Connect with us


FIRST LOOK: Mizuno JPX-825 Drivers, Fairway Woods & Hybrids



GolfWRX captured these pictures of the new Mizuno 825 Drivers, Fairways and Hybrids at The Black Course prior to The Barclays.  Let us know what you think.







Your Reaction?
  • 0
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Rob is a golf junkie that has been involved with GolfWRX since its inception in 2005. From designing headcovers, to creating logos to authoring articles to social media management to sales and marketing, Rob has done it all. Born and bred in NJ. Favorite golfers: Phil, Freddie. Favorite club: Driver.



  1. Ira Shoff

    Dec 21, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    never hit a driver so high, nor so consistantly. All the Best.

  2. Alan

    Oct 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Played with the JPX 825 driver today to test one out. I have never hit a straighter drive than before, distance will improve upon more practice but look and feel just excellent. Bought one after one round, highly recommend.

    • Harry

      Nov 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Like you i used the demo driver today and never hit a bad drive really easy to hit and looks well.I still want to try R11s then i`ll decide but great club.Have gone off my white superfast 2.0.

  3. Bill

    Sep 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Been playing the Mizuno 630 Fast Track driver for a bit over a year now with the Mitsubishi Fubuki shaft. At age 62, and having played the game since I was 12, I’m a traditionalist. In fact, until I put the Mizuno in my bag, I was playing Louisville Golf persimmon drivers, albeit with state of the art graphite shafts. Tried many titanium drivers over the years, but never found anything that was so clearly superior that I was tempted to give up my real woods–their look, sound, feel & workability always surpassed the titanium monstrosities that I tried. With the superb shafts Louisville uses, their length was just a few yards less than the tis and their dispersion was much better. The Mizuno changed my mind. At 440 cc and a very compact shape, its size is acceptable. Its sound, feel, workability and length are remarkable. As many reviewers said, they are not for high handicappers. But for a player who strikes the ball consistently well–something my persimmons required me to do–they yield real benefits. I consistently hit the Mizuno 20 to 25 yards further than I did with my persimmons, the dispersion is about the same and the sound and feel are better than any titanium I ever tried before, even Titleist. Not as sweet as persimmon, but close. These newer Mizunos appear from the photos to have a lot in common with my 630s. If they do in real life, I suspect Mizuno has another fine club on its hands. However, as the comments of others show, they probably won’t sell very well. Therefore, at the end of the year some players will likely be able to purchase them as I did mine at a terrific discount. I also have the same model year strong 3 and 5woods and the 2 & 3 hybrids by Mizuno. They work great for me. Sticking with my Tommy Armour Silver Scot blades for now, however. Tradition, you know.

  4. Rob

    Aug 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Looking good, Mizuno!

  5. DraysClay

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I use to have Mizuno woods not anymore. They just don’t stack up to the other companies. I now have the Ping i20 driver, great woods. I love their irons and have the MP-63’s…awesome sticks!

  6. alex

    Aug 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm


  7. alex

    Aug 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm


  8. Dolph Lundgrenade

    Aug 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    These look like excellent player’s options. Ordering the 3 wood and driver tout suite! These may not be for 15 + handicaps, but everyone else should definitely hit them on the course before buying anything else! The new 913 driver from Tit are pretty competitive though!

  9. blopar

    Aug 24, 2012 at 9:42 am

    me no likee. Mizuno has never made a wood worth a darn. what are the over the counter shaft options by the way??

  10. Kalervo

    Aug 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I just love the old JPX800 3 Wood. Propably the stick I have most confidence with. Can’t wait to test this one also!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Rory McIlroy’s putter builder speaks on his winning TaylorMade Soto proto



It’s no secret that Rory McIlroy’s biggest weakness has historically been with his putter. But ahead of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, which he won by two shots, McIlroy made a putter switch and ended up with just 100 putts for the week — the lowest in his PGA Tour career. He also finished first in the field in Strokes Gained: Putting, and put on a putting display for the ages on Sunday to shoot 64 (he birdied 5 of the final 6 holes).

Related: Rory’s Winning WITB from the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational 

What’s so special about this putter? To figure that out, I spoke with TaylorMade’s International Tour Director Chris Trott, who worked directly with McIlroy on building his new putter.

Trott explains that McIlroy showed up to Bay Hill “with a different kind of confidence” that week. His caddie, Harry Diamond, showed up to the TaylorMade Tour Truck on Monday night (McIlroy wasn’t on site Monday) with a previous putter of McIlroy’s — a Scotty Cameron that he won multiple majors with, according to Trott — and he wanted to have a new putter built that matched up with the specs of it. “He came with a plan and he wanted to be on spec,” says Trott. So the TaylorMade team sent Harry off to the hotel Monday night with a TaylorMade TP Soto with no face insert, one with an insert, some other variations, and they sent him back to the hotel with a few Spiders, as well, according to Trott.

But since Trott says that McIlroy liked the feel of his previous gamer, Trott thought it was best to send a request back to TaylorMade’s offices in Carlsbad for a TP Black Copper Soto with a midslant neck and a Suryln insert in preparation for McIlroy’s arrival the next day. “Nine out of 10 times we already have a head with the insert in it [inside the tour truck], but this putter is so new,” says Trott. “It’s not even out yet.”

Trott says McIlroy showed up to the Tour Truck the next morning, but he “wasn’t enamored” with the options, although he did fancy the solid face Soto. Here’s the photo notes that Trott took of the solid-faced Soto that McIlroy liked.

Good thing Trott sent that request back to the office, though! The first words out of McIlroy’s mouth when he saw the new TP Black Copper Soto slant neck proto with the Suryln insert, according to Trott, were “Hmm, that’s nice.” But he wanted to tweak the specs. He wanted the putter an eighth of an inch shorter and 3-to-4 swingweight points lighter. Eventually, Trott also added 0.25 degrees of loft to the face compared to McIlroy’s gamer, and made it 1-degree more upright.

The new putter Trott concocted also had a Golf Pride Tradition grip on it, and McIlroy had him change it to a TaylorMade Red Cap Pistol grip.

So, McIlroy took to the putting green with the solid face Soto and the Black Copper slant neck proto with the Surlyn insert. After a few drills, McIlroy decided he liked the feel and look of the Trott concoction, and while he really liked the Black Copper finish, he did have concerns about how it would hold up in the weather.

In the end, McIlroy decided on the TaylorMade TP Black Copper Soto proto. Here are the photo notes that Trott took from inside the trailer while holding McIlroy’s (eventual) winning putter.

The numbers in the photo above mean the specs of McIlroy’s putter are as follows:

  • Weight: 508.3 grams
  • Swing weight: D1
  • Lie angle: 71.25 degrees
  • Loft: 2.75 degrees
  • Length: 34.25 inches

Here are photos that we shot of the putter on Tuesday of the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play:

It’s safe to say McIlroy made the right decision for Bay Hill, and according to Trott, he’ll likely be sticking with the putter going forward. And if not, surely Trott and his team will be there with 7-10 more putter options for McIlroy to try out and hand-pick from. Must be nice to be Rory!

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about Rory’s putter in our forums.

Your Reaction?
  • 121
  • LEGIT9
  • WOW9
  • LOL3
  • IDHT4
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK6

Continue Reading


Spotted: Phil Mickelson’s Callaway Mack Daddy PM-Grind “2.0” prototype wedge



More than three years ago, Callaway released a Mack Daddy PM Grind — PM stands for Phil Mickelson — that had a raised toe section for a higher center of gravity. Mickelson liked the PM Grind wedges because the designs allowed him to get more spin on open-faced shots, and also because they created a low trajectory with more spin on square-faced shots, said Roger Cleveland in 2015.

Since 2015, Mickelson has been playing various lofts of Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind wedges, and with various amounts of lead tape.

On Tuesday at the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event, however, we spotted a new Mack Daddy PM Grind “2.o” wedge in his bag that has a different look. Is this the introduction of a new wedge release from Callaway?!


We spoke to a Callaway representative who, in so many words, said this is just Phil being Phil and tinkering with equipment, not a product launch.

“This is a Phil-specific prototype version of the Mack Daddy PM-Grind Wedge,” said a Callaway representative. “We built it specifically for him. He likes to tweak his clubs, of course, and this is just an example of that. Always a tinkerer!”
We’ll be sure to update you on more information about the PM Grind 2.0 prototype wedge when we have it.
Your Reaction?
  • 34
  • LEGIT4
  • WOW0
  • LOL4
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP1
  • OB2
  • SHANK4

Continue Reading


Adidas launches special edition black Boost colorway



Adidas staffers will be collectively back in black at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play this Thursday.

The company announced special edition black colorways for its Tour360, Tour360 Knit, and Crossknit 2.0 models, which players will wear, along with head-to-toe black, at the match play competition.

Adidas Tour360

“Boost changed the game for players when we brought it into our golf category,” said Masun Denison, global footwear director, adidas Golf. “Now with the introduction of this special edition colored Boost, golfers can add another style option to their lineup while still enjoying the benefits that only Boost can deliver.”

Adidas partnered with BASF to develop the proprietary Boost technology, which offers cushioning via highly elastic thermoplastic urethane (TPU) pellets that are then fused together with heat and molded into the midsole shape for each specific model. Adidas cites energy return, unmatched cushioning and comfort along with long-lasting durability as the key benefits of the technology.

Adidas Tour360 Knit

The special edition black Boost colorway is available now and will only be featured in the Tour360 family: Tour360 ($210), Tour360 Knit ($190), Crossknit 2.0 ($160). Supplies are limited.

Adidas Crossknit 2.0

Your Reaction?
  • 11
  • LEGIT6
  • WOW3
  • LOL0
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK3

Continue Reading

19th Hole