Overview: Our Review After Using The Srixon ZX7 Irons for 30 days.
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:
ZX7 IRONS SPECS
Srixon ZX7 Irons Features
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
These measurements further highlight the impressive performance of the Srixon ZX7 Irons.
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.
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
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:
|Srixon ZX7 Irons
|Titleist T100 Irons
|TaylorMade P790 Irons
|Forged 1020 Carbon Steel
|Forged 1025 Carbon Steel
|Forged 4140 Carbon Steel
|SpeedFoam-injected Hollow Cavity
|Tour VT Sole
|Pre-worn Leading Edge
|Thru-Slot Speed Pocket
|Ideal Player Type
|Mid to Low Handicappers
|Mid to Low Handicappers
|All Skill Levels
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!