REVIEW: Mizuno JPX919 Irons

A Mizuno Iron For Every Golfer
Mizuno has a reputation of making some of the best irons in golf, most often associated with the best players in golf. Their grain flow forged irons are considered some of the best feeling irons in the game. Their MP line has long been thought of as low handicap players irons. Their JPX line tends to slant toward middle and higher handicap golfers. I think the new JPX919 iron line by Mizuno has a model for every golfer. I think the JPX919 Tour model will find its way into the hands of the best players on tour while the Forged model will bridge between singe digit handicaps and mid handicaps, while the Hot Metal will serve the higher handicap golfer quite well. The 3 models of the JPX919 line offers a Mizuno iron for every golfer.
This review will be slightly different than most of my reviews since I don’t have a full set of JPX clubs.  We are trying something different with the Mizuno JPX919 irons.  I received a 7-iron of the Tour, Forged and Hot Metal models.  While it was virtually impossible to get any on-course testing with these clubs since it is hard to compare how they play overall vs my gamers or even vs each other, this review is my breakdown of how they tested on the range with my Flightscope Xi Tour Launch Monitor and what I could learn from a few hits off the grass.  I can’t say how these will impact your scores or your game, but I can talk about how they feel, look, hit and compare with one another. These are tour quality clubs, if you are a beginner check out the Mizuno JPX EZ line here! 

Mizuno JPX919 Tour

This was my favorite model from the new Mizuno JPX919 line.  I really like the soft looks with the compact head shape.  I could easily put a whole set of these in the bag and be thrilled.  They have minimal offset and hide their size really well.  They aren’t small blades, but a compact cavity back players iron is the best description of them.  They have a really nice beveled sole which cuts into the turf just enough to take a small clean divot on each shot.  Like always I was impressed by how great these feel.  When you hit the sweet spot the ball just melts on impact.  You feel just the softest feeling as the ball launches off the face.  The new Dynamic Gold Tour 120 shaft has a smoother feeling and produces a great penetrating flight.  They have a very controllable launch and hit the distance I was looking for.  For me these are a great combo of feel, looks, control and accuracy with just a touch of forgiveness.

Mizuno JPX919 Forged

These are probably the best compromise between sets in the Mizuno JPX919 iron line.  By that I mean, you want to play good looking players irons that feel great and perform, but really need something  less demanding than a true players iron.  These will be great if you are working on your game to improve it, or if you have a long history with the game, but just don’t practice much anymore.  They still offer all the great Mizuno Grain Flow Forged feel but in a much more forgiving package.  The Boron really helps to weight these head just right for great launch and feel.  These have a wider sole and less dig at impact.  They have a little more offset and a much bigger sweet spot.  You are still going to get a good strong launch, easy to control and great distance.  These have just a tiny more “pop” than the Tours, but really only a couple yards more.  If you have iron averages, these will push the high end of your current average maybe even a half club longer.  You can compromise with these irons and get all the Mizuno goodness of looks, feel and performance, but with enough forgiveness to really make them playable.

Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal

These are going to be your “hot” irons to go after maximum distance while still having some good feel.  The Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal irons launch the ball a long ways.  I had about a club longer than the other JPX919 irons.  They have wide soles and barely dig at all when hitting balls.  They sweep the ball right off the turf and launch it higher into the air and it carries.  The feel isn’t as pure as the Tour or Forged model, but still quite nice for a game improvement club.  You’ll be impressed with the feel from these irons and the giant sweet spot.  These have more offset to help the higher handicap golfer find some consistency in ball striking.   If you want something easy to hit and can’t handle the more demanding models, these will be a great option that you can play for a long time, even if your handicap improves.

10 Shot divot pattern for each iron.
Flight Scope Xi Tour LM  —  Mizuno JPX919
Tour  —  7-iron
  • Spin: 7003 rpms
  • Launch Angle: 20.2*
  • Dispersion: 3.1 yds
  • Club Head Speed: 88.1 mph
  • Ball Speed: 115.7 mph
  • Total Distance:  166.1 yds
  • Carry Distance:  160.9 yds
Forged  —  7-iron
  • Spin: 6749 rpms
  • Launch Angle: 21.4*
  • Dispersion: 3.2 yds
  • Club Head Speed: 88.4 mph
  • Ball Speed: 116.9 mph
  • Total Distance:  169.8 yds
  • Carry Distance:  163.7 yds
Hot Metal  —  7-iron
  • Spin: 6061 rpms
  • Launch Angle: 22.9*
  • Dispersion: 3.0 yds
  • Club Head Speed: 88.2 mph
  • Ball Speed: 119.3 mph
  • Total Distance:  174.9 yds
  • Carry Distance:  168.2 yds

Mizuno continues to make great irons with multiple options depending on your ability.  The Mizuno JPX919 line can work for every golfer.  You could make a combo set if you want more forgiveness as you get to the long irons or you can get a full set of one model which fits your needs best.  The JPX919 line feels great across the board and will certainly look great in the bag.  For me I’d love to go all Tour model since I really like the control, the feel, the looks and overall performance.  You should test each model for yourself to see what works best for you, no matter what handicap you play, Mizuno has a JPX919 iron for your.

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Quick Hits:
+Awesome soft feel
+Clean looks
+Nice control
+Different models for different ability
+Mix models for combo sets
+Great stock shaft

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