Mizuno’s new JPX-800 driver a good intro into the brand

For those who have always thought of Mizuno as a “better’’ players brand, the Mizuno JPX-800 driver, along with the JPX-800 irons, are a good introduction into Mizuno as a brand for every player.

True, Mizuno is best known for its MP line of forged irons, but its new JPX-800 driver could up the company’s profile in metal woods. The 466cc has a six-piece design and a five-gram internal weight that helps square the face through impact. The driver, as well as the JPX-800 fairway wood and JPX-800 Hybrid, each feature what Mizuno calls “Hot Metal” Ultimate Dynamic Stability designed to maximize the horizontal and vertical moment of inertia (MOI) for better distance from anywhere on the club face. In other words, the JPX-800 line has a big sweet spot that makes it more forgiving.

Like the JPX-800 irons, the JPX-800 driver (suggested retail price $299.99) is easy to hit and sounds great on contact. Unlike some of its competition, the JPX-800 driver doesn’t need instructions. In other word, it’s got sleek, clean lines and is ready to hit right out of the box.

The JPX-800 driver from Mizuno

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