Here at Eye on Golf we care not just about the people who play the game but also the equipment they use. I recently got a chance to test out a new product, here's what I think about it.
What product were you testing?
The Mizuno JPX EZ irons -- a set of irons Mizuno says has "the largest 'sweet spot' ever."
What's your favorite thing about the clubs?
I'm about a 20 handicap so I feel out of control if I'm hitting blades or something that isn't geared for a pretty standard amateur.
That being said I feel in total control when I hit these. Even my misses aren't bad misses -- they're the kind that still go the distance you need.
The clubs are a bit on the lighter side -- but I'm also a bit on the heavy side so if you're a normal-sized person they'll be weighted perfectly for you.
Either way, the weight doesn't really affect the way I hit them much. The fact that they are lighter actually makes me feel like I have more control over my ball striking and shot shaping (with the little shot shaping I acutally do).
Do they look good?
They look pretty great. I'm an Oklahoma State guy so I'm a sucker for anything with orange in it which, as you can see above, these have.
Do you have a video?
Mizuno has done a really great job tailoring their products for true amateurs who want to have a professional experiance. They even built an entire campaign around this idea called Play Famously:
Where can I buy these?
How about at Mizuno Golf.
And are they costly?
Middle of the road at $699 for steel and $899 for graphite.
I like these sticks a lot -- they're what I'm currently playing with.
If you're looking for a club you can control -- especially the longer irons -- this is a product you should definitely test.