Srixon Z765 vs TaylorMade P770: A Closer Look

srixon z765 vs taylormade p770

This month, we’ve been comparing irons, helping you choose between them. On this last Monday, we’ll compare the Srixon Z765 vs TaylorMade P770 irons. Both are geared for the better player who loves the feel and control of a blade but would like a slight bit of forgiveness. A deeper look at each club reveals the differences. Let us show you.

Srixon Z765 vs TaylorMade P770

Looks

Both irons feature a relatively compact, traditional look absent many bells and whistles.  The TaylorMade P770 irons have a boxy look with sharp edges, a variation from their typical rounded design. The Srixon Z765s have the compact, rounded, more modern look that can be seen in many game improvement clubs.

For better players, the thickness of the top line of the club is often an important factor. Both of these clubs are in the same ballpark. While neither has the “butter knife” look of true blades, both are relatively thin when compared to game improvement clubs. Each will appeal to the traditionalist while also providing some added confidence.

Technology

Srixon Z765

Two of the big highlights of the Srixon Z765 irons are in the grooves and the sole. The grooves are 5% larger than in their past models thanks to a new manufacturing process. These larger grooves do a better job of moving grass, dirt, and water away from the clubface at impact. Your shots get more spin, better control, and consistent distances in a variety of conditions.

z765 vt sole

On the sole of the Z765 irons, Srixon has revised its Tour V.T. sole. If you’re not familiar, the V-shape design generates better turf interaction. It works by increasing the bounce on the leading edge while decreasing the bounce on the trailing edge. This allows the sole to move through the turf easier and quicker, generating more ball speed and consistency.

TaylorMade P770

taylormade p770

TaylorMade P770 irons feature a tungsten back bar in the 3-7 irons, adding additional forgiveness and increased MOI. The short irons feature one piece cavity back construction for added feel and control.  Finally, TaylorMade engineers lowered the CG by making the face slightly more shallow and the hosel shorter. These changes are what contributes to the boxy look of the clubs.

The P770s also feature a progressive offset design. In other words, the offset decreases as the clubs get shorter. With this feature, you can shape your shots better.

What They Have In Common

Both irons are forged giving you a buttery soft feel on well-struck shots. Srixon uses a 1020 Carbon Steel and TaylorMade’s 1025 Carbon Steel to forge their respective irons. The difference in the material is negligible. You have the ability to shape shots and control trajectory with both irons as well.

And We Go To The ScoreCards

In comparing the Srixon Z765 vs TaylorMade P770; both clubs provide the feel and control better players are looking for while still giving forgiveness to slightly missed shots. The Z765s are designed to get through the turf better. The P770s have the edge in workability with their progressive offset and optimized CG. As always, we reccommend going through a fitting to see which club works best for your game.

For more details on these clubs, check out our full reviews:

Srixon Z765 Irons

TaylorMade P770 Irons

Our other iron reviews from this month

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Rudi Fann, PGA

Rudi Fann has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2008. He began his career in 1998 as the Assistant Golf Professional at Wake Forest Golf Club in Wake Forest, NC. In 2002, Rudi accepted a similar position at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He spent a year there before moving to Nipomo, CA where he worked at Blacklake Golf Resort. Over the next 10 years, he worked his way from Assistant Golf Professional to Head Golf Professional and finally Director of Golf Operations. In his time at Blacklake, Rudi devoted much of his time to running tournaments and other activities in order to create a social atmosphere at the club. After Blacklake, Rudi spent one year as Head Golf Professional at Paso Robles Golf Club before deciding to return home to North Carolina. Since returning to North Carolina, Rudi has worked with the First Tee of the Triangle helping to instill life skills and core values through the game of golf to local youth.

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