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FYI for folks on the LZ Blackout. Went back to our club yesterday with a friend to get fit for these and our fitting cart shaft already looks horrible from sliding it in and out of the fitting cart slot. The paint is chipped and you can use your fingernail to scratch it off more in those spots. It does seem more durable than the old finishes but its definitely going to wear from normal use. Glad I switched to chrome and wanted to give the pondering this info.

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Received mine today and were ordered extremely early on.

For those interested here are comparison shots the new P770 vs 921 Forged. 4 iron and PW. P770 on the left. The 921 Forged 4 iron was a touch longer in blade length in the 4 iron but seemed the same o

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1 hour ago, awtryau89 said:

FYI for folks on the LZ Blackout. Went back to our club yesterday with a friend to get fit for these and our fitting cart shaft already looks horrible from sliding it in and out of the fitting cart slot. The paint is chipped and you can use your fingernail to scratch it off more in those spots. It does seem more durable than the old finishes but its definitely going to wear from normal use. Glad I switched to chrome and wanted to give the pondering this info.

Let’s just hope those are the fitting shafts I mean I saw the ones that I fit for and they had them about a week and I mean they looked like they were almost graphite shaft they looked really durable but if the paint comes off and wear that quickly then I guess I’ll have to talk to somebody about it as a dissatisfied customer, Or a Mizuno swap out shafts if it gets that bad where I’m dumping paint out of my bagOr a Mizuno swap out shafts if it gets that bad where I’m dumping paint out of my bag

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Great question.  I was thinking I was going to go JPX tour 5-GW and Forged for 4 iron.

GW-1 degree strong to make 50 degree

PW-6 standard loft. 46, 42, 38, 34, 30 degrees.

5 iron- 1 degree strong 26 degree.

4 iron forged- 1 degree weak 22 degree.

It looks good on paper, but the distance between my 5 and 4 iron could be as much as 18-20yds.  Im curious what other people suggest though.

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1 hour ago, snike24 said:

Can anyone advise how they are blending there 921 tours and 921 forged?   Iam debating on switching at the 8 or 7. Also how many degrees weak are you bending the forged, and what else would that effect?Thanks 

 

Great question.  I was thinking I was going to go JPX tour 5-GW and Forged for 4 iron.

GW-1 degree strong to make 50 degree

PW-6 standard loft. 46, 42, 38, 34, 30 degrees.

5 iron- 1 degree strong 26 degree.

4 iron forged- 1 degree weak 22 degree.

It looks good on paper, but the distance between my 5 and 4 iron could be as much as 18-20yds.  Im curious what other people suggest though.

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Got my stock set today. Wanted to confirm they are still measuring to end of shaft and a 1/4” for grip cap if Plus4 or a lot of other grips. 7 iron measures 37.25” to end of grip on Mitchell Club ruler. Clubs look great and will be giving them a go tomorrow! 

SIM 9° Fuji 7.2 | SIM 15° & 19° Fuji 8.1 | 921F Modus 120 | Zipcore Raw Modus 115 | Seemore Si2 RST

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13 minutes ago, Masse1369 said:

Got my stock set today. Wanted to confirm they are still measuring to end of shaft and a 1/4” for grip cap if Plus4 or a lot of other grips. 7 iron measures 37.25” to end of grip on Mitchell Club ruler. Clubs look great and will be giving them a go tomorrow! 


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They use a device called the UN gauge that starts the measurement from the center of the sole to the bottom of the grip cap

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2 hours ago, snike24 said:

Can anyone advise how they are blending there 921 tours and 921 forged?   Iam debating on switching at the 8 or 7. Also how many degrees weak are you bending the forged, and what else would that effect?   Thanks 

 

I just ordered a set of JPX 921 Forged 5-6 and Tours 7-PW with PX LZ 6.0.  These are my first new set of irons in 15 years and are replacing my beloved MP32s.  After 15 years and at 61 years of age it was time to look at newer technology and shafts.  Iron play has always been a strong aspect of my game and I almost always strike the center of the club face, nonetheless due to age and less playing time I had every intention of getting a full set of forged.  However the Tours just felt so much smoother, seemed to cut through the turf better and were easier to hit high, low, draw or fade that I decided to go with them.  Distance was about 10 yards less compared to the Forged, but I am willing to sacrifice a little distance for improved accuracy, and the lofts across the set are still going to be 2* stronger per club than the MP32s they are replacing so I think I am in good shape.  As to where to make the switch that depends on your ball striking ability and choice.

 

I carry a 20* hybrid and since the Forged 4 iron loft is 21* I saw no reason to get one, so I chose to go with a 5-PW.  When I asked about how to blend the lofts to have consistent gaps my fitter said he would ask the Mizuno representative for his recommendation.  He sent me a picture of Mizuno's recommendation from the specification brochure.  The lofts will be 25*, 29*, 33*, 37*, 41* and 46* for the set.  That makes the Forged 5 and 6 1* and 2* weaker than standard and the Tour 7-9 1* stronger than standard with a consistent 4* gap in the 5-9 irons and the PW remains unchanged at 46* (5* gap from the 9).  So once you decide on the make-up of the set I would go with the recommendations made by Mizuno.  The page the fitter sent me showed several different possible combinations and the lofts they recommended for each.  Bending the lofts weaker will increase bounce by the same amount while conversely bending them stronger will decrease bounce by the same amount.  In general a 1*-2* change in bounce shouldn't be detectable by the majority of golfers.  

 

After they come in and I get a few rounds under my belt I will post pictures and give a review based on my experience.

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Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 10.5*
Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 16*
Big Bertha Alpha 815 20*
Mizuno MP32 4-PW
Titleist Vokey 52*, 56*, 60*
Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1.5

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Well just tried a half set of both the 921 Forged and Tour and here I am, eating my own words. I was thoroughly impressed with both of them, so much that I put them at the top of my list to replace my P760’s. I also tried out a half set of P770’s and they just didn’t do it for me, they felt hard off the face, turf interaction was not as smooth as my P760’s and the combination of the longer blade length and offset in the longer irons just didn’t suit my eye. 
But back to the 921’s, the forged felt surprisingly good for forged chromoly, much better than I was expecting. The Tour felt exactly how I was expecting it, soft and solid with a nice feeling of only what I could describe as "extra weight" at impact. What really sold me with the Forged was the massive increase in ball speed, obviously due to the lofts but I was also seeing a nice high ball flight to help supplement the stopping power, I will have no issues holding greens with these. Consistency throughout both the forged and tour was second to none, no problems with front to back dispersion and to be honest with you the Forged just wanted to go straight. I play a natural draw and tend to overcook it occasionally but with the forged I didn’t even have to worry about it, does this mean they’re not as workable?...possibly...but it didn’t bother me one bit. I’m never one to chase distance but if I can have that extra few yards without sacrificing stopping power or consistency, sign me up! I had the 919 Tour/Forged combo last year and I can safely say that these are a massive improvement in every single category for me. 

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3 minutes ago, therealjonzone said:


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They use a device called the UN gauge that starts the measurement from the center of the sole to the bottom of the grip cap


This is also how a bench ruler works. 

SIM 9° Fuji 7.2 | SIM 15° & 19° Fuji 8.1 | 921F Modus 120 | Zipcore Raw Modus 115 | Seemore Si2 RST

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10 hours ago, Minarets said:

I took a pic of the gap wedge for each set.  I knew some of you were Interested in what the gap wedge would look like. Look like there are 3 different gap wedges. 1 for the tour, 1 for the forged and the same for both HM sets. 

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I saw the GW for the HMP and HM’s .  Very much improved over 2019 wedges. Much smaller and less round. A very decent transition from the PW.  For the Tours and the Forged the GW’s are Exactly matching. 

Cobra SZ Pars & Stripes 9.0 Aldila Rogue 110MSI 2nd Gen 65X 45.5

Ping G410 14.5 Evenflow Black 85 6.5 43.0
Ben Hogan VKTR+ 19 UST Recoil ES 95 F5 X 
Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Nippon Modus Pro 120X 1 Flat 
Mizuno MP 20 56, TM HiToe 58/10
Rife Phenom.Z 34”
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10 hours ago, cozilla said:

Here are my HMPs 4-PW. Just picked them up from my fitter!

 

 

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Cobra SZ Pars & Stripes 9.0 Aldila Rogue 110MSI 2nd Gen 65X 45.5

Ping G410 14.5 Evenflow Black 85 6.5 43.0
Ben Hogan VKTR+ 19 UST Recoil ES 95 F5 X 
Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Nippon Modus Pro 120X 1 Flat 
Mizuno MP 20 56, TM HiToe 58/10
Rife Phenom.Z 34”
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I went and tried these out last weekend to compare the Forged and the HMP for a top of the bag iron or whatever you want to call it. I went with the forged bent a degree strong to 20* to cover the gap between my 24* 4 iron and 15* 3 wood. I have a MMC 3 Fli Hi but just don’t get along well with wide soles on irons. The HMP would be a good driving type iron but I off the ground just wouldn’t work for me. I think it’s kind of a flihi type iron. Feels and looks clunky. Forged felt like a Mizuno is supposed to feel HMP a lot firmer as expected.  

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