Mizuno JPX Platinum
Sporting a typical Japanese product profile is the 5-piece Mizuno JPX Platinum designed for mid-handicap golfers. It features the Butadiene rubber Cross Core for high-energy transfer resulting in faster ball speed, a 512 dimple cover with micro dimples placed between the macro ones to generate high launch, low spin ball flight that would benefit players with a driver swing speed of 90mph or lower. The cover is what you’ll expect of a premium ball and comes with gold lettering and satin finish. Outfitted to deliver lower spin and longer carry distances than average, the JPX Platinum qualifies more as a distance than a performance golf ball.
Mizuno MP-S 2015
Designed to give players great feel & control near the green as well with full swings is the MP-S 2015 golf ball. It’s a 3-piece premium Tour level ball that loves to spin and features bigger inside core, thin urethane outside that’s .5 mm in thickness and holds up pretty well to the usual groove attack, and a pattern with 330 dimples that produce strong & high trajectory. A MP S golf ball provides excellent touch & feel and the sound it makes when struck is a bit softer than the MP X but in terms of feel and price, the MP-X and MP-S are pretty much the same.
Subject to perspective, the 4-piece MP-X comes with either two cores and two covers or three layers and one cover. Designed for tour players with higher driver swing speeds of over 105 mph, the MP-X 2015 produces less spin and has a firmer sound than the MP-S. There’s not much difference between the MP-S and the MP-X when it comes to feel on the green but the MP-X doesn’t grab as much as the MP-S does on full shots with wedge in hand.
Fit for mid-handicap players is Mizuno’s recent addition to their arsenal – the JPX Golf Ball. Made to deliver high launch, low spin, and long carry, this 3-piece distance performance golf ball comes with macro dimples that give it the lift at launch as well as micro ones that slow down the balls descent phase to the ground. By slowing the descent, the JPX balls’ airtime is increased. All in all, the JPX sports 512 dimples, and has a firmer feel and produces noticeably louder clicky sound on irons and around the green than the Mizuno MP golf balls.
So for low spin and soft sound, there’s the JPX Platinum with anti-glare cover. For high spin and soft feel, you can try the MP-S 2015. For less spin and soft feel, there’s the MP-X 2015. If you’re going for a managed trajectory, there’s the firmer feeling JPX with micro dimples.