Taylormade P7MC Irons Vs. Srixon ZX7 Irons Comparison Overview

Both the Srixon ZX7 irons and the Taylormade P7MC irons could be described as muscle cavity irons. In fact, that’s exactly what the “MC” in P7MC stands for. These types of irons offer a nice combination of forgiveness and performance.

So right off the bat, they would be of special interest to mid handicappers. But what do these specific sets have to offer? We tested them to find out so read on to learn what you need to know about these irons.

Taylormade P7MC Irons Overview

The Taylormade P7MC irons offer superior workability while the perimeter weighting adds a dimension of forgiveness.

Don’t get the wrong idea though, the Taylormade P7MC irons certainly aren’t for beginners. Other than the perimeter weighting which will help keep your shot straight on less than perfect strikes, the P7MC irons don’t offer much in the way of forgiveness.

These are compact little irons that undergo a very meticulous forging process. They are made from 1025 carbon steel which gives them the soft feel that skilled players prefer. The faces are also incredibly consistent.

Repeatable distance was consistent and shot dispersion was tight throughout the set. They also launch very high and produce very steep descent angles.

Srixon ZX7 Irons Overview

The Srixon ZX7 irons are also forged form carbon steel so you get the same sort of soft feel and exceptional consistency.

They also have the same sort of hybrid cavity/muscle back design which imparts a bit of forgiveness to an iron that can be worked every which way. While the Srixon ZX7 irons don’t launch as high as the Taylormade P7MC irons, they still provide plenty of  stopping power thanks to progressive grooves that get deeper as you work toward the scoring irons.

In terms of distance, the Srixon ZX7 irons outperformed the P7MC irons. We were getting an average distance of 169 yards from the 7-iron of the Srixon ZX7 set after three swings while the P7MC 7-iron was averaging 160 yards for us. The Srixon ZX7’s also had a smoother feel from tall turf and even from the rough.

The Srixon ZX7 irons and the Taylormade P7MC are similar in many ways. But the Srixon ZX7 irons distinguish themselves by playing longer. While launch is a bit compromised, the spin rates and spin control were better in the Srixon ZX7 irons than the P7MC’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 P7MC Irons First Impressions

What struck us immediately was the soft, acute feel that you get from these irons – even on full swings.

The forging process that Taylormade used to construct the P7MC (and P7MB) irons is meticulous and it shows from your very first strike.

You get incredible consistency across the face and solid feedback on chips and full swings.

We also really liked the hybrid muscle/cavity back design. It looks clean at address and provides a bit more distance than you would expect from a player’s iron.

The Taylormade P7MC irons are a great entry point to forged irons if you have just broken into low handicap territory. They will make the transition to player’s irons less jarring for you.

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

Taylormade P7MC Selling Points

  • Unique cavity/muscle back design
  • Enhanced forgiveness
  • Better distance
  • Workability is comparable to the Taylormade P7MC’s
  • Forged construction
  • Decent amount of offset

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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Who are the Taylormade P7MC Irons for?

The Taylormade P7MC irons are definitely for players who want the feel of a meticulously forged iron but who may not be in the 0-5 range just quite yet.

It will basically come down to an honest assessment of your game because quite frankly, the difference in short-game accuracy between these two iron sets is negligible.

They both feature compact grain forged construction and machined faces which give them excellent spin control.

But if you need a bit of assistance in the distance department then the Taylormade P7MC would work better for you.

The altered cavity back design also increases MOI for a touch more forgiveness than the Taylormade P7MC.

The perimeter weighting of the Taylormade P7MC irons also makes them a bit more congenial for players in the 5-10 region than the P7MB’s.

Make no mistake about it though, the thin topline and minimal offset do no favors for beginners.

The P Family

The P line of irons from Taylormade is expansive and has something for virtually every type of player.

However, along with the P7TW irons, the Taylormade P7MC and the P7MB’s won’t do much for you if you don’t already have a fast swing speed.

Distance: 93/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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