Srixon ZX7 Vs Srixon ZX7 MK II Irons Comparison

Srixon ZX7 Vs Srixon ZX7 MK II Irons

Looking for an awesome set of forged irons?

The Srixon ZX7 isn’t a bad place to start your shopping. In the following comparison, I’ll tell you the important differences between these two iron sets.

Srixon ZX7 Irons Overview

 

“The Srixon ZX7 irons are single-piece forged from 1020 carbon steel.”

These are player’s cavity backs and the design allows for more weight to be shifted to the perimeter and just behind the sweet spot.

The Srixon ZX7’s feel soft, luxurious, and there is surprising forgiveness from irons that are so compact.

They also feature the V-shaped sole that helps cut through turf. The turf interaction was very smooth and I found I could pluck the ball clean out of the semi-rough without much effort.

With the Srixon ZX7 5-iron I was averaging a carry distance of 143.4 yards. They played long and felt fantastic even when I missed the sweet spot.

Srixon ZX7 MKII Irons Overview

Srixon ZX7 MK II

“The main difference here is that the Srixon ZX7 MKII irons have an updated Pureframe design.”

The Pureframe design incorporates more 1020 carbon steel behind the sweet spot. The effects were noticeable.

The club overall felt more stable whether I hit the ball flush or off-center.

The Srixon ZX7 MKII irons have a smoother feel overall. And since my on-center strikes were more stable and less energy was being lost at impact, the MKII’s played longer as well.

I was averaging a carry distance of 147.3 yards with the MKII 5-iron.

“Another difference to note is that the Srixon ZX7 MKII’s come with stock Nippon Modus3 shaft instead of the AMT shaft of the Srixon ZX7’s.

Turf interaction was almost identical. But the MKII’s pulled ahead by offering slightly better distance and a smoother feel.”

Srixon ZX7 Irons – First Impressions

I think with Srixon changing their lineup so drastically, let’s chat about the technology they have put into the ZX7 irons before we get into our first impressions.

The Srixon ZX7 irons are what they call a Tour Cavity, they have repositioned the weight in the head to maximize the sweet spot, most of the weight has been moved towards the perimeter, this increases forgiveness and makes the sweet spot bigger. It also gives the ZX7 a soft feel at impact with increased workability.

Srixon have changed the groove pattern in the ZX7 irons, the grooves in the 8 irons through to the PW are sharper, narrower, and deeper, this will give you much more spin and stopping power on approach shots into the green, allowing you to attack the flags more than ever.

V-Shaped soles are an absolute game changer in the ZX7 irons, the specifically designed sole helps the club glide smoothly through the turf, even when you strike the ball poorly. This is one of the key technologies making the irons more forgiving.

To make this iron the ultimate player’s iron, Srixon have added a Tungsten in the toe of ZX7 irons in the long and mid irons (3 iron to 7 iron), the Tungsten will increases MOI giving you more stability, while the forged 1020 Carbon Steel body decreases vibrations for an incredibly soft feel.

From previous years we were a bit skeptical about testing these irons, as soon as we opened the box that all changed. The ZX7 irons look freshed, the sharp lines and small head shape looked incredible.

Srixon have done an unbelievable job here. The irons were incredibly soft off the face, and the ball flight was amazing, almost looking like they penetrated through the air.

Forgiveness wise, we were very surprised. Miss struck shots still flew well, and the clubs slid through the turf with ease.

We were most impressed with the workability and consistency of these irons, exactly what a low handicap player would be looking for. Rarely did we get a ‘flyer’ and the way we were able to hit shot shapes with ease was phenomenal.

All in all we will give Srixon an A+ with regards to the ZX7 irons.

Srixon ZX7 Irons Selling Points

  • Multi forged construction, increasing workability and forgiveness
  • V-Shaped sole helps with turf interaction
  • It has a blade look, with cavity back performance
  • Sharper, narrower, and deeper grooves in the 8 iron to PW
  • 3 iron to 7 iron has Tungsten in the toe to help increase MOI

Who Are the Srixon ZX7 Irons For?

The Srixon ZX7 irons are aimed at your low handicap golfers. These irons have incredible control and workability, however with that you lose some forgiveness, meaning mid to high handicap players should stay away from these irons.

A low handicap player looking for a clean simple look, with a small head shape and narrow top line, should consider giving the ZX7 a try.

Like we mentioned before, with Brooks Koepka joining their ranks, it means they mean business, and these irons sure do live up to the hype.

The Srixon ZX Family of Irons

The Srixon ZX range has an additional 3 models to their range, this gives the range massive scope to cater for all handicap levels, as well as the ability to build combo sets. We were really impressed by the wide range of the ZX family, not many manufacturers out there have such a versatile iron option that caters for all handicap levels, and look so good. Generally the game improvement models look thick and chunky, but the ZX range is far from that.

The ZX5 iron features the same DNA as the ZX7 irons however there are a few differences that give them a bit more forgiveness and distance. The ZX5 irons have a slightly longer blade, wider sole, and more offset, this will give the iron a bigger profile, which will appeal to the mid handicap player. Additionally low handicap players could use the 6 to 4 iron in their longer irons to help with forgiveness.

The ZX4 still offers a clean look at address, but is more of a game improvement iron, they are aimed at your high handicap player, the ZX4 iron has the the widest sole, longest blade, and most offset in ZX family, giving to the most forgiveness, perfect for the high handicap player or beginner.

ZX Utility isn’t really an iron set, but more of a driving iron. It is thinner and smaller than the previous generations. It falls perfectly into the ZX7 and ZX5 range for a replacement in the longer irons.

Distance: 90/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 89/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

Overall Score: 92.25/100

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