Srixon Z 585 Vs. Srixon ZX5 Irons Comparison Overview
In 2020, the Srixon ZX5 irons succeeded the Srixon Z 585 irons. And while there is a decent amount of crossover in terms of the features of these two sets, there is a lot that separates them. You really have to play them for yourself to understand though.
So we went out and tested both of these sets side-by-side and recorded our experience in the following comparison overview article. Here is what you need to know about these Srixon irons.
Srixon Z 585 Irons Overview
The Srixon 585 irons produce really good ball speed thanks to the multi-material construction.
Don’t let the metal-wood flexing fool you though, the compact design of the head is meant to appeal to players who can actually work the ball. The Z 585 irons feature a 1020 carbon steel body coupled with a SUP10 steel face.
They also have a 360 degree channel bored into the face to improve flex. Like the Srixon ZX5’s the Z 585 irons have the V-shaped sole which helps smooth out turf interaction. The Z 585’s offer a good degree of distance; but you have to have a pretty fast swing speed.
At address they have the look that low handicappers will love; but in the bag they don’t look great.
Srixon ZX5 Irons Overview
The one thing that we immediately liked about the Srixon ZX5 irons is that Srixon did away with the back insert that made the Z 585’s look sort of tacky. With the Srixon ZX5’s you get a sleeker forged cavity back look.
At address, the Srixon ZX5’s look pretty nice with moderate offset and a completely chrome finish. They also feature a forged 1020 carbon steel body which gives them a soft feel. The face grooves in the Srixon ZX5’s are also greatly improved over the Z 585’s.
The longer irons have wider, shallower grooves than the short irons to provide optimal launch conditions. In the shorter irons, you get tighter shot dispersion and greater control over spin. The progressive groove design is certainly an upgrade from the Z 585 irons.
Srixon really did a lot to improve the Srixon ZX5’s over the Z 585’s and we really appreciate that because so many other companies make only marginal improvements from model to model. The Srixon ZX5’s perform great around the pin and have a more premium appearance.