Review: Srixon ZX5 LS MKII Driver

Published on 11/25/2023 · 3 min readCurated Expert, Jim Hauser, has tested this product to give you their unbiased, definitive take.
Jim Hauser, Golf Expert
By Golf Expert Jim Hauser
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The Curated Take

4.6/5

The Srixon ZX5 LS MKII Driver is a standout choice for golfers seeking a forgiving, low-spin model with excellent launch characteristics. It's the first Srixon driver with mass appeal, offering great playability for those with faster swing speeds. Its all-titanium head design ensures durability and a powerful feel, though it produces a louder impact sound and may not benefit players with slower swing speeds as much. With its balance of forgiveness, distance, and workability, it's a solid option for intermediate to advanced players looking for high performance without the top-tier price tag.

Ideal for
  • First Srixon driver with mass appeal
  • Forgiving low-spin model
  • Great launch with low spin
Not ideal for
  • Won't benefit slower swing speed players too much
  • All-titanium head has a loud impact pitch
Workability
Jim Hauser, Curated Expert
Srixon has bucked the composite trend and retained plenty of workability in its all-titanium driver. Between adjustments and a player's profile, it can be moved either direction with ease. Between...Read more
Feel
Jim Hauser, Curated Expert
This driver feels like the best of titanium with a powerful feel out of the center of the face. Shots outside the center are not punishing and don't change the...Read more
Forgiveness
Jim Hauser, Curated Expert
Historically, drivers that had ultra-low spin were very unforgiving when hit outside of the center of the face. This driver plays like a game-improvement driver with high launch and low...Read more
Distance
Jim Hauser, Curated Expert
This driver flat out performs and does so with a level of forgiveness that is rarely seen. Titanium has a huge advantage, and Srixon staying with that design yields a...Read more
Sound
Jim Hauser, Curated Expert
Not all titanium drivers sound pleasing when struck, but this one bucks the trend. It has a powerful metallic thud but is not tinny in any way. I love the...Read more

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About the drivers
  • Model: Srixon ZX5 LS MKII Driver
Test conditions
  • When I bought these: Early 2023
  • Where I’ve used it: Arizona, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin
  • How many times I've used it: 30

Expert Reviews of the Srixon ZX5 LS MKII Driver

 I read the reviews, and like many, I was skeptical that Srixon could make a tour-quality driver with low spin and playability. Then I tested it. This driver puts Srixon on the map as a serious contender to the big names and one you should not discount. ZX5 MKII LS has an all-business look, from the black matte finish crown to the subdued alignment aid to the minimal graphics. The classic pear-shaped head inspires confidence at address while the face size and shape look forgiving. Ball flight is superb and performs the two hallmarks of distance - high launch and low spin. The directional stability is as good as any driver I have played. You can hit it straight, face, or draw on command, and it stays in the fairway with the best in class.

Product Specs

GenderMen's
Club TypeDrivers
Used (Y/N)No
Player typePlayers
Shaft launchLow
Shaft spinLow

Review Ratings

Workability

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. Srixon has bucked the composite trend and retained plenty of workability in its all-titanium driver. Between adjustments and a player's profile, it can be moved either direction with ease. Between the loft sleeve and adjustable front weight, this driver can be set up to play neutral, fade, or draw bias. Add the versatile loft sleeve, and this one is a winner.

Feel

4/5
 gave 4 of 5 stars. This driver feels like the best of titanium with a powerful feel out of the center of the face. Shots outside the center are not punishing and don't change the pitch of the driver much. There is a powerful thud when hitting this driver, and it never sounds tinny or feels harsh.

Forgiveness

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. Historically, drivers that had ultra-low spin were very unforgiving when hit outside of the center of the face. This driver plays like a game-improvement driver with high launch and low spin and just hits bombs. When hit outside of the center of the face, it still retains ball speed and stays in play.

Distance

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. This driver flat out performs and does so with a level of forgiveness that is rarely seen. Titanium has a huge advantage, and Srixon staying with that design yields a long, easy-to-play driver. It has amazing launch and carry from a 100% titanium driver. The sound is powerful, and the results speak for themselves.

Sound

4/5
 gave 4 of 5 stars. Not all titanium drivers sound pleasing when struck, but this one bucks the trend. It has a powerful metallic thud but is not tinny in any way. I love the way this driver feels. It rivals many of the new composite drivers but brings the strength of 100% titanium body and face.

FAQs

What do you love about this product?

I purchased my first Srixon driver after watching live reviews and learning about the new technology in Srixon product-learning modules. I also saw most of their tour professionals had switched to this model. I was quite intrigued, as I am a high-spin, high-launch player and that never helps with a driver. I found the hype to be 100% accurate. All of the claims of ideal launch with low spin AND forgiveness bore out in testing and especially on the golf course. Srixon is officially in the same category as the biggest manufacturers and takes them on head to head. Still in the bag almost a year later, which is saying something! Srixon, you nailed it.

What was your favorite moment with this gear?

My favorite experiences with the ZX5 MK II were almost immediate. Being 100% titanium, it brought back the satisfying sound of the best titanium drivers with the speed and power titanium is known for. The hype was confirmed in the first few rounds. The ball would launch high and flatten out as it carried, picking up over 10 yards for me. Better yet, when I didn't hit it perfectly, it was still in the fairway, and on bad swings it was still in play. I'm sold.

Why did you choose this product?

I chose this Zx5 MK II because I needed a low-spin, high-launching driver with control and forgiveness. Having a shorter club into the green is so important to scoring, and the reviews told me I would get that in this driver for sure. I'm very glad I invested in this driver as the claims and the hype have been verified.

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