Taylormade P790 Vs Srixon ZX4 Irons Comparison
You wouldn’t normally associate Srixon with game improvement irons.
But the ZX4’s were built to give brands like Taylormade a run for the money. See how the Srixon ZX4 irons stack up against the Taylormade P790’s in the following comparison.
Taylormade P790 Irons Overview
“The Taylormade P790’s feature a forged hollow-body design.”
And the internal structure of each iron in the set is different to optimize weight distribution. The CG starts low in the long irons and gets a bit higher in the short irons.
Compared to the ZX4’s the Taylormade P790’s have slightly narrower soles but the top lines are about the same width.
They also have similar offset. But the Taylormade P790’s have weaker lofts so I was actually losing a few yards to the launch that I had difficulty working down.
Srixon ZX4 Irons Overview
“The ZX4’s also have a forged hollow body display with variable face thickness.”
The soles are wider than the Taylormade P790’s and have a V-shape to help them glide through the turf.
I found the ZX4’s to be extremely forgiving. Thin shots were still getting reasonable lift and toe-side mis-hits lost almost no ball speed.
I was getting better distance with the stronger lofts of these irons as well. On average, I gained about 4 yards with the ZX4 7-iron compared to the 7-iron in the Taylormade P790 set.
I also felt like the spin control in the ZX4 short irons was tighter.
“Srixon hit it out of the park with the ZX4’s in my opinion. Not only did they play longer for me, they were also more forgiving than the Taylormade P790 irons.
But if you are naturally a low hitter I can see that you would actually get more distance with the Taylormade P790’s. Still, I think Srixon did a really great job combining distance and forgiveness in the ZX4’s.”