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Srixon ZX Driver Series Review

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Srixon ZX5 Driver

EQ Score: 238.36

Srixon ZX7 Driver

EQ Score: NA

Srixon ZX Driver Series, What You Need To Know:

Srixon Golf is best known as a high quality golf ball company. For some, Srixon also holds high regard in both the iron and hybrid categories. For 2021, Srixon has released two drivers to provide golfers with a choice of ball flights. First, the Srixon ZX5 driver is higher launching with a single sole weight low and deep. Second, the ZX7 offers a lower more penetrating ball flight and two swappable heel and toe weights to help players adjust their driver to match their preferred shot shape. Importantly, both drivers offer adjustable hosels. Here, we provide a general overview of both the ZX5 and ZX7 drivers. Further, we include our data from Golf EQ Testers for the ZX5 driver.

Srixon ZX Drivers Data

DriverEQ ScoreVEQ Score Ball Speed Launch Angle Side Angle Backspin Sidespin Tilt Angle Total Spin Carry Total Offline Descent Angle Peak Height
Srixon ZX5238.3635.75152.8510.92-2.782986.69360.544.533077.83244.37265.74-0.3836.4629.26

Straight From Srixon Golf

Notably, Srixon Golf has garnered recent attention having been in the bag of current Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama. Specifically, the new Srixon ZX drivers are built with a new Rebound Frame encouraging “Layers of Speed.” According to Srixon, ordinary drivers flex in the face, but Rebound Frame adds a second layer of flexibility for even more recoil at impact that acts like a spring within a spring. By refocusing the energy players might normally lose, Rebound Frame creates higher ball speeds on a wider variety of strikes.

Srixon ZX Driver Series Detailed Review

Srixon ZX5 Driver Design Review

First up, the ZX5 driver Is designed for the golfer looking to get maximum moment of inertia and increased launch. Purposely, the ZX5 features a larger footprint than the ZX7 driver to promote higher launching golf shots. Additionally, the ZX5 has a single weight which is placed low and back to offer more stability on mishits.

Srixon ZX7 Driver Design Review

Rounding out the ZX driver offerings, Srixon’s ZX7 is designed for the player looking for a lower, more penetrating ball flight and the ability to adjust shot shape. Rather than the rounded shape of the ZX5, the ZX7 driver is designed with a more compact shape and an adjustable heel and toe weighting. Lastly, the ZX7’s flatter head shape helps players find the upper portion of the club face more often encouraging the more penetrating ball flight many players are looking for.

Srixon ZX Drivers Performance Review

Perhaps surprising to some, the Srixon ZX5 driver stood up to the biggest names in golf. Overall in 2021, the ZX5 driver placed 5th in our Best Drivers of 2021 test. Objectively, the ZX5 driver is fast and produces long and straight drives for several different golf swing types. Unfortunately, we were unable to include the Srixon ZX7 driver in our test for 2021. If interested, you can see the full results of our Best Drivers for 2021 test now

Srixon ZX Drivers Specs Review

Both the Srixon ZX5 and ZX7 drivers come in two loft options: 9.5 and 10.5. Stock ZX5 drivers come with Project X EvenFlow Riptide shafts and Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 grips. For the ZX7, the standard shaft option is a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black paired with Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 grips. As expected, both drivers come with options to upgrade shaft and grip choices that include offerings from companies like Mitsubishi, Fujikura, Aldila, Miyazaki, Project X, and UST Mamiya. Outstandingly, many custom options do not incur an upcharge.

How do i know if a Srixon ZX Driver is best for me?

Ultimately, how a driver matches your swing will dictate how well or poorly it performs in your hands. Both the ZX5 and ZX7 drivers can improve your performance if they match your delivery. Subjectively, if you are looking for a driver with classic looks and solid feel the ZX driver line is a good place to start. At Golf EQ, we have built a tool that helps you narrow your list of drivers to try for free from anywhere. Critically, the Driver Identifier uses hundreds of thousands of data points to match your best drivers with your specific golf swing. Try the Driver Identifier now!

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Final Thoughts For the Srixon ZX Drivers Review

Overall, the Srixon Golf company has dedicated their R&D efforts to creating top quality equipment that all golfers can use to play better golf. As we just described, the ZX5 and ZX7 drivers are just the latest example of Srixon’s quality and performance. If you are curious about how the Srixon ZX5 driver performs up against top clubs from other brands you can see 16 drivers head-to-head in our Best Drivers of 2021 Report. Be sure to check out our other Golf EQ Spotlights as well.

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