Titleist T200 Vs. Srixon ZX5 Irons Comparison Overview
The Titleist name is known throughout the global golfing community. Their irons have been used by some of the greatest names in the sport. Until recently though, most of their clubs were made with scratch players and tour pros in mind.
That’s not the case these days though and the Titleist T200 irons are a perfect example of their new focus on higher handicap players. How do the T200’s perform against a solid player’s distance iron set like the Srixon ZX5 though? Let’s take a look.
Titleist T200 Irons Overview
The T200 irons feature a forged L-shaped face insert and a polymer core.
Both of these features are a testament to the company’s new focus on forgiveness. The polymer core helps to retain swing energy when you miss the sweet spot while the L-shaped forged insert promotes better ball speed on low-face strikes.
Then there is the hollow-body design which is a design that is known to increase forgiveness. When we tested these irons, we were really impressed with the distance overall though. They produce a mid launch so carry distance isn’t great; but they get all their distance from the hollow body design.
With the 4-iron in this set, our testers were averaging a distance of 181 yards! However, they also noted that you still had to be pretty accurate as the blade lengths are pretty short on these irons.
Srixon ZX5 Iron Overview
Srixon calls the Srixon ZX5’s player’s distance irons.
By far, the most impressive thing about them is the combination of a forged SUP10 steel face and a forged 1020 carbon steel body. The metal-wood flexing allowed most of our testers to achieve distance comparable to the T200 irons.
With the 4-iron in this set, our testers averaged a distance of 179 yards after three shots. So while slightly shorter than the T200’s, the Srixon ZX5’s were more forgiving. They have a slightly larger head profile and most of our slow swing speed testers were able to achieve good distance with these irons as opposed to the T200’s.
The Srixon ZX5’s also offer more protection towards the toe thanks to tungsten weighting in the long irons.
In terms of distance, the T200 irons barely outperformed the Srixon ZX5’s. In terms of forgiveness, there was no competition – the Srixon ZX5’s are much more forgiving. We can easily overlook the slight loss in distance in favor of much more forgiveness.