Srixon’s roots go way back to 1930 when Dunlop UK established a production facility with Sumitomo Rubber company in Kobe, Japan. Today, Srixon holds more worldwide golf ball patents than any other company. Srixon balls are well established and with a consolidation of the brand with Cleveland golf several years ago, the company is becoming a full line golf equipment company. In their home market of Japan, Srixon has the top market share for golf equipment.
One of the downsides of game improvement irons can be the aesthetics. Forged blades with a sleek topline, smooth setup and narrow sole are the tools of professional players around the world. The trim look of the irons in a PGA golfer’s bag are highly desirable. In terms of playability, high-handicappers can struggle with an iron set intended for advanced players. So the weekend golfer settles for irons which are easier to hit but appear bloated. The overall size is big, the topline is thick, the sole is wide and the neck looks crooked with a big offset.
The Srixon Z 355 game improvement irons are geared for 15 to 20 handicap players but have aesthetics more similar to forged blades than other iron sets in the game improvement category. Srixon moved the hosel higher to expand the face area and subsequently the sweet spot. Overall , the offset is inline with typical set rather than the jagged neck offset found in some maximum high-handicapper sets. The Z 355 sole has a sharper leading edge and rounded trailing edge for less turf resistance and tighter shot pattern.
The Action Mass technology is one of the performance keys for the z355 set. Srixon has weighted the heads more heavily and added a shaft with and ultra-high balance point for maximum distance and forgiveness. Loading the shaft on the backswing and releasing the high balance point shaft during the downswing with a heavier head puts more mass behind the ball at impact. The extra mass and speed transfer to the ball and well, what happens next is obvious...lower scores! The more compact appearance of the Srixon Z355 appeals to golfers who are unwilling to give up the performance benefits of a forgiving club.