Jason Day explains thinking behind switch to Srixon irons


Jason Day has made an equipment shift in a bid to address the weakest area of his game right now.

Day is a tour leader in many stats categories, but his iron play has been disappointing recently.

He has added Srixon ZX5 MkII long irons (3-and 4-iron) and Srixon ZX7 MkII mid-to-short irons (5-PW) to his bag.

Day revealed that the switch was all about spin control and getting a lot more distance out of his irons.

He noted that the Srixon irons have been performing well for him out of fairway bunkers, although he hasn’t really needed to use them that much out of the rough.

Day isn’t signed to an exclusive equipment deal but has been using TaylorMade irons for a while.

However, he believes that the switch to Srixon will bear fruit in his numbers before the end of the season.

“For me, they spin a little bit less,” Day told GolfWRX.com. “They’re very good out of fairway bunkers, too. I haven’t played too much in the rough yet, so I still need to get an understanding of how they come out of the rough, but for me, it was all about spin control.

“I had tested the previous model to these [Srixon ZX7’s], but I only had one club. And I was getting some inconsistent spin with my previous irons, so I just decided to at least give them another shot. My biggest thing was to take spin off because I was spinning it like crazy.”

ZX5 Mk II cavity back irons are designed to provide skilled players more distance, forgiveness, and workability while maintaining a clean appearance at address. They do this by having a slightly wider sole with a moderate blade length and offset.

With a unique blend of sole widths, bounce angles, and notches that promote a smooth glide over fairways, rough, and sand to hit the ball solidly without losing speed, Tour V.T. Sole elevates turf contact to a whole new level of detail.

Golfers with low handicaps and tour players favour the ZX7 Mk II’s short blade, small sole, thin topline, and minimal offset. These compact players’ irons have a crisp appearance at address and a muscle-back cavity for optimal workability. Forged into ZX7 Mk II as an 80% thicker portion of 1020 Carbon Steel, Srixon’s PureFrame technology is strategically placed right where you strike the ball, delivering an enhanced impact feel for pro-level performance.

In both instances, Day has gone for distance irons, designed to reduce spin and maximise yardage. It should be noted that most professional club choices won’t necessarily be what is ideal for the average golfer.

While these irons were designed with professionals in mind the better amateurs could also shave strokes off their game with the right equipment change.

Srixon’s irons have been very popular with many professionals for some time and that popularity has filtered down through all levels of the game.