Aug 16th, 2016
Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal Irons
Warning: May sizzle...
Words: Daniel Owen
Hot Metal. I’ve always loved that name, whenever Mizuno use it. From the bizarre flat-topped Hot Metal woods my dad used when I was a kid, to these new irons, Hot Metal has always been the name Mizuno have reserved for golf clubs that hit the ball further. And these new Mizuno JPX Hot Metal irons are designed to be crazy long!
The newest Hot Metal is called Chromoly 4140M. Mizuno has given these the thinnest ever cup face they’ve ever been able to put on an iron. Which is great for hitting iron shots that fly further, wherever on the face you hit them.
Distance is only part of the equation, though. I mean, what good is an iron that hits the ball further if it can’t be custom fitted properly? The Chromoly, as well as being strong enough to produce a thinner face, is also soft enough that it can be bent safely for loft and lie adjustments. An even softer steel, X30 is used in the wedges for a better feel.
These are easily the biggest irons in the new JPX 900 range, but they aren’t ugly. In fact they’ve reduced the offset compared to previous similar models, and the head shape is still pretty traditional. We could easily see ourselves using a four and maybe even a five iron in these for the extra forgiveness, then the 6-wedge in the Forged model for better feel.
£105 per iron