Know Your Swing Before You Change It

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A much publicized instruction tip concerns swinging the club “from the inside”. Specifically, this refers to a golfer bringing the golf club back to the golf ball on the side closest to the golfer. Many, and most, golfers equate this motion to hitting a draw. We all want to hit a draw, right? Not so fast! Hitting a draw is fine, but hitting it straight is better. And of course, no one wants the dreaded slice. It can happen and there some of you out there are hitting a fade (or slice) with an “inside” move. This is hard to imagine, but it does happen.

Check Your Swing Path With This Drill

1. Set up to a ball with an iron.

Place your club behind the ball just like you would before making your swing in the address position.

2. Move the clubhead away from the ball about four inches (or the length of an iron head).

At this spot, place two tees halfway into the ground about an inch away from the toe and heel of the clubhead.

3. Go ahead and hit the shot.

Did you hit one of the tees?

If you hit the tee farther away, you have an outside move.

If you hit the tee closest to you, you have an inside move.

If you didn’t hit either tee, you have a square move back to the ball.

Make sure you understand where your path is right now. It makes no sense trying something new when you already be doing it! Doing this drill will help you understand what changes you may need to make to change your ball flight.

Now that you know what you’re swinging, learn how to hit a fade or how to hit a draw.

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Mizuno JPX EZ & JPX EZ Forged Irons Bring A New Face to Game Improvement


Mizuno’s JPX EZ and JPX EX Forged irons raise the bar for game improvement irons and that’s what Mizuno has always been about – performance and customization. Both are at the cornerstone of everything they do. They don’t cut corners. They’re always striving to innovate and exceed all expectations. They’ve done just that, again. Take a deeper look at what makes the Mizuno JPX EZ and JPX EZ Forged irons.

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JPX-EZ

Power frame Dual Pocket

Mizuno has created a pocket that goes around the entire perimeter of the JPX-EZ iron that delivers the best in terms of stability and extreme forgiveness. This design allowed them to move weight around to increase the forgiveness on off center shots, as well as helping get the ball in the air quicker. You’ll also notice that the number of the irons is on the toe this year. That’s because the sole is so thin a traditional number placement would’ve compromised the integrity of the design.

Hot Metal COR Design

You’ll find yourself hitting this iron as far as anything else on the market, and it’s not done by strengthening the lofts or increasing the length of the shafts. It’s done by pure technology! The dual pocket can multi-material face design creates extremely fast ball speeds, equating to long and straight shots.

Harmonic Impact Technology

The sound of the clubhead design hasn’t changed at all. Sound and feel are at the heart of every Mizuno design and this one’s no different.

Black Nickle Finish

This black nickel finish is perfect for those bright summer days, reflecting the sun and framing the golf ball nicely.

Distance and forgiveness wise, this iron is a total game changer – especially if feel is important to your game. We want every iron we produce to be “top of its class” in both feel and sound at impact – with JPX EZ, you’re playing much more than a distance and forgiveness iron, you are playing a Feel iron. Because we’re Mizuno, those details matter.” – Richard Delvac, Sr. Product Manager

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JPX-EZ Forged

Grain Flow Forged 1025 Boron

The addition of Boron to the material of the JPX-EZ Forged iron isn’t to be fancy, it’s to provide a benefit to you. This addition creates a material that’s stronger so you can add distance while still delivering a soft and solid feel Mizuno’s known for.

Power Frame Forgiveness

The POWER FRAME strategically moves weight to the four corners of the golf club. These positions are critical and play a huge role in maximizing forgiveness.

Triple Cut Sole

This sole design features a slightly beveled leading edge and an aggressive trailing edge cut. Both cuts allow for perfect turf interaction, entering and exiting the turf wonderfully.

Black Nickle Finish

Again, the black nickel finish provides a clean, sleek looking iron that reduces the glare in the address position.

“The greatest achievement of the EZ Forged from an engineering standpoint wasn’t the ball speed or forgiveness – for us it was the feel. It’s so hard to push so many design parameters to the max, yet retain the Mizuno iconic feel. It’s incredible how many design opportunities presented themselves once we switched to the 1025 Boron material.” – David Llewellyn, Golf R&D Director

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We all know Mizuno pride’s themselves on custom clubs and finding the right fit for you. Well this year, it just got easier on your wallet. They’re offering free upgrades on any in-line shafts and grips. Tap the image above to get yours today!

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Callaway Iron Comparison: XR Pro vs X2 Hot Pro

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Another year of tremendous advancement in iron technologies has pushed Callaway back to the forefront of the iron set market. Previously Callaway’s X2 Hot irons pushed the envelope for performance to higher levels than the X Hot irons, which were extremely hard to beat considering the incredible results that it produced. Now the Callaway XR Pro irons have upped the ante, especially in the player’s iron category. Let’s take a look at what separates the XR Pro iron from the X2 Hot Pro iron.

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XR Pro

The Callaway XR Pro iron set is one sharp looking club. It features the same 360 face cup technology that began in the Callaway XR iron, which makes the clubface extremely flexible. The 360 face cup also produces faster ball speeds than you’ve ever seen from a player’s iron regardless of where you hit it on the face. This technology wasn’t easy to incorporate into a traditional player’s club as the face itself is supported by an extremely thin piece of steel which is bonded to the body through a special heat treating process during manufacturing. Thus, you have a player’s club with a 2-piece construction, something that is more commonly found in purely game improvement irons and not typical of an iron designed for the eyes of a better player.

Not to be forgotten is the introduction of the internal standing wave which has been the engine behind Callaway’s fairway wood technology. This material stretches from heel to toe and pushes the level of forgiveness, one that is thought to be un-achievable in clubs designed for better players.  Another byproduct of the wave is a lower center of gravity (CG) for improved launch conditions, especially for the long and mid-irons, thereby giving the player the ultimate in drop and stop control.

With these types of improvement, you’d think that you may lose some of the player’s iron appeal. However, Callaway used the X14 Pro Series iron as inspiration behind the shape and scope of the head design. So, despite its game improvement characteristics, the XR iron certainly presents itself as the traditional players iron featuring a smaller head with shorter blade length and thinner top line.

Essentially what they have done is create the most forgiving players iron ever engineered in their assortment without sacrificing the preferred softer feel and performance of a forged type club.

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X2 Hot Pro

The Callaway X2 Hot Pro iron has several enhancements incorporated into the iron to improve it’s performance over its predecessor. First off, the X2 Hot Pro iron features a new Central Mass Bar located behind the clubface and in the clubhead’s minimalistic cavity. This technology increases the iron’s forgiveness by placing weight lower in the club head for an easier launch and more consistent distance on center and off-center strikes.

Additionally, there is a stabilizing arch which improved the club’s overall stability and reliability with distance and keeps ball speeds up, especially seen on the mishits, and improves the club’s sound and feel across all contact points on the face. Finally, the clubhead features a thinner face that extends closer to the sole, which is thinner than any Callaway iron has featured before, and a progressive offset design through the set. Thus, by the time you get down to the short irons, it’s a similar design to Callaway’s wedges, providing you with more control and workability like a forged wedge but with a level of forgiveness more closely associated with a game improvement iron.

Which One Is For You

The Callawy XR Pro iron is for you if…

You’re looking to keep up with technology and play the most forgiving players iron design.

The Callaway X2 Hot Pro iron is for you if…

You’re looking for consistency and forgiveness in an iron set.

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