Srixon ZX5 Vs. Ping G425 Irons Comparison Overview
When it comes to irons, Ping and Srixon produce some of the most impressive ones. You have probably already heard of the Ping G425 irons and the Srixon ZX5 irons as they are both very popular models.
But how much do you really know about them? If you are considering buying either set or even an individual club from either of these sets, start your research here. Today we will be taking a look at the strengths, weaknesses, similarities and differences between the Ping G425 and Srixon ZX5 irons.
Srixon ZX5 Irons Overview
The Srixon ZX5 irons are loaded with premium appointments that offer all-around performance for mid to low handicap players.
One of the things we like the most about the Srixon ZX5 irons is that they are fully forged. The bodies are forged from carbon steel while the face is forged from SUP10 steel which is a chromium spring steel alloy. This not only gives these irons an incredible feel that the G425’s can’t match; but it helps with distance too.
The combination of materials creates a metal-wood effect that helps increase ball speeds. The Srixon ZX5 also feature progressive grooves – sharper and narrower in the short irons and shallower in the long irons. The result is acute spin control around the green and stymied spin in the long irons.
Ping G425 Irons Overview
The Ping G425 irons have a compact head design so they too would also be best for mid to low handicappers.
Oddly enough though, the Ping G425 irons are more forgiving than the Srixon ZX5’s even though they have almost exactly the same head sizes. Like the Srixon ZX5 irons, the G425’s are cavity back irons. They produced higher launch for us than the Srixon ZX5 irons did.
The Ping G425 irons also feature perimeter weighting in the form of tungsten in the toe screw and hosel. The variable face thickness design also helps preserve ball speed on mis-hits. Overall though, the Ping G425’s didn’t feel as nice as the Srixon ZX5’s and provided less lateral workability.
Both of these irons would be good for mid to low handicappers. The G425’s have better launch angles but the Srixon ZX5’s make up for that with acute spin around the green. The Srixon ZX5’s also played longer for our low handicap testers while our high handicap testers got more distance from the G425’s.