Taylormade P770 Vs. Srixon ZX5 Irons Comparison Overview
These days, the lines between players performance and game improvement golf clubs is pretty blurry – and that’s a good thing. More and more companies are packing premium-level features into clubs that were meant to increase forgiveness and distance.
Take Srixon and Taylormade for example. The Taylormade P770 irons may look like player’s performance irons but concealed within are advanced game-improvement features. On the other hand, the Srixon ZX5’s look like mid-sized irons meant for high handicappers but have premium features. Let’s take a closer look at both sets…
Taylormade P770 Irons Overview
Right off the bat, it should be noted that the P770 irons have compact heads compared to the Srixon ZX5’s.
Still, we feel that mid handicappers would get really good use out of them. That’s because they are packed with forgiveness features but tempered with the workability of a forged player’s iron. In fact, the faces are indeed forged from 4140 grade steel.
The faces also feature Taylormade’s famous Speed Pocket which increases flex and helps with distance. Then there is the inverted cone sweet spot placement which protects your shots that make contact out toward the toe.
You get all of these forgiveness features in a compact head that offers a significant amount of lateral workability.
Srixon ZX5 Irons Overview
The Srixon ZX5 irons have longer blades, thicker soles and wider top lines than the P770 irons.
And while lateral workability certainly isn’t as great with these irons as it is with the P770’s, the Srixon ZX5’s are still surprisingly accurate and feel great. These “game-improvement” irons feature forged SUP10 steel faces and forged carbon steel bodies.
So you get the feel of a player’s performance iron with the added bonus of inherent forgiveness. The Srixon ZX5’s launch lower than the P770’s though. For us, this meant that we were getting to the green better with the long irons of the Srixon ZX5 set; but at the same time it was harder to hold greens.
However, the V-shaped sole design of the Srixon ZX5 irons was great for gliding through thick turf and allowing for more accurate strikes from tough lies.
Both of these irons bring something different to the table and both would be great for mid handicappers. The P770’s offer good workability and higher launch. The Srixon ZX5’s will allow for more accuracy from the rough and will be generally more forgiving.