The new ZX iron line from Srixon is made up of three distinct models.
First is the ZX5, which boasts a unique face design called Main Frame that was created in part by artificial intelligence to optimize the coefficient of restitution and to maximize face flex for greater distance. Constructed of soft 1020 carbon steel, these forged clubs also use progressive grooves that are sharper, narrower and deeper in the scoring clubs (8-iron to PW), to impart more spin and stopping power. A tungsten weight is included in the toe of the long and mid-irons to enhance forgiveness. And the V-shaped soles employed throughout the set are made to cut smoothly through the turf.
Next up are the ZX7s. They, too, are fashioned of 1020 carbon steel and rely on those same groove, toe weighting and sole technologies as the ZX5. Company officials laud these clubs for their compact blade shape and slim topline and say they deliver “the workability, feel and aesthetics of a world-class players iron.”
Then, there are the ZX Utility irons, which are offered as a replacement for longer irons. These clubs – which also employ Main Frame technology – feature a hollow design and multi-piece construction. They are available in three lofts (18, 20 and 23 degrees).
“While the new ZX irons are gorgeous to look down at, it’s the technology inside that is even more exciting,” said Jeff Brunski, vice president of research and development. “Hotter faces designed using AI optimization deliver more speed. Meanwhile, varying grooves throughout the iron set gives golfers consistent distance control, and forged construction helps them feel incredible at impact.”