Coming Soon – Mizuno JPX 919 Irons
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Coming Soon – Mizuno JPX 919 Irons

Coming Soon – Mizuno JPX 919 Irons

We’re rolling towards the end of summer, and while that’s less than awesome, the upside is it means we’re rolling closer to the next release of Mizuno JPX irons.

Speaking as a guy bound by embargo to pretend to know less than I do, I’m finding it hard to contain my excitement. Unfortunately, Mizuno likely won’t have much to say until late August, which means we won’t have much to say until late August.

For now, we’re limited to what we can ascertain from USGA photographs.

As you glance through the pics, it’s worth remembering that JPX is Mizuno’s Modern technology line. That means modern shaping, straight edges, and different materials. The 919 Forged is Grain Flow Forged from 1025 Boron, while the 919 Hot Metal is cast from Chromoly Steel. There’s also a replacement for the JPX Tour which will end its production run having been in the bag for consecutive U.S. Open victories.

Will Mizuno add a 4th iron to the JPX lineup? I’m not ruling it out.

JPX 919 Tour

JPX 919 Forged

JPX 919 Hot Metal

Mizuno Pro 719

The Mizuno Pro line is currently exclusive to Japan. While there may be some material differences (the 719 features a copper underlay for softer feel), the iron is otherwise identical to the JPX 919 Forged, which means we get a little more glamorous early look than the USGA gives us.

Have Your Say

With concessions for the fact that the USGA’s priority is documentation and not making the product look its best, what do you think of what you’ve seen so far? Are you looking forward to the new JPX 919 lineup?

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      Mike

      6 years ago

      Got fitted for new irons recently and was about to get the the 900 Forged but saw this article so decided to hang back…Went into a major Golf retailer (in the UK) yesterday to inquire about these. The Mizuno rep had been in a couple of hours before to show them off and let the guys hit a few, they recon they felt awesome. They should get heads to use for fitting around 10th Sept… Just take my money now!!

      Reply

      Daniel Poehler

      6 years ago

      I’ve read all the comments and all the ads and there is nothing in regards to the sole design of the JPX Forged. About a year ago Golf Magazine said the “con” of the club is that the leading edge has a tendency to dig. I question this review, but have never actually hit the club on actual turf – only on carpet at the local golf store. Can anyone give me some feedback on how your JPX FORGED irons interact with real turf?

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      JR

      6 years ago

      Butter. They glide nicely over grass unless you want to hit further down on the ball. I’m a natural picker, and I have no problems at all with leading edge. JPX 900 Forged, C-Taper Lite Stiff. My favorite irons I’ve played to date. 9 handicap and trending lower. I like them so much that I ordered their gap wedge and use that over some of my SM6’s because of ease of use in grass (short stuff and rough).

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      Alex

      6 years ago

      I have the 850 forged, and wouldn’t say I’m in love with the sole design. As a 15 hcp, I have my fair share of shots I catch a bit fat and it can punish you. I will say that for the dry ground in SoCal, it is the lesser of two evils. With my x2hots if I caught it fat it would just bounce off the ground and would skull a rocket 30 yards too far. I do like the sole for the short irons though , makes it easy to hit those 30-100 yard shots clean off the turf. My personal preference would be to have a bit more bounce in the 7 iron up, or maybe a slightly different design…

      Reply

      Mitch

      6 years ago

      Daniel, I noticed that they no longer have the beveled leading edge on the new 919 Forged and the sole is slightly wider. I just hit the new 919 Forged alongside the 900 Forged with the same shaft and the 919 felt slightly more forgiving and better off the face. I hit them off a mat indoors at Golf Galaxy, and the 919’s slightly wider sole dug less on the mat which makes me think it will dig less in the run as well. I hope that helps!

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      Rick

      6 years ago

      Well said Paul. Reminds me of the old adage…”Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have” I’m a 12 handicap. Hoping Mizuno will make the Tours left handed.

      Reply

      Chris

      6 years ago

      Always good to see model pics above in lefty. Not a guaranty, but can’t hurt.

      Reply

      Daryl Gray

      6 years ago

      Long iron review

      Reply

      Tokyo Bob

      6 years ago

      What can you tell us about the 319’s?

      Reply

      golfinnut

      6 years ago

      Beautiful irons! As usual from Mizuno. I played the old MP18 blades a long time ago and they were some of the best feeling irons I’ve ever gamed. Looking forward to these when they are released

      Reply

      hari

      6 years ago

      Beautiful irons. And great article.
      It seems to me and please correct me if i am wrong, that Mizuno is moving away from the MP line and concentrating on JPX line? In the last few years, they have noticeably lessened the choices available in both lines and now offering only one MP with variations.

      Reply

      Anurag

      6 years ago

      Should I be waiting for the 919 or go for the MMC right now? I am a 12 handicapper. Tried the MMCs last week with a S200 shaft. Loved it.
      I am confused now. Should I wait or should I go for the MMCs??????

      Reply

      Richard Mains

      6 years ago

      I play off 5 and I have the JPX 900 forged! I tried the MMC and the MC and neither performed or felt the way the 900 forged do! If these are anywhere near as good as the JPX 900 forged then wait my friend as they will be superior and cheaper than the MMC’s.

      Reply

      Doug

      6 years ago

      Richard,

      Yeah, same! I tried the MP-18 Hi-Flis, and they personally weren’t for me. I too play JPX 900 forged… it’s the one part of my bag that I feel absolutely married to, and I’ve tried a lot of different clubs that theoretically should have been a better fit for me!

      Tyler

      6 years ago

      I’m about a 15 handicap and love Mizuno forged irons….what should I be looking at? The forged or hot metal

      Clayobx

      6 years ago

      Mizuno, just keeps forging quality and performance. Love to demo them. However, wifey’s not going to like a third set of JPX’s in my locker room :)

      Reply

      Stevegp

      6 years ago

      I am looking forward to demoing these. They look good.

      Reply

      Will

      6 years ago

      The hot metals look pretty funny, I prefer the 900 hot metals in comparison.

      Reply

      Jerry G

      6 years ago

      Pics probably don’t do them justice – wait until they are in your hands before deciding.

      Reply

      Tyler

      6 years ago

      I’m interested in what you’ve got to say regarding the comparison between the 900 hot metals and the forged…I loved the mx line of forged they used to make, very soft and forgiving. Just wondering if the hot metals have a soft feel too or if I should look more towards the forged, and if the hot metals are way more forgiving than the forged…thanks in advance

      Reply

      NEF

      6 years ago

      Mizuno is consistently the epitome of classic and classy looks, manufacturing and overall product. New versions are always welcome. The best of the best in production models.

      Reply

      mackdaddy

      6 years ago

      They look like they have a lot of weight in the high toe area. How would that affect the ball flight.

      Reply

      Jim Moreno

      6 years ago

      Would you know who will forge the JPX 919 Tour? Endo or Mizuno?

      Reply

      Dunn

      6 years ago

      Mizuno forges all their clubs, no outsourcing…..they have their own factory

      Reply

      Tony Covey

      6 years ago

      It’s a little more nuanced than that. The overwhelming majority of Mizuno clubs are forged by Chuo. Chuo is not under the Mizuno umbrella in any capacity. It’s an entirely separate and unrelated entity. The bulk of Chuo’s business comes from precision auto parts and the bulk of that is for Mazda.

      Chuo and Mizuno have a co-patent for the grain flow forging process which is exclusive to Mizuno. Chuo does ocassionally forge clubs for other brands, but only with Mizuno’s permission.

      MPX

      6 years ago

      All Mizuno’s ‘western’ forging is housed in Chuo / Hiroshima – has been for 50 years.

      Reply

      Scott

      6 years ago

      You simply cannot go wrong with these clubs of sure. It will be interesting and exciting to roll into the Fall and compare/test these new irons to how they’ve improved. I too switched from JPX to MP 18 and have not looked back (sort of). Cant put my finger on it but I still have a sweet spot for these irons. Kind of like your old pair of sneakers. It will be nice to see what they’ve come up with. God I do love technology….

      Reply

      Ray

      6 years ago

      I just tried to order the 900 hot metal irons with a graphite shaft, but apparently those B weight heads are out of stock on several lofts. Now I see why. So I’ll keep my wallet in my pocket until Fall. Thanks for the heads-up, MGS.

      Reply

      boggey55

      6 years ago

      I’m looking at a new set of irons. I’ve never had a set of Mizunos but have lusted after them for years. This may be the set to make me a member of the fold!!!

      Reply

      Vern - One0wonder

      6 years ago

      These are beautiful irons bu tI think I will stick with buying JPX 900 Hot Metal.

      Reply

      Will

      6 years ago

      I just bought the 900 hot metals, and after seeing the 919 i don’t regret my decision.

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      Bill G.

      6 years ago

      Can not wait to hit the new hot metal, was about to buy the 900’s but will wait to try the 919. I really do not like to break in a new set of irons in the fall/winter. Wish Mizuno had a spring release program, did not think the MP’s were for me. I am getting older and need a little more help with the irons. Seems like Ping is making stronger lofts now.

      Reply

      Nocklaus

      6 years ago

      So, buy the 919 and let them sit in the garage until spring …

      Reply

      Scott Miller

      6 years ago

      I still haven’t found a jpx iron that felt better than my jpx825 pros. I just don’t like the feel of the boron.

      Reply

      Chris

      6 years ago

      The Tour is 1025S no mention of Boron. The Forged said 1025 Boron.

      Berniez40

      6 years ago

      Before my Srixons I played Mizunos. If they keep this up, they’ll definitely be on the “A” list when my irons are up for replacement in a couple of years. My Srixons are great, but nothing has the feel of a Mizuno.

      Reply

      Robert

      6 years ago

      Nice looking, but I have always said that the best thing about ‘Zuno’s is the feel. No matter what TM and Callaway do, their irons just don’t feel like forged Mizuno’s.

      Reply

      Michael

      6 years ago

      …..although my handicap is not low b/c I have just worked on my ball striking which has really, really improved …… Would these be clubs for me? …… I had just had open heart surgery…… and it would be five months before I could really swing a club……. no doubt beautiful clubs……

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      Colleen McGough

      6 years ago

      919 Hot metals for sure!! Try them when you’re feeling good. Sending good vibes firca speedy recovery.

      Reply

      GC70

      6 years ago

      Sign me for testing

      Reply

      Brad G.

      6 years ago

      They look incredible. With these, the new Ping offerings, and what Hogan Golf have out I think I’m going to have a tough choice to make for a new set of irons.

      Reply

      Session

      6 years ago

      I sold my JPX900 forged for MP18 MMC’s and I miss the JPX’s badly. Can’t wait to hit these new ones.

      Reply

      Steve

      6 years ago

      I too was fitted for the MMC’s, but 6 months later traded them in for the JPX900 Forged and I absolutely prefer the JPX900 Forged. I should have purchased them on the 1st place. I shot 1 under with them this morning, my best round ever!!!

      Reply

      Anurag

      6 years ago

      What went wrong with the MMCs? I actually tried them out last week and I am planning to buy them. Do share your experience. Should I be worried?

      session

      6 years ago

      Anurag, I can’t really put my finger on why I prefer the JPX to the MP18 MMC’s. I just hit them better. I feel like the JPX is much more forgiving. I’m playing P790’s right now and like them but will try out the new JPX when they come out.

      One Day At A Time

      6 years ago

      I have never said “Mizuno” in front of “puts out too much product too fast” or “really missed the mark on this one”.

      I have said, and would willingly debate any opinion on the opposite spectrum of “Mizuno has made more quality irons for more length of time than any other top 10 OEM in the previous 15 years”.

      Reply

      Mike B

      6 years ago

      Like them, but I’ll keep my JPX900 Forged

      Reply

      Doug

      6 years ago

      Same here! I’d be shocked if these were a dramatic change in what the 900 forged and Hot Metals have done. I also happen to think the 900 forged and Tours looks better too!

      Reply

      DaveyD

      6 years ago

      Pretty clubs. I’m wondering if we’ll see new wedges from them as well anytime soon.

      Reply

      TOPPAKRAT

      6 years ago

      WOW am I actually seeing another LEFT handed offering from Mizuno.
      Thumbs UP!

      Reply

      LeftyBradd

      6 years ago

      WOOHOO!!!! NICE CATCH. now let’s see if they actually manufacture it or send it to the US before 2020.

      Reply

      Javier

      6 years ago

      I have always loved the look of the Mizunos behind the ball, the thin top line, the nicely shaped backside, ummm. I digress, but Mizuno does not disapoint, sexy.

      Reply

      Chisag

      6 years ago

      I have never really cared too much about what the back of the club head looks like as long as it looks good at address and it performs. That said, a nice subtle clean cavity is always appreciated. I am a little shocked at how far from their minimalist cavity roots Mizuno has come with their latest offerings. Perhaps outside of golf forums, most customers no longer care or maybe they love the look of tech in the cavity.

      Reply

      Nocklaus

      6 years ago

      These are the JPX. They are supposed to look like that. You should take a look at the MP line. That is minimalist beauty for you …

      Reply

      Greg p

      6 years ago

      They’ve done it again. Awesome looking.

      Reply

      Sean

      6 years ago

      Wow, those are beautiful. I just got the JPX 900 Forgeds in Feb, so I probably wont ever be getting these but wow—absolutely gorgeous. The cursive is the cherry on top.

      Reply

      rymail00

      6 years ago

      Wow they look good as usual. Wish I had the game to play the 919Tour.

      Reply

      Tony

      6 years ago

      Looking forward to try them out in order to see if they can really replace my Ping Irons so far Taylormade ,Titelest and Callaway all have failed to replace my Ping Irons as I keep going back to Ping.

      Reply

      Paul

      6 years ago

      Don’t believe the nonsense of the know it all golf crowd, you don’t need to be a scratch player to work a players iron or even pure blades. Playing a more precise iron will make you a better ball striker and they are oh so satisfying to swing. Those super game improvement paddles are hindering your progress.

      Reply

      Eric

      6 years ago

      I would love to see MyGolfSpy investigate this claim!

      Kyle

      6 years ago

      DITTO!!

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