Still torn: JPX 900 forged or MP 18 MMC

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OknowsOknows  1192WRX Points: 102Members Posts: 1,192 Platinum Tees
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Cannot make up my mind. Looks wise, I absolutely prefer the MMC. Have had success with J40 CB and 714 AP2, but the only MP I’ve ever really owned and tried were the MP 15 and I didn’t hit them well. For some reason the “MP” moniker intimidates me. Thoughts?
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Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Diamana W 70x
Ping G 3 wood @ 16.5 w/ Tour 80
Mizuno MP 18 MMC w/ Nippon Modus 120
Cleveland CBX 2.0 54* w/ DG TI s400
Cleveland RTX 4 xlow 58* w/ DG TI s400
SC Circa 62 #3
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  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall  3479WRX Points: 264Members Posts: 3,479 Titanium Tees
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    With both models, JP would be concerned about fliers in the more lofted irons...when he rented the jpx850s he had some 8,9 and PW shots where he was entirely unsure how far they’d go. You adjust obviously but coming out of rough with a jpx 9 iron, he just flew by the green. Maybe you adjust to that? For JP, it was an issue...
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  • kcd38kcd38  419WRX Points: 133Members Posts: 419 Greens
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    might be good to think whether you'd be happier with a better looking iron and not hitting good shots as consistently, or having an 'okay' looking iron but hitting good shots consistently.



    In my experience with the MP 18 SC's, they definitely are more forgiving than they look. I believe it is due to the slightly wider soles.
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    3 Wood - PING G400 14.5, AD Di 6s
    Hybrid - Ping G410 19 degree, Tour AD DI 95x Hybrid 
    4-PW - Mizuno JPX 919 Tour PW-6, 919 Forged 5 iron, 919 Hot Metal Pro 5 iron, all with Modus Nippon3 120s
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 50F, 55F, 60 D 
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  • OknowsOknows  1192WRX Points: 102Members Posts: 1,192 Platinum Tees
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    Oh if I was an excellent ball striker, I would have the SC. Beautiful club. Trying to figure out if there is any difference in playability between the 900F and the MMC.
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    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Diamana W 70x
    Ping G 3 wood @ 16.5 w/ Tour 80
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC w/ Nippon Modus 120
    Cleveland CBX 2.0 54* w/ DG TI s400
    Cleveland RTX 4 xlow 58* w/ DG TI s400
    SC Circa 62 #3
  • lefty74pghlefty74pgh  1567WRX Points: 135Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,567 Platinum Tees
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    I was deciding between these two and ended up getting the JPX 900. I’ve played 4 rounds and they’re about 3/4 of a club longer than the AP2 716’s I was playing. Distances are consistent and the spin is good for me. I play to around a 6 handicap, but play once or twice a month and thought more forvgiveness would be better for my game. I’m a bit of a digger and wanted a club that was pretty much point and shoot.
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  • larryd3larryd3  629WRX Points: 123Handicap: 11Members Posts: 629 Golden Tee
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    The jpx900 forged didn’t work for me. Kept them for around 3 months and never could get them to work out. I’m going back to ap2s so I’d say if you can demo both that you’re interested in on the course then pick the ones that work best for you. I’ll bet both will be good choices for you but ultimately which will give you the most confidence on the course for the challenging shots. Best wishes. Keep us updated.
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  • RodCRodC  373WRX Points: 38Handicap: 12Members Posts: 373 Greens
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    JPX900 must be discounted now. New model coming.



    MMC newer clubs. Easy to hit. I play MP18SC with no issues. In fact with great consistency.
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    5-PW Mizuno MP-18SC - Steelfiber i95 (since Nov 17) - on the bag
    5-PW TM P-790 Modus 3 105 Stiff (since March 18) - on the bench
    4-PW Mizuno MP-20MMC KBS$ Stiff - since dec 19) - in transit 
    Cleveland RX2 50/08
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  • reider69reider69  640WRX Points: 106Handicap: golfMembers Posts: 640 Golden Tee
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    I have played my 900 forged for over a year. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about them in regards to performance or appearance. You can get a brand new set on Ebay right now(auction is for used but they are new) for under $500.
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    Cobra BioCell 3-4 Hybrid - Aldila Rogue Black 85 X
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-G, KBS C Taper Lite X
    Ping Glide Stealth 2.0 - 54 and 58 - Modus 105X
    Callaway Xforged - 64 degrees
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  • Prof3ssorProf3ssor Hit it, find it, hit it again!  982WRX Points: 120Members Posts: 982 Golden Tee
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    reider69 wrote:


    I have played my 900 forged for over a year. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about them in regards to performance or appearance. You can get a brand new set on Ebay right now(auction is for used but they are new) for under $500.




    Link to Ebay auction?
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  • reider69reider69  640WRX Points: 106Handicap: golfMembers Posts: 640 Golden Tee
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    Prof3ssor wrote:

    reider69 wrote:


    I have played my 900 forged for over a year. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about them in regards to performance or appearance. You can get a brand new set on Ebay right now(auction is for used but they are new) for under $500.




    Link to Ebay auction?


    Quickshipgolf is the seller. They have tons of sets with different shafts with auctions ending daily. Last one I tracked ended at $451. They say used but sticks are new.
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    Mizuno ST190 - Kuro Kage Silver Tini 70X
    Cobra BioCell+ - Matrix Ozik Red Tie 6Q3 X
    Cobra BioCell 3-4 Hybrid - Aldila Rogue Black 85 X
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-G, KBS C Taper Lite X
    Ping Glide Stealth 2.0 - 54 and 58 - Modus 105X
    Callaway Xforged - 64 degrees
    Lajosi DD201 Proto
  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC  2726WRX Points: 367Handicap: 8ClubWRX Posts: 2,726 ClubWRX
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    Have tried both extensively. If it is me I am going with the 900F over the MP18 MMC. And I also do not consider the MMC the easiest to hit MP club. I would rank at least three MP heads — the 54,53 and 59 — as your best entry-level MP clubs. I have owned all 3 and still have the 53s, my favorite of the trio. Gave my 59s to my nephew and he is still gaming them. And if you get an MP54 in the air, switch to hybrids. So easy to launch and they fly high.



    Overall, I really like the 900F more than the MMC. It is a great iron, one of the best distance players irons I have hit. At under $500 new, that is a nice set of sticks.
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    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
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  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT  7312WRX Points: 390Handicap: 5Members Posts: 7,312 Titanium Tees
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    dmeeksDC wrote:


    Have tried both extensively. If it is me I am going with the 900F over the MP18 MMC. And I also do not consider the MMC the easiest to hit MP club. I would rank at least three MP heads — the 54,53 and 59 — as your best entry-level MP clubs. I have owned all 3 and still have the 53s, my favorite of the trio. Gave my 59s to my nephew and he is still gaming them. And if you get an MP54 in the air, switch to hybrids. So easy to launch and they fly high.



    Overall, I really like the 900F more than the MMC. It is a great iron, one of the best distance players irons I have hit. At under $500 new, that is a nice set of sticks.




    D.... the 54 that easy to get in air? As easy as your pings? I'm low launch and spin but love players irons....HELP!
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  • WarrickWarrick  11160WRX Points: 1,081ClubWRX Posts: 11,160 ClubWRX
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    I have owned a full set of 900F since release, shot my career low round with them last season, they are fantastic irons, and do not produce fliers, they are a true one piece forging, but are not the best for low launch/low spin guys. I get a bit more launch and spin from the MMC, but they look awful in the 9-P IMO (900F 9-P, look better). The MB are easy enough in the 9-P to combo in.



    I also did not find the SC any more difficult to hit than the MMC through the mid irons. You can also add in the fli-hi, have them in 4-6, they help a low ball hitter also. Mizuno just makes superb irons and wedges, and give you a lot of options for combinations/mixed sets.
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  • BritboyBritboy  413WRX Points: 55Members Posts: 413 Greens
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    Just been fitted into JPX Forged having hit MP 18 SCs and MMCs. For me the JPX performed the best and still had awesome feel. SC is gorgeous but launched too high and spun too much for me. MMC kind of sits in the middle.
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    Mizuno T7 50, 55, 60 KBS Tour 130x
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  • HaleboppHalebopp  3064WRX Points: 316Members Posts: 3,064 Titanium Tees
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    I'd wait until next week and see what the new line of JPX clubs look like before making any moves if I were you.
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  • PorscheFanPorscheFan  1339WRX Points: 192Handicap: 12Members Posts: 1,339 Platinum Tees
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    It's amazing how things change over time and with context.



    20 years ago the SC would look like a game improvement club of sorts. Compared to my 33s they still do to me.



    My guess is if I'd played Pings or Callaways for the last two decades then I'd be intimidated by them too.



    I think there's a reasonable amount of forgiveness in both of those clubs. I think it's more of a case of whether you can grow into a certain look, or whether you'll never get comfortable with them. That's a very individual, subjective thing.
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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & Houston 2633WRX Points: 276Members Posts: 2,633 Titanium Tees
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    I would wait to see the new ones also, I have been itching to bu the 900 Tours second hand but now waiting so see.



    traditionally only a week to wait.
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    • Taylormade M5 15* Tensei White 80TX
    • Taylormade P790 UDI C taper X
    • Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-9 C taper X
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