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Expert Review: Srixon ZX7 Single Irons

Published on 04/24/2023 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the iron, which I purchased with my own money in March of 2022.
Dustin Semenza, Golf Expert
By Golf Expert Dustin Semenza

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About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the iron, which I purchased with my own money in March of 2022.

My take

The new Srixon ZX7 Iron is a player’s iron designed to provide a skilled player the playability, feel, and look they desire with their irons. The topline and offset at address look great without looking too much like a blade. The feel off the face is exceptional and creates plenty of ball speed.

About the club I tested

  • Model: 2022 Srixon ZX7 7 iron
  • Loft setting: 34 deg
  • Shaft type: KBS C Taper Tour shaft
  • Shaft flex: X-flex

About me

  • Average score: 77
  • Handicap: 2.4
  • Experience: 24 years of golf
  • Right/Left-Handed: Right-Handed
  • Typical ball flight: High
  • Golf ball used: TaylorMade TP5

Test conditions

  • When I bought the club: March 2022
  • Days tested: 1 day
  • Where I’ve used it: Simulator, range, & courses in Arizona. Most frequently as Longbow golf course in Mesa, AZ.
  • Weather and wind conditions: Played in very windy and calm conditions

How it performs

Distance
5/5
Launch
5/5
Sound
5/5
Workability
5/5
Feel
4/5
Forgiveness
4/5

What I was looking for

I was looking for more of a player’s club that provided great feel and workability. I did not need to increase my distance and wanted to keep the same ball flight I had.

Why I chose this club

Overall, I felt this club checked all the boxes for me. It feels and sounds incredible. It has a more traditional profile at address without making me feel like I am holding a butter knife. Although I was not looking to increase my distance, I did gain 5-7 yards while keeping my high ball flight. The ZX7’s also have incredible value compared to similar clubs in the market.

I was very open-minded when being fit for new irons. I tried several other player’s irons such as Mizuno Pro 223 and Taylormade P7MC, but decided on the ZX7 irons due to their overall performance and incredible value.

What I love about it

  • Distance: Considering the ZX7 iron is categorized as a player’s iron and is not marketed as a player’s distance iron, I definitely feel this was a win since I did gain 5-7 yards with this club. The only concern is with the distance being measured based on the club selection (ie. 7 iron) and not the loft angle. This can be confusing to beginners.
  • Forgiveness: The forgiveness of this club is exactly what I expected on off-center hits. The big surprise for me is how easily they cut through the turf on shots that hit the ground before the ball. I did not lose the kind of distance I would expect on these shots. The tour cavity used on these irons really helps increase distance on those off-centered shots.
  • Feel: The ZX7 iron is one of the best feeling irons on the market. The single-piece forging really creates an incredible feel. I gave 4 stars in this category because the Miura iron was the softest I have hit.
  • Sound: When you hit the ball solid, they sound amazing. You can tell when you hit it solid because it sounds like the ball is compressing and springing off the face. My friend even commented from 10 yards away how great my shot sounded.
  • Workability: These irons are very workable, so I am able to hit a draw or a fade with ease.
  • Shaft Feel: I have played KBS C Taper shafts for several years and they make me feel like I can hit any shot I need to hit.
  • Shaft Performance: The shafts perform as expected with a lower spinning, and lower launch profile.
  • Launch Angle: The launch angle with the ZX7 irons is a little lower than my previous iron, which I actually prefer since I am not losing any distance or spin.
  • Spin: Exceptional spin, especially off the fairway. They come with progressive grooves, so the grooves in the 8i through PW are sharper, narrower, and deeper for more spin.

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Loft: As with most companies these days, Srixon uses stronger lofts in their irons to help promote the idea of increased distance. This is true with the ZX7 irons. Since gaining a lot of distance was not an advantage for me, I actually ordered them 2 degrees weak so the distances and shot trajectories would be similar to my current irons.

Best shot with this club

So far the best shot I hit with this club was on a long par 4 at TPC Stadium course in Scottsdale. I had water on the left and the pin was tucked in the back left of the green behind a bunker. I landed the ball about 3 feet right of the pin and the ball stopped after one bounce, which left me a 6-foot birdied putt.

Value for the money vs. other options

The value of the ZX7 irons is what set them apart from the other options I tested. The Mizuno Pro 223’s were the best feeling iron I tested but also came in a few hundred dollars more than the ZX7s.

Final verdict

I highly recommend Srixon’s ZX7 irons for any player who is looking for a player’s iron that will provide workability without sacrificing too much forgiveness. These irons look great at address and give me confidence out of any lie.

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