WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Srixon has announced the new ZX Mk II range – spanning woods and irons – will launch in Australia on Friday, November 4. Delivering tour-level performance and revolutionary energy transfer to the tee, it’s time to discover how your power goes farther with the all-new ZX Mk II woods, while the all-new ZX Mk II irons are fast and pure.

PRICES/LOFTS: ZX Mk II Series drivers: $749; ZX Mk II fairway woods: $499; ZX Mk II hybrids: $399. Lofts: ZX7 Mk II driver (9.5°, 10.5°), ZX5 Mk II driver (9.5°, 10.5 °); ZX Mk II fairway woods (15°, 18°, 21°), ZX Mk II hybrids (17°, 19°, 22°, 25°, 28°).

ZX7 Mk II irons: $239 (steel) / $269 (graphite); ZX5 Mk II irons: $239 (steel) / $269 (graphite); ZX4 Mk II iron: $239 (steel) / $269 (graphite); ZX Mk II utility irons: $339 (steel) / $369 (graphite).

THE DEEP DIVE: “With ZX Mk II, we’ve built upon the foundation of success with the previous generation,” says Jeff Brunski, Srixon’s vice-president of research and development. “Rebound Frame is a unique ball speed system that delivers a pure transfer of energy into the golf ball at impact. The result is an entire driver head that works in unison to deliver an unprecedented rebound effect that delivers maximum ball speed and ultimately, more distance.”

The all-new ZX Mk II woods provide more power where it counts: at impact. A stronger Rebound Frame design with dual flex zones delivers a seamless energy transfer from the clubface through the golf ball.

Rebound Frame’s two flex zones work harmoniously to generate enhanced ball and distance: Zone 1, the driver face, deforms inwardly at impact. Zone 2, a ring of flexibility offset from the face, deforms outwardly. When these two zones snap back to shape just after impact, the compounded energy transfer is more powerful and efficient than standard designs. Overall, Rebound Frame adds a 10 percent larger high COR area to the driver faces compared to the previous generation.

Meanwhile, the ZX Mk II drivers feature a variable thickness face pattern that is 0.25 millimetres thinner at its centre and 0.4 millimetres thicker at the perimeter than last generation. These refinements add even more COR across the face for added ball speed and distance off the tee.

The ZX7 Mk II driver delivers total control, allowing golfers to easily produce the launch conditions need for maximum workability off the tee. The ZX5 Mk II driver provides total confidence, with a larger footprint, flattened shape, and a rear weight placed low and deep for drives that launch high and straight. 

The ZX Mk II fairway woods and hybrids feature similar foundational technologies as the drivers that seek to deliver more ball speed and greater distance from anywhere on the course. The entire line of ZX Mk II woods offers world-class shafts as standard options with Project X HZRDUS Black Gen 4 and Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX shafts.

Meanwhile, the technologies driving the exceptional performance of the ZX Mk II irons are really exciting to launch and get into golfer’s hands, says Brian Schielke, general manager of Srixon. “Longer distances, improved feel, more control, and greater consistency are seen throughout each new iron set, and they provide a seamless transition for building a combo set,” he says.

Designed for the best ball-strikers in the world, ZX7 Mk II irons are a true players iron with incredible feel. An all-new design characteristic exclusive to ZX7 Mk II irons, PureFrame enhances feel by reducing unwanted vibrations. PureFrame is forged into the body of the iron – just behind the sweet spot – as an 80 percent thicker portion of 1020 carbon steel. The result is a remarkably soft yet solid feeling at impact that the best players demand.

Meanwhile, the rest of the ZX Mk II iron line features the second generation of Srixon’s MainFrame technology. MainFrame is a variable thickness pattern of grooves, channels, and cavities carefully milled into the backside of ZX4, ZX5, and ZX Mk II utility iron faces that maximise flex at impact. It not only boosts ball speed, but also repositions mass away from the face and into the toe for better forgiveness and consistency on every shot.

A mainstay of Srixon Iron design, ZX Mk II irons are designed with our Tour VT Sole and popular sole notches. The V-Shaped design of the Tour VT Sole maintains clubhead speed through impact for a clean, precise strike. Revered by the Srixon tour staff, the sole notches lessen drag by reducing the amount of surface area that contacts the ground to improve shot versatility without sacrificing forgiveness.

“While we’ve improved these irons in so many ways over the first generation of ZX irons, we’ve also kept the sleek looks, pure feel, and core DNA of Srixon irons that golfers have come to expect,” Schielke said.