REVIEW: Mizuno JPX 900 Hybrid

Mizuno Woods Just Keep Getting Better
Mizuno has often been labeled by golfers as an “iron” company. It seems that many golf companies have one thing they do really well and while the other clubs in their line-up exist they don’t get the same love. Unfortunately, Mizuno woods don’t get the love they deserve. Now I remember a time where they maybe weren’t of the same caliber as their irons, but recently Mizuno woods are as good as their irons. The new JPX 900 woods, specifically the hybrid is outstanding. Mizuno keeps improving their woods and this one is as good as it gets.
 The Mizuno JPX 900 shares some similarities with the JPX 850 hybrid.  The “shockwave” sole, blue color, great feel and awesome stock shaft are some carry-overs from the last version, but certainly tweaked for even better performance and looks.  The JPX 900 head is more compact for a little more “players” look behind the ball.  The matte blue paint looks sleeker and more modern too.  It is still blue so some might not be a big fan, but the “color” disappears once you play it a few holes.  Mizuno still uses a top quality stock shaft, now using the Fujikura Pro 73 Hybrid shaft in a matte black with their blue logo looks great in this combo.
The Mizuno JPX-900 has improved looks, and it also has improved performance.  I found this hybrid to be one of the longer ones I’ve tested recently and one of the more accurate ones I put in the bag.  It has an adjustable hosel which is a new addition to the new line which allows the golfer to dial in their exact preferences in terms of look and launch.  I like it square and at the 19* face angle for optimal trajectory and control.
Hybrids have come a long way from their early days which seemed so many were “hook” machines, but still any number of new hybrids still seem to want to go left.  For many a golfer that is fine, but for the “player” that might fight the left side, it is nice that Mizuno has a very neutral biased hybrid.  While actual dispersion is similar to other hybrids, it had less left tendency than others.  I found myself hitting this club very straight shot after shot.
The Mizuno JPX 900 did surprise me with distance.  I was expecting kind of a normal 200-210 yardage with this club, only to bomb it over the green numerous times on long par 3s and reachable par 5s.  This easily hit 225 on a consistent pattern.  It widened the gap a little between my 4-iron and 3 hybrid, but I did find that bonus yards with the hybrid were easier to control than trying to fill the other gap with my 3-wood.

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Mizuno JPX 900 19* Hybrid

  • Spin: 4326 rpms
  • Launch Angle: 17.1*
  • Dispersion: 3.8 yds
  • Club Head Speed: 99.1 mph
  • Ball Speed: 139.8 mph
  • Total Distance:  234.6 yds
  • Carry Distance:  223.4 yds

 Don’t overlook Mizuno in your search for a hybrid.  The JPX 900 is everything you should be looking for in a players hybrid.  The compact shape is appealing, the feel is awesome and the control + distance make it an outstanding choice.  Mizuno has really stepped up their “wood” game and this is one of their best yet.  Straight distance is great off the tee or fairway when trying to hit the green on long shots or for finding the fairway on tight shots.  Mizuno woods keep getting better and are just as good as their irons.

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Quick Hits:
+Compact shape
+Solid feel
+Excellent distance
+Adjustable hosel
+Straight hitting

–Blue color might turn some off