CATEGORY: Game Improvement Hybrids
WE TESTED: 2 (16°, adjusts 14° to 18°), 3, (19°, adjusts 17° to 21°), 4 (22°, adjusts 20° to 24°), 5 (25°, adjusts 23° to 27°) with Fujikura Pro Hybrid shaft.
KEY TECHNOLOGY: The Shockwave sole increases face flex for faster ball speeds.
The highest-rated model; draws and fades come off with ease, but it likes to go straight; plays well from all areas of the course, including brutal lies; the 16° smokes it off the tee better than a fairway wood.
“It’s consistent, versatile and long from all kinds of lies. What more can I ask for?”
A real standout—five to 10 yards longer and with less effort than several testers’ current clubs; incredibly efficient delivery of power through impact, and very consistent, too.
Can feel heavy through the swing; sounds more metallic than some prefer; markings on the crown look too busy for a couple of panelists.[gallery:13846515]
One of the best hybrids in the test, the JPX 900 offers everything you look for in a long-iron replacement: length, forgiveness and precision, all in an attractive package. Forget the long irons and put a couple of these in your bag.