It’s that time of the year: the U.S. Open is happening at Merion, you are contemplating what to buy for Father’s Day (get him something he REALLY WANTS) on Sunday and thinking about picking up a new fairway wood to swap out your old one in the bag. Well, you are in luck because Mizuno has produced another banger to add into the bag. The JPX-825 Fairway woods come in 3w and 5w and will compliment the new hybrid perfectly in your bag this season. I have been playing with the 3 wood in the stock Fujikura Orochi Blue Eye Hybrid Stiff Shaft for the past month. I’m really impressed with the technology Mizuno perfected on a long-forgiving fairway wood. If you are sold already, make sure to go BUY NOW. If not please continue reading, then go buy it because I know you will want to get your hands on these bad boys.
The JPX-825 Fairway Woods are a new range of high tech woods that offer the ultimate in playability and forgiveness in a balanced performance package. The square-face angle paired with finely-tuned internal weighting result in a wood that not only looks easy to hit, but delivers a high, straight, penetrating ball flight.
By pairing an exotic “L” shaped maraging multi-thickness face design with a thin crown and thick soled stainless steel body, the JPX-850 fairways deliver maximum ball speeds across the entire face to deliver consistent distance, while remaining extremely easy to launch and control. Additionally, the woods feature a newly designed Speed Bevel sole for improved turf interaction, regardless of the conditions. All of this is further enhanced through Mizuno’s Harmonic Impact Technology™ (HIT), which ensures a powerful and solid sound at impact.
- Multi-thickness Hot Metal Face Design for maximum ball speeds and explosive distance.
- Ultimate Dynamic Stability (U.D.S.) internal weighting for high launch and lower spin.
- Large footprint and deeper face provide maximum forgiveness.
- Speed Bevel Sole Design for ideal turf interaction.
- Mizuno’s Harmonic Impact Technology™ (HIT) tuned for a solid, powerful sound at impact.
The entire JPX-825 line, from driver to hybrid, all use the sleek black with white and blue graphics. I still think this has to be one of the best looking series of woods/hybrids on the market. They stuck to what we know looks good with the colorways by creating a series of clubs that look mean at address.
The overall look of the club is great when sitting down with the ball on giving it a slightly larger looking head size with a larger sweet spot which is comforting compared to my old Titleist fairway woods. I believe Mizuno has done a great job with making one of the best looking fairway woods on the market, and I give it an overall look of the JPX-825 a 10/10.
The feel and weighting of the JPX-825 woods line is impeccable compared to others you see on the market. The new Mizuno JPX-825 3 wood has become a favorite of mine since swapping out the last Titleist club from my bag. (Which is HUGE since I have been a Titleist diehard my whole life). I feel so comfortable pulling this club from my bag over my driver when wanting to hit a deadly accurate shot into fairways or short drivable 300-yard Par 4’s.
I was also able to hit the 5 wood at the Haggin Oaks Demo Day Expo and it would be another club to swap from your bag if you currently carry a 5 wood and want something with better distance and complete workability from any good and bad lies on the golf course. The Mizuno design team has delivered a product that looks square behind address and will help prevent the deadly giant hook that can happen when using fairway woods which is a huge plus for any golfer that has had this happen.
These fairway woods compared to all the other 2013 models have to be my favorite, and I believe you will feel the same after trying them at a local Demo Day or by giving them a shot at your local golf shop. I am telling you #NothingFeelsLikeAMizuno and Mizuno has stepped up their game in the woods department and delivered a ringer. When hitting a pure shot on the sweet spot, it has to be one of the best sounding clubs I have ever played and I would give the overall feel rating a 9/10.
The development team’s main objective on the Mizuno JPX club line was distance that could go really high and long with maximum ball speed. I believe they have gone above and beyond on accomplishing the goal they set out to achieve. The Maraging Multi-thickness Face Design could have been made from the metal of Thor’s hammer because this thing hits bombs. I have seen this fairway wood make huge strides in distance compared to my Titleist 910F by delivering punishing ball speed and distance.
The flight of the JPX-825 is perfect since it gets up and cuts through the air but doesn’t balloon up which prevents maximum distance. Mizuno has given golfers a tool with the JPX-825 line that gives any golfer confidence to know off the tee, perfect lie or from a fairway bunker that all they need to do is trust their club and let the JPX-825 do the rest. I give the overall distance rating a 10/10.
The Mizuno JPX-825 fairway woods are extremely workable for players wanting to fade or draw the ball. With any woods/hybrids, there is always the concern of the dreaded snap hook but Mizuno has done a great job creating a club that delivers complete workability from the fairway or rough. The JPX fairway wood are extremely forgiving for miss hits with penetrating ball flights that I am able to move in any direction with such a large sweet spot on the JPX-825’s. These fairway woods are suitable for any handicap wanting to play a better club than they currently have in the bag now.
One thing I would like Mizuno to look into adding would be adjustability options, which is becoming a huge trend in clubs. I believe adding the extra feature of letting players dial in a few different loft options would take this club to a whole different dimension. Even without the adjustability option, I still give the workability/adjustability rating a 7/10.
Overall Rating 36/40:
Overall I am really impressed with what Mizuno has been able to deliver on its promise with the JPX-825 club line of creating fairway woods/hybrids that’s main objective was distance. This club does exactly what it set out to do, by giving any golfer confidence to make that tough shot without hesitation at address. They nailed the look by making one of the best looking clubs on the market that has maximum forgiveness and workability.
If you are in the market for a new fairway wood, or both the 3w and 5w, I highly recommend giving Mizuno a shot. They have a real winner with the Mizuno JPX-825 fairway wood models so go down to your local shop and give it a try. Also, don’t forget to get fitted by an authorized Mizuno Dealer so they can get you setup with a club that will enhance your game and take you to the next level!
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