Do you care if your irons are MP or JPX?

Do you care if your clubs are MP or JPX

  • No - i'll hit them all and see what works best

    Votes: 20 80.0%
  • Yes - i'm always a JPX guy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes - i'm always an MP guy

    Votes: 5 20.0%
  • I didn't know there was a difference

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    25

MPX

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 7, 2009
HCP
12
Local club/country
UK
Irons
MP-H5 4-PW (C Taper Lite stiff), R-Series wedges (52/56)
Driver
JPX EZ 10.5 driver, JPX EZ 3 & 5 wood.
#1
Curious. Now we have a JPX919 Tour.....which is smaller than some of the MP's and used by the world #1.
 
Joined
Sep 4, 2018
Local club/country
Germany
Irons
Mizuno / 2016 JPX EZ Forged, S5, MP T-4 / 4-PW, 50°, 54°+60°
Driver
Mizuno / JPX 900 / 9.5°, 14°, 18°, Fujikura Speeder Evo II 757 X
#2
So I am playing JPX at the moment and absolutely loving them and I am yet to play a set of MP Irons but I am an MP guy. I was in the SGI Market when I got my EZ Forged and there was no option in that segment in the MP Range (still isn't obviously) so I got the JPX. The EZs dark color and whole looks really appealed to me. But if I were to buy a new set of irons now, that my ballstriking has gotten better, I would go MP all day long. Probably more forgiving than the JPX 919 Tour, but that's not what it is about for me. The MP range just speaks differntely to me. I prefer the classical look from the back side, the less technology driven approach, even the marketing. So yeah, without even having played MPs - I am an MP guy ;).
 

LOS

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 3, 2015
Local club/country
England
#3
I have played MX, MP and currently JPX900 irons and as long as they feel right and do the job it doesn't matter. My backup set alternates between MX300's and MP60's.
 

HAIRY ESSEX BLOKE

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 7, 2011
HCP
11.5
Local club/country
Fabulous Frinton on Sea ESSEX
Irons
MP53 4-PW MPT 10 51 & 54 deg various fairways & hybrids plus JPX 825 5 iron to PW and Hybrid, 5 Wood and Driver
Driver
Mizuno MX700
#4
Tried them all and fell in love and now I still have them all and my wife......
 
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Halebopp

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2012
HCP
10.2
Local club/country
Lakeside Golf Vammala, Finland
Irons
MP-H5/4
Driver
MP-650
#5
I have MP-4s and the orange EZ Forged and the name doesn't matter to me. It comes down to performance, feel and looks.

As for the brands, I believe you shouldn't dilute the MP brand by making an MP version of the Hot Metals. (which I think look good and perform very well, I'd have no trouble playing them). The MP should stay as the "players' line" regardless of what's done within the JPX family and offering a players' JPX club like the Tour.
 

DCB

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 2, 2009
Location
Midlothian
HCP
15
Local club/country
Midlothian, Scotland http://www.merchantsgolf.com
Irons
My ReHab Bag - Mizuno JPX 900 HM 5-GW A Shafts, JPX EX 4H, JPX 900 5 & 7 Wood Orochi RL Shafts.
Driver
JPX 900
#6
Having been drawn to Mizuno when I bought my MP30s fifteen years ago, I'd have said at that time I was an MP guy. Times change and havinf played the first incarnation of EZs for 3-4 years and only recently taken a set of 900HMs on board, I'd say I'm firmly in the "No - i'll hit them all and see what works best" camp now. Mizuno now give enough options to bring people onboard who previously thought it was just players clubs. The sucess of the recent 900 range and the current 919s shows that to be true.
 
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PaulBoy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2012
HCP
4.2
Local club/country
Guildford GC & New Forest GC
Irons
MP4/MP15 4-PW PX6.0
Driver
M3 c/w Oban Kiyoshi PRP / PX Hzrdus Yellow
#7
I selected "MP Guy" - I did have a season with JPX900 Forged but had some distance control issues & have gone back to a combo set of MP4 / MP15
I might consider a JPX Tour set which (imho) are virtually the same as an MP set?
Paul
PS - Unless I missed it, doesn't the World #1 still use the 900 Tours (?)
 
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Chrisp226

Active Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2017
HCP
4
Local club/country
Preston GC Lancashire
Irons
MP18 2 iron MMC flihi TT X100 s/step - JPX 919 Forged 4-7 X100, JPXTour 8-PW X100 - T7 50/54/58 wedges
Driver
ST180 Tensei Blue X, ST180 3W Tensei Blue X
#8
I,ve just had a fitting session yesterday and have had MP18’s in the bag for a year, having played blades pretty much all my golfing life, (I go back to the days of TP11/18,s) I have just ordered 4-7 JPX 919 forged, 8-PW Tour.
Both give me consistent spin rates to the 18’s with more forgiveness and in the forged, slightly higher peak height but better drop angle plus half a club longer length as a bonus !
So I,m neither one or the other, heart says MP head says JPX
 

Brattz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2016
Location
Derby, Derbyshire
HCP
5.1 CONGU
Local club/country
Beeston Fields, England www.beestonfields.co.uk
Irons
Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (4-PW)
Driver
Titleist 917 D2 - Diamana S+ Blue 60S 10.5°
#9
I was MP all the way but tried the JPX 919 tour against the MP18 and the JPX looked like an MP but performed better.... changed to JPX
 
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Varry Hardon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2013
HCP
12
Local club/country
Dukinfield
Irons
MP-4s, T7 wedges
Driver
ST180
#10
MP for years.
But if I was buying new clubs next year it would be 919s.
Just don't play very much these days.
 

DennisMiller

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 25, 2014
Location
Miami, Florida
HCP
Old Age
Local club/country
Public Courses
Irons
JPX-900 Hot Metal
Driver
JPX-900
#11
Like 82%, I voted for trying things out and finding out what works best for me.

That said, I think it should have said YES, I care, so I try, etc.

Personally though, the condition of my game pretty much suggests the most help I can get is what I need, so the JPX line is where I'd expect to find that.
 

Celtic_Bil

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2009
Location
North Yorkshire
HCP
7
Local club/country
Hunley Hotel & Golf Club, North Yorkshire http://www.hunleyhotel.co.uk/
Irons
MP18SC/MP5/MP54
Driver
JPX850
#12
Went for an MP58 (or maybe 59) fitting years ago and the fitter recommended I try MX300. Did so and came out with probably the best clubs I have had (head or shaft? o_O). So long as they are not massive, ugly things I wouldn't be bothered if they were MP, MX or JPX.
 
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