The Tour V.T. sole improves turf interaction as well. Both new models come standard with Nippon Modus steel shafts with a Miyazaki Kaula graphite shaft also available.
Now Mizuno is launching a newly revamped JPX 919 line with a traditional look and impressive technologies that make the three new models worth a serious look for players of all handicap levels.
Both new TS fairway models feature similar technologies as the drivers including extremely thin crowns that are 27% thinner for lower and deeper CG locations thinner clubfaces with variable thickness for more ball speed distance and forgiveness on off center hits and better weight distribution for higher MOI and stability.
That doesn’t make your flatstick immune to the benefits of clubfitting. In fact even a basic tweak of your putter’s most innocuous specs can pay huge dividends. Here’s what to keep your eye on courtesy of the fitting experts at True Spec Golf.
Among those I’d start by looking at models from Bettinardi Evnroll SeeMore Happy and Bloodline. Each of these companies make high-quality products at varying price points. Furthermore they can perform exceptionally well provided you find one that fits your stroke eye and feel preference.
The JPX 919 Forged is available in 4-GW in both right and left hand options with a wide variety of premium no-upcharge shafts and grips.
In addition both models feature an improved version of Titleist’s Active Recoil Channel technology in the sole creating more face flex particularly on low hits yielding higher launching lower spinning longer shots.
Since then however the JPX 900 models most notable the Forged Tour have been a huge hit with all kinds of players including two-time US Open champ Brooks Koepka.
As is the case with the drivers the TS2 fairway features a fixed CG location that’s low and deep for high launching mid-spin shots while the TS3’s CG can be customized via Titleist’s SureFit CG technology. In general the TS3 will produce a slightly lower trajectory than the TS2 and offers more shot shaping versatility.
Bryson DeChambeau bested Tony Finau by four strokes and captured the Northern Trust at Ridgewood CC in New Jersey on Sunday with a final-round 69.
Available in both white and yellow the new and improved Q-Star Tour ($30/dozen) golf balls are aimed at players with moderate clubhead speeds that desire Tour-like performance with a soft feel and lower price.
The newest version also features a forged construction similar to the Z 585 and Z 785 irons but is built with a hollow club head and high-strength face insert that allows the club to behave more like a wood. What this means is higher launch higher flight and more distance for a wide variety of players.