Callaway Mavrik Pro Vs. Srixon ZX5 Irons Comparison Overview
If you are a fan of Callaway Mavrik irons, you may have glanced at the Callaway Mavrik Plus set. There are 3 models in the Mavrik iron lineup: the Pro’s, the standard Mavrik and the Mavrik Max. The Pro is the most compact even though it still has a lot of the same features as the other models.
And if you are anything like us, you have been keeping a close eye on the Srixon brand as they are giving other dominant companies a run for their money. We thought it would be interesting to test the Srixon ZX5’s against the Mavrik Pros so we did just that. Let’s take a look!
Callaway Mavrik Pro Irons Overview
The Callaway Mavrik irons have been around for a long time but who exactly are the Mavrik Pro irons for?
The Mavrik line is mostly known for distance and forgiveness. But the Mavrik Pros take a different approach: they are more focused on workability and accuracy. With the Mavrik Pro irons, you get a much more compact head, thinner top line and thinner soles than the other Mavrik models.
Even compared to the Srixon ZX5’s the Mavrik Pro’s have a sleeker and more compact look. Surprisingly though, the Mavrik Pro irons have weaker lofts and this affected launch when compared to the Srixon ZX5’s.
Srixon ZX5 Irons Overview
The Srixon ZX5’s aren’t geared towards low handicappers like the Mavrik Pro’s are; but you wouldn’t know it by playing them side-by-side.
One of the things we really liked about the Srixon ZX5 irons compared to the Mavrik Pros was the easy launch. The 3-iron is set to 20 degrees while the 9-iron is 39 degrees which is pretty good for what Srixon calls “players distance” irons.
Scoring ability throughout the set is considerable as these irons produce a steep angle of descent that is great for holding on to fast greens. The Srixon ZX5’s are also more forgiving than the Mavrik Pros although that is to be expected as they are made for players with slightly higher handicaps.
Still, the Srixon ZX5 irons offer a good combination of forgiveness, feel and scoring ability.
The Srixon ZX5’s also have something the Mavrik Pros completely lack: a forged construction. We were really impressed with the Srixon ZX5’s overall and more of our testers performed better at the range and on the course with them.