Oct 15th, 2015
Mizuno JPX EZ Hybrids
Land it soft, stick it close
Words: Daniel Owen
Mizuno have gone down the EZ route with their new hybrids. Distance is important but not at the expense of being easy to use.
"Most of us don’t generate the club head speed needed to flight the ball properly,” says Chris Voshall, Club Engineer at Mizuno. “So we’ve gone back to the drawing board and created a larger, flatter head with a tendency to generate more backspin. It’s not just ability dependent - there will be tour players and professionals who prefer the softer landing trajectory.”
Mizuno use their shockwave sole, which allows the club to contract and expand at impact like a concertina to increase ball speeds off the turf and promote a higher ball flight. The hybrids feature a waffle crown that saves weight that can be put lower in the club head for a low centre of gravity.