With so many brands releasing so many clubs it can be hard to keep up, so in this series I’m going to go through the offering brand by brand and talk a little about what I’ve seen from them in a fitting scenario. Today we’re having a look at Srixon.
One of the less lauded brands in the bay, Srixon are criminally underrated in this fitters opinion, With players such as Masters champion, Hideki Matsuyama and Brooks Koepka, Srixon is a brand that golfers really need to start treating as one of the big boys. When it comes to the woods, Srixon’s offering keeps it pretty straightforward, you want to hit it high? ZX5. You want to hit it low? ZX7. With the bigger footprint, the ZX5 may be the more friendly club to look down on but it still offers premium performance, as evidenced by the fact that it’s in both Matsuyama and Koepka’s bag. The rebound frame technology ensures rigidity and flexibility in the right places on the head to ensure the best blend of stability and ball speed in both models. I would really encourage golfers to try these woods purely based on the performance I’ve seen them produce.
Srixon’s iron offering is truly one of the best out there and one of the best at providing a blended set with consistent feel, looks and performance benefits. Consistent across the entire line is the v-sole, a ridge on the sole of the clubs which softens up the leading edge, providing great feeling turd interaction and relief on slightly heavy strikes. Starting with the game improvement ZX4 this club is forgiveness and launch on steroids. Just by looking at the large sole of the club you can see how much help it’s going to provide, however the shape of the topline hide’s this brilliantly so it isn’t too clunky to look down on. In terms of feel mixed with ball speed, launch and stability this club always gives a good account of itself. Getting into the “players cavity” irons you’ll find the ZX5 and ZX7.
With very similar designs these irons both look awesome and provide great performance, the ZX5 providing a little more ball speed and launch, as evidenced by the larger cavity. While the ZX7s have a slightly less techy back portion which allows for more feel and a bit more spin. As mentioned earlier, the continuity moving from one iron to the next means that these two make a great blended set, the the ZX5 providing launch and stability in the longer irons and the feel and spin being provided by the ZX7s when playing shorter iron shots. If you’re after a blade then Srixon don’t overlook that either, with the Z-forged. A sneaky good offering in the repertoire is the ZX utility iron, one of the softest feeling utilities I’ve ever hit. It can be used as a driving iron for distance and control off of the tee, or as a slightly more helpful long iron. This is the major strength of these irons, you can compose a bespoke set, with different strengths and technology while not having to look down on 3 completely different looking and feeling styles of club.
If you’re into your tech and want to read more about what manufacturers currently have to offer, check back in here to see what I’ve found from all of the other companies’ offerings!