Mizuno Golf first announced new iron designs for players with handicaps up to 12 and those with handicaps up to 4 and now is showing their new JPX EZ Forged irons for the rest of us.
Designed specifically for 10 and up handicappers, the new JPX are a "game improvement" design made by forging, the process usually thought of as being reserved for pure blade irons used by professionals.
"During ideation, development and creation of the JPX EZ Forged iron we knew it would be in a class all by itself, which, in the golf industry, is difficult to claim and something we are extremely proud of," said Dick Lyons, Vice President and General Manager, Mizuno USA, Inc. "The distance and forgiveness screams game-improvement, but we’ve been able to channel those characteristics in a grain flow forged iron that’ll change the way golfers look, think and feel over the golf ball. We’re excited to receive consumer feedback as we believe the new EZ Forged appeals to a wide breadth of golfers."
Specifically JPX EZ Forged irons offer a face with a higher coefficient of restitution, i.e., more flex and rebound at impact, for added distance. Mizuno also uses their Harmonic Impact Technology (H.I.T.) to make the frame of the back cavity stronger and that, says the company, allows them to make the face thinner and more reactive.
An eight iron set (4-GW) with steel shafts carries a suggested retail price of $899.99 and with Fujikura Orochi graphite shafts $1,099.99. Street prices are $700 and $900 respectively.