The Mizuno JPX-850 Hybrid incorporates the Shock Wave Sole, which flexes to increase the energy transferred to the ball at impact. The low, back CG creates an easy launch, while the Hot Metal Face maximizes ball speeds. The piercing blue head sits slightly closed and is on the shallow side for face depth. The head size is on the larger side, and will help those that fear the smaller-sized hybrids.
Who’s it for?
Mid-Low to Higher handicap players who need help elevating the golf ball should look at the JPX-850. The flatter, larger footprint is a key sign that a low, rear CG is in place to help you get the ball airborne.
I struggled with the JPX-850. I either saw a very high flight or a thin, low shot. Out of the hybrids that I tested, this was the only one I thinned. I love the colorway and the quality Fujikura shaft that comes standard with it, but for my game I just did not see the results that I needed to see from this hybrid.
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Introduced to Golf: Age 10
Years Playing: 47
Hole In Ones: 2
Double Eagles: 1
Years in the Golf Industry: 14
Rounds Per Year: Over 100
Favorite PGA Tour Course Played: TPC Sawgrass
Favorite Local Course Played: Royal Colwood Victoria, B.C.
Most Famous Golfer that I played with: Fred Couples
Most Famous Person that I played with: Kenny G (High School Teammate)
Driver: Taylormade 2016 M2 9.5 45" D-3 Graphite Design Tour Ad 60 Stiff
3 Wood: Taylormade RBZ 13 Degree TS Oban Revenge 7 Stiff 43.25” D-3
Hybrid: Taylormade R1118 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff
Hybrid: Taylormade R11 Rescue 21 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff
Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff Std Lie, Lofts and Lengths
Wedges: Taylormade Rac Black 54 Degree TT DG Wedge Flex
Wedges: Callaway X Tour 58 Degree MD TT DG Wedge Flex
Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 degree #7 Super Stroke 3.0 34”
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV Yellow
Trackman Driver Swing Info
Club Head Speed: 98-101
Ball Speed: 148-151
Angle of Attack: +1.7 to +2.6
Launch Angle: 12.7 to 14.1
Angle of Descent: 39.8 to 37.3
Carry: 234-242 yards
Distance: 258-272 yards
Path: 0.7 to 2.4