Taylormade P770 Vs Srixon ZX7 Irons Comparison Overview
If you are trying to decide between the Taylormade P770 and the Srixon ZX7 irons then allow us to congratulate you.
This obviously means that your iron game is so precise that you need an upgrade.
Both the Srixon ZX7 and the Taylormade P770 irons are aimed at better players who want acute distance and launch control. But which one is better overall? We help you decide in the following comparison overview.
Taylormade P770 Irons Overview
“The P770 irons sport a hollow body design for maximum distance.”
The hollow body design allows the face to float freely and flex to a high degree. The P770’s are forged from 4140 steel which gives them a very soft feel. Balancing everything out is 46 grams of tungsten in the long irons.
On the forgiveness front, the P770 irons have been outfitted with the Speed Pocket and a progressive inverted cone face design. On the course, the P770 irons look and feel astounding. They have a muscle back design and compact shape that looks fantastic behind the ball.
Our mid and low handicap testers had no problem working the ball with these irons and they also mentioned that the turf interaction was smooth throughout the set. One consistent complaint we heard though is that it was hard to control spin in the short irons.
Still, our testers were able to aggressively attack the green with the 6 and 7 irons in this set thanks to the towering launch.
Srixon ZX7 Irons Overview
“The Srixon ZX7 irons are single-piece forged for more control throughout the set.”
Whereas the Taylormade P770 irons have multiple parts, the Srixon ZX7 irons are single-piece irons – and you can really tell the difference. The Srixon ZX7’s feel more solid at impact and allow for much truer feedback.
They allowed our testers to work the ball more accurately, get around hazards that left very little room for error and strike accurately from tight lies. They have a compact shape, narrow top line and narrow soles – the perfect look if you’re looking for player’s performance irons. Also, they are forged from 1020 soft carbon steel.
“The Srixon ZX7 were hands down the better irons for our low handicap testers. They offer more control and the feel you would expect from irons in this class. The Taylormade P770’s play long and are forgiving; but they offer less to better players.”
Taylormade P770 First Impressions
The first thing you will notice is the clear line of site you have to the ball thanks to the limited offset of these irons.
When you first take a look at the Taylormade P770 irons, you don’t automatically think distance.
That’s because they lack most of the visual features of your typical distance irons.
You will probably think that they are great for accurate approaches, shaping shots and higher spin rates; but not so much for distance.
After you take your first swing with 7 iron though (featuring 33 degrees of loft) you will be able to feel the speedy engine behind these irons which have a softer feel.
The Taylormade P770 irons feature a forged hollow body design that allow for maximum face flex.
The face is forged from 4140 carbon steel and is wrapped seamless style around the body which is also made from carbon steel.
You also get a whopping 46 grams of tungsten to fortify the sweet spot and launch the ball high and with workability.
Just because these are mid to low handicap player irons doesn’t mean that Taylormade has left out additional forgiveness features.
For instance, the ICT technology is progressive throughout the set which means that you get an optimized sweet spot location as you work down the set.
The Taylormade P770 have to be swung to believe. They look like players irons but they also have a lot of forgiveness features.
Not quite as long as some other irons but plenty else on offer with the P770’s.
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.
Taylormade P770 Irons Selling Points
- Wrap-around face makes for an expansive sweet spot
- Hollow body design
- Clean muscle-back design
- Great feel from the forged construction and speedfoam
- Good launch angles
- Soft, clean feel and excellent workability
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 Taylormade P770 Irons For?
The Taylormade P770 are for mid to low handicappers who are looking for a good combination of feel, distance and workability.
If you want to take a step up in terms of performance from your Big Bertha’s, P790ti’s and other distance irons, the Taylormade P770 irons would be a good next logical step.
They are a great combination of workability and shaping shots without compromising much in either department.
They produce mid-level range spin which can be a problem in the long irons but is a benefit in the shorter ones.
So they’re certainly not perfect but they strike a good balance between distance and accuracy.
If that sounds like the kind of iron set you need then you should definitely check out the Taylormade P770’s.
The P Series From Taylormade
The P series of Taylormade irons run the gamut from pure distance to pure feel to pure accuracy and everything in between.
While only the P790 irons can be considered more distance irons, the P series is mostly focused on the performance that mid to low handicappers need on the course.
In fact, every other line of irons in this series rocks a mid-level range spin so you can control roll around the green and on approaches.
The P7MB and P7MC iron sets offer the highest degree of accuracy and workability if that it your aim.
Feel and Control: 96/100
Overall Rating: 94/100
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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.
Feel & Control: 95/100