Andrew Noyce
By Andrew Noyce

When we reviewed the original Mizuno JPX golf ball we thought the 512 dimples, complete with distinctive micro-dimples, was the most we had seen on a golf ball.

As the next-generation of the ball is released it is interesting to note that this hasn't changed, with Mizuno happy with the mid-to-high trajectory that the unique micro-dimple pattern delivers by sustaining hang-time long into the ball’s descent for longer, more stable tee shots.

Mizuno JPX 2018 Golf Ball

If you look under the cover, however, Mizuno has made some changes to the JPX with a larger soft-compression core that is its softest to date in a two-piece golf ball.

Mizuno JPX 2018 Golf Ball

The switch to a low-compression core design has been made to ensure that there's no compromise between greenside feel and explosive tee-shot distance, with a durable multi-blend polymer cover working with the core to provide the soft feel required on those delicate touch shots around the green. This combination ensures that players with low-to-mid swing speeds get the elevated ball speeds required for longer shots.

Mizuno JPX 2018 Golf Ball

Tomo Alki, Mizuno Product Development, explains:

The low compression core in combination with our micro-dimples means that you've got an excellent combination of feel, ball speed and aerodynamics. Our two-piece ball has evolved to the point that the majority of players now couldn't tell the difference between this and a tour type ball.

Although the JPX 2018 is geared towards optimum performance for mid-to-lower swing speeds in dry conditions the, Mizuno says the ball will still deliver perfect all-round performance for all swing speeds in cold or wet conditions.

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Mizuno JPX 2018 Golf Ball - Product Details

UK Launch06 October 2017
UK Launch RRP£25
Europe Launch06 October 2017
Europe Launch RRP€27
Handicap Range
Low
High
Ball Construction2-Piece
SpinLow
Ball FeelMedium
Colour OptionsWhite
Quantities3, 12
Manufacturer's WebsiteMizuno Website

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