Jul 10th, 2016
Srixon Z 565 and 765 Drivers
Causing a ripple on tour...
Words: Daniel Owen
Everyone knows Srixon, and we’re pretty certain everyone reading this will have used their balls at some point. They'v been the number one But who here has hit their golf clubs? Srixon make gorgeous irons, and beautiful woods. In Japan you will see players everywhere using their clubs, they are THE big name in Japan along with XXIO their sister brand. Here’s the first look at their new drivers, which look stunning to us.
Srixon are launching two new drivers, the Z 565 and Z 765. The Z565 features a 460cc head, and is the more forgiving of the two. The Z 765 has already been used to win twice on tour, including Ashun Wu at the Lyoness Open on the European Tour, and features a 445cc head that is more workable and offers a more penetrating ball flight.
One of the things we love about Srixon equipment is that it’s so gorgeous to look at. They are truly classic looking golf clubs. Yet they pack loads of geeky tech under the hood. Srixon are calling it the “The Ripple Effect”, and it's the combined power of three separate design characteristics.
First up is the Power Wave Sole. While visible on the sole, it looks great, and is designed to absorb more stress at impact, to maximise energy transfer that for higher ball speed and longer drives.
The Stretch Flex Cup Face has been extended farther around the crown and sole to create a ten percent larger sweet spot. What golfer doesn’t want a larger sweet spot?
A Lightweight Crown has given the designers four grams of discretional weight to be repositioned for higher launch and increased club head MOI. Every little counts as they say on those rubbish TV ads. But with golf club designs it really does.
They are lovely classy looking bits of kit, that are full of tech and feature adjustable hodels for fine tuning. Golf clubs don't have to look like space ships to perform, and Srixon contue to prove that.