Golf News – January 12, 2023

Srixon® Unveils the All-New ZX MK II Irons

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – SRIXON®, a global leader in tour-quality golf equipment and innovation, announces the launch of the new ZX Mk II Irons. Delivering best-in-class performance and incredible feel, play irons that are fast and pure with the all-new ZX Mk II Irons.

Designed for the best ball-strikers in the world, ZX7 Mk II Irons are a true players iron with incredible feel. An all-new design characteristic exclusive to ZX7 Mk II Irons, PureFrame enhances feel by reducing unwanted vibrations. PureFrame is forged into the body of the iron – just behind the sweet spot – as an 80% thicker portion of 1020 carbon steel. The result is a remarkably soft yet solid feeling at impact that the best players demand.

Meanwhile, the rest of the ZX Mk II Iron line features the second generation of Srixon’s MainFrame technology. MainFrame is a variable thickness pattern of grooves, channels, and cavities carefully milled into the backside of ZX4, ZX5, and ZX Mk II Utility Iron faces that maximize flex at impact. It not only boosts ball speed, but also repositions mass away from the face and into the toe for better forgiveness and consistency on every shot.

A mainstay of Srixon Iron design, ZX Mk II Irons are designed with our Tour V.T. Sole and popular sole notches. The V-Shaped design of the Tour V.T. Sole maintains clubhead speed through impact for a clean, precise strike. Revered by the Srixon tour staff, the sole notches lessen drag by reducing the amount of surface area that contacts the ground to improve shot versatility without sacrificing forgiveness.

To round out the new iron lineup, Srixon introduces the Z-Forged II, a muscle back blade iron with player-preferred shaping that offers exceptional feel and ultra-precise control. Designed in close collaboration with Srixon’s professional tour staff, Z-Forged II features a razor-sharp address profile, forged construction, and a highly workable sole design for skilled players who want the most from forged feel and stunning looks.

Key Technologies:

  • PureFrame: Forged into ZX7 Mk II as an 80% thicker portion of 1020 carbon steel, PureFrame is strategically placed right where you strike the ball, delivering an enhanced impact feel for pro-level performance.
  • MainFrame: MainFrame is a variable thickness pattern of grooves, channels, and cavities carefully milled into the backside of the iron face that maximizes flex at impact. MainFrame is on ZX4 Mk II, ZX5 Mk II, and ZX Mk II Utility Irons.
  • Tour V.T. Sole: Tour V.T. Sole takes turf interaction to a whole new level of detail with a proprietary combination of sole widths, bounce angles, and notches that encourages a smooth glide through fairway, rough and sand to strike the ball solidly without losing speed.
  • Progressive Grooves: The 3i-7i feature wide grooves, ideal for longer shots in all conditions. The 8i-AW have deeper, closer set grooves that cut through grass and debris to enhance spin on approach shots. Laser milling between each groove, on every loft, enhances friction in all conditions.
  • Forged Multi-Piece Construction: ZX Mk II Utility’s forged SUP10 faces are strong yet light – increasing face-flex at impact for enhanced speed and distance – while a forged 1020 carbon steel body absorbs vibrations for a softer feel.

Retail Information and Pricing

  • ZX7 Mk II Irons ($1,199.99, 7-piece steel)
  • ZX5 Mk II Irons ($1,199.99, 7-piece steel)
  • ZX4 Mk II Irons ($1,199.99, 7-piece steel)
  • Z-Forged II Irons ($1,199.99, 7-piece steel)
  • ZX Mk II Utility Irons ($239.99)

Visit Srixon Golf HERE

Sacks Parente Golf (SPG) Saves Grams and Saves Shots by Shifting to its Newly Patented Magnesium Face Technology

Camarillo, CA – Sacks Parente Golf (SPG) is continuing its relentless pursuit of helping golfers make more putts by introducing a crucial gram-saving putter insert technology. Starting with the company’s Series 66mg Anser-style putter, SPG is moving from its original aluminum insert and replacing it with SPG’s new patented magnesium face technology – a patent that SPG secured earlier this year.

Why the Switch from Aluminum to Magnesium Inserts?

The inspiration behind the change originated from SPG’s obsession with saving and redistributing weight to places that benefit the golfer the most. “Everything we do is about saving weight and redistributing it to the benefit of the golfer,” said Steve Sacks, Co-founder of SPG. “Saving grams is what we do, and I believe we are better at that kind of engineering than anybody.”

SPG’s patented magnesium face technology is 35% lighter than aluminum, allowing SPG engineers to take 4-5 grams out of the middle of the club and place it in the heel and toe – all to deliver a more stable Anser-style putter.

“Aluminum weighs 2.7 grams per cubic centimeters, whereby magnesium weighs 1.74 grams per cubic centimeters,” said Sacks. “That’s five times lighter than steel. We tried all kinds of materials including metals, ceramics, different steels in different configurations, and we found that magnesium provides a better feel than aluminum. Our patented magnesium face insert will keep the ball online even with a mishit of up to ½” to the toe or the heel from center. This technology, that only SPG can deliver, provides the ultimate in lightweight and performance.”

Additional Technologies and Patents in the Series 66mg Putter

Ultra-Low Balance Point (ULBP)

The Series 66mg putter, as do all SPG putting instruments, incorporates an additional SPG patent, the Ultra-low Balance Point (ULBP) technology, which means that SPG engineers have taken weight out of the shaft and grip and centralized most of the weight in the head. With a lighter shaft and grip, golfers can feel the gravity in the head weight enabling a natural stroke, good tempo, toe release and neutral acceleration at point of impact – all resulting in a consistent putting stroke.

CNC Milled

The Series 66mg putter is CNC milled from five different metals, all formulated by SPG engineers to deliver feel, roll and distance control so lag putts become second nature and three-putts a thing of the past.

Visit Sacks Parente Golf HERE

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