Srixon ZX7 Vs. Srixon ZX5 Irons Comparison Overview
With dynamic pros like Bryson DeChambaeu famously taking up Srixon irons, there has been a lot more attention paid to this company that was primarily known for golf balls. The Srizon ZX line has something for everybody but you may be wondering what the specific differences are between the Srixon ZX5 and ZX7 irons.
In order to help you make an informed decision as to your next set of irons, we went out and tested the Srixon ZX5 and Srixon ZX7 irons. Find out what the key differences are between these two sets…
Srixon ZX7 Irons Overview
The Srixon ZX7 irons feature something the company calls a tour cavity.
As far as construction goes, this is one of the main differences between the Srixon ZX5’s and the ZX7’s. The tour cavity is a modified cavity back that repositions weight to the perimeter and behind the sweet spot.
This makes the Srixon ZX7 irons surprisingly forgiving as they are mainly marketed to low handicappers. However, the Srixon ZX7’s have a more compact head profile, thinner top line and narrower sole than the Srixon ZX5’s.
So by merit of construction design alone, the Srixon ZX7’s are more workable than the Srixon ZX5’s. Surprisingly though, the accuracy gap between these two sets wasn’t as wide as we expected.
Srixon ZX5 OverviewIrons
The Srixon ZX5’s have an AI constructed face they call the MainFrame.
The Mainframe is the product of millions of computer simulations that helped them adjust the thickness of the face in different sectors to optimize ball speed and launch. Indeed, the Srixon ZX5 irons play hot off the face and are more forgiving than the Srixon ZX7’s.
However, we noticed in both sets that there was a good amount of protection on the toe side of the heads. This is probably due to the tungsten weighting in the toes of the long irons in both sets. The Srixon ZX5 played exceedingly straight and the bigger head profile was better for our higher handicap testers.
The Srixon ZX5’s were also surprisingly accurate. The moderate offset and good apex height really helps for getting onto and sticking fast greens.
While the Srixon ZX7 irons may be congenial for low handicap players, we liked the fact that the Srixon ZX5’s irons can be ably used by both mid and high handicappers. They suit the needs of a broader scope of players.