Srixon’s new ZX Series, which will be available at retail from September 19, comprises two new sets of irons, a single range of utilities, hybrids and fairway woods, and two new drivers.
The drivers – ZX5 and ZX7 – benefit from a new technology called ‘Rebound Frame’ which transfers energy more efficiently to create the fastest ball speeds ever offered by a Srixon driver. Both feature a lightweight carbon crown that is 15% larger than previous models, with the saved weight repositioned low, deep and around the perimeter of the clubhead for increased MOI and forgiveness.
The 460cc ZX7 driver, is fully adjustable and designed to deliver a penetrating ball flight, while the ZX5, which is offered in 9 and 10.5 degree lofts, boasts a fixed head and a larger, flatter clubhead shape for higher, straighter launch and increased carry. ZX hybrids and fairway woods boast the same tour-preferred shaping as the drivers.
“Rebound Frame represents the best energy transfer system we’ve ever designed into a driver,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development. “From the center of the face to the very rear of the club, we’ve tuned the clubhead stiffness to put more energy into the ball than ever before. The entire driver head works in harmony to provide an unprecedented rebound effect, giving you more maximum ball speed for more distance.”
The two new models in the ZX irons range, the ZX5 and ZX7, complement the existing ZX irons, and have been designed using AI technology to optimise speed. The ZX7 offers a compact head with a slim topline and narrow sole that will suit highly skilled players, while the ZX5 boasts a slightly large blade profile and larger weighting behind the clubface for a more forgiving, yet workable player’s iron.
The feature technology in the irons is MainFrame, a face design which is generated thanks to the help of artificial intelligence and results in a variable thickness pattern which adds ball speed.
Progressive grooves in the 8-iron down to the PW are sharper, narrower and deeper for more spin and stopping power on approaches into the green.
Srixon is also releasing a ZX utility iron – which goes on sale in January – which is a little thinner and smaller than the brand’s traditional driving irons. It maintains forgiveness thanks to tungsten weighting added to the sole which lowers the centre of gravity for higher launch, along with a forged face for enhanced speed and distance.
RRPS: ZX irons £899/£999 (5-PW, st/gr), ZX7 driver £449, ZX5 driver £429; ZX fairways £249, ZX hybrids £229, and ZX Utilities £209.