Srixon Z 545 iron review

Does Srixon's new Z iron get an A grade?

Andy Roberts's picture
Wed, 28 Jan 2015

Srixon Z 545 iron review

FIRST LOOK: Srixon Z 545 iron

READ: Game Improvement Irons 2015 Test

Brand: Srixon
Model: Z 545
Category: Game improvement/Better player
RRP: £599
Loft: 27-degree
Length: 37.5”
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold
Grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Key Features

  • Advanced construction - Sup10 steel face and soft 1020 carbon steel forged body
  • Double Laser Milling - increases surface roughness for additional spin and trajectory control in all conditions
  • Redesigned Tour V.T.Sole - decreases turf resistance through impact for tight shot dispersion
  • Tungsten weighting - in the three to six iron in the toe to precisely tune sweet-spot location

Looks

Possesses the look of a better player iron, even though Srixon says this one is ideally suited for players of all abilities. Double Laser Milling looks great on the face, but there was slight glare noted out in the sun. Tester's comment: "Sleek and sexy."

Feel

Soft and buttery on centre hits, as expected from the forged body, but it will let you know when striking a bad one. Golf Pride grip and True Temper shaft worked well for the majority. Tester's comment: "Nice feel to the back of the head with tungsten weighting in the toe." 

Performance

Ideal mid-high ball flight and tight dispersion for the majority of testers but not quite as long as we were expecting. Three testers commented on the iron's "exceptional playability". Despite the moderate topline, the tungsten weighting really helps to get the ball up and out there, but it is not the easiest iron to strike cleanly. Tester's comment: "Good ball strikers will love it, beginners will likely struggle".

Verdict

Great to see Srixon back with a bang in the iron world with the new Z 545, 745 and 945. Although we feel this one sides more in the better-player category given its beautifully sleek, forged appearance and exceptional ability to work the ball both ways, there is enough forgiveness and soft feel to get excited about for game improvers. Not the longest iron in our test but well worth a look given its £599 price tag.

READ: 2015 Game Improvement Irons Test