Expert Review: Srixon ZX7 DriverPublished on 05/23/2023 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the driver, which I purchased with my own money in May of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Andrew Abbott
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the driver, which I purchased with my own money in May of 2022.
The Srixon ZX7 Driver is designed to increase distance and control, and is perfect for golfers looking to optimize their yardages and minimize their spin.
About the club I own
- Model: 2021 Srixon ZX7
- Loft setting: 9.5
- Shaft type: Hzrdus Smoke Black
- Shaft flex: X-stiff
- Average score: 70
- Handicap: +2
- Experience: 5 years of golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Typical ball flight: Mid-low
- Golf ball used: TaylorMade TP5x
- Club swing speed: 120 mph
- When I bought the club: May 2022
- Days tested: 60+
- Where I’ve used it: Trackman simulator and various golf courses
- Weather and wind conditions: Rain, wind, warm, and cold climates
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for a new driver that would minimize spin because I naturally spin my driver too much. I also wanted a driver that looked and sounded good.
Why I chose this club
I was between this driver and the TaylorMade Stealth. I ultimately went with this driver for a few reasons. The first was that I was able to get a discount, so it was a little cheaper. I also bought the ZX7 because it had extremely low spin with a traditional head shape and a great sound.
What I love about it
- Distance: This driver goes extremely far in comparison to most drivers on the market. Due to the low-spin features of this driver, I am able to maximize my distance off the tee with a great launch angle and low spin mixed with higher swing speeds. Players who choose to buy this driver will certainly notice an increase in distance from their previous model.
- Forgiveness: Due to the low-spin features, mishits are accentuated and happen to be even worse than with a high-forgiveness driver. Although for this low-spin model of driver, the forgiveness is on par with the rest of its competitors. I never struggle to keep the driver on line and the sweet spot is quite large—which is great for maximizing distance and hitting more fairways.
- Feel: This driver is not the best-feeling driver I tested, however it is still very good. The TaylorMade Stealth models are the best feeling and sounding drivers on the market. Although the Srixon holds its own; it still feels very good and springy off the face with a soft-impact feel.
- Sound: This driver sounds great in my opinion; just like tour players when they hit the ball.
- Workability: This driver has been awesome for me being able to work the ball both ways. My preferred shot shape is a power fade, and I have not had any problems hitting that shot. I sometimes struggle to hit a small draw, but with this club I have not had any problems.
- Adjustability: This driver has an adjustable loft sleeve allowing players to add or subtract a degree of loft from the standard loft setting, as well as adjust the club to be a degree flat. Furthermore, this allows players to easily swap out shafts for whatever reason they may need. Finally, one can purchase additional weights to adjust the swing weight of the club.
- Shaft Feel: The Hzrdus Black golf shafts feel amazing. They are extremely stiff allowing me to feel where the club head is at all times. However, at impact it provides a strong powerful feeling that gives me confidence in the power that is being released into the golf ball.
- Shaft Performance: The shaft has been amazing for me. It is a low spin and low launch shaft to provide me with the optimal numbers to maximize distance without sacrificing spin and control. This allows me to hit this club with confidence that it will go far enough but still spin.
- Launch Angle: This club is designed to launch the ball low, which has been helpful for me, as I typically launch the ball too high. The lower launch angle is great for maximizing both distance and control.
- Spin: The Srixon ZX7 is mainly designed for minimal spin to help players increase driving distance and workability. This driver does all of those things really well. I think players who need less spin with their drives will greatly benefit from the low spin function of this driver.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Grip Feel: This club came with the Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip when I first purchased it. Although the grip felt great when I first got it, I have found it wears out very quickly; within 20–30 rounds the grip started to wear away and became very slick. I recommend the Z-Grip Cord Grips for a firm and tacky grip, or the MCC for a softer, long-lasting grip.
- Aesthetic Appeal: I personally am not the biggest fan of how this driver looks. The sole of the club looks nice, however I do not like the crown of the driver. The crown is a glossy black and carbon combo which I think looks cheap. However, the new MK II driver models from Srixon have a matte-black finish which looks much better.
Best shot with this club
I was playing a short 325-yard par 4, so I chose to hit this driver as hard as I could. I hit it perfectly with a baby fade and ultimately landed just short of the green. The ball skipped up on to the green, leaving me 20 feet for an eagle putt. I missed the putt but left myself with a tap-in putt for birdie.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Srixon ZX7 Driver is the least expensive option when compared to other competitors like the Callaway Rogue ST, and TaylorMade Stealth. It’s a high-quality, low-spin driver, and its price point compared to these other options does not indicate poor performance. I personally believe the ZX7 driver is the best value for money driver on the market—a lower price tag with the same distance and workability as the leading competitors.
The Srixon ZX7 driver is perfect for golfers who want a lower-spinning driver to maximize distance and workability. This driver is a great addition to anyone's bag and will help shoot lower scores.