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Shane Lowry on the new Srixon ZX Mk II line (fairway wood, utility, ZX5/ZX7 irons)

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It appears that Cleveland-Srixon’s slow rollout of new equipment is continuing, and this time we have player insight from company staffer and 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry.

Before we get to Lowry’s feedback, let’s first recap the recent Cleveland-Srixon news: Last month at the 2022 Fortinet Championship in Napa, we spotted PGA Tour players testing new ZX7 Mk II and ZX5 Mk II LS drivers. Hideki Matsuyama – who doesn’t often switch driver heads – ended up switching to the new ZX5 Mk II LS in the first week. Then, earlier this month at the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas, we spotted new Srixon ZX7 Mk II irons, and Cleveland RTX 6 ZipCore Tour Rack wedges.

This week, at The 2022 CJ Cup in South Carolina, Shane Lowry showed up with a bag full of new Cleveland-Srixon equipment, including a Srixon ZX Mk II fairway wood, a Srixon ZX Mk II driving iron, Srixon ZX5 Mk II long irons (4 and 5 iron), Srixon ZX7 Mk II mid-and-short irons (6-PW), and a new Cleveland RTX 6 ZipCore Tour Rack 50-degree gap wedge.

After taking photos of his 15-club WITB setup on Wednesday at The CJ Cup (he was testing two different 3-woods), I caught up with Lowry to get his thoughts on the new products he had in the bag.

Check out what Lowry had to say below, along with in-hand photos…

Cleveland RTX 6 ZipCore Tour Rack 50-degree wedge

“The new gap wedge, for start – they’re not making a Full Face in the new [RTX 6 ZipCore wedges] this year, so I’m still using the Full Face [lob wedge] – but the new gap wedge, I took it out of the box straight away, and I was like, ‘Oh, wow, this looks nice.’ It feels a bit more solid, and the misses are a little bit better.”

Srixon ZX5 Mk II and ZX7 Mk II irons

“The irons themselves, they’ve not changed a whole lot [from the previous ZX5 and ZX7 release], but they do feel more solid. I only got them last week, and I practiced with them, and just straight away [they went right in the bag]…I obviously had a lot of success with the last irons, they were amazing, and these are definitely as good, if not better.”

Srixon ZX Mk II driving iron

“The driving iron is definitely better. I can hit that higher and softer, and I can hit a bullet and flight it, as well. It does everything I want it to do. It’s really good.”

Srixon ZX Mk II fairway wood

“I won’t be using it this week, but the 3-wood, I was pleasantly surprised when I hit it. It needs to be dialed in a bit more, but that was just for me to test this week. It’s very good. It’s definitely got a chance [to beat out my current TaylorMade SIM2 Titanium]…I played a [Srixon] 5-wood years ago, but yeah [I haven’t used a Srixon fairway wood much in my career]. They’re not really pushing it on me, but this one definitely has potential.”

Click here to see Shane Lowry’s 2022 WITB from The CJ Cup. 

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Pingback: 10 takeaways from a WILD week in equipment at The 2022 CJ Cup (Shane Lowry used 5 different putters!) – GolfWRX

  2. Shane loves Buffets

    Oct 22, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Ya can’t eat em Shane.

  3. Shane

    Oct 22, 2022 at 11:32 am

    “The irons feel more solid”. Shane Lowry

    How is that a thing? Sounds like “I had to say something that illustrates that they are better. I’ll just say they feel more solid”

  4. AWW

    Oct 21, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    Are we going to see a Mk II Z Forged type muscle back?

  5. JubJub

    Oct 21, 2022 at 9:24 am

    Too much going on with the irons and wedges.

  6. Brentm08

    Oct 21, 2022 at 7:47 am

    Is this fairway wood coming to retail? it looks good.

  7. Anybody Can 2Putt

    Oct 20, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Puuuurty!!

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Driver: Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max (9 degrees)
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Driver: Titleist GT2 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX

Photo via Patrick Cantlay on Instagram.

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Callaway recently released the Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max Driver, and BK is ready to see where it stacks up in this week’s Three Swing Challenge!

Why three swings?

Many years ago, the legendary Barney Adams, founder of Adams Golf told us this:

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