This is Golfer Geeks’ review of the Srixon ZX7 Irons.
I’m an avid golfer, a
9.2 7 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.
I played one round of golf and had one range session with the ZX7s. I tested the Srixon ZX5s at the same time. (Also one range session and 1 round of golf)
Summary: Srixon ZX7 irons are exceptionally easy to hit, but perform exactly how you want a player iron to perform. They are accurate, consistent, forgiving, and long. They’re easy to work and flight too, and feel great. Hard to believe how easy these are to play.
In this Srixon ZX7 irons review, I discuss my experience with the clubs, unique features and benefits, as well as customer reviews and potential alternatives.
Srixon ZX7 Irons Overview
Srixon is low-key famous in the golfing community for producing great irons. The ZX7s add to the legend. They are forged (like all Srixon irons) cavity back player irons. The heads are a bit bigger than you expect from low handicap irons, but that has NOT dampened enthusiasm.
Why Consider the ZX7s
You get every benefit you expect/demand from a low-handicap iron, plus more forgiveness than any other in the category. Great sound and feel. Stable at impact for better accuracy. Distance control. Powerful flight and green holding. They’re not automatic, but they are closer to it than most.
Features & Benefits
1) Tour Cavity
- Srixon moved more mass to the ZX7’s sweet spot and perimeter to improve feel and workability
2) Progressive Grooves
- The 8-iron through pitching wedge have more aggressive grooves for more spin and stopping power for green holding
3) Tour V.T. Sole
- Designed to cut through the turf smoothly for better results with imperfect contact. ( I can attest to this)
4) Multi-piece Construction
- They’ve added tungsten in the toe section of the 7-iron through 3-iron to increase the MOI (think forgiveness) for added stability through impact. And, they use 1020 carbon steel in the body for soft feel. (All things I experienced during play)
Testing the ZX7 Irons
I tested the ZX7s on the range and on the course. I only needed one range session because my swing is humming along. I couldn’t wait to get them on the course so I could score with them.
I was NOT disappointed. They’re stable through impact, especially with imperfect impact – my specialty. I was going at the target all round long.
My Experience with the Srixon ZX7s
My first on course experience with the ZX7s was a par 3 – about 156 yards to a back pin into a decent wind. I figured a solid 8-iron would get me close, if not a little short of the hole. I wanted no part of going over.
I put a decent swing on it, but hit it a little fat and towards the toe (both common for me). What was uncommon was that I ended up about 5 yards under the hole instead of 10 or 15. This was my first experience with the added forgiveness and stability the ZX7s offer.
I got nearly every inch of distance I was expecting out of a solid strike. Got the ball flight I wanted too. This is an unexpected bonus from a player iron.
I hit my stride after taking 4-5 holes to warm up. We skipped around the course just a bit, but I was 2 over for my last 11 holes. Very nice scoring for me.
Everyone I played with asked me if I was going to buy these irons since I played them so well.
Review of the Srixon ZX7 Irons
The ZX7s have a premium, minimal design I love to see in player irons. They look great in the box, great in my hands, and great in my bag. My one small gripe is they are big for player irons. I’m used to more compact clubheads.
Sound/ Feel (A)
Up there with the best I’ve tested this year. (A shade behind the surprising Ping G425s)
I got more distance than I deserved on many a shot during my round. No one is buying player irons for distance, but the ZX7s had plenty for me. Especially on off-center hits.
The most forgiving irons in the pure player iron category I’ve tested. This is the reason I believe good ball-striking mid handicaps could play the ZX7s pretty easily.
Flight / Playability (A+)
Scoring machines. I launched the ball high with a tight draw or dead straight for much of my round. Great carry and green holding without ballooning. Piece of cake to work, flight them down, or take off distance.
100% of buyers would recommend the ZX7s to a friend. 41 reviews total on the Srixon website and all 5-star.
Who are the ZX7s for?
Low handicaps (Yes) They do everything you want, but easier.
Mid handicaps (Yes) For the better ball strikers out there. I think you can handle these.
High handicaps (No) Check out the ZX4s. They’re right up your alley.
Check out the display below, or you can head here to see all our low-handicap options.
The ZX7s are exceptionally good player irons with loads of forgiveness compared to others in the low-handicap category.
My #1 suggestion is to test before you buy. Either at your local golf store or take advantage of Global Golf’s Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it.
Thanks for checking out our Srixon ZX7 irons review and let us know how they work for you
What handicap are ZX7 irons for?
ZX7 irons are played by scratch to single-digit handicaps.
Is the ZX7 a blade?
Yes, ZX7 irons are blades.
Are ZX7 players irons?
Yes, ZX7 irons are player irons.
What irons does Hideki Matsuyama play?
Hideki Matsuyama plays Srixon Z-forged irons.
What’s the difference between ZX5 and ZX7?
ZX5s are larger, have a thicker sole, more offset, and 1-degree stronger lofts.
What kind of irons does Brooks Koepka use?
Brooks uses Srixon ZX7 irons.