Review: Mizuno JPX900 driverJanuary 31, 2017 Golf Equipment
Possibly the most adjustable driver on the market. How does it perform for our equipment editor and guest anonymous big hitter?
Our Mizuno JPX900 driver review took place at the Golf Shack at Moor Allerton Golf Club in Leeds.
We decided to have two testers, myself a 17 handicap who struggles with driver (I’m not sure either) and our anonymous big hitter.
Although our regular anonymous big hitter was in the Seychelles on holiday so we drafted in his younger brother.
We both hit the Mizuno JPX900 driver with the results being monitored on Trackman by our resident pro James Whitaker
Mizuno JPX900 driver review – First impressions
This driver has so much shelf appeal due to the stunning blue crown and the intriguing amount of adjustability on the sole.
The head is larger than the JPX850 and the finish is a classier matt blue.
It’s a lot closer in size to the JPX EZ driver and Mizuno say the JPX900 takes the best bits of both previous drivers.
It should be more forgiving than the JPX850 but offer less spin than the JPX EZ.
Sounds good eh?
Mizuno JPX900 driver review – The technology
As well as a bigger head, there’s increased adjustability.
I’d say this is arguably the most adjustable driver on the market.
There’s two weights, like with the JPX850 and JPX EZ, where one can be put in the heel or the toe or anywhere along a track which runs front to back.
This can help dial in spin and promote more or less face closure for particular shot shapes.
And there another pad on the sole which offers an open, closed or neutral face.
You can also use the Quick Switch hosel to change the loft from 7.5˚ to 11.5˚.
Mizuno say despite the level of adjustability the MOI (resistance to twisting on impact/forgiveness) remains very high.
With their entire JPX900 woods range Mizuno are making a statement that they are not just an iron company and can fit even the world’s best players through the bag.
Mizuno JPX900 driver review – The results
Starting with my results, I really enjoyed hitting the Mizuno JPX900 driver.
The look at address is fantastic as the crown is stunning and the size of the head fills you with plenty of confidence.
The sound and feel off the face are both really pleasing.
On the day my Trackman numbers weren’t impressive with ball speeds maxing at about 140mph and distance at 235. That was more to do with the pilot than the product.
I have since took this driver out on to the course and when you middle it, it’s very long – up there with any other driver on the market I would say.
When it came to our anonymous big hitter’s little brother, the performance was impressive.
Ball speeds were getting up to 166mph which we know from other testing is very good.
This was all in the neutral settings with the stock Fujikura Speeder 569 Evolution II shaft.
We’re confident a fitter could squeeze a few more yards out and control the spin by adjusting the settings and trying a few more shafts.
Mizuno JPX900 driver review – NCG verdict
We think this is the best Mizuno driver to date.
It’s ticking so many boxes for looks, adjustability and performance.
We do feel the acid test for the JPX900 will be whether or not Mizuno can get tour players using it.
We’ve had Magnus Carlsson on the European Tour and Nicole Broch Larsen on the LET putting it into play so the initial signs are positive.
Nick Faldowas also using it when he played in South Africa recently.
Keep your eyes peeled for that distinctive blue crown!
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 569 Evolution II (Custom options available at no upcharge)
Loft range: 7.5˚ – 11.5˚
For more information visit the Mizuno website HERE