Srixon ZX5 Mk II Driver Review (NEW for 2023 with Heightened Forgiveness)

The second generation of Srixon's ZX5 driver has been released for 2023

Enjoy heightened forgiveness in the new ZX5 Mk II driver.

Srixon ZX5 Mk II LS Driver

The Srixon ZX5 Mk II driver is the second generation of the best-selling model, offering heightened forgiveness and improved performed for 2023.

Srixon have taken the original ZX5 driver and made some noticeable tweaks and changes to help increased the forgiveness this model offers.

Released along with ZX7 Mk II as a new option for 2023, the ZX5 has a flatter profile, a strong Rebound Frame and dual flex zones to deliver more speed off the face than in the previous model.

The ZX5 also has a second version of the driver with the launch of an LS model, which has a forward weighting for low spin and even more forgiveness.

In this article we look at what is new with the ZX5 Mk II, what it has to offer and the exact specs of the driver Brooks Koepka and Shane Lowry will be using in 2023.

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What Srixon says about the ZX5 Mk II driver:

“The ZX5 Mk II Driver is built for players who desire heightened forgiveness in a large, confidence-inspiring profile.

“A large, flattened footprint, and 8g rear weight, help you easily launch drives that fly higher, farther, and straighter. An adjustable hosel sleeve allows you to dial in face angle and loft to suit your swing.

Srixon ZX5 Mk II Driver

“The ZX5 LS Mk II Driver uses a forward-placed sole weight to reduce long-game spin – perfect for players with aggressive swing speeds.

“ZX5 LS Mk II features the same large footprint and flattened shape as ZX5 Mk II, along with its adjustable hosel sleeve for dialing face angle and loft.

“A stronger Rebound Frame design with dual flex zones delivers purer energy transfer from club face through the ball, enhancing distance on every shot.”

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Srixon ZX5 Mk II Driver Specs & Design

Srixon have improved improved the levels of forgiveness and ball speeds in the new Mk II driver.

The Mk II has an advanced Ti51AF Titanium alloy construction, a Star Frame design for strength and a thin titanium crown in a multi-material design.

Srixon ZX5 Mk II Driver

The driver also has an intricate thickness pattern behind the face to help maintain ball speeds even on off-center strikes and promote enhanced distances.

The new ZX5 now has dual flex zones inside the improved Rebound Frame and it has resulted in even faster ball speeds off the face.

The latest ZX5 also features an 8g sole weight to move the CG low and deep and produce a high-launch off the tee. Interchangeable weights are also available.

Srixon ZX5 Mk II Driver

The driver only comes in 9.5 and 10.5 degrees, but does have an adjustable hosel to play around with loft and lie angles.

Srixon ZX5 Mk II LS Driver Specs & Design

The LS model is a newcomer from Srixon and their first low spin model to compliment the standard ZX5 driver.

This driver has been designed to allow you to swing hard and fast with confidence thanks to the weighting providing additional forgiveness.

Srixon ZX5 Mk II LS Driver

In the LS driver, the forward weighting is what provides the low levels of spin and as a result a high degree of forgiveness.

Otherwise, it is identical to the ZX5 Mk II with an advanced Ti51AF Titanium alloy construction, a Star Frame design for strength and a thin titanium crown.

It also features the dual flex zones inside the improved Rebound Frame for eye-catching fast ball speeds off the face.

Srixon ZX5 Mk II LS Driver

The driver comes in 9.5 and 10.5 degrees lofts, but does have an adjustable hosel.

Verdict: Are the Srixon ZX5 Mk II drivers any good?

The improvements Srixon have made to the ZX5 is impressive with more ball speed and more forgiveness thanks to the clever design tweaks.

The introduction of a low spin model in the shape of the Mk II is a smart move and gives golfers the option of choosing the ideal set up.

There is little not to like about the new 2023 Srixon driver and it can really bring something to the game of all golfers from low to high handicappers.

FAQs

What is the Srixon ZX5 Mk II driver release date?

The driver was unveiled in January 2023 and immediately released for pre-order. It will go on general sale from February onwards.

How much does the Srixon ZX5 Mk II driver cost?

The new ZX5 is priced at $499/£415 from online retailers.

What are the Srixon ZX5 driver specs?

Both versions of the driver come in 9.5 and 10.5 degrees lofts.