Srixon ZX7 Irons Review

Small Tweaks for Even Greater Irons

Ryan Heiman
Founder and head author at Independent Golf Reviews

Srixon ZX7 Irons

This is my official Srixon ZX7 Irons Review.

I was able to use these irons on the course for a few rounds and got a great feel for them for this review.

Here is what my experience was like and how they performed!

Srixon ZX7 Irons
Srixon ZX7 Irons – Overview
OVERALL
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The Srixon 7 line has been one of my favorites for the last handful of seasons. Going back a few generations now they have been the best of all worlds for my game: compact, minimal offset, some forgiveness and V-sole. That combination of features has helped me score very well with these irons in the bag. Each version seems to have a slight tweak from the previous version. This model, Srixon changed up the badging and reduced some numbers, calling them simply ZX7 irons. The major change is how they carved out the cavity back of this irons to shift the CG a tiny bit. This little change made a great iron ever greater.
If you have read Independent Golf Reviews before you know we do our testing on-course over multiple rounds.  We believe in real world testing under real golf conditions.  1,000s of shots in a simulator is great, hitting balls in your garage can give you some information, but when the iron hits the turf, the real world results actually matter.  Typically I like to do full iron sets to test the full range of clubs along with playing complete rounds with one iron model, but Srixon was only able to send a 6 and 7 iron in the ZX7 line.  I paired these with the Z-Forged and ZX5 irons for a combo set.  This is a great option if you need more forgiveness in the long irons and more workability in the short irons, but I think the ZX7 offers everything you might want straight through the whole set.
The Srixon ZX7 irons are a tweaking of the 7 series irons.  At address you won’t see much difference, and turf interaction is going to be very similar. (Which by the way is still the best with the V-sole) The real changes came in the cavity where weight is slightly tweaked.  The ZX7 irons appear to have a little more weight shifted toward the toe which will pull the CG away from the hosel.  This creates an even more solid feeling at impact and a better balanced head.  The 3i-7i of the ZX7 irons already have tungsten out on the toe for this very reason, shifting some of the cavity weight for the whole set only help improve impact feel and balance.
The Srixon ZX7 irons are a players iron that pros play and lower handicap amateurs can play with great success.  They aren’t quiet as demanding as the Z-Forged (which actually aren’t that hard to hit either) but much more compact with less offset compared to the ZX5 irons.  I also like a traditional distance with the ZX7 irons so I don’t need to add extra wedges to fill gaps.  The 6 iron hits right around that 175 number which is exactly what I’m looking for in my irons.  The thin top line sits very nicely behind the ball.  I find compact, minimal offset irons fit my eye and my swing very well.  The ZX7 irons proved  that great accuracy can be had even in a 6 and 7 iron.
 

Srixon ZX7 6 Iron Stats

Data from Flightscope Xi Tour Launch Monitor

 Spin: 6031 rpms

 Launch Angle: 20.6*

 Club Head Speed: 79.8 mph

Dispersion: 3.3 yds

 Ball Speed: 122.8 mph

 Total Distance: 176.9 yds

 Carry Distance: 171.2 yds

Summary

Srixon continues to impress with their irons.  The ZX7 is a tweaked to make them even greater than previous versions.  If you are in the market for a players irons, you need to start with Srixon.  You won’t be disappointed.  They offer great looks, excellent performance and can blend nicely into a mix and match set of combo irons.

Check the price online: GlobalGolf.com

For more information:  www.srixon.com/us/clubs/mens-golf-clubs/irons/zx7-irons

Quick Hits

➕ Compact head
➕ Nice looks
➕ Excellent balance
➕ Solid at impact
➕ Forgiving enough
➕ V-sole is amazing

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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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