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Srixon is a world leader in golf club design, and with ALL-NEW ZX MKII DRIVERS (TAKE TWO)Fairway woods and hybrids, the company delivers more power where it matters most—on impact.
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The strength in the ZX MKII Wood comes from Srixon’s rebound frame, which is in its second generation. This frame creates multiple areas of the head for the face and body to flex smoothly to create better energy transfer to the ball resulting in increased ball speed and greater distance.
To put a number on it, Srixon says the latest generation offers 10% more Hi COR surface area on the face to help maintain top ball speeds over a larger surface area.
“The Rebound Frame is a unique ball velocity system that provides pure energy transfer to the golf ball at impact,” says Jeff Bronski, vice president of research and development. “The result is a complete driver’s head that works in unison to deliver an unsurpassed bounce effect that delivers maximum ball speed and ultimately greater distance.”
The ZX MKII’s forest flex zones work like a double trampoline—not something I’d recommend trying unless you’re looking to break your collarbone, but something that works great when you’re looking to get a little off the tee.
The first area is the face, which features complex areas of variable thickness, including a 0.25mm thinner central point and a 0.4mm larger area at the periphery than the last generation to give more power.
Behind the face is a secondary ring made up of thin regions that deform on impact like the springs on a trampoline. Once those springs bounce back…you see where I’m going with that, more energy is effectively transferred to the ball.
To support the flexible recoil frame, the titanium crown uses a Star Frame construction that uses a series of ridges to support and strengthen it without adding additional weight. The estimated mass saved around the different driver models is then used to produce optimal starting and spin characteristics.
MKII driver models
The ZX7 offers the most compact shape in the MKII line. It’s also packed with adjustability, including two interchangeable weights for right and light ball flight bias, along with an adjustable Srixon hose, which offers a full 2 degrees of loft adjustments (1 degree up and 1 degree down than standard). This is the most applicable driver in the line.
The ZX7 MKII driver comes in lofts of 9.5 degrees and 10.5 degrees
The ZX5 offers the largest area with a lower profile and flatter profile for enhanced MOI. It comes with one adjustable weight (8g stock) in the back to help increase release and stability and provide the most consistent distance around the face. The ZX5 MKII driver comes in lofts of 9.5 degrees and 10.5 degrees
ZX5 LS (low rev)
As the name suggests, the ZX5 LS is a lower-revving version of the ZX5 and also offers the lowest spinning profile of the three drivers in the lineup. This was achieved by using the same lower platform from the ZX5 but with an adjustable weight (8 grams stock) positioned closer to the face. The ZX5 LS MKII driver comes in lofts of 8.5 degrees, 9.5 degrees, and 10.5 degrees.
* Additional weights can be ordered with a custom order, or you can purchase the full weight set separately, which features options from 2-14 grams in 2-gram increments.
Fairway Woods and Hybrids
ZX Fairway woods and hybrids incorporate much of the MKII’s driver technology, but Srixon engineers still go further with Fairway Woods’ “Cannon Sole” that places a “floating” weight pad (which sits like a wave crested toward the face) in the sole to position the center of gravity correctly for perfect launch and spin while allowing for maximum flip.
For additional discretionary mass, the 3+ and 3 wood models use a carbon crown to further lower the center of gravity and increase the MOI. Another useful feature of Fairway woods is the stepped crown which aids in alignment and lowering the center of gravity along with the curved leading edge to provide maximum playability from any lie.
The MKII foresters are individually priced at $279.99
The new ZX MKII Hybrid has been reshaped to offer a more compact profile and new facial curvature to produce more consistent results from shots hit around the face.
The ZX MKII Hybrid comes in lofts of 17°, 19°, 22°, 25° and 28°—and is individually priced at $249.99.
Retail and pricing information
Standard shaft options include the ZX MKII Woods ProjectX HZRDUS Black Gen4 and ProjectX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX.
You’ll find the Srixon MKII all-wood in retail stores starting January 20, 2023.