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Review: Srixon ZX4 Single Irons

Published on 07/27/2023 · 3 min readCurated Golf Experts share their experience with using the Srixon ZX4 Irons. Note that experts are not sponsored by any brands; these are their honest opinions.
Alan Gregory, Golf Expert
Christopher Thompson, Golf Expert
By Curated Experts Alan Gregory and Christopher Thompson
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Photo by Alan Gregory & Christopher Thompson

The Curated Take

4.2/5

The Srixon ZX4 irons, with a larger face and lower center of gravity, offer a high launch and superior forgiveness, making them ideal for mid-handicap golfers seeking game improvement. Their tungsten weight and hollow body construction contribute to consistent distance, even on mishits. At the same time, the high-strength steel forged face ensures a pleasant feel.

Ideal for
  • Extremely forgiving clubs
  • High launch and easy distance due in part to the tungsten weight in the 4-7 irons
  • Large sweet spot
  • Great looking, affordable irons for the mid to high-handicap golfer
Not ideal for
  • Not very workable
  • Inconsistent distances
  • More advanced players may not prefer the slightly thicker top line
  • Not meant for confident ball strikers
Workability
Alan Gregory, Curated Expert
As a mid-handicapper, workability is hard for me to evaluate since I tend to focus on making decent contact and generating a straight shot at the target. I don't often...Read more
Forgiveness
Alan Gregory, Curated Expert
I tend to hit a bit off the toe, and with these irons, the ball's dispersion and distance remain strong even when I miss the center. The irons, starting at...Read more
Feel
Alan Gregory, Curated Expert
The Srixon ZX4 irons focus more on launch and forgiveness than feel, which is what I would expect from a game improvement iron. The body is cast in 431 stainless...Read more
Sound
Alan Gregory, Curated Expert
When it comes to sound, I am not the most discerning of golfers. To me, sound is the least important factor when buying new clubs. Having said that, if I...Read more
Launch
Alan Gregory, Curated Expert
The ZX4 has a lot of features that scream high launch and powerful flight. The tungsten weight in the toe is one. At the same time, the Tour VT sole,...Read more
Distance
Alan Gregory, Curated Expert
The Srixon ZX4 irons have a "mainframe" face design, where the backside of each iron face is milled with a variable thickness pattern which I've read means less mass and...Read more

Expert Reviews of the Srixon ZX4 Single Irons

 The Srixon ZX4 irons are a top choice for the mid-handicap golfer looking for great-looking and performing game improvement irons. As a 56-year-old mid-handicap golfer, I moved to the ZX4 irons in an effort to make the game easier and more fun. These irons look and feel great as a hollow-body club with a forged face, providing strong launch (thanks in part to the tungsten weighting in the 4-7 irons) and distance performance with tons of forgiveness. Due partly to these irons now in my bag, I've lowered my handicap by three strokes this season so far. The slightly larger clubface and minimal offset provide plenty of confidence for the golfer looking to maximize mishits. Highly recommend.
Christopher Thompson The Srixon ZX4 are the ultimate game improvement irons. Intended for high handicappers, they assist with ball striking due to the large clubhead and provide maximum forgiveness on mishits outside of the center because of a larger sweet spot. The forged construction also includes a feel from a more advanced iron into a game-improving one.

Product Specs

Iron Set TypeSingle Iron
Player typeGame improvement
Shaft spinLow
Grip nameGolf Pride Tour Velvet 360
Used (Y/N)No
Club TypeIrons

Review Ratings

Workability

2/5
 gave 2 of 5 stars. As a mid-handicapper, workability is hard for me to evaluate since I tend to focus on making decent contact and generating a straight shot at the target. I don't often try to hit my irons a certain shape. My biggest miss with these irons is a straight pull; I have to mishit them to see a lot of curves. That's awesome for golfers like me, but more advanced golfers will find these irons a bit large and not easy to shot shape.

Forgiveness

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. I tend to hit a bit off the toe, and with these irons, the ball's dispersion and distance remain strong even when I miss the center. The irons, starting at the 7 and then for all other longer irons, feature a tungsten weight in the toe. This helps the face stay stable; the hollow body construction provides additional forgiveness. The slightly larger face and thicker top line give me lots of confidence.

Feel

4/5
 gave 4 of 5 stars. The Srixon ZX4 irons focus more on launch and forgiveness than feel, which is what I would expect from a game improvement iron. The body is cast in 431 stainless steel, but the face is forged high-strength steel. When I hit the ball on or around the sweet spot, the feel is really nice. It does get harsher the further away from the center of the face, but it's not too harsh. Trust me. I know about mishitting the clubface, and I find these irons fun to hit.

Sound

4/5
 gave 4 of 5 stars. When it comes to sound, I am not the most discerning of golfers. To me, sound is the least important factor when buying new clubs. Having said that, if I had to comment on the sound of these irons, they certainly don't sound super clicky or high-pitched like other game improvement hollow-body irons. I don't notice a big difference between the ZX4s and ZX5s, which is a compliment to the ZX4 irons.

Launch

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. The ZX4 has a lot of features that scream high launch and powerful flight. The tungsten weight in the toe is one. At the same time, the Tour VT sole, which is wider than the ZX5, generates a lower center of gravity and higher moment of inertia. The back of these clubs are more prominent, but for game improvement irons, these are one of the best-looking designs in the industry. The sole design features quite a bit of bounce, which is helpful if one tends to hit fat chunk shots. I tend to hit a fairly high shot due to how I swing the club, as I generate a lot of dynamic loft. The clubs don't go too high for me, but if one struggles to get the ball in the air, these irons deliver.

Distance

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. The Srixon ZX4 irons have a "mainframe" face design, where the backside of each iron face is milled with a variable thickness pattern which I've read means less mass and greater ball speeds across the face. These clubs are designed to launch high with less spin than muscle back and blade irons generate. The lofts are somewhat stronger than traditional irons but not as strong as other companies' game improvement irons. I've gained easy distance even over my previous ZX5 irons. And, since they launch higher, they still have good stopping power on the greens due to the higher angle of descent. I notice the occasional "bomb ball" where I make good contact, and the ball goes further than the typical average distance.

FAQs

Why did you choose this product?

Having gamed the Srixon ZX5 irons for two seasons, I loved the look and overall quality of the product. However, at age 56, with some disc issues in my neck that impact my right arm and shoulder, I purchased the ZX4 irons with lighter-weight shafts to help keep me healthy and playing. I chose the ZX4 irons mainly to make the game as easy and fun as possible as a mid-handicapper. This season, partly due to the ZX4 irons, my handicap has dropped 3 points, and I'm more confident than ever when I stand over an iron shot.

What do you love about this product?

I love that the Srixon ZX4 irons provide all the benefits of a game improvement iron, yet they look more like players' irons. They are forgiving with great launch and distance. The ZX4 irons have helped my iron game significantly.
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