Oct 15th, 2015
Mizuno JPX EZ Fairway Woods
Easy to hit high and straight
Words: Daniel Owen
£219 Adjustable/£179 non-adjustable
Mizuno have gone down the EZ route with their new Fairway Woods. Distance is important but not at the expense of being easy to use.
“We recognised that modern fairway woods, especially those with adjustability, have started to favour the stronger ball-striker. But 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 higher ball flight. The fairways feature a waffle crown that saves weight that can be put lower in the club head for a low centre of gravity. A Quick Switch hosel allows the loft to be adjusted on the fairways although a fixed hosel version is also available.