SRIXON Z 565
www.srixon.com Availability: 4-PW
(stock set 4-PW)
Stock shaft: Nippon NS Pro 980 (s) Miyazaki Kaula 8 (g) 7i loft/length: 31° / 37”
TECH: SUP10 spring steel faces combine with soft 1020 carbon steel bodies for a smooth but energetic feel. A Tour VT sole improves turf interaction so less energy is lost at impact and dispersion is improved.
WE SAY: With a 7-iron loft a couple of degrees weaker than the strongest, it’s no surprise the 565s struggled to keep up in terms of raw power for our amateurs. However, in the hands of our pro it performed very well. With more shots hit closer to the centre of the face it posted a right-on-test average carry and above average ball speed. A great package of face tech and forgiveness which should be on your short list if you’re looking at forged irons in 2017.
VERDICT: Srixon makes some very solid forged irons right now, and if your game demands the extra feel and control they offer, the 565s are one of a handful that legitimately can be called “forgiving”.