We can reveal the first pictures of the new Mizuno JPX900 driver after Luke Donald was seen testing it out ahead of last week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
YouTube golf pro Mark Crossfield was first to bring this new Mizuno driver to our attention as he played Donald in a nine-hole matchplay contest, taking the opportunity to look inside the Englishman’s bag during the round.
It is expected the Mizuno JPX900 driver will be a replacement for the JPX850 model, which has been on sale since its launch in March 2015.
While Mizuno is still in the prototype stage of testing the driver with its tour pros, the model used by Donald in the video shows a lot of similarities with the JPX850 driver, with some of the changes visible on the sole.
Like the JPX850, Donald’s Mizuno JPX900 driver head features two moveable weights and three tracks to put them in - one at the top, centre and bottom of the sole. The track at the centre helps to adjust the launch and spin of the driver, while placing a weight on either side will offer a draw or fade bias.
The tracks are not as angled as they were in the JPX850 and also run the full width of the sole, rather than just a small track at the rear that we see in the current model.
The Mizuno JPX900 also comes with the brand's signature blue crown, but it appears a little darker shade of blue than is found in the current version.
Donald has the JPX900 driver set at 10.5˚ with his UST Mamiya Attas 6Star 6X shaft he has in his current gamer.
We have contacted Mizuno for more details but they said they were unable to reveal any at this time.
Keep your eyes peeled for more information in the months to come.
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