Expert Review: Srixon ZX HybridPublished on 03/14/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the club, which I purchased with my own money in July of 2022.
All photos by Alex Rothery
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the club, which I purchased with my own money in July of 2022.
The Srixon ZX Hybrid is tailored to golfers looking for a hybrid with lower spin rates and mid launch. Srixon uses a unique rebound frame technology in the clubface that promotes a tremendous amount of forgiveness while also incorporating extra distances.
About the club I own
- Model: 2022 Srixon ZX (3H, 4H)
- Loft setting: 19 and 22 degrees
- Shaft type: Project X EvenFlow Riptide
- Shaft flex: Stiff
- Average score: 80-82
- Handicap: 12
- Experience: 10+ years playing golf
- Right/Left-handed: Right-handed
- Typical ball flight: High fade
- Golf ball used: TaylorMade Tour Response, Callaway ERC Soft Triple Track, Callaway SuperSoft
- Club swing speed: 90-95 mph
- When I bought the club: July 2022
- Days tested: 14 days
- Where I’ve used it: At multiple driving ranges and a couple rounds at Hulman Links and Idle Creek golf courses
- Weather and wind conditions: Very dry, and a partially wet course the day following heavy rain
How it performs
What I was looking for
I have been struggling with keeping consistent yardages with my longer irons. I was looking to upgrade my current hybrids with the hope of seeing some better yardages while keeping a mid launch.
Why I chose this club
The club is advertised as giving a Tour-look at address, while also providing the forgiveness the every day golfer needs. I also considered the TaylorMade Stealth and SIM2 hybrids because of their lower-profile look and design. I went with the Srixon as it offered a slightly similar look and came at a great price point.
What I love about it
- Distance: The club did not disappoint with its distances. I saw a 10 to 15-yard increase in my yardages. This comes from the club’s rebound frame that helps focus more energy into the ball, especially when players catch it square on the face.
- Forgiveness: This club face was built with a lower center of gravity along the crown which optimizes the forgiveness. Mis-hits are still not seeing the same yardages but shots tend to stay relatively straight.
- Shaft Feel: The Project X EvenFlow Riptide shaft has a great look to it. The shaft is slightly heavier at 88g, but this is great for the faster-swinging golfers looking to aid their consistency. There is low-to-mid launch and spin with this as well.
- Shaft Performance: The shaft performed as advertised. I was getting high-arching hybrid shots with my older Adams Idea hybrid, and this Project X is now giving excellent mid ball height.
- Launch Angle: The club and the shafts provided are designed to promote low mid spin and launch on their shots. I struggled with higher-launching shots prior to these hybrids and have since done well with keeping the ball at that mid launch angle.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Sound: At first the sound made me feel I was not catching the ball cleanly because it gives somewhat of a dead or dulled feedback. The club’s rebound frame technology is a design I have not hit before and the difference in the sound from the clubface may be due to this. Golfers who want that clean sounding feedback on their shots may not like this quality.
- Grip Feel: I went with the standard Golf Pride grips that come stock with the club. While these do have a soft feel to them, they also wear very quickly. I would continuously have the grip’s black texture rubbing off onto my hands at each round or range session. I plan to change these out soon.
Best shot with this club
I had a par 3 that was 215 yards. With my 4 hybrid I sat the ball 12 feet from the cup. Even with a fairly wet green my ball took one bounce and rolled out a foot.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Srixon ZX Hybrid is an incredible value as the price is well below that of its competitors. These hybrids are notably cheaper than the Callaway Rogue ST Max and the TaylorMade Stealth hybrids while providing the same distance and forgiveness advantages.
With its low-profile design and unmatched forgiveness, the Srixon ZX Hybrid is a great club to have in any golfer’s bag. The newly-designed rebound frame gives golfers excellent distances, and a recent reduction in its price makes this an amazing value.