Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Irons Review
Hot, Hot, Hot
Mizuno launched 3 versions of the JPX923 Hot Metal irons: High Launch, Hot Metal and Pro. There 3 version were in my bag together for multiple rounds as I tested the unique qualities of each version. The results are Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Irons are the longest irons I’ve hit to date. They not only are long, they have great feel and depending on the model, good to outstanding forgiveness.
This is my Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Irons Review for 2022.
Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal
Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal HL
The Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal High Launch (HL) Irons are aimed at higher handicap, probably slower swinging golfer who needs both distance and launch. The lofts are higher so that the speed of Hot Metal paired with higher launch angles means distance gains for slower swingers. I found them only 1/2 club shorter distance wise than the Hot Metal irons, but certainly launch way higher which also means even more stopping power. If you’ve ever hit an iron into the green and watched it run through because it had no stopping power, they irons are worth considering. I’ve played with older golfers that don’t launch the ball high enough to ever hold the green, these irons are perfect for that golfer. High Launch, lots of distance, great feel and plenty of forgiveness. These are most definitely game improvement irons. They have lots of offset and thick top line. But performance is undeniable; HIGH, LONG and easy to hit and hold greens.
Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Pro
The Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Pro Irons I could game very easily with a slight adjustment to my set-up. They are just as long as the Hot Metal irons, but are more compact and have less offset. This combination of performance and looks will certainly appeal to the better golfer that still wants to add distance. If I dropped these in the bag permanently, I’d need to add a wedge since a 150 yard PW leaves a gap before my regular gap wedge. I’d probably add the GW from this set to fill the space. While I don’t chase distance, there is something of an ego that likes saying I just hit a PW 150 yards. These clubs look really nice behind the ball too which appeals to better golfers. Even better golfers can have trouble holding green with shallow angles of descent so these might be a great option for them too. They just love to hit the ball high and straight. Even off center hits are barely punished.
Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal, Pro, HL
The 3 Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Irons leave you with choices. You can demo them with the Mizuno shaft optimizer technology and get different shafts and grip combos to fit your needs. These sets aren’t really designed to be mixed and matched into combo sets. Each one really stands alone as a full set of irons. I received 5, 7 and PW in each iron version so it was a little harder than normal for on-course play because they didn’t fill out a set and they were so long, I couldn’t just plug in the missing irons from another brand. However, they are HOT in each version, it really depends on your needs. It is launch, is it distance, is it distance, but not off-set? The numbers are impressive, the look amazing and feel like a Mizuno so it really is just about what fits your game’s needs.
Hot, Hot, Hot is really the best way to describe the Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Irons in any of the 3 versions. Mizuno is all about the metal with the Nickel Chromoly they use in these irons to create such a thin, hot, forgiving face. Mizuno really raised the bar on distance irons with 3 options, HL, Hot Metal and Pro. While you might know already which model is a good fit for your game, I highly recommend the shaft optimizer which only takes a few swings to pair the iron heads with the best shafts for you. While “Nothing feels like a Mizuno” is their tag line, these might be better described as “Nothing goes as far as a Mizuno.”
For more information: Mizuno Golf
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