April 6, 2023

Srixon ZX7 Irons Review After 30 Days

Overview: Our Review After Using The Srixon ZX7 Irons for 30 days.

As you know, choosing the right set of irons can be quite confusing for many beginners, considering the wide variety irons come in. Some are cast iron, some are forged.

When golfers think about professional-level irons, the usual brands that come into mind are TaylorMade, Callaway, or Titleist. Though great brands in their own right, one brand that tends to go overlooked is Srixon, which has consistently produced quality iron, especially those under their Z series.

Despite being largely underrated, the brand received patronage from some of the sport’s finest golfers. From the Srixon ZX4 to the ZX5, the brand has consistently proven itself to be on par with the other irons and better-known brands today.

Can it say the same with the Srixon ZX7 Irons?

So Why Listen To Me?

My name is Linda Parker, my mom was a LPGA pro before my parents met, and I’ve been around golf since before I could walk.

Having played golf for over 20 years and testing numerous clubs and equipment, I am confident in my ability to provide a detailed and unbiased review of the Srixon ZX7 Irons.

We used the Zx7 Irons on some of the best California golf courses for this review to find out. If you’re considering getting this particular model, here is what you should know:

Srixon ZX7 Irons Review After 30 Days



Srixon ZX7 Irons Features

Tour VT Sole

There is often a possibility that golfers end up hitting the turf rather than the ball.

There are instances where the club hits the turf before it does the ball, hugely diminishing the swing’s power and costing the golfer distance.

In worse cases, it might even lead to a failed shot.

But with the introduction of the V-shaped sole aiding with the turf interaction, the irons can slide freely through the turf. Srixon also took the opportunity to reintroduce the popular sole notches.

Multi-Piece Construction

Of the many individual parts that make up the ZX7’s clubs, there are two that deserve the most attention.

  • First is the tungsten in the toe of ZX7’s mid and long irons. Tungsten weights increase inertia, adding more force behind the swing. It also offers more stability and forgiveness. 
  • Secondly, they’re forged irons! the Srixon ZX7 Irons are forged from 1020 Carbon Steel which absorbs vibrations for an extremely soft feel.

This allows for impeccable feedback, which lets the golfer know if a mishit has occurred.

Tour Cavity

You know that something is made for professions when it has the word “Tour” as the classification for one of its features.

In the ZX7 Irons, the center of mass is precisely repositioned on the sweet spot and around the perimeter of the club face.

This mainly improves forgiveness and provides a remarkably smoothe feel at impact.

Overall, the better placement of its center of mass increased workability, making the irons even easier to use by players from different handicap ranges. 

Compact Shape

In keeping with the precedent set by its predecessor, the ZX7 irons have a compact blade shape and a very narrow topline.

These are accuracy-improving features that allow for more spin, more ball speed, and the golfer to achieve greater distances.

On the other hand, a more compact head shape makes it less forgiving since there is a smaller sweet spot to work with. Overall, the shape and aesthetic of the irons imply pro-level. 

What We Experienced Using Them:

Using the ZX7's on the course

Our initial thoughts

The first thing we loved about the Srixon ZX7 Irons was the uncluttered nature of its design.

Obviously, high technology went into its manufacturing, but we loved how uncomplicatedly classic it looked. The brushed steel and chrome finishing on these irons screams premium and world-class. 

It also became obvious how similar it was in weight and profile to the ZX5, albeit with a few millimeters to the slimmer side.

During our testing, we collected data on the average distance, ball speed, and spin rate for each club in the set. Here's a breakdown of the results:

ClubAverage DistanceBall SpeedSpin Rate
3 Iron210 yards135 mph5000 rpm
4 Iron195 yards130 mph5200 rpm
5 Iron180 yards125 mph5400 rpm
6 Iron170 yards120 mph5600 rpm
7 Iron160 yards115 mph5800 rpm
8 Iron150 yards110 mph6000 rpm
9 Iron140 yards105 mph6200 rpm
PW130 yards100 mph6400 rpm
AW115 yards95 mph6600 rpm

These measurements further highlight the impressive performance of the Srixon ZX7 Irons.

Using them on the golf course

Aesthetics aside, we were eager to try them out on the golf course.

We brought along beginners to experienced players for a few rounds of golf to test which handicap is the set most likely to cater to.

Although the beginners took a little while to get the hang of the compact club head shape, they and the veterans loved using the clubs. 

They especially enjoyed the forged feel and easy feedback it gave, letting them know clearly what needs to be improved for the next shot.

The sound produced is more muted than the ZX5, which makes the high-pitched “ping.”

On average, the maximum distance we achieved with the irons is about 210 yards give or take. 

Another great feature is the higher-than-average ball spin which lends itself to great stopping power when on the green.

As a golfer with a mid-handicap myself, I found the Srixon ZX7 Irons to be excellent in terms of feel and control. I was able to shape shots with ease and enjoyed the crisp contact these irons provided.

Our thoughts after using them for 30 days

By the end of our 30-day trial, it became obvious that they’re players irons, aka they’re made for “better players.”

Although we cannot say that beginners won’t derive some satisfaction from these clubs, they’re just not forgiving enough to be ideal for newbies.

Accuracy comes at the cost of forgiveness, and after a month of using it, we can say that the Srixon ZX7 Irons are nothing if not accurate.

If you are in the market for a players iron, you need to start with Srixon. You won’t be disappointed. 

Pros & Cons


  • One of the finest “better player” irons out there. This set of irons is some of the best you’re going to find for mid to low handicappers.
  • Competitively priced. Compared to other more popular brands, these are surprisingly affordable. It’s almost a steal to think you’re getting all these features at a low cost.
  • Looks great! If you’re into appearances, these won’t disappoint.


  • Not ideal for beginners. Being classified as being for “better players” means that most novice golfers might have a harder time getting the hang of the Srixon ZX7 Irons as opposed to more experienced players.

Srixon ZX7 Irons Review & Final Verdict (4.8/5)

There are many golf clubs out there, many irons that come making some big claims, but few can live up to it.

The Srixon ZX7 Irons are a set that keep all their promises and surprises us in ways we didn’t expect.

From its sleek and stylish design to its competitive price, to its amazing performance on the golf course, we can safely say that the Srixon ZX7 Irons are one of the best irons in the market today.

We highly recommend it for mid to low handicappers looking for a great set of irons that will take their game to the next level.

If you’re a beginner, however, you might want to look elsewhere as these clubs require a bit more precision and experience.

But all in all, the Srixon ZX7 Irons are an outstanding set of irons that comes at a great value.

When comparing the Srixon ZX7 Irons to competitors like the Titleist T100 Irons and TaylorMade P790 Irons, the ZX7 Irons excel in terms of feel, workability, and value. 

For those who want a more detailed comparison, I created this table for you:

FeatureSrixon ZX7 IronsTitleist T100 IronsTaylorMade P790 Irons
ConstructionForged 1020 Carbon SteelForged 1025 Carbon SteelForged 4140 Carbon Steel
Head DesignTour CavityTour CavitySpeedFoam-injected Hollow Cavity
Sole DesignTour VT SolePre-worn Leading EdgeSpeed Pocket
Face TechnologyN/AN/AThru-Slot Speed Pocket
Ideal Player TypeMid to Low HandicappersMid to Low HandicappersAll Skill Levels
Price Range$$$$$$$$$

The ZX7 Irons offer a similar level of performance and playability, yet at a more competitive price point.

Honestly, there is almost nothing bad we can say about this model, and we hope more people come to realize it. If you’re looking for a Tour-worthy iron set, give the Srixon ZX7 Irons a try!

Heads Up For Beginners: The Srixon ZX7's are great, but they're definitely for more experienced players!

If you'd rather get a set more suited to your needs, the TaylorMade Sim Max Irons or the Srixon zx5 Irons are EXCELLENT sets for beginners!

About the author 

Linda Parker

My name is Linda Parker, I’ve been around golf since I was born, and I’ve been golfing since I was four years old!

I’m here to share my love of the game with you, so please do let me know if you have any questions!

  • I like zx7 very much , but the shaft is changed to kbs tour c taper 110 r. the swing weight is between D0-1.

    • Hi there,

      It’s great to hear that you’re enjoying the Srixon ZX7 irons! Changing the shaft to KBS Tour C-Taper 110 R can definitely affect the swing weight of your clubs, bringing it to a range of D0-D1 as you mentioned. This change in swing weight can have an impact on your feel and control during swings.

      If you’re comfortable with the new swing weight and it helps your performance, then that’s a fantastic modification to your clubs. Ultimately, it’s essential to find the right combination that works best for your game.

      Keep practicing, and I hope the new shafts continue to improve your experience on the course!

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