Callaway Apex DCB 21 Vs. Srixon ZX5 Irons Comparison Overview
The Callaway Apex DCB 21 irons and the Srixon ZX5 irons have a lot in common. Both are meant to give the appearance of players irons but are packed with game improvement features. After our testing, we are affirmed that both of these sets are good game improvement sets.
However, we also came across some key performance differences. As you know, it’s not enough to know that a set is a game-improvement set; you have to know the details to get a set that will truly help improve your game. Let’s take a look at those details in the following comparison overview.
Callaway Apex DCB 21 Irons Overview
The bodies of the Callaway Apex DCB 21 irons have been forged from 1025 mild carbon steel which gives them a soft feel and increases consistency significantly.
And while the Apex DCB 21 irons have a deep cavity back, everything is kept in check with a relatively short blade length to promote workability. So you get the best of both worlds: help with distance from the cavity back and the workability that you would expect from a player’s iron.
The faces of both the Srixon ZX5 and the DCB 21 irons were designed with the help of AI. In the DCB 21 irons, you get more of an emphasis on spin control and launch. You get a good amount of control and accuracy throughout the entire DCB 21 set.
Srixon ZX5 Irons Overview
The Srixon ZX5’s also feature a forged carbon steel body and an AI-designed face.
The faces of these irons have also been forged of SUP10 steel however. This makes the Srixon ZX5’s incredibly consistent and resilient. And while the AI-designed faces of the DCB 21 irons work to promote spin and launch, the AI-designed faces work to improve forgiveness in the Srixon ZX5 irons.
The faces feature varying thicknesses to help preserve ball speeds where players tend to mis-hit and provide a bit more power behind the sweet spot. The Srixon ZX5’s are no slouches when it comes to spin though.
The progressive groove depth and width help to promote spin around the green while muting it a bit in the long irons.
Both of these iron sets would be great for mid handicappers. However, if you are looking for a bit more forgiveness, we would suggest the Srixon ZX5 irons.