On this page you’ll find our detailed assessment of the Mizuno JPX850 Hybrid, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side comparison with other hybrids we have recently reviewed.
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A solid option if you're a low to mid handicap player. Plenty of distance along with a fairly narrow shot dispersion rate. Sounds and feels interestingly good off the face at impact and the looks are definitely going to attract attention. Great technology that actually helps you and to summarize, it's solid value for money.
Pros and Cons
- Plenty of distance right here – and not only off center strikes
- The low CG provides more bang for your buck in terms of shot result on low strikes off the clubface
- Great value for money
- Shallow clubface may not be to everyone’s liking and is a bit more difficult to hit out of thick rough
- The overall slightly triangular clubhead is not stunning, but each to their own. You may love it!
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Design & Appearance
Mizuno keeping in line with their other JPX850 siblings have opted for the electric blue crown, which is attractive. Not so much of a fan of the actual head shape though with it being almost triangular towards the rear end. It is has a long face and very low profile like the Cobra King F6 Hybrid, which primarily favors the low handicapper and not the high handicapper. It looks somewhat like a fairway wood with the overall size and profile of the hybrid. A fairly flat sole with only the Shock Wave technology giving it a slight ripple effect.
Building on the above Shock Wave Sole, it enables the entire clubhead to flex at impact subsequently producing increased ball speeds. The low CG also aids in providing the highest ball speeds for shots struck low on the clubface, which is fantastic. If you are a better player then I’m sure you’ll agree with me that if or when mis-striking your hybrid or fairway woods it’s low on the clubface.
There is also a waffle crown, which is exceptionally light and again provides low spin off the clubface with added distance. Lastly a great stock shaft option in the Fujikura Speeder that is pure quality in comparison to some other manufacturers providing weak stock options.
Control / Feel
The feel is surprisingly good off the face of the JPX850 Hybrid. Usually only Mizuno’s irons are superb in terms of feel and sound, but they have done well here. It’s not your standard sound or feel and has a slightly clicky yet powerful sound to it at impact. After hitting it a few times you do start to like it more and more though and want to hit it again.
The feel and sound are fairly consistent right across the face, which I don’t think will upset anyone. I’ve never heard or seen a player scream “NOOOO that felt way too good for where I struck it on the clubface!!” This factor does slightly inhibit the feedback, but overall it’s not bad. If you’re an average ball striker in the upper single digit handicap figures then you’ll enjoy this factor.
First things first, the distance off the JPX850 hybrid is fantastic. It really goes when striking it out the middle of the clubface, but also provides good distance when striking it off the heel or toe of the clubface. The low CG provides a good trajectory along with a low spin rate subsequently producing a nice carry. Usually when you strike it off the lower section of the clubface you are going to battle to get the ball up in the air, but this JPX850 Hybrid is a great solution!
There is a slight draw bias to the club and whilst it’s not over the top it does certainly aid a draw shape rather than even a straight or definitely not a fade shape. Available in 4 lofts spreading from 16 – 25 degrees, which is nice. Only thing is though, they aren’t adjustable in terms of loft or lie.
In terms of versatility you may struggle a tad out the first cut of rough and thicker lies due to the low profile clubhead, but from the fairway or a tight lie it’s a breeze. Again if your ball striking isn’t superb and you strike the JPX850 off the tee you may struggle with consistency in terms of strike and shot result.
Value for Money
Good value for those that are seeking distance with their hybrids and also having a more consistent feel and sound right across the clubface. Not tremendously workable in terms of shot shape, but the JPX850 Hybrid does offer enough shape if or when you need it. I think this club suits primarily the low to mid handicap player due to the low profile and potential versatility of it. Great sound and feel at impact and the overall look is somewhat ‘in your face’ with the electric blue crown.
Video Length – 01:54. David Llewellyn takes us through the Shock Wave Technology in particular and it’s benefits.
The JPX850 Hybrid Review
A behind the scenes look at the technology involved in the JPX850 Hybrid
|Product Details||Mizuno JPX850 Hybrid|
|Launch RRP||From $199.00|
|Gender||Men’s & Ladies|
|Handicap Range||Low – Mid|
|Hand Availability||Right & Left|
|Lie||58.5° – 60°|
|Loft||16°, 19°, 22°, 25°|
|Length||39.25″ – 41.50″ (Ladies 37.75 – 38.5″)|
|Shaft Type & Name||2014 Fujikura Orochi|
|Grip||M-31 58 round|
|Manufacturers Website||Mizuno Golf|