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Review: Srixon Z765 Driver

A Players Driver that is Sneaky Good
Every year there are certain drivers that create a big buzz.  Usually it is tied to a large marketing budget or some new technology or wins on tour, but sometimes the drivers that fly under the radar are surprisingly really good too.  While most drivers are aimed at the populous of higher handicap golfers and are as big and forgiving as possible, the benefits of a “players” driver can really help the lower handicap golfer maximize their distance.  The Srixon Z765 driver is a 445cc driver designed for the better golfer with a little more swing speed.  While it might not have the hype that others drivers have generated, this “players” driver is sneaky good.
The 2017 Srixon line up is interesting because they barely changed the irons, but completely revamped the woods.  It makes sense since their previous iron line was so good, why changed it, while their woods were good, but had room for some improvements.  The newly designed woods start with a Power Wave sole.  It basically looks like a tiered sole from front to back which I assumed was for aerodynamics, only to learn that it is really a version of “slot” technology for the entire sole.  It is designed to allow the entire sole to flex on low face shots creating more speed on mishits.  I was able to test this with a few mishits of my own on the course and sure enough there is some legitimacy to this tech as those low hits were almost just as long as center face hits.

Srixon also redesigned the face making what they call a stretch cup face.  The idea is to make the face go further back on the body of the driver to create a bigger sweet spot.  Since the Z765 driver is only 445cc, any additional forgiveness is appreciated.  I really didn’t feel like I was missing out any forgiveness with this driver.  I hit the majority of fairways with this driver in the bag.  The crown was also lightened to move the CG lower and reduce some spin.

The most notable change that you will feel with this driver is the D5 swingweight.  It creates a “heavy head” feel which kind of feels like swinging a hammer into the ball.  There tends to be a little more whip sensation with the higher swingweight, which also means the MOI is a little higher in this club too so another way Srixon added some forgiveness.  The Miyazaki Kaula shaft has a significant kick for a 65 gram stiff flex shaft.  The over all feel is really good, but slightly different from other drivers, but ti really feels like you hammer the ball on each swing and the results were sneaky good.

The Srixon Z765 driver is designed for the better player, but if you generate the club head speed and like the 445cc driver, you are going to really like the on course results.  I got this thing on my local desert course here in Tucson, AZ and was really impressed by both accuracy and distance.  The ball launches on a strong mid height line that doesn’t move much side to side, but bounces down the fairway really nicely.

Flightscope Xi Tour Launch Monitor

Srixon Z765  Driver

  • Spin: 2092 rpms
  • Launch Angle: 11.2*
  • Dispersion: 6.6 yds
  • Club Head Speed: 105.2 mph
  • Ball Speed: 154.1 mph
  • Total Distance:  288.3 yds
  • Carry Distance:  267.7 yds

If you are looking for a new driver in 2017, don’t overlook the Srixon Z765 driver.  It was designed for the better golfer, but has many forgiving features that will keep the ball on-line and still plenty long.  This 445cc driver looks great, feels solid, offers great Flightscope numbers and finds fairways.  The Srixon Z765 driver is Sneaky Good!!

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Quick Hits
+Classic looks
+445 cc
+Solid feel
+More forgiving than expected
+Long and straight

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