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Mizuno announces new JPX 919 Tour Forged irons are coming August 29 (via cryptic Twitter post)



While cryptic, it does appear Mizuno is announcing via Twitter that its new JPX 919 Tour irons are coming on 8/29/18. One would have to assume that means they will be launched on 8/29, not actually hitting retail on 8/29, but that remains to be seen.

We recently spotted a number of new irons on the USGA conforming list, including the JPX919 Tour irons pictured above, JPX919 Forged and JPX919 Hot Metal irons from Mizuno. So it’s likely that the JPX 919 Tour Forged irons won’t be alone in the JPX 919 family when they hit retail.

The JPX 919 Tour iron specifically pictured in the Tweet above seems to be the replacement for Mizuno’s JPX 900 Tour irons that Brooks Koepka used to win this year’s U.S. Open and PGA Championship. Learn more about the original JPX 900 Tour design from Mizuno’s Chris Voshal on our Gear Dive podcast.

Diving a bit deeper into the picture from Mizuno’s Tweet, it appears the JPX919 Tour irons will utilize Mizuno’s familiar Grain Flow forging, and will be made from 1025E; that’s based on the hosel stamping that says “GF Forged HD 1025E.”

Stay tuned for more info from Mizuno.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the JPX919 Tour irons here.

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  1. Harryhenderson

    Aug 30, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    I have put my loved ap3 irons on eBay got to demo these here in Vegas Love the feel looks got me!

  2. Doober

    Aug 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    These are erotic

  3. rex235

    Aug 21, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    If Mizuno follows their recent trend, the JPX 919 Tours will be RH Only.

    • Skippo

      Aug 23, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      Damn annoying – these or blades is all I want – can’t get – hopefully MP20 blades are in left

  4. Dmack

    Aug 20, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Every detail has been intricately executed into a cutting edge design. Sweet! Looks like long irons will have small cavities for improved launch. I’m sure they will transition to solid in the short irons. Can’t Waite to try! Glove box fund is building.

  5. Funkaholic

    Aug 20, 2018 at 11:20 am

    This gives me gas (gear acquisition syndrome).

  6. shane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Miz grain flow forged irons are the sweetest, most buttery, exciting irons on the market.

  7. Scott

    Aug 18, 2018 at 10:45 pm


  8. PJ

    Aug 18, 2018 at 7:32 pm


    • shane

      Aug 19, 2018 at 3:01 pm

      I would love to get my fingers on those Miz irons and caress the curves and crevices in the cavity back…. OoOoOoh 😛

  9. steve

    Aug 18, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Is there a USA made brand of hot forged irons… or are they all made in Japan, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh…???

    • Skippo

      Aug 23, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      Don’t know of any forging in USA but NCW mill in USA

  10. Paul

    Aug 18, 2018 at 11:28 am

    every comment here has a flavor of “get of my lawn”….jeez guys…..they are high end and innovative design….sorry its not your ole Wilson blades from 87

    • shane

      Aug 18, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      These Miz 919s are so beautiful I can’t wait to get my trembling hands on them. Perfect design in a perfect forged club = soft buttery feel. Only 10 days of suffering before I can buy them.

  11. KDP

    Aug 18, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Im a big fan of Mizuno irons, they typically have a nice balance of performance and beautiful design. These 919 irons, however, look pretty goofy. I don’t get it.

    • Mv

      Aug 28, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      I wouldn’t say goofy but they look more like something srixon would release with the sharp angles. Not a fan. I liked when they had soft angles like the mp32,64,68,69,4,5.
      It seems to go against their tradition but I understand all companies change.

  12. R

    Aug 18, 2018 at 1:59 am

    But why 919? Why not just carry on and call it 950? crazy naming

  13. Jared

    Aug 17, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Lefty coming out???

    • Skippo

      Aug 23, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      Nope – ignored again – 919 forged though

  14. Wiger Toods

    Aug 17, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    If the roadrunner is a cut-out, that’ll make for some cool paint fill options. Gotta say that cavity looks like a pig to clean.

  15. Travis

    Aug 17, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Not a fan of these at all.

  16. ogo

    Aug 17, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    I love the look of the cavity back design… it reeks with reiteration of Mizuno engineering and ne plus ultra design.

  17. Josh Patterson

    Aug 17, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    But does Koepka switch after winning multiple majors?

    • gunmetal

      Aug 17, 2018 at 10:56 pm

      If he were on staff with Mizuno there’s been a slight miniscule possibility of switching. Given that he’s not a Mizuno staffer I’d say no chance at all.

  18. seabass

    Aug 17, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    I play the 900 tours, and they are the best irons I’ve ever hit…can’t imagine how they are better?

    • shane

      Aug 19, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      It’s all about the design of the cavity back with it’s curves and crevices…!!!

  19. 2putttom

    Aug 17, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    for our viewing pleasure “HD” irons now

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GolfWRX Spotlight: Arias True Zero Offset D-23 irons



Product: Arias True Zero Offset D-23 irons 

Pitch: From the company…

  • Easiest irons to align at the target on the market.
  • Classic no offset look at address reminiscent of past generation’s most iconic iron designs.
  • Full cavity back, midsize blade length, blade height and sole width
  • Modern friendly sole grind with beveled leading and trailing edge makes this iron easy to play both from the fairway and the rough
  • 431SS with proprietary heat treatment.

Our take on the Arias Zero Offset D-23 irons

There are a lot of parameters involved in the design of an iron, including, but not limited to: material, blade length, sole width, camber, bounce, hosel length, groove configuration, and of course offset. Offset is one of the design characteristics that can be quite polarizing from a looks perspective, depending on the golfer. We golfers are a picky bunch when it comes to how our clubs look, but that has less to do with handicap or skill level and more to do with just plain personal preference.

That’s where J.R Robert comes in. Hailing from a custom fitting and building background, with years of experience and having a preference for zero offset clubs, he set out to design an iron that would be both preferred by the better players but playable for golfers of varying skill level that prefer a club with no offset. The result is the Arias D-23 with True Zero Offset.

I got the chance to speak with J.R about his design and he explained his goals for the D-23 irons

“The goal was to create an iron model that was forgiving enough for a higher handicap player while blending together features the better player would demand.”

Through prototyping and testing, J.R found the D-23 zero offset helped golfers with alignment issues get set up to there intended target easier, and for those who had issues with missing left (speaking to right-handed golfers) the Zero Offset D-23 helped correct for that too. J.R admits that although they are very playable, golfers that struggle with leaving the face open at impact might not be the ideal candidates.  Also, those who are used to offset in their clubs might at first be turned away from the design, but for players that have always enjoyed the look of a club with less offset, these are clubs that should go right to the top of the list.

For more information on the D-23s, along with the line of M-29 onset wedges from Arias Golf, you can visit their website at True Zero Offset


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Forum Thread of the Day: “Your favorite blade irons?”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from moorebaseball, who asks fellow members what their favorite blade irons are. Our members discuss what blades they consider to be best for them, and why, while also contributing plenty of great photos of their prized possessions.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • greenpiece: “MP-14 is my all-time favorite. Great feel, turf interaction, and control.”
  • BMC: “The Callaway 2018 Apex MB feel incredible and are fairly easy to hit. I started playing blades in 1988 – Wilson Staff fluid feel. Those Apexes are sweet.”
  • bodhi555: “I’d say any of the models Nike brought out when they were in the game – the OGs, VR TW or VR Pros. Current favourites are the VR Pros, usual great Nike looks and crisp feel, but the grooves are savage and put unreal amounts of spin on the ball. No harder to hit than a player’s CB either. Only challenge is finding a decent set. It took me 18 months of scouring eBay and Golfbidder to find mine.”
  • bfp9: “My favorites: 2006 Hogan Apex. OG Nike Blades. Taylormade RAC TP MB. Mizuno MP-32. I’ve only hit older blades as you can see. I tried the PXG experiment, and that failed, so I’m sticking to what I know. To me old blades = new blades. Nothing has changed significantly enough to warrant new ones for me, except the grooves wearing thin on my Hogans.”
  • kiwi1982: “MP-69. Traditional, proper weighting, great feel.”

Entire Thread: “Your favorite blade irons?”


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Whats in the Bag

C.T. Pan’s winning WITB: 2019 RBC Heritage



Driver: Titleist TS2 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos 6 Blue X

3-wood: Titleist TS3 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK 70 TX

Irons: TaylorMade M3 (2/3), Titleist 718 T-MB (4), Titleist 718 AP2 (5-9 iron)
Shafts: Project X HZRDUS Red 85 (M3), Project X 6.0 (others)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (46-10F, 52-08F, 62-08M), Titleist Vokey 2017 Prototype (58-10K)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 (Purple)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype

Ball: 2019 Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

Another look at Pan’s wedges, c/o Vokey wedge rep, Aaron Dill on Instagram


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