SRIXON Z 565/Z 765
PRICE R6 999 PERFORMANCE ★★ ★ ★ INNOVATION ★★ ★ ★
VERDICT Sometimes you can make the face more flexible by looking beyond the part of the club that actually hits the ball. That’s why the full-size, higher-launching, slightly draw-bias 565 and the compact, mid-launching 765 use a face design that wraps deeper around the crown and sole for better off-centre-hit performance. Both help even worse hits through a stepped sole design. This structure deforms at impact and springs forward to contribute to the flexing of the face. It also stores weight low and deep for better stability. The result is two drivers that play more forgiving than they look. COMMENTS (L) There’s nothing wrong with its basic looks, especially when you’re splitting the fairway all day long. Every hit felt and sounded like I flushed it. (M) Simple adjustability in a clean, tight look. I was surprised by the pop it delivers. (H) Here’s a less-is-more approach. I always felt like I was in control. It’s a comfortable driver to swing.