First Look – Srixon launch its all new ZX MK II Irons

Peter Finnan
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When it comes to picking the some of the best irons in the market it has always baffled me why I don’t see as many Srixon models in play. The original ZX iron line up was a sleeping giant, just ask Shane Lowry and Ryan Fox. Both used a combo set of a mix of ZX7 & ZX5 performance helping them to some serious global success. For 2023 Srixon have given the ZX iron family some serious performance tweaks as it announced the launch of the new ZX Mk II Irons.

When Srixon showed the new models to Tour staff last August both Lowry and Fox made the unusual move of switching their gamers up mid-season – an unusual move to make at the business end of the season. However, it was a switch that paid off for both as Lowry claimed the BMW PGA Championship and Fox got his hands on the Alfred Dunhill Championship all within weeks of putting the new ZX MK II irons in play.

“The technologies driving the exceptional performance of the ZX Mk II Irons are really exciting to launch and get into golfer’s hands,” said Lionel Caron, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Srixon Sports Europe. “Longer distances, improved feel, more control, and greater consistency are seen throughout each new iron set, and they provide a seamless transition for building a combo set.”

There are three different models to choose from in the new line-up and can be blended perfectly to create the perfect performance set.

Designed for the best ball-strikers in the world, ZX7 Mk II Irons are a true players iron with incredible feel. An all-new design characteristic exclusive to ZX7 Mk II Irons, PureFrame enhances feel by reducing unwanted vibrations. PureFrame is forged into the body of the iron – just behind the sweet spot – as an 80% thicker portion of 1020 carbon steel. The result is a remarkably soft yet solid feeling at impact that the best players demand.

The rest of the ZX Mk II Iron line features the second generation of Srixon’s MainFrame technology. MainFrame is a variable thickness pattern of grooves, channels, and cavities carefully milled into the backside of ZX4, ZX5, and ZX Mk II Utility Iron faces that maximise flex at impact. It not only boosts ball speed, but also repositions mass away from the face and into the toe for better forgiveness and consistency on every shot.

A mainstay of Srixon Iron design, ZX Mk II Irons are designed with our Tour V.T. Sole and popular sole notches. The V-Shaped design of the Tour V.T. Sole maintains clubhead speed through impact for a clean, precise strike. Revered by the Srixon tour staff, the sole notches lessen drag by reducing the amount of surface area that contacts the ground to improve shot versatility without sacrificing forgiveness.

“While we’ve improved these irons in so many ways over the first generation of ZX Irons, we’ve also kept the sleek looks, pure feel, and core DNA of Srixon Irons that golfers have come to expect,” Caron said.

To round out the new iron lineup, Srixon introduces the Z-FORGED II, a muscle back blade iron with player-preferred shaping that offers exceptional feel and ultra-precise control. Designed in close collaboration with Srixon’s professional tour staff, Z-FORGED II features a razor-sharp address profile, forged construction, and a highly workable sole design for skilled players who want the most from forged feel and stunning looks.

Key Tech 

PureFrame: Forged into ZX7 Mk II as an 80% thicker portion of 1020 carbon steel, PureFrame is strategically placed right where you strike the ball, delivering an enhanced impact feel for pro-level performance.

MainFrame: MainFrame is a variable thickness pattern of grooves, channels, and cavities carefully milled into the backside of the iron face that maximises flex at impact. MainFrame is on ZX4 Mk II, ZX5 Mk II, and ZX Mk II Utility Irons.

Tour V.T. Sole: Tour V.T. Sole takes turf interaction to a whole new level of detail with a proprietary combination of sole widths, bounce angles, and notches that encourages a smooth glide through fairway, rough and sand to strike the ball solidly without losing speed.

Progressive Grooves: The 3i-7i feature wide grooves, ideal for longer shots in all conditions. The 8i-AW have deeper, closer set grooves that cut through grass and debris to enhance spin on approach shots. Laser milling between each groove, on every loft, enhances friction in all conditions.

Mk II Irons – ZX4, ZX5, ZX7 and Z Forged II will be available for the below RRP’s

Individual Graphite: £184 / €216.50
Individual Steel: £167 / €200
6-piece set (6/PW) Graphite: £1,099 / €1,299
6-piece set (6/PW) Steel: £999 / €1,199

ZX Mk II Utility Irons will be available in Graphite for £229 / €269 or in Steel for £219 / €259

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