Srixon ZX Hybrid Review

Check out our full verdict on the forgiving Srixon ZX Hybrid

Srixon ZX Hybrid Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

A solid, clean and unfussy hybrid offering from Srixon. While the distance won't set the world alight, the ease at which this club launches the ball is stand out in its class and will offer golfers who struggle to get the ball off the ground a confidence inspiring club in the bag.

Reasons to buy
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    High launching

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    Plenty of forgiveness across the face

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    Shape of head will inspire forgiveness

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    Clean aesthetics

Reasons to avoid
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    No alignment aid on crown

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    No adjustability

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Srixon ZX Hybrid Review

While Srixon is most famous in the golf industry for its excellent range of golf balls, the golf clubs it has created over recent years have been competing with some of the best in the game.

One of the models that has impressed is the Srixon ZX hybrid, which aims to continue this trend by offering a club that provides golfers of all abilities something to enjoy.

We start at the address position, with the shape of the head sitting somewhere in between what we'd think of as a players' head and a more forgiving head in size. All in all, it looks compact enough to suit the eye of the better player, while its characteristics when hitting the ball offer a player who is seeking forgiveness plenty to enjoy too - the best of both worlds.

From the top, it's a clean look and the Crown Step used by Srixon isn't too distracting on the eye, but we feel the all black crown could have done with the accompaniment of a small alignment aid.

Srixon ZX Hybrid Review

The Crown Step lowers the centre of gravity of the ZX, increasing MOI and optimising launch for a hybrid that is altogether forgiving and easy to launch. During testing, the launch monitor clearly showed this technology at work and the Srixon ZX was the highest launching hybrid we tested.

Because of this, it is ideal for the golfer who struggles to get the ball up in the air with their longer clubs. It is also suited to those who want to see a higher shot shape with their hybrid, with it being seriously impressive how easily this club gets the ball off the ground.

Alongside the proven high launch of the ZX, Srixon's rebound frame technology provides golfers with fast, consistent ball speeds across the face, allowing off centre hits to be less punishing out on course. We believe it is one of the best golf hybrid clubs on the market.

During testing, we were also pleasantly surprised with how far shots that felt close to the heel still carried through the air. However, the carry yardage produced by the Srixon ZX didn't ultimately blow us away, as it sat closer to the bottom of the table when compared to other hybrid offerings.

Although the lack of adjustability is frustrating, it keeps the cost down and there are plenty of lofts on offer - we like that Srixon is offering a 16° 2-hybrid for those looking to replace a fairway wood or for extra distance from a hybrid.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x