Lots of help to hit longer, more accurate iron shots here without sacrificing too much feel. Worth trying out if you want more distance and forgiveness from your irons
They look very easy to hit at address, feel incredibly stable and really cut through the turf
The long irons lack the traditional shaping of other Z-Series models
By Joel Tadman
The Golf Monthly test team's Srixon Z155 irons review, where Action Mass Technology that places more weight in the head to boost distance and forgiveness
Key technology Action Mass technology combines a larger and more forgiving head that is hotter off the face with a lightweight, high balance point shaft to increase stability and offer more speed at impact. The same Tour V.T. Sole design seen on Srixon’s better-player Z-Series irons comprises increased leading- edge bounce and less trailing-edge bounce to reduce turf interaction time by 43 per cent. Use of a high strength steel in the faces of the 3-7 irons leads to minimal loss of ball speed on heel and toe strikes.
Nippon NS Pro 950GH in steel, Miyazaki Jinsoku in graphite
Will suit Mid- to high-handicappers who want to hit their iron shots further and demand maximum forgiveness.
GM verdict The oversize look of the Z 155 irons will boost the confidence of its target golfer who requires a club that looks inviting to hit at address and offers distance and forgiveness aplenty. The finish has a premium shine to it and the irons look sleek from the back, too. The stock Nippon NS Pro 950GH shaft weighs under 100g, which means you can really feel Srixon’s Action Mass technology places more weight in the head for more distance and forgiveness the weight of the head.
This was a feeling we enjoyed as it raised the awareness of the clubhead and it seemed like swing speed could be increased without any extra effort. The heads themselves also felt stable through the hit as a result. They certainly have a more pronounced sole design compared to most irons on the market and the turf interaction was clean and brisk as a result, helping reduce the effect of those marginally heavy strikes. However, the long shaft lengths may reduce control of the clubface for some players.
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.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
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 87 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 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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