To go along with the new woods are new Z Series forged irons. Anyone familiar with the exceptional Z 765 and Z 565 models won’t be surprised to learn that the newest iterations the Z 785 and Z 585 are significantly improved while still offering the same look and feel as the past models.
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.
Featuring a blade-like clubhead with a small cavity and relatively narrow sole the Z 785 has more mass behind the sweetspot for improved versatility as well as a new Tour V.T. sole that improves turf interaction.
Matching putter type to stroke shape isn’t a great fitting strategy. In fact research indicates that how you “release” the putter is much more critical. Bottom line: If the putterface is square to the target line at impact it doesn’t matter what it does during the rest of the stroke. Selecting the correct hosel can make all the difference here.
Designed for discerning players that demand a soft forged feel enhanced workability as well as added distance and forgiveness both the Z 785 and Z 585 irons should make any traditionalist happy.
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The new Z H85 hybrids are designed with a larger profile for more confidence at address and more overall forgiveness. The same stepped crown design featured on the Z-series fairways is also in play with the hybrids producing a lower CG for improved launch and distance characteristics.
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.
Today spikeless is where it’s at — comfy performance-oriented models featuring multiple sole lugs rubber cleats and other exterior gripping surfaces that keep you rooted to the ground inside the ropes and bouncing confidently on errands around town.
Other features of the new Hot Metal include the aforementioned “stability frame” design for higher MOI and improved launch as well as Mizuno’s new Pearl Brush non-glare finish.
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.
A significant key to the Hot Metal design is the use of stronger and more expensive Chromoly rather than carbon steel in the manufacturing process. The stronger material allows for a multi-thickness cup face for more ball speed and distance than the previous 900 Hot Metal as well as redesigned sound ribs in the cavity for precisely tuned vibration and feel at impact.