Titleist T200 Vs. Srixon ZX7 Irons Comparison Overview

For players seeking acute performance from their irons, attention needs to be paid to the details. For instance, you can’t just assume that because an iron set is forged, it will offer you the kind of feel, consistency and performance you need.

You also need to explore as many options as possible to find the right fit for your game. To that end, we went out and tested the Titleist T200 irons against the Srixon ZX7 irons. Take a look at what we found…

Titleist T200 Irons Overview

The Titleist T200 irons feature a forged L-shaped face insert that enhances feel and has another interesting effect.

The forged insert actually helps promote forgiveness on low face strikes. Keep in mind that while the Titleist T200 irons have the same offset as the T100 irons (minimal), the Titleist T200’s are a bit more forgiving.

Our testers were clocking faster ball speeds and better distance on mis-hits with the Titleist T200 irons according to launch monitor data. The Titleist T200’s also separate themselves from the T100’s and the Srixon ZX7 irons with a hollow-body design.

This significantly increases forgiveness and helps with distance even if you have a moderate swing speed. For example, our testers with 85mph swing speeds and lower were still squeezing 165 yards out of the 7-iron in this set.

Srixon ZX7 Irons Overview

The Srixon ZX7 irons have forged bodies made from 1020 carbon steel.

This gives them a soft feel and incredibly consistent performance. Srixon calls the ZX7’s tour cavity blades which basically means that they have a very shallow cavity that almost looks like a muscle back. Indeed, at address, these irons look like players performance irons.

They have narrower soles and a thinner topline than their cousins the ZX5 irons and the Titleist T200 irons. They also played a bit better from the rough thanks to a tapered sole design that gets wider as it stretches towards the toe.

However, only our lower handicap testers were able to get good distance with these irons. That being said, the same low handicap testers were getting much better distance from the ZX7 7-iron: 175 yards compared to 165 yards from the Titleist T200’s.

The Srixon ZX7’s will also give you better spin control from the scoring irons. This, to us, makes them the superior irons even if the Titleist T200’s are more forgiving.

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.

Titleist T200 First Impressions

You can tell just by looking at them that the Titleist T200 irons are player’s irons

The first thing you will notice about these irons is the size of the head. The Titleist T200 feature a player’s profile shape and a very thin topline. However, the Titleist T200’s also have strong lofts which becomes apparent pretty quickly.

You wouldn’t expect the high level of feel that you get from these irons just by looking at them though. The engineered muscle back plates are tuned to enhance feedback and feel while at the same time dampening unwanted vibrations.

The Titleist T200 can surprise in terms of forgiveness and distance too. While certainly not the longest or most forgiving irons in the T series, the L-shaped face insert helps expand the sweet spot out towards the toe.

What advanced players will be able to enjoy almost immediately is the feel from the forged face insert. These irons give an unmistakable forged feel that low handicappers will go crazy for.

The “Max Impact” polymer insert also helps out with ball speed. It acts as a springboard behind the face to push the ball further and faster. The only catch is that you pretty much have to hit the ball dead-center to benefit from the Max Impact insert.

The Titleist T200 feature a unique combination of features that mostly improve feel and accuracy.

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

Titleist T200 Irons Selling Points

  • Tight shot dispersion
  • Tight shot dispersion
  • Amazing feel from the forged face insert
  • Great for low handicappers
  • Tour-grade irons
  • Plenty of premium shafts to choose from
  • They produce high-arcing shots

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 Titleist T200 Irons For?

It’s apparent that the Titleist T200 irons were designed for advanced, low handicap players.

The Titleist T200 irons are definitely for low handicap player who are seeking irons that feel really nice. They would also be a good fit for you if you like to shape your shots and need higher spin rates and more accuracy.

The T Series

The T series of irons from Titleist run the gamut from beginner-friendly sets to ones reserved for tour-level players.

The great thing about the T series is that every kind of player can benefit from them. They all have technologically advanced features but each one was designed for a specific skill level.

Distance: 92/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 88/100

Feel and Control: 96/100

Value: 92/100

Overall Rating: 94/100

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