Mizuno Pro 225 Vs. Srixon ZX5 Irons Comparison Overview
Mizuno is a company known for their premium clubs that cater to the needs of pros. Srixon is a company whose irons are used by some of the game’s best players. So how do their clubs compare to one another?
To find out, we took to the range and the course to test the Srixon ZX5 irons side-by-side with the Mizuno Pro 225 irons. Take a look at what our testing unveiled…
Mizuno Pro 225 Irons Overview
The mid irons of the Mizuno Pro 225 set are slightly weaker-lofted than those of the Srixon ZX5 irons.
It didn’t make too much of a difference on the course though. From the tee however, the Srixon ZX5 irons produced better carry distance. The Mizuno Pro 225 irons feel amazing though. They are grain flow forged and the long irons are made from chromoly while the scoring irons are forged from soft carbon steel.
This is pretty much as premium as you can get. It became very evident from our testing though that the Mizuno Pro 225 irons are suitable nearly exclusively for low handicappers. They have more compact heads than the Srixon ZX5 irons and are significantly less forgiving.
Srixon ZX5 Irons Overview
The Srixon ZX5 irons are definitely better for mid handicappers.
For starters, these are cavity back irons; but you wouldn’t be able to tell if you were to swing them blindfolded – and hit the ball of course. That’s because they are forged from 1020 carbon steel so they have a feel similar to the Mizuno Pro 225 irons.
The faces are also made of a different kind of steel so you get a metal-wood type flex from these irons which helps with ball speed. Our higher handicap testers were able to top out at 162 yards with the 7-iron at the range.
The Srixon ZX5 irons are no slouches on the course either. The progressive face grooves that get sharper and narrower in the scoring irons provide plenty of stopping power. And the forged feel offers the softness that better players prefer. Plus, the moderate size and offset make these irons more forgiving.
While there are some design similarities between these two sets, it’s very clear that the Srixon ZX5 will benefit mid handicappers. The Mizuno Pro irons have a better feel but don’t play as long and aren’t as forgiving as the Srixon ZX5’s.