Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Vs. Ping G400 Irons Comparison Overview
A lot of people don’t really look at Mizuno irons when they are shopping for forgiving, game-improvement irons. For this reason, a lot of people miss out on high-quality game-improvement irons. Don’t be like those people.
Consider all of your options – even the unlikely ones. We know, shopping and product research takes time and effort. So we have done your work for you. We tested the Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal irons Vs. a tried and true game-improvement iron set: the Ping G400 irons.
Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Irons Overview
The Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal irons are a stripped down version of the previous JPX 900 irons.
First of all, Mizuno shaved weight off of the heel of these irons and repositioned it under the sweet spot for more power when you pure the ball. These irons have a nice, familiar distance iron feel but with premium appointments you would expect from Mizuno.
For instance, the Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal irons feature a one-piece chromoly (an alloy of chromium and molybdenum) design. This material gives the JPX 919 irons a soft and congenial feel for beginners. These are also cavity back irons so MOI is naturally kept pretty high.
The Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal irons also launch high and have a steep angle of descent so they play great on fast or elevated greens.
Ping G400 Irons Overview
The Ping G400 irons feature a top rail undercut which also helps steepen launch and descent angles.
This is another set of game-improvement irons that performs surprisingly well around the green. They also have a hydropearl finish which lowers friction with the turf. Indeed, these irons played smooth even from the rough.
In terms of distance, the G400’s and the Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal irons were very similar. The G400’s were a bit more forgiving though as ball speed was preserved better on off-center strikes. While the G400’s lack the premium feel of the Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal irons, they make up for it by being more congenial to players who are having a bit of trouble with accuracy.
The Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal irons are certainly pleasant surprises but in terms of a pure game-improvement iron set, the Ping G400’s performed better. They will be more beneficial to beginners and high handicappers than the JPX 919 irons.