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PostSubject: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Thu May 28, 2015 11:57 pm

Was looking for a set of JDM forged irons in graphite shafts (yep.. My elbows need a break from pounding my steelies).. Did some investigative online work , deciding between mizunos, yamahas and the often under-rated srixons..  Was considering srixon z745s but finally  decided on the srixon z545s (stiff flex) and was lucky that I managed to get my friend to get the set from Tokyo while on biz trip.

Tried my new toys on the range today and in honesty, I was pretty impressed. Felt buttery when I connected on the sweet spot, and for the same club,  and with a more cautious temp, I managed about the same distance as my current set (TM speedblades) for the first few balls. Not bad at all considering this is the first time I hitting them and my graphites since a long while...The cavity back (all irons) and the tungsten insert (for 5 & 6 irons) provided the much appreciated forgiveness. Ball flight is a little high, but I am not complaining. I do believe they have slightly stronger lofts...
Was apprehensive about the potential 'chunky' or oversized look and a thick topline, but it's not in person (slightly smaller than my speedblades)..love the minimalist design without fanciful colors... The chrome is subjective but I actually come to like it (probably biased ).. 
Miyazaki Kosuma shaft, 81 grams, mid-kick and I went for stiff flex.. 
As I am writing this, I am still pondering whether I should have gone for the z745 but since I am more of a recreational golfer, I probably made the right choice of getting z545..
One key highlight of these irons is the VT tour sole - increases leading bounce and decreases trailing bounce. Will be gaming these on the course in IOI this Sunday and probably give a better review, at least with better quality balls and real terrains. 

There are better reviews in YouTube if keen...










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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Fri May 29, 2015 7:43 am

Very nice

I'm also considering the 745. Like u said, the 545 have pretty strong lofts. I believe pw is 44*. Do u think u r getting high launch due to the shaft?
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Fri May 29, 2015 8:18 am

Bro Kiss,

Sweet looking irons.  Nice sole and finishing.
cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Fri May 29, 2015 8:41 am

Thanks for sharing
Lovely review and pics

Just saw today's papers
There is a sale in takashimaya 
These clubs are reasonably priced, not sure if the graphite options available here are Miyazaki though
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Fri May 29, 2015 9:46 am

Thanks guys for the comments.

Scotty: I am quite sure the mid-kick shaft also help promotes the higher ball flight as well. and yes, I was seriously considering the 745 as well, but went for 545s as I needed some technology when hitting out from troubled spots, esp when these spots in SG/MY courses are are rough rough.. I did ask my friend to compare the 545 and 745 side by side, and they look almost similar from topline..the key difference would be from the side profile.. If you are looking for more workability, go for the 745.. They look really nice and compact.. 

Pocket face: I dint even know that taka sell these sticks.. Hardly go to golf stores anymore.. And yes, they should be more reasonably  priced than the other JDms like yamahas, xxio, prgr....
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Fri May 29, 2015 9:54 pm

Kissthegreen, out of curiosity, I went to try a TM Tour Preferred MC demo 7i with KBS C-Taper shaft ... I presumed it is similar feel to your speed Blade. But 6i to 4i is non-forged. I don't like the feel of the TM TP iron versus my MP69 ... However, the distance generated by the TM TP iron was long ... Approx 5-m longer than my MP69 7i ...


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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Fri May 29, 2015 10:37 pm

Turbo wrote:
OKissthegreen, out of curiosity, I went to try a TM Tour Preferred MC demo 7i with KBS C-Taper shaft ... I presumed it is similar feel to your speed Blade. But 5i to 4i is non-forged. I don't like the feel of the TM TP iron versus my MP69 ... However, the distance generated by the TM TP iron was long ... Approx 5-m longer than my MP69 7i ...
I did tried the TM tour MCs and speedblades before (from friends).. Pretty nice club but I just don't play often enough to be consistently hitting the sweet spot.. I went for the speedblades in the end.. Agreed that the speedblades is a tad little 'soul-less' but they are pretty forgiving and quite long. Even when I top the ball, the ball just keep on darting forward! I will imagine the MCs will probably also outperform similar in its category.,
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Fri May 29, 2015 10:54 pm

Question is…….

can you give me a good deal on your speedblades? 

Lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Sat May 30, 2015 12:10 pm

Darn sexy irons I say..

Have fun TS!
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Sat May 30, 2015 1:27 pm

Wow Asahi. Been a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Sat May 30, 2015 3:39 pm

Nam flog@ I have a set of JDM Yonex CB irons (3-PW) on KBS C-taper 95s u interested?
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Sat May 30, 2015 3:48 pm

willytan wrote:
Nam flog@ I have a set of JDM Yonex CB irons (3-PW) on KBS C-taper 95s u interested?

Yonex not sexy for me leh lol
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Sat May 30, 2015 5:45 pm

Nam Flog wrote:
Question is…….

can you give me a good deal on your speedblades? 

Lol.
Haha.. Let me try the srixons on Sunday, and see if they do me good.. I have the  speedblades for only abt 15 months and quite consistent performers.. Thinking I keeping it as a backup set but let see what my commander-in-chief thinks of it first.. Cheers..
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Sat May 30, 2015 8:18 pm

5&6 are different feel when you hit them?
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Sat May 30, 2015 11:52 pm

kissthegreen wrote:
Turbo wrote:
OKissthegreen, out of curiosity, I went to try a TM Tour Preferred MC demo 7i with KBS C-Taper shaft ... I presumed it is similar feel to your speed Blade. But 5i to 4i is non-forged. I don't like the feel of the TM TP iron versus my MP69 ... However, the distance generated by the TM TP iron was long ... Approx 5-m longer than my MP69 7i ...
I did tried the TM tour MCs and speedblades before (from friends).. Pretty nice club but I just don't play often enough to be consistently hitting the sweet spot.. I went for the speedblades in the end.. Agreed that the speedblades is a tad little 'soul-less' but they are pretty forgiving and quite long. Even when I top the ball, the ball just keep on darting forward! I will imagine the MCs will probably also outperform similar in its category.,

Unlike my MP69, I don't feel the "orgasmic omph" even when I flushed the clubhead face sweetspot against the ball ... Razz

I guess the cast iron - 6i to 4i would be worse off in terms of feel ...
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:43 pm

Saw these irons in action this evening at Bukit Batok range.
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:05 pm

ChrisD wrote:
Saw these irons in action this evening at Bukit Batok range.

Was he Kissthegreen? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:23 pm

Not sure, but felt the shaft is too light and affecting his swing tempo abit.
Perhaps need time to switch from steel to graphite.
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:38 pm

Graphite shaft needs to adopt a smooth and easy tempo ... Certainly take sometime to get use to the light weight as one needs to adjust his tempo ...
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:12 am

That's awesome, it's harder to find these types of clubs in North America. I personally haven't seen it around too much in Vancouver anyways, but the Srixon irons this year look great.

I love the shaft you have in them though, I had played a Miyazaki Kusala Blue in my driver before and it is just awesome. Would definitely have considered the same set or even the Z745's if they were more readily available to test over here... have since picked up a set of MP-54's though Smile

enjoy the new irons!
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:42 am

the shape and thick sole looks quite similar to mizzy mp h4/5.

but instead of tungsten insert, mizzy has a hollow cavity for the longer irons.
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:33 pm

Still adapting to my carbon sticks, and am getting better  but still working on my tempo to maximize the longer irons 5 and 6. Have to admit that there is no issues getting up the ball up ... The ball flight indeed is rather high but carry distance is not sacrificed as compared to my steelies.. Perhaps i lose some overall yardages due to rolling (or rather lack of )...
Somehow, bcos of the lighter shaft, I found out that I tend to be pretty  handzy on my down swing.. Decided to go a bit more textbook during my downswing and keep my right elbow as close to my body as possible to reduce 'moving parts'. Probably common sense to most, but certainly does not come easy to me... Work in progress...
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:11 pm

I think these irons are on sale now.
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:22 pm

ChrisD wrote:
I think these irons are on sale now.

Yeah, there is a set on sale at Golfsite.sg ... S$800 ... U keen? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Srixon z545 irons - 10 seconds review...   Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:16 am

Wow.. That's fast.. Actually my friend saw takashimaya selling a new set in steel shaft for 799 last week... Left one set.. No more graphite set on sale.. Do consider that its japanese specs shaft, so R or SR can be quite whippy.. I was glad that I went for stiff flex..
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