Need To Know
We've tested a lot of drivers over the past few years, a hell of a lot. In modern drivers we are treated to incredible technology that not only helps us to hit the ball further, but also gives us a lot more forgiveness when we don't quite catch it out the middle, which for us amateur golfers is more often than not.
The Srixon ZX7 driver might not be at the top of your wish list if you're looking at buying a new driver, but in the video below, GolfMagic's Alex Lodge explains why you should definitely consider Srixon's latest driver if you're in the market for a new big stick.
Srixon ZX7 Driver Review
In the words of Alex Lodge
So the Srixon ZX7 driver, what was my first thoughts when I laid eyes on it?
I didn’t actually know what to expect really, and I certainly was a bit surprised. First of all, the colour scheme present throughout the whole ZX range is this kind of red black and grey scheme, which I actually really liked. I like the colour red as it is, but this felt like it had a lot more of a classical taste to it and not too flashy in comparison to other designs.
It’s certainly not boring, but very pleasing to the eye. I noted that it didn’t look too customisable, as in what the SIM and the Mavrik offers, but there was an ability to the change the loft, which is a start.
I was expecting some decent numbers here as Srixon have really pushed distance and ball speed for this dirver range. With the ZX7 being the less forgiving driver in the range, I expected not as tight of a dispersion. The results from the SkyTrak launch monitor said otherwise.
My average data from 20 hits with the Srixon ZX7 driver was:
- Launch Angle: 13.2
- Spin Rate: 2950rpm
- Club Speed: 122mph
- Ball Speed: 175mph
- Carry: 296yds
- Total: 311yds
The numbers produced with this driver were pretty impressive in my opinion. My clubhead speed was very fast and I maxed out at 126mph, whilst my ball speed maximum was 184mph.
For me personally, the spin is a little too high, but a large factor towards that will be the shaft it is fitted with as I wasn't custom fitted for this driver.
My only qualms with this driver was that the adjustability feels like its lagging behind the other releases. I didn’t feel the need to use it, but when testing it, it felt quite complicated and no where near as straightforward as the other front running drivers. For a driver of this price point, I’d want that to be a bit better.
Now the price of the ZX7 driver comes in £449 (RRP), which is somewhat eye-watering to the recent university graduate with a few tons of student loan to pay off like myself, but fairly normal in todays golf industry. Do I think it’s worth it? In comparison to other drivers in 2020, absolutely.
This driver has a few flaws, but it feels superb off the face and I think it could definitely suit a lot of amateur golfers games. For me, this club is the No.1 driver that golfers should be trying, that they're probably not even aware of!
If you’re in that mid handicap range, I’d thoroughly recommend you try this driver out – if you’re a bit higher, then have a look at the ZX5. This really is an enjoyable club to hit, and it’s now available at your local pro shop or store.