Mizuno JPX-850 fairway wood
Mizuno has introduced new technology to its JPX-850 fairway woods that the company calls Shock Wave sole and promises greater distance.
It looks something like a wave and is intended to allow the clubhead to contract then expand upon impact. In other words, according to Mizuno, it works like an accordion. The purpose is to deliver more energy to the ball.
Modern fairway woods focus on distance, but accuracy is still a must. David Llewellyn, Mizuno's hardgoods research and development manager, talked about the concept of building distance and accuracy into the same club.
"It's definitely a challenge, but we've done it, and I'm incredibly excited about JPX fairway woods and the entire JPX line," Llewellyn said.
The JPX-850 fairway woods have a 4-degree range of loft adjustment in the 3-, 5- and 7-woods. And with additional mass built into the 2015 fairway woods, the center of gravity has been lowered, which should help most golfers get the ball in the air more easily.
The fairway woods are available Nov. 3, and the retail price is $249.99.