Srixon ZX Mk II Utility Iron Review
Easy to Hit Long iron?
I played 6 rounds of golf with the Srixon ZX Mk II Utility Iron in my bag. It is the second version the ZX Utility Iron. It is an upgraded version of an accurate, long, yet forgiving, and easier hitting long iron. 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 ZX Mk II Utility Iron for 2023.
The jokes goes something like this: If you are playing golf during a lightning storm, just hold up your 2-iron and you’ll be safe, because even God can’t hit it. Long irons have long been the despised clubs in many golfers bags that they carry for no real reason. Thankfully most manufactures don’t make 2, 3 and even sometimes 4-irons are part of sets any more. It is because long irons are just too hard to hit for the average golfer. They have been replaced with 5, 7 and 9 woods or 2, 3, and 4 hybrids. Did Srixon crack the code for the long iron? The Srixon ZX MkII Utility Iron is the second version of an easy to hit and accurate long iron.
The Srixon ZX MkII Utility Iron continues to be the best looking hybrid/utility iron on the market. They made some very subtle changes to the looks and design. Most of the changes are internal. At first glance in pictures I thought it was a blade. The hollow body is compact and clean from every angle. They could easily make an entire set of these and you’d think player rather than game improvement. The offset is minimal and the shape is clean. This club really appeals to the better golfer, especially as a long iron/hybrid alternative.
The Srixon ZX MkII Utility Iron isn’t just about looks, it performs. They squeezed just a little more out of the second version with their mainframe technology. It is a variable thickness patterned milled into the back of the face to create even more consistent speed. This also means more consistent shots. I think this may have solved the mystery of difficult to hit long irons. This club is the most consistent club I have ever hit in a long iron. Honestly I’ve hit 1 bad shot with it so far; that is range time and on-course play. Even that was a chunk that went straight, just not full distance. Otherwise every single shot has been straight and consistent distance. This is a 210-220 yard club. I went a little lower loft this time which gives me even more versatility to squeeze a few more yards out of the utility iron. It is just repeat, repeat, repeat: straight 215 yards.
Why the Srixon ZX MkII Utility Iron works so well I can’t completely pinpoint. The Recoil Dart 90 F4 shaft pairs perfectly with the 18* 2-iron head which actually launches easily, the spin is in a consistent middle/low range, the feel is an amazing combo of pop and solid, the v-sole is compact and interacts with the turf nicely. It is one of those combos that just plain works shot after shot.
Srixon ZX Mk II 18* Utility Iron Stats
Data from Flightscope Xi Tour Launch Monitor
➜ Spin: 3677 rpms
➜ Launch Angle: 18.1*
➜ Dispersion: 3.0 yds
➜ Club Head Speed: 96.1 mph
➜ Ball Speed: 131.4 mph
➜ Total Distance: 220.9 yds
➜ Carry Distance: 210.6 yds
Can you hit a 2 iron? The Srixon ZX MkII Utility Iron might be the easiest to hit long iron ever made. I’ve found it to be one of the most consistent club in my bag. It looks like a blade, feels amazing and consistently hits the ball straight and on distance. I would have never guessed that a 2-iron could be so consistent, but Srixon pulled it off and I’m really happy with it. This second version offers subtle changes to the original that make it longer and even more consistent.
For more information: Srixon Website
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