Mexico Open at Vidanta

Vidanta Vallarta



Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: Unlike the company’s ZX5 Mk II and ZX7 Mk II irons, the body of the ZX4 Mk II is not forged. It’s a cast, multipiece hollow-body iron that uses a forged, high-strength steel face insert supported by a cast 431-stainless-steel body and a hosel with tungsten in the toe of the long and middle irons. This is similar to the previous version, but the shape has been significantly nipped and tucked. The sole width is slimmer to better resemble that of the ZX5, and the topline mirrors other irons in the ZX family. Why the fuss? Blended sets are becoming more common, and these changes made for a more consistent look when doing so within the ZX iron line. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: The face design is a technological leap. Srixon uses an artificial-intelligence process that simulates numerous impacts, evaluates the performance and automatically updates the design. The result is a variable-thickness pattern milled into the backside of the high-strength steel face insert to maximize ball speed. The groove story is a good one. The long and middle irons—to the 7-iron—have wider and shallower grooves, and the short irons have narrower and deeper grooves to optimize spin for each iron. Read more>>

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Price: $171 (per iron)
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Look / Sound / Feel


* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
"All through the set I felt I was up a club but not at the expense of trajectory. Dispersion window was narrow. The turf interaction was pretty economical."
Handicap, 15
"There are many things I like. I really like the finish. I really like the soft, brushed metal look. I really like what appears to be bounce on the sole of the set. It just kind of makes sense. It appears like it'll glide through the turf."
Handicap, 15
“Some game-improvement irons can look a bit extreme but this one looks sleek. Very playable clubs that will give you extra distance and are easy to get in the air.”
Handicap, 2
Club Specs
Models Dexterity Price
ZX4 Mk II Left Hand / Right Hand $171


Name Loft Length
5I 23.00 38.00
7I 28.50 37.00
PW 43.00 35.50

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