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When you think of picking out a new set of irons, you’re likely to go to the mainstay manufacturers. While companies like TaylorMade, Ping, Callaway, Titleist, and Mizuno are worthy of a look, there’s a whole world of compelling alternatives beyond the everyday golf names. Srixon is one of those companies.
I was immediately intrigued when I caught an in-person glimpse at the Srixon Z545s. Clean lines and simple styling always win with me it comes to picking out new clubs to test.
Although these clubs are slightly larger than the majority of clubs that I would typically pull off the rack, the clean lines, and great design put these irons in a rare space for game-improvement irons. Easy to hit and they look good? Sold.
The Z545s are forged and are easily the cleanest looking irons that I’ve seen in quite a while. The smooth lines coupled with the minimalist styling make these irons clear visual standouts.
Other than the cleanliness of the design, the other defining characteristic of these clubs on initial inspection is the unique v-sole design. The V that is noticeable on the sole of each club is advertised as helping minimize shot dispersion. I haven’t noticed much of an impact in my typical shotmaking, but it certainly hasn’t hurt and there are plenty of golfers out there who rave about the sole design.
The feel of the clubs matches the styling. A nice piercing trajectory, smooth feel, and exceptional overall responsiveness result in these clubs feeling as good as they look. Striking the ball has an all-around soft feel and the clubs have proven to be forgiving round-after-round.
The Srixon Z545 clubs come in 3 – PW and come stock with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts and Lamkin grips. The default red grips also add to the visual appeal and it’s nice to have the ability to change the look of the club by substituting out grip color given the muted appearance of the club heads.
Srixon has introduced an impressive line-up of clubs with the complete Z Series. While the Z545s are a standout winner, the remainder of the lineup looks great and perform well enough to match any other setup in their respective categories.
I highly recommend getting these irons on the simulator or range to see and feel these clubs for yourself. Overlooking these clubs is a big mistake and judging from both our own testing and a variety of reviews and ratings, the Z545s appear to be some of the favorite irons of the year.
Well done Srixon.