The Srixon ZX5 MK II driver is the more forgiving of the two drivers in the lineup.

It is aimed more towards the higher handicap player, but that’s not to say a low handicap or even tour player can’t use it either.

It has a larger footprint compared to the previous model. It also features a flattened shape, and higher skirt. It has a single adjustable 8g rear weight placed low and deep to help with launch and forgiveness. The ZX5 MK II driver combines loads of forgiveness, great looks, and awesome feel into a driver that Srixon says is their most forgiving driver they have ever made.


The Srixon ZX5 MK II driver has some really good technology designed into it, which promotes forgiveness and distance.

The Rebound Frame’s Dual Flex Zones allow the face to flex and transfer extra energy into the golf ball at impact, this increases ball speed, and from that more distance on every strike.

The Star Frame Crown is a series of ridges and latticework, it provides support to the face allowing Srixon to make the face extremely thin as well as the titanium crown. This also allows them to redistribute the weight where it matters. Making the ZX5 MK II driver their most forgiving driver ever.

The variable face thickness creates a larger sweet spot. This unique design sits behind the face, which is made from Ti51AF titanium. The variable face thickness allows you to strike the ball all over the face and still get high ball speeds.

The ZX5 Mk II driver has a 8g sole weight placed low and deep in the head, this creates extra forgiveness and makes it very easy to launch. An adjustable hosel provides even more adjustment allowing you to change loft, lie, and face angle with ease.


We tested the Srixon ZX5 MK II driver with their standard Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 6.0 shaft.

We really do enjoy this shaft, it has a great feel to it.

The one thing Srixon does well is make a classic looking driver. No fancy paint lines or shapes, just a really good looking simple head.

At address the driver looks good. It definitely gives you confidence when standing over the ball.

The driver was really easy to hit and we could launch it with ease. Miss hits also performed well, with the ball speed only dropping by a few miles an hour when struck towards the heel or toe.

We saw some slight increases in ball speed over the previous models. The Star Frame Crown and Rebound Frame definitely make a difference.

The sound and feel is a little louder than most drivers on the market at the moment. We are not the biggest fans, but this could be down to us being so used to the dull sound drivers have these days.

When compared to the likes of the TaylorMade and Callaway drivers, this is where the Srixon falls short. The ball speed was about 4.5mph less than both of them. This can equate to up to 12 yards, quite a big margin if you ask me.

However for $100 less, 12 yards does not seem worth it. If you are on a budget the ZX5 MK II is a great driver.


  • More ball speed equals more distance
  • Loads of forgiveness
  • Sleek design is really appealing
  • Rebound Frame provides extra ball speed as well as the Star Frame Crown
  • 8g weight placed low and deep in the head helps with launch and forgiveness
  • Good sound and feel
  • Great price point


The Srixon ZX5 MK II Driver is the more forgiving option of the two drivers Srixon has on offer, so you would think it is aimed at the high handicap golfer, but we feel it is suited to all handicap levels.

It is super forgiving, however there is still a good level of control allowing the low handicap golfer to shape the ball with ease. With the right shaft you will easily be able to get the spin down if needed.


The latest range from Srixon features two drivers, obviously the ZX5 which we have just reviewed, and the ZX7 MK II.

The ZX7 MK II is the lower spinning option of the two.

With lower spinning comes less forgiveness. So we would not recommend this option to higher handicap players or beginners.

Both drivers have the same technology, the difference comes with regards to the positioning of the weights. The ZX5 weight is predominantly positioned at the back of the head, this produces more a forgiving and higher launch, whereas the ZX7 driver has the weight positioned further forward towards the face, this will produce lower spin and make the club more workable, however with this you sacrifice forgiveness.


We really enjoyed the ZX5 driver.

Would we choose it as our gamer? No, however if we were on a budget this is probably going to be on the top of our list.

Ball speeds are good as well as forgiveness. The sound and feel are definitely more towards your older drivers, slightly louder and more high pitched. If you are in the market for a new driver, it could be worthwhile giving the new ZX5 MK II a try.

Distance: 95/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Value: 94/100

Overall Score:  93/100

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