Drivers: Mizuno JPX EZ

Golf Digest equipment editors Mike Stachura and E. Michael Johnson discuss the Mizuno JPX EZ, which earned silver medal honors on the 2016 Golf Digest Hot List.

Released on 2/2/2016

Transcript

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Mizuno has had the reputation forever as an iron company,
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and particularly an iron company for elite players.
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Fact is, they've been making drivers forever,
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been on the hot list for a decade or so.
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The latest, the JPX-EZ may be the best driver Mizuno's made,
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because it helps you suck less in two ways.
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And the two ways that I suck is, I hit it all over the face.
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So what did Mizuno do?
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They made a big shaped driver that's very stable
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on off-center hits, so that when I hit it all over the face,
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I get pretty close to center face performance.
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I think limiting yourself to two ways is a little generous
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but let's go with it.
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The other way they're gonna help you out here,
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is this 10 gram weight chip.
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And where it can go is one of three ports.
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It can go in a fade area, a neutral area, or a draw area,
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to help you directionally,
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and then they have the adjustable hosel,
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which you can alter your loft.
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Also has a few upright settings if that helps you out
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a little more, help you get that ball moving to the left
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a little bit, if you need extra correction there.
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But what I really like about the adjustability,
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along with what it does for you,
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is it's idiot-proof, they have everything labeled.
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It's fade, neutral, draw.
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The numbers are right here, the upright settings
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are right here, it's perfect.
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Well, exactly, they call it EZ for a reason.
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This is the only head you buy,
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you don't buy a 9-1/2, an 8-1/2, a 10-1/2,
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this is the head, you adjust to the loft you want,
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you fix the mistake you make, too far to the right,
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and you fix the mistakes you make on the face,
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with a very forgiving head.
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