Srixon’s New ZX Irons

Srixon, a Japan-based sports equipment brand, has produced a new line of golf clubs called the ZX5 and ZX7 series.

ORLANDO, Florida – Srixon’s new ZX irons, the ZX5 and ZX7, were designed using sophisticated computer software combined with the company’s years of experience making high performance clubs.

Fast Facts Srixon ZX5 irons:

Game improvement category irons

Forged 1025 steel body

Forged Sup10 stainless steel face

Milled pattern cavity back

Tungsten toe weight

Progressive grooves by loft

V-shaped sole

Stock shafts: Nippon N.S. PRO Modus3 Tour 105, UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Graphite

Stock grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360

5-iron loft 24°, pitching wedge loft 44°

Available Jan.6, 2021, 8-piece set $1,299.99 (steel) or $1,399.99 (graphite)

Fast Facts Srixon ZX7 irons:

Player category irons

Forged cavity back 1020 carbon steel

Tungsten toe weight long/medium irons

Progressive grooves by loft

V-shaped sole

Stock shaft: Nippon N.S. PRO Modus3 Tour 120

Stock grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360

5-iron loft 25°, pitching wedge loft 46°

Available Jan.6, 2021, 8-piece set $1,299.99 (steel only)

Srixon’s Z85 iron series introduced back in 2018 immediately received top reviews and the new ZX family is an update with the ZX5 replacing the Z585s and the ZX7 the Z785. Making use of the latest technology and sophisticated software the company says testing shows performance was improved for both models compared with their predecessors.

“While the new ZX Irons are gorgeous to look down at, it’s the technology inside that’s even more exciting,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development. “Hotter faces designed using AI optimization delivers more speed. Meanwhile, varying grooves throughout the iron set gives golfers consistent distance control, and forged construction helps them feel incredible at impact.”

The ZX5s though definitely a game-improvement iron due to the deep cavity, wider sole and perimeter weighting of the frame construction do have some of the look of a players-category iron at address with relatively little offset and the same topline width as the ZX7s. This should be attractive to those wanting or needing the forgiveness of a game improvement club while keeping the less cluttered looks of a pure blade. Both models have progressive grooves, i.e., in the 8-iron through pitching wedge they are sharper, narrower, and deeper for more spin than in the 3- through 7-iron.

There is no question the ZX7s are designed to be played by the best professionals and amateurs with a significantly narrower and shorter blade length than the ZX5s. The design is built around providing the consistent shot making and workability elite players are looking for.

Ed is a national award-winning golf journalist and has carried on a lifelong love affair with the game. His work covering the business of golf, equipment, golf personalities and travel is prominently featured in numerous print and electronic publications. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him, Ed still plays regularly and carries a handicap of 4. He lives on a water hazard in suburban Orlando. His email address is

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