The Srixon ZX5 contains a lot of technology. It is designed as a multi-piece construction. This also allows, for example, that the clubface can be manufactured in a separate production step. This is the first time Srixon is using the so-called "Main Frame". The optimal shape and weight distribution of the clufbace was determined with the help of artificial intelligence in countless tests. The basic idea is as follows: the hits of a player are simulated and the clubface is then optimised for maximum but also constant ball speed. So it is not only about getting the most out of your good strikes, but also about the typical hitting pattern of an amateur golfer - which unfortunately is usually anything but optimal. The same concept is also applied to the Srixon Utility iron.
Apart from the club face, a lot of technology is used in the other parts of the iron as well. For example, the tungsten insert in the toe of all long irons. This helps to optimise the MOI, i.e. to provide more stability when hitting outside the sweet spot. The use of tungsten in the back of the clubface is especially important for optimising ball speed. At this point you also notice that it is a "two piece construction". The balls develop more speed and the feeling at impact is less direct than, for example, with the Srixon ZX7, which is only made from one piece. This is the compromise you have to make when you choose an iron like the Srixon ZX5. But with the ZX5 you maximise forgiveness and ball speed.
The Srixon ZX5 is also equipped with progressive grooves. This means that the short irons from 8 to PW have significantly more and deeper grooves than the long irons. This not only allows for more spin, but also a lower variance in ball speed. The result is better length control, which is often crucial with short irons.
The sole of the Srixon ZX5 is comparatively wide, but has the typical Srixon V shape. This shape is especially helpful for clubs that are too "fat", but also gives a better feedback on optimal hits than irons with a traditional and wider sole shape.
The Srixon ZX5 can be ideally combined with the Srixon ZX7, e.g. as a combo set with Srixon ZX5 in irons 4 to 6 and Srixon ZX7 in irons 7 to PW. Srixon has recognized the trend of combo sets and has already matched both irons exactly to this trend. This means that ZX5 and ZX7 are practically the same size and have the same topline thickness. So you will not notice any difference from the setup position. Although the Srixon ZX5 is 1° stronger, this is put into perspective with a slightly higher launch. Both Srixon irons are made of soft steel, so that a subsequent change of loft and lie is easily possible. ExactGolf provides this service to our customers at no extra cost.
The Srixon ZX5 is available in countless shafts from leading manufacturers such as Nippon, Dynamic Gold, KBS, Project X, Mitsubishi and Steelfiber. Irons 5 to PW are also available for left-handed players.
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Srixon ZX5 Lofts and Specs
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About Srixon Golf
Srixon is definitely one of the manufacturers who are clearly underestimated. If you would ask a golfer from Europe if the name Srixon means something to him and what he associates with it, the answer would probably be "balls". This is also where Srixon's core competence lies - precisely because they have been manufacturing balls for 90 years and hold over 800 patents. Srixon is without doubt one of the leading manufacturers of premium golf balls and offers a very wide range of products.
When it comes to golf clubs, however, the Japanese manufacturer does not have to hide and has made extreme progress in recent years. With the new ZX series at the latest, Srixon also makes use of innovations that ensure the best possible performance. For example, Srixon relies on artificial intelligence in the development of the ZX5's clubface. There is another major manufacturer that does this and is making a big deal about it. Srixon is stacking up and concentrating more on developing excellent clubs than on marketing.
This can be seen in the sponsored tour players. Although Srixon has some very good players under contract, such as Keegan Bradley, GMac and Shan Lowry, the Japanese manufacturer is far less aggressive than many of its competitors. Srixon is also more present on the Asian Tour than in Europe or the PGA Tour.