The Mizuno JPX-850 Forged Irons are retailing for $999 and they fall into the Game Improvement category. Mizuno used a technological innovation for creating a thin and lively face, i.e. they used Boron instead of carbon steel, a material that is 30% stronger than the latter, hence much better. After playing a few rounds with these clean-looking irons, the first thing that came to my mind was that they’re exceptionally versatile, maybe the most versatile irons I’ve ever tried during a test. These forged babies give the ball a pretty high and piercing flight trajectory, unnatural distance with minimal effort and buckets of forgiveness in the process. You must be aware of the fact that these are not your daddy’s cast game improvement clubs, but they’re forged bad boys! I’m telling you that just to make sure you understand perfectly what you’re dealing with here!
The boron-made face is thinner than other irons, due to the fact that boron is a stronger material than steel, and yet the ball speed upon impact is truly impressive; another advantage of being thinner is that the face weighs less, hence these irons are featuring an increased moment of inertia in order to add to forgiveness. The Mizuno JPX-850 Forged Irons are a joy to hit, they sound just like you’d expect from a forged iron and they actually feel like a better player’s club. With an agile, concise and clean look, offering great accuracy and distance control, with a feel that lives up to Mizuno’s tradition and a resonant, meaty sound at ball impact, the Mizuno JPX-850 Forged Irons are very easy to recommend to any self-conscious golf player who seeks the ideal balance between power and workability. These irons were built for boosting confidence, being the missing link between game improvement and better player irons, the best of both worlds!