SRIXON Z F65
www.srixon.com Lofts: 3+/13.5°, 3/15°, 4/17°, 5/19°
Stock shaft: Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6 Adjustable hosel: No
TECH: A new stepped crown design lowers CG to promote higher launching shots with lower spin to help maximise carry distance.
WE SAY: A fairway that fits nicely into the lower, more penetrating flight category. The F65 was one of the lowest-spinning clubs we tested, so realistically it’s going to be more attractive to stronger golfers, who have no issue launching shots off the deck. Our test pro liked the F65 a lot, like most of Srixon’s clubs this year, but even he thought the generous sized head looked more demanding to hit. A carry distance just a yard short of the very longest and a ball speed 1mph slower than the quickest means the F65 is more than capable of competing against the very best – in the right hands.
VERDICT: We reckon the F65 is more punishing on off-centre hits than some of the competition, but we can’t take anything away from its powerful performance. If you only carry one fairway wood in your bag the 17° 4-wood seems like an excellent option to use from the fairway and tee.