Srixon ZX5 Irons Review

Making Player Improvement Irons Even Better Looking

Ryan Heiman
Founder and head author at Independent Golf Reviews

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This is my official review of the Srixon ZX5 Irons. Srixon only sent me a 5 Iron so that is what I will be basing this review on.

I still got a good feel for what these irons are like, here was my experience!

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SRIXON ZX5 IRONS – KEY POINTS
  • ℹ️  About The Srixon ZX5 irons are the best looking player improvement irons. Srixon took their excellent 5 series irons and made even better.

  • ✅  Pros Very straight hitting, long irons with a soft feel.

  • ⛔  Cons Only used the 5 iron.

  • ⛳  Verdict Srixon ZX5 irons check off all the boxes for player improvement irons: great looks, awesome forged feel, easy to launch, forgiving and long.

OVERALL
RATING
GOOD
BUY
Everyone drools over the look of blades, but know that in reality they need to play a much more forgiving club. While I don’t always agree with that theory, for a large majority of golfers, distance and forgiveness is the best thing for their game. If you dive into any stat tracking information you will learn most golfers come up short and most golfers need more forgiveness. While many golfers know this, they still prefer great looking clubs. The Srixon ZX5 irons are the best looking player improvement irons. Srixon took their excellent 5 series irons and made them look and feel even better. These pretty much offer the best of all worlds, great looks, awesome forged feel, plenty of distance and lots of forgiveness.
Typically I review entire sets of irons or at least a combo set of irons to get the best results on-course.  How do they score, how do they transition, how do the long irons compare to the short irons, etc?  Unfortunately COVID-19 impact on Srixon means only a 5-iron arrived for testing.  So I can only offer a review of that single club and its results.  I put in in my Srixon bag with a Z-585 4-iron, ZX7 6 and 7 iron and ZForged 8 and 9 iron.
The first thing that really sets the ZX5 irons in a new class is the improved looks.  It is still and deep undercut cavity back which offers extreme forgiveness and easy launch.  The cavity however is filled with new badge that makes it look almost identical to the ZX7.  The badge also serves to dampen some vibrations making it feel even better than the Z-585 series.
 
The Srixon ZX5 irons have the smooth V-sole for amazing turf interaction.  Srixon has stuck with this over the years as well they should.  It is still my favorite sole of any irons I’ve played because it enters and exits the turf so cleanly.  In all my rounds over the years, Srixon irons offer the best turf interaction of any iron on the market.  While there are minor tweaks to the exact angles and how sharp it is, the overall design idea remains intact model after model.
 
The Srixon ZX5 irons still hit the ball plenty long, I don’t think that has changed, the ZX5 5-iron hits it just as far as the Z-585 iron went.  Launch is still high with a soft landing.  I have the Nippon Pro Modus 3 120 stiff flex shafts in both which has quickly become my gamer shaft of choice.  The smooth feel of the shaft paired with the awesome forged feel of the head makes for a super soft launch and feel on every shot.  They also like to go straight so you don’t need to over think golf shots, just point and launch.
 

Summary

Srixon ZX5 irons check off all the boxes for player improvement irons: great looks, awesome forged feel, easy to launch, forgiving and long.  They really improved the looks category with the new badge while adding just a touch of softness along with maintaining all the other benefits of a deep undercut cavity back iron.    I’m pretty impressed even though I’ve only hit the 5-iron.  You might want to consider a whole set of these great look player improvement irons.

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For more information: www.srixon.com/us/clubs/mens-golf-clubs/irons/zx5-irons/MZX5-EA.html

Quick Hits

➕ Clean looks
➕ Soft feel
➕ Easy to launch
➕ Very straight hitting
➕ Long

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About The Author

Ryan Heiman – Founder and Head Author of Independent Golf Reviews
Ryan has over 10 years of experience testing and writing golf reviews of nearly every brand out there.
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