Srixon Z-Forged II Irons Review

If You Play With Feel, These Irons Will Reward Your Play.

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Ryan Heiman
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I played 3 rounds of golf with the Srixon Z-Forged II  Irons in my bag paired with other Srixon ZX Irons in a combo set. It is the second version the Z-Forged Irons.  It is an upgraded version of their best feeling irons that offer workablity and playability. Along with outdoor testing, I also got to test it indoors in the Office by Carls Place DIY Sim which collected data on my FlightScope Xi Tour Launch Monitor.

Here is my overall experience and thoughts on the Srixon Z-Forged II Irons for 2023.


Do you want to play blades?  If you want to play blades, then play blades.  Don’t let the internet trolls decide what irons you should play.  If you are a 20 handicap, maybe they are not the best performing irons for your game; but if you can “feel” you way around the course, shape the ball, and hit the ball fairly accurately, then enjoy some of the best feeling blades that reward the better golfer. I used a Srixon Z-Forged II iron in  a combo set with other Srixon irons so this focuses on the short irons, but I could easily go Srixon Z-Forged II Irons top to bottom of the bag with great feel and results.

The Srixon Z-Forged II irons are a fairly drastic design departure from previous models.  They carved out 2 big sections of the muscle in the heel and in the toe and moved it behind the sweet spot.  This creates almost like a mini reverse cavity.  All the “beef” of the club is directly behind the ball at impact.  Srixon calls it PUREFRAME. This creates one of the purest, most powerful feels at impact in a blade.  It also has plenty of the weight and muscle low for launch and control.  The reverse cavity still has some forgiveness.  They are not as hard to hit as some might think.  The design works to 

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The Srixon Z-Forged II Irons look amazing in the bag and behind the ball.  There thin top line, lack of offset and compact shape just yells performance to me.  I know I can’t get lazy or wild with my swing, so good concentration and quality swings get rewarded with accuracy and feel.  I could throw darts at the greens with these irons.  The distance control and flight control are amazing.  While workability isn’t necessary, it can be fun to execute different shots on command when necessary to attack the back pin, move the ball against the wind, or shape it to get avoid trouble.  All of this comes with amazing feel.   There is nothing better than pure “blade” strikes and the Srixon Z-Forged II irons are as good as they look.

One of the mainstays of Srixon irons that set them apart from the competition is the V.T. Sole.  The Srixon Z-Forged II irons have the distinct dual sole which creates the best turf interaction in the business. The ability to cut the turf a little with the leading edge, but still exit cleanly and the versatility that the V.T. Sole offers is unmatched.  While I only played the Z-Forged II irons as a pitching wedge in my combo set, the on-course function of these irons rewards the better golfer with great feel and performance.  While forgiveness is found in their other irons, these aren’t that hard to hit either.  The V.T. Sole, the “reverse” cavity, the pure feel, the easy launch all means playability.

Srixon Z-Forged II Iron PW Stats

Data from Flightscope Xi Tour Launch Monitor

 Spin: 9431 rpms

 Launch Angle: 40.1*

Dispersion: 2.2 yds

 Club Head Speed: 90.0 mph

 Ball Speed: 93.5 mph

 Total Distance: 120.9 yds

 Carry Distance: 118.6 yds


If you like to feel your irons and play your game with feel, then the Srixon Z-Forged II Irons are one of the best blade irons on the market.  They were designed in coordination with tour pros so you offer performance at the highest level that even good amateur irons players can benefit from the V.T. Sole and muscle-back design.  When feel is what you want with workability and playabiltiy, Srixon Z-Forged II irons should be at the top of your list to demo and bag.

For more information: Srixon Website

Srixon Z-Forged II Irons – KEY POINTS
  • ℹ️  About: Srixon updated their entire line of woods and irons for 2023. The Z-Forged II irons are a dramatic update to one of their best feeling clubs which offer workablity and yet are very playable for low handicap golfers.

  • ✅  Pros: Best feel, Workablity, V.T. Sole, Amazing looks, Accurate, Controlable launch.

  • ⛔  Cons: Limited offset and fogiveness.

  • ⛳  Verdict: Srixon continued their impressive and underrated irons with the Z-Forged II blades. They offer everything a low handicap golfer wants: great feel, good turf interaction, great looks, and performance. If you want to play with more feel and great rewarded with great shots, check out the Srixon Z-Forged II irons.


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Ryan Heiman – Founder and Head Author of Independent Golf Reviews
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