Author: Ned Howard – Retired PGA Teaching Professional
List Of Srixon Iron Models by Year
Srixon Irons by Year Table:
|Year Released||Srixon Iron Model|
|2022||ZX7 Mk II|
|ZX5 Mk II|
|ZX4 Mk II|
|ZX Mk II Utility|
|ZX5 Mk II Women’s|
|ZX4 Mk II Women’s|
|Z 785 Tour Issue|
Srixon Irons Over the Last 5 Years
Srixon has really gained traction in the irons space in the last five years. Quality releases of the Z series irons. Starting in 2014, the Z series features a 5 series for game improvement, 7 series for player irons, and 9 series for blades.
The 9 series only saw two releases before being renamed the Z Forged irons. Tour pros often used mixed sets. Shorter blade irons, and the 7 series in the longer irons for added forgiveness.
All of the Z series irons have forged faces, which offer an incredible feel. The 5 series (545, 565, 575) are a game improvement iron with a hollow construction, slight offset, and forgiveness for days.
A new addition to the Z series is the ZX4 set. The ZX4 irons are Srixon’s version of their super game improvement offering. These clubs are hollow construction, decent offset, wide sole, and easy to hit. Unlike most giant super game improvement irons, the ZX4 is fairly compact for the space.
How Often Does Srixon Release New Irons?
Srixon is fairly new to the clubmaking space, only starting in 2009. They have released new sets nearly every year, but close to an every other year clip.
Srixon relies on quality craftsmanship with all of their products, and that isn’t lost in their iron production. Unless Srixon believes they have a new design and technology that exceeds the previous version, they will not release a new set.
Srixon Iron History
Srixon has been in the golf business for over 100 years, but only recently started making clubs. SRI (founders of Srixon) purchased XXIO and Cleveland Golf in the early 2000s, and sparked new innovation.
The first Srixon sets, released in 2009, were the I701 and I701 Tour. The 701 was a players iron, and the Tour was the even better players iron. The specialized grooves improved spin control from unfavorable lies.
Srixon has quickly gained favor from all types of golfers due to the unmatched feel, and fantastic consistency. Srixon has also grown on tour, and staffs some of the biggest names in golf.
Tour veterans like Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez have full Srixon bags. Top Tour players such as Hideki Matsuyama, Shane Lowry, and newly added Brooks Koepka prefer Srixon equipment and played them by choice before signing with Srixon.
With a stable of those amazing players, and a new young gun like Cameron Champ, Srixon has positioned themselves as a true force. Srixon plans to continue to grow in the clubmaking space, and being able to offer Cleveland wedges alongside their amazing drivers, irons, and balls, SRI and Srixon are poised to grow their share of the golf market.