Ready for launch
Mizuno's new driver, woods and hybrids line primed for power
Mizuno produced its new line of JPX900 drivers, fairway woods and hybrids with the same force it puts into its iron models.
“We want to not only be taken seriously, but to be respected, in the wood category,” said Ryan Ellis, associate brand manager for golf. “We realized to do this that we had to change people’s perceptions of our performance, and it started with changing our approach to the design process.”
What matters most, Ellis said, is performance, and all Mizuno manufacturing ideas were on the table.
“This pushed us beyond our known possibilities, creating an explosion of knowledge and technologies that have birthed a new beginning in the wood category for us,” he said. “This not only changes the game for us now, but for the future as well.”
Here’s a brief breakdown:
JPX900 DRIVER: The new CORTECH face design is 5 grams lighter than the JPX850 model, which frees up discretionary weight while expanding the COR area for more forgiveness and ball speed retention on off-center hits. Mizuno’s first-ever Infinite Fast Track uses a pair of 8-gram adjustable weights on an unbounded track, which provides unlimited settings to dial in spin and vertical launch parameters. A Visual Face Angle adjustor also enables customization of the desired look at address.
JPX900 FAIRWAY WOOD: These clubs also have the Infinite Fast Track, making then the first fairway woods with a front/back adjustable, sliding-weight system for better control of launch, height and spin. With a compact head shape, the wood also employs a Shockwave Sole that pushes the center of gravity forward, enabling the clubhead to flex on impact to maximize distance, power and forgiveness.
JPX900 HYBRID: Equipped with a Quick Switch hosel, for 2 degrees of loft control in either direction, as well as re-engineered head dimensions, these hybrids provide a seamless transition from woods to irons. The Shockwave Sole also gives the club a front-weighted design for higher ball speeds, lower spin and ease of launch, making it scientifically crafted for better control.
SHAFTS: The driver and fairway woods have Fujikura Speeder Evolution II shafts, ranging from lightweight models – for slower swing speeds – to heavier and stiffer profile options for professional level swing speeds. The hybrids come with a Fujikura Pro Hybrid shaft designed specifically for optimal hybrid play.