Suited for Beginner
I’m sure everyone reading this will have played with a Srixon golf ball at some point. However, not everyone will have used a Srixon golf club or set of irons. Unlike the golf ball, Srixon golf clubs are not everywhere - if want a set you have to go looking.
There is another Japanese owned premium iron manufacturer who prides themselves in their forging process, and unsurprisingly Srixon is the same. A characteristic of forged golf clubs is that it is harder to get technology build into it and as a result, Srixon irons are aimed at the better player. Not to say they don’t have any for the mid handicapper, just that there might be better alternatives out there.
When browsing second-hand Srixon irons, there is a simple naming convention to follow. All their clubs fall under their ‘Z’ family (as does their premium ball offering - the Z-Star). The first of the three numbers that follow denotes the ability of the player these irons are designed for. The Z 965 irons, for example, are aimed at Tour level professionals, while the Z 355 irons are packed full of forgiveness for the mid handicapper or game improver.
Srixon golf clubs helped Shane Lowry lift the Claret Jug at The Open held at Royal Portrush in 2019. Other notable names using Srixon irons on the PGA Tour are Hideki Matsuyama, Keegan Bradley, and JB Holmes.