; hot landings struggle to hold shallow greens; a couple of guys could do without the Halloween color scheme.

BOTTOM LINE: Steady and stylish, with workmanlike results across the board. It picks up bonus points for an elegant appearance and an overall blend of forgiveness and accuracy.

RELATED LINKS
BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Mizuno JPX EZ Hybrids
CLUBTEST INDEX: List of past ClubTest Hybrid reviews

NEXT REVIEW: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrids

 

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