Club Review – Srixon Z765 Irons

Srixon Z765

Release Date – June / July 2016

Base Manufacture Price – Per club $137.50 / £110 (approx.)

4-PW $962.49 / £769 (approx.)

Target Golfer – Mid / Low handicap

Rating – 90

 

What Srixon Say

“The Srixon Z 765 Irons have made Srixon’s best iron performance even better. The Z 765 is a muscle cavity preferred by skilled players for its traditional profile and exceptional control.” (Srixon.com)

Look

Make no mistake about it, these irons are a player iron. They are a sleek, forged iron that feature a small muscle cavity for a slight forgiveness increase. However, they are not scary to look down on. The muscle cavity boosts confidence and the change of color within that muscle cavity gives the impression of more forgiveness.

Feel

It is a well-known fact that Mizuno make fantastic feeling irons. Their motto tells us all, “Nothing feels like a Mizuno.” Well, this is as close as you will come to that Mizuno feeling and for a lesser price (ignoring companies such as PXG and Miura). They feel soft off the head, but give a powerful, penetrating flight.

In particular, the new Project X LZ shafts seem to really suit this head. They do come as standard with Dynamic Gold or Nippon Modus 3, but I suggest giving them a hit with the Project X LZ option. Srixon’s product catalogue suggests that most shaft options come at no upcharge.

Performance

Distance wise, you will likely see an increase in distance over other player irons. This is partly down to the expertly shaped muscle cavity, but you must also consider the lofts of these irons. When looking at a comparable player iron (Mizuno JPX 900 Tour), you’ll notice that the Srixon Z765 irons run at approximately 2 degrees strong. The same can be said when comparing the Srixon to the Titleist CB and TaylorMade PSI Tour.

Srixon Z765 1

Though the Srixon Z765 irons see stronger lofts than comparable irons, they produce a fantastic ball flight.

The flight produced with the Z765 was fantastic. When hit with the Project X LZ 6.0 shafts, the flight was high and strong with the longer irons but controlled and flighted with the shorter irons. The Nippon Modus 3 produced slightly more spin and a higher ball flights. What was interesting about the Nippon-Srixon combination was the way the ball climbed early and then carried at a ‘flat’ ball flight.

Shaft Options –

STANDARD – True Temper Dynamic Gold

Nippon Modus 3 120g

OPTIONS – KBS C-Taper

KBS C-Taper Lite

KBS Tour

KBS Tour 90

KBS Tour 105

KBS Tour FLT

KBS Tour V

Nippon Modus 3 105g

Nippon Modus 3 125g

Nippon Modus 3 130g

NS Pro 950GS

NS Pro 950GS DST

True Temper Project X

True Temper Project X LZ

True Temper Project X PXI

True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue

True Temper Dynamic Gold SL

True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT

True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue

True Temper XP 90

True Temper XP 95

True Temper XP 105

True Temper XP 115

 

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