The best way to sum up the Mizuno JPX-919 Forged irons? Forged design but with game improvement technology.
Today, there aren’t a ton of options for mid-handicap golfers that want a forged club. They find themselves stuck between forged players irons and cast game improvement irons. The Mizuno JPX line of clubs is a great middle ground – offering the great feel of a forged club, but retaining the perimeter weighting for forgiveness.
We got the chance to try out the Mizuno JPX-919 Forged irons at a local demo day, so we’ll talk a little about our thoughts on the set. Overall, awesome set of clubs. Practically no golfer could go wrong picking this set up. However, if you want a cheaper option, go with an older JPX set, as there is hardly any difference in the newer JPX models.
Appearance: Confidence Building Topline – Overall Gorgeous
The topline on the Mizuno JPX-919 Forged irons is slightly larger than most players irons, which is probably beneficial for the majority of golfers. Many mid-high handicap golfers get a little afraid of a thin topline, as they know that means little forgiveness and margin of error.
Overall, this set is absolutely gorgeous. I really like the all silver design, as opposed to the black/blue designs of the JPX 919 irons.
Taking a look at the clubhead, you can tell just how much perimeter weighting is built around the club. It’s obvious that this is one of Mizuno’s most forgiving club models.
Performance: Great Mix of Feel and Forgiveness
We’d classify this iron set as one that is right in between game improvement and players irons. It’s got the forgiveness of a game improvement iron, but the feel of a players iron. As a result, it caters to a wide variety of golfers, like:
- Great ballstrikers that want great feel & workability, but still want a little forgiveness
- Average ball strikers that are looking to improve their ballstriking and play a forged set
- Below average ball strikers that want to force themselves to hit the center of the club face more consistently
While testing the Mizuno JPX 919 Forged irons, my well-struck shots felt INCREDIBLE off of the club face. More importantly, though, my misses were not punished hardly at all. They didn’t feel as great at impact, but they results were not very different than my perfectly struck shots. That’s a rare characteristic of a forged iron, as most forged irons are difficult-to-hit players irons with thin toplines and little perimeter weighting.
Price: $1,150 Unless You Buy Used or Buy an Older Model
At a crazy price of $1,150 for a new set of the Mizuno JPX 919 Forged irons, we’d recommend you choose another option, unless you have a huge budget.
We recommend two alternatives:
- At least buy a used set. Unless you are going to be getting fitted for a new set of clubs, we’d recommend you buy a used set from Global Golf. They have the largest selection of used irons that we’ve found, and at great prices. You can pick up a used set for about half the price of a new set.
- If you want to save the most amount of money, consider getting an older version of the JPX series, like the JPX 825 Pro or JPX 850 Forged. They have tons of used options available on the market, and the only difference between these older sets is the paint job. You can pick up a used set of the older models for about $300-$400.
- The Mizuno JPX 919 Forged is in between a game improvement iron and a players iron
- Feels like a players irons due to forged design, but still has the slightly larger toplines and perimeter weighting to aid in the overall forgiveness
- Price is a little high, so we recommend buying used or buying the JPX 825 Pro or JPX 850 Forged