Srixon WG504 Gunmetal

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Golf Monthly Verdict

Our testers loved its slightly menacing looks. Quite weighty with a tendency for us to get a little too much into the sand. But great on firmly-played 40-50-yard punches.

Soft forged carbon steel head with deep gunmetal colouring and matt finish. Sole grind engineered for playability. Virtually no glare-risk here as a result of the low-sheen finish. The sole grind should facilitate open-faced, soft-landing shots around the green or from the sand. Modified box grooves designed to increase spin from all kinds of lie.

Jeremy Ellwood
Jeremy Ellwood

Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly across the whole spectrum from courses and Rules to equipment and even instruction despite his own somewhat iffy swing (he knows how to do it, but just can't do it himself). He also edits The Golf Club Secretary Newsletter, has authored or co-authored three books and written for a number of national papers including The Telegraph and The Independent. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 89 of the Next 100. He has played well over 900 courses worldwide in 35 countries, but put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content. On his first trip to Abu Dhabi a decade ago he foolishly asked Paul Casey what sort of a record he had around the course there. "Well, I've won it twice if that's what you mean!" came the reply...

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