Srixon have announced details of their second generation ZX irons, said to deliver both performance and incredible feel and building on the very popular range that was first introduced in 2020.
There are four irons available in the new lineup, including an update for the Z-Forged irons which were used by Hideki Matsuyama to win The Masters in 2021, as well as a new ZX Mk II Utility Iron.
The new ZX7 irons are said to be "designed for the best ball-strikers in the world", as a players iron with an emphasis on feel.
All-new for this iron is the PureFrame technology, which reduces unwanted vibrations to improve feel and is forged into the body of the iron, just behind the sweet spot. It is an 80% thicker section of carbon steel which provides the soft and solid feeling that better players demand from their irons.
The rest of the iron range benefits from the second generation of the MainFrame technology, with a variable thickness pattern of grooves, channels and cavities that are milled into the back of the face on the ZX5, ZX5 and ZX Mk II Utility.
This maximises flex at impact and improves ball speed, whilst also moving weight away from the face and towards the toe for more forgiveness and consistency on every shot.
The irons also feature the same Tour VT Sole and sole notches that have been seen on past Srixon irons including the previous ZX5 and ZX7 models.
The sole's v-shaped design helps to keep clubhead speed up during impact for better strikes and turf interaction, while the sole notches reduce the amount of the clubhead that comes into contact with the ground for more versatility.
Rounding out the lineup is the new Z-Forged II, a muscle back blade with compact shaping which is all about providing feel and precise control. They have been designed in conjunction with Srixon's tour players so get ready to see them on your TV screens this summer, as they are designed for skilled players.
A summary of the technologies in the new ZX Mk II irons is as follows:
- PureFrame - An 80% thicker portion of carbon steel in the ZX7 head which is placed where you strike the ball, enhancing feel at impact.
- MainFrame - A variable thickness pattern of grooves, channels and cavities to maximise flex at impact.
- Tour VT Sole - Emphasises turf interaction to encourage a smooth glide through fairway, rough and sand to help improv your strike without losing speed.
- Progressive Grooves - The 3-7 irons feature wider grooves which are ideal for longer shots in all conditions. The 8-GW have deeper, closer grooves that enhance spin on approach shots. Laser milling between all of the grooves enhances friction in all conditions.
- Forged Multi-Piece Construction - The forged SUP10 face on the ZX Mk II Utility is strong yet light to increase face flex at impact for enhanced speed and distance. A forged 1020 carbon steel body absorbs vibrations to produce a softer feel.
The technologies driving the exceptional performance of the ZX Mk II irons are really exciting to launch and get into golfer's hands. Longer distances, improved feel, more control, and greater consistency are seen throughout each new iron set, and they provide a seamless transition for building a combo set.
Lionel Caron, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Srixon Sports Europe
The new Srixon ZX Mk II iron lineup is available from 1st March at the following RRPs:
ZX4/ZX5/ZX7/Z Forged II - £999 (6-PW)
ZX Mk II Utility - £219 (Steel)
If you enjoyed this, you may also like:
Srixon ZX7 Irons Review
Ping G430 Irons Review