SRIXON ZX7 gold

SRIXON ZX7

The Verdict:

 The simplicity of this iron’s compact appearance belies the fact there is considerable technological imagination beneath the surface. The tour-like cavity design allows for two things: additional weight on the perimeter for forgiveness and more mass behind the sweet spot for a powerful feel at impact. To minimize the loss of ball speed on off-center strikes, Srixon uses a single-piece 1020 carbon-steel clubhead with tungsten weights in the toe area of the 3- through 7-irons.

However, speed without control is a dealbreaker in a players iron. To ensure the proper amount of spin on each iron, Srixon’s designers created different groove patterns for the long and short irons. On the 3- through 7-irons, the grooves are wider. In the 8-iron through pitching wedge, they are deeper and closer together to produce consistent spin throughout the set. An updated Tour VT sole features a higher bounce angle toward the leading edge that tapers and less bounce on the trailing edge for better turf interaction. A notch in the heel—a preference of the company’s tour staff—also helps with working the ball, and a thin topline with little offset provides an appealing look for better players.

Loft:

 7-iron: 32 degrees; PW: 46 degrees

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COMMENTS

Low-Handicapper The sole offers a ton of help through the ball. It’s as solid a feeling as you’re going to get in any players iron. They look pretty cool, too.
Mid-Handicapper A consistent look and feel across all the irons that translated to a consistent ball flight. Love the classic finish.
High-Handicapper A sharp-looking and innovative design. The quality of the feedback from the club was first-rate.