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I've been holding out for the Sears Craftsman Irons, made from real spark plug wrenches, life-time warranty, available in both standard and metric; but it doesn't look good.

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Oops that darn autocorrect...  Maybe somebody can change the headline!  Should be Srixon.

 

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Know pro blame oh.

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2 hours ago, MuniGrit said:

Srixon makes great irons and other products. 

Had no idea.  Looked at site, and love the look of the irons.  

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Srixon is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (Japan). Here's the hierarchy: 

SRI Sports owns

  • Srixon/Cleveland
  • XXIO
  • Rights to Dunlap products in Asian market

Srixon was more popular in Great Britain and Europe for many years than in the USA. The SRI acquisition of Cleveland Golf and the joining of Srixon/Cleveland brought Srixon clubs into the USA mainstream.

As for golf equipment, Srixon makes a full line of golf balls and golf clubs. The most recent offerings are in the Z series. I'll discuss the irons, and you can check out the other products online.

In 2014 the Z545 and Z745 irons came onto the market. The Z355 came next as an SGI model, and is still in production. This year saw the Z565 (GI), Z765 (Player's Cavity) and Z795 (Blade) emerge. Srixon is also promoting blended 565/765 and 765/795 sets.

One of the key iron features (except in Z975s) is the VT Sole. This is a beveled sole with two bounce ratings, much like the Ben Hogan iron sets. Cleveland wedges also have this beveled sole.

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Excellent irons.   Hedeki Matsuyama plays them, I believe.  

 

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oh..  ha..   should have clicked the link in your post. 

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20 hours ago, WUTiger said:

One of the key iron features (except in Z975s) is the VT Sole. This is a beveled sole with two bounce ratings, much like the Ben Hogan iron sets. Cleveland wedges also have this beveled sole.

Interesting.  I love my Cleveland wedge.  

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When I began looking for new irons about 3 years ago,  I tried every iron I could find.  Bought 7-9 srixon z945, Cleveland rtx2 wedges.  I'm about 12 handicap and know a lot of folks on here would say I should be using a game improvement iron, but I hit them more consistently than anything else I've tried.  I think they make the best feeling forged irons on the market, for me anyway.  They were built with DG s400 tour issue shafts and Winn jumbo grips.   I have misfits but that's my fault. 

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I just received my combo set of Srixon 7-PW z765, 4-6 z565. Took them for a spin on the range yesterday. I absolutely love them. Beautiful looking clubs as well. Mine are +1/4", standard lie, PX LZ 5.5 and Blue/Black GP MC midsize grips. Very nice feel and quite forgiving (especially the 565.) 

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11 hours ago, caniac6 said:

Their irons look good, but I don't know any stores near me that stock them.

Golf Galaxy carries Srixon, and has stores in Cary, Winston-Salem and Charlotte.

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All I can tell you about Srixon is that every ball of theirs I've ever played has been dynamite! Just the other day I stopped by a range that is totally automated. you can go smack a small bucket of your own shag balls, and it's cool with the owner. He doesn't have to buy those balls.

The other day I bought a small bucket and ran into a brand new Srixon Z-Star. i pocketed it, and put it in play today. What a beautiful ball. Every Srixon ball I've played has performed the same.

This is a company to check out!

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