Expert Review: Srixon ZX4 IronsPublished on 04/24/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the iron set, which I tested for 2 days in February of 2023.
All photos courtesy of David L. Brown
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the iron set, which I tested for 2 days in February of 2023.
The Srixon ZX4 Iron Set is one of the better sets on the market. These clubs are crazy consistent and fly off the face in a hurry. I recommend these to a beginner or someone who is competing at a high level.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2021 Srixon ZX4
- Loft setting: 21-49 degrees
- Shaft type: UST Recoil 760 ES
- Shaft flex: Regular
- Average score: 79
- Handicap: 7
- Experience: 22 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Left-Handed
- Typical ball flight: High
- Golf ball used: PRO V1
- Club swing speed: 97mph
- When I tested the club: February 2023
- Days tested: 2
- Where I’ve used it: Simulator
- Weather and wind conditions: Inside Simulator
How it performs
What I was looking for
My irons are 14 years old. I can’t give them up but recently have been looking to make an upgrade. I heard about Srixon’s ZX4 set and had to give them a try. Boy, I’m glad I did. I almost walked out with new irons after five swings.
Why I chose to test this club
I did not end up buying these irons as the timing wasn’t right, but the Srixon ZX4 irons are one of the most consistent, forgiving irons I have swung. I was consistently hitting the ball straighter with a high draw and carrying the ball 10 yards further than my old set. Even when I felt the ball come off the toe, it still traveled straight and landed within 10 yards of my “pure” iron shots.
What I love about it
- Distance: The distance is crazy. Each iron easily added 10 yards. My current 7 iron is dialed in at 170, and I carried the ball consistently at 180-181 with the ZX4s.
- Forgiveness: These are some of the most forgiving irons on the market. They advertise a VT sole design that allows forgiveness all along the face, and it checks out. The contact in the middle and off the toe had very little disparity.
- Feel: These irons and hybrids have a tremendous feel to them. They are lightweight, and I could tell when I really connected on a pure shot.
- Workability: I could move the ball from left to right with a high draw pretty consistently, so I was pleased with the workability they offer.
- Adjustability: Straightforward with no adjustability features. I don’t need anything fancy. I prefer standard stock items, so I was happy with how they performed.
- Shaft Feel: The UST Recoil 760 ES are lightweight and easy to swing.
- Aesthetic Appeal: Sleek, simple design looks cool from behind when addressing the ball.
- Launch Angle: A little high, but I hit a draw, so I preferred that the ball go higher so it lands softly onto the green.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Sound: Average sound. Nothing crazy about them, but nothing to truly get excited about.
- Shaft Performance: Irons felt great. The hybrid shaft was set at regular flex, so if one is considering the hybrids, they should be properly fitted for the correct shaft that matches their swing speed.
- Grip Feel: Standard. I like custom grips on my irons, so I would replace them with new grips once purchased.
- Spin: The spin rate was a little higher than I would have liked. I was hovering around 8,000 rpms with a 7 iron but lowered it slightly as I hit more balls.
Best shot with this club
The first shot into the simulator, I struck it pure. I was hitting a 7 iron and looking to be around 165-170; to my amazement, it was 180.1 yards. These irons are ridiculous when it comes to distance and continue to hover around the 180 mark with my 7 iron on the following swings.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Srixon ZX4 Iron Set runs around $770 retail. I think this is an amazing buy if someone is looking to upgrade their irons. Most top-end iron sets (TaylorMade P790 and Callaway Apex irons) are above the $1,000 mark alone, and when one adds hybrids, they start pushing over $1,500. The Srixon ZX4 stays well below that price range, which I believe is affordable for someone looking to improve their overall game.
The Srixon ZX4 Iron Set unlocks crazy distance and consistency. The sleek design drew me in, and once I started hitting bombs, I wanted everyone to know these clubs were the real deal. So anyone looking to break 90 or compete in their club championship should give these irons a try.
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