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Mizuno JPX-825 Pro Irons Review

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Mizuno JPX-825 Pro
Bottom Line: The Mizuno JPX-825 Pro irons offer a sleek, "players" look and shape, but with lots of forgiveness.

• Great feel
• Thin topline look, yet plenty of forgiveness
• Vibration absorbing cavity

• No noticeable distance gains over comparable sets
• No left-handed offering

• Grain Flow Forged game-improvement irons masquerading as a player's iron.
• Consistent feel and flight between each iron.
• Available in 4-iron through gap wedge, but in right-handed only.
• Mizuno says the set is targeted to the 6- through 18-handicap golfer.

Review: Mizuno JPX-825 Pro Irons

Nov. 27, 2012 - If you're a golfer who has been making steady improvements in your iron game, and think you might want to try blades, here is some advice: Forget it! Instead, give the Mizuno JPX-825 Pro irons a try.

Mizuno has steadily been wooing, and winning over, those players who want a sleeker, smarter-looking iron like a blade, but also want forgiveness. Mizuno's Autumn 2012 release of the JPX-825 Pro set came at a time when the company, which has been better-known for its forged "players irons," is making a stronger case in the game-improvement area.

From the solid looks to the solid feel, there is little to hold back the thought of "Wow!" when putting the JPX-825 irons into play. The clubhead is a satin finish and the face a darker color to provide contrast, which nicely frames the ball. Shots fly accurately, and with a standard Dynalite Gold XP shaft, the feel is soft but sound. Mizuno's triple cut sole design allows flexibility from a variety of lies.

One area where the JPX-825 Pro model excels is in the long irons. Very easy to hit. Mishits and miscues in the 4- through 6-irons were reduced from what have been harder-to-hit irons in other brands. While the look and feel stand out on the JPX-825 Pros, I can't say that I was getting a boost in yardage from any of the irons, especially in the short irons. But the clean 10-yard gaps between each iron more than made up for their "just average" distance. If there is one aspect of new irons that might help your scoring, it is consistent distances - and the JPX-825 Pro set has that covered.

Mizuno says this set is aimed at golfers with handicaps from 6 through 18. Unfortunately, if you are a lefty you are out of luck; no left-handed version was offered at the time of the irons' release.

But judging from the consistent results, great looks and solid feel and forgiveness of the Mizuno JPX-825 Pro irons, they are worth your time to check out.

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