Are Mizuno JPX 825 Irons Still Good – Forgiving For High Handicappers?
An evolution of the JPX 800 irons, Mizuno released the JPX 825s to the golfing world in 2012, and these lookers quickly became quite a hit.
Back then, the JPX 825 irons promised to add some length to your iron game as well as improve your overall accuracy.
And if you were a casual golfer who only played a few times a month, that was music to your ears.
The golf world has moved on in the past decade, so it’s fair to ask if the JPX 800 irons, specifically a pre-owned set, can deliver on what Mizuno promised.
A couple of rounds of golf as well as a day at the range told us all we needed to know about these irons, and here’s what we found out.
Are Mizuno JPX 825 Irons Still Good?
When Mizuno released the JPX 825 Irons, they promised clubs that would provide added length, improved accuracy, and ultimate forgiveness.
In particular, they marketed these irons at golfers who could only get a round over the weekend or perhaps even less often.
We first took them to the range, where, in controlled conditions, they quickly proved a hit with the casual golfers in our group.
As promised, for those with less-than-consistent swings, the low-numbered JPX 825s provided extra distance on average, even when less-than-stellar contact was made.
Their overall forgiving nature meant that accuracy wasn’t compromised by poor connections either.
All of our testers agreed that the JPX 825s felt incredible when setting up as well as right through the swing.
The noise they make when you connect with the ball properly sounds excellent too, while vibrations through the club aren’t excessive on connections that aren’t flush.
Are Mizuno JPX 825 Irons Forgiving for High Handicappers?
Yes, they are.
Mizuno designed them for mid-to-high handicappers with three things in mind: extra distance, improved accuracy, and, perhaps most importantly, forgiveness.
Iron play is such a critical part of golf, so if it’s an area of your game where you are struggling, trying out a set of Mizuno JPX 825s may just be the boost you are looking for.
In terms of extra distance, it’s not a huge amount, but everything helps at the end of the day; you want to maximise each shot to be as close to the pin as you possibly can be.
During our testing, most of our high handicappers improved their distances by three to five metres.
This was particularly useful out on the course during one of our test rounds, where there was a strong wind blowing.
We loved their all-around performance, and some of our testers commented how they felt the irons improved their game.