The new Srixon Z65 irons lineup gives players of all levels a classic look and forged feel. Each iron shares similar features while offering their own, unique characteristics. Alone or combined, the three models can please everyone from the traditionalist to the distance, forgiveness-seeking crowd.
Common Features in Srixon Z65 Irons
Each model features a new Tour V.T. Sole improving turf interaction, which benefits everyone from the weekend hacker to the tour level player. Upgraded from the Z45 series, the new sole features a V-shaped profile which reduces turf interaction at impact. Less surface area at the toe and heel sections helps the club move better through the turf. Golfers will especially notice this improvement on shots catching grass before the ball. Srixon also adds relief to the back side of the sole.
Srixon also makes the grooves 5 percent larger, increasing ball friction at impact. The outcome creates more consistent launch and spin characteristics, especially in wet conditions. Finally, the Srixon Z65 irons flaunt forged heads made from 1020 carbon steel.
Despite being labeled game-improvement irons, the Z565s are decidedly smaller, have less offset, and thinner top lines than typically seen in this category. The thin SUP10 face insert provides distance and forgiveness, allowing the face to flex more at impact. The hollow cavity behind the club face, which is not used in the other two models, raises the launch angle. Low handicap players may choose to use the Z565 in long irons to help hit more par 5s in 2.
Both the Z765 and Z965 are primarily geared to the low handicapper with subtle differences between the two. The Z765 maintains the compact look and thin topline with minimal offset but provides slightly more forgiveness and less spin. The Z965’s are a true muscle back, allowing blade lovers to experience slightly more workability and spin. They are also slightly smaller than the Z765. Golfers also combine these models into a combo without noticing too much difference between looks at address or performance.
In the market for a new set of irons? The Srixon Z65 irons hang with any iron in their respective category.