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Mizuno JPX 919 Forged vs MP-20 line

tannerdctannerdc Atlanta, GAMembers, Paid BST Posts: 114 ✭✭✭

So I've been waiting on someone to compare, but not much chatter specifically on 919F, so I'll ask. As far as forgiveness/performance, where does the 919F compare/fit in with the MP-20 line? Can I assume it's between the MMC and HMB? I like my 919F, but I could use a little help/higher launch in the 4/5, my sweet spot is in the 6/7/8 and they seem a little thick in the 9/P. Thinking about HMB 4/5/6 and MMC 7-P. I appreciate y'alls help.


  • Bt31Bt31 Members Posts: 9 ✭✭

    I previously played the 900 Forged and was considering the 919s but ended up ordering a full set of HMBs today. I would assume the 919 forged is just slightly more forgiving than the HMB. If you go to the Mizuno Europe website they have an excellent chart that details all the measurements on each iron model. According to them, the 919 Forged and the HMB are very close to the same size as far as blade length, sole width, etc.

    They also have a very general iron recommendation tool based mostly on your handicap. I'm a 5 and it recommended the MMC for me or the HMB if I wanted more help. I noticed that it wouldn't recommend the 919 forged unless I entered at least a 10 handicap or higher. That would suggest that Mizuno feels its a little more forgiving than the HMB. It's possible that the HMB could launch a little higher in the longer irons though simply because of the tungsten in those heads that the 919s don't have.

    I've hit all of the JPX line but ordered the HMBs having never even seen them. Since you're familiar with the 919s, you should probably go test them against the MP 20 line on a launch monitor to see how they compare. Or just order a new set, sight unseen, like an idiot as I chose to do.

  • eastrivereastriver VermontMembers Posts: 7 ✭✭
    edited Sep 12, 2019 1:37pm #3

    I hit the 919F and MP20 HMB 7i's side by side for a while last week. I'm not a consistent striker, so grain of salt here, but I had similar results between the two. I liked the feel of the Forged marginally better, but the looks of the MP20 HMB much better. My opinion on the relative feels could easily change if I went back today. I ordered the HMBs and now I wait.

    I did not get to compare the longer irons, so this is still a mystery.

    Eventually I'd like to try full sets of both the 919Fs and 919 HMPros for a more extended period to see which is best for me, but I decided to start with the MP20 HMBs.

    @PorscheFan posted something about this over here and seems better informed than I:

  • Hammer22Hammer22 Members Posts: 526 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They are both going to be similar in forgiveness, but the HMB will launch a bit higher and maybe carry a hair more. I play the 919F and like them, but also ordered the HMB's and will keep the other set as a spare or maybe sell them down the road. Lots of detail in some of the review articles out there.

    Pages from the Mizuno catalogs with some good info if it helps those looking at both.

  • thigosthigos El Paso, TXClubWRX Posts: 183 ClubWRX
    edited Sep 12, 2019 2:44pm #5

    I currently play the 919 Forged and am very tempted to order a mp-20 set without a fitting. I hit all three mp20 7 irons, and would go MMC at that spot and probably all the way to wedge. Question is what to do about 4-6. Considering 4,5,6 in HMB, or maybe just HMB 4 with MMC the rest of the way down. It's hard to decide your whole set based on 7 iron. FWIW, I did like the HMB. It was higher without being longer than the HMB for me, so should blend well into the set.
    I am unsure how much the blade lengthens as you get into the long irons of the MMC...
    Very interested to hear more impressions of this new line compared to the 919F.

    G400 Max 9* - Hzrdus Red H.C. 6.0
    M4 3HL 16.5 - Tour AD-IZ - 7s
    JPX 919 Forged (4-G) LZ 6.0
    Mizuno S18 - 54 & 58
    Vokey SM6 - 62* M
    StrokeLab Double Wide Flow Neck - 35"
    Current index: 4.9

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