What we say...
Srixon’s new “power wave sole” engages the entire sole in the flexing process at impact, meaning more power is directed to the back of the golf ball. A “stretch flex” cup face extends onto the crown and sole, expanding the sweet spot across a larger portion of the face. A wider head and lower deeper CG location than the Z765 increases MOI and forgiveness when shots don’t connect with the centre of the face.
Visible tech plays a huge role in convincing golfers of a drivers credentials, often the more it has to offer the better it’s perceived to be. If you’re prone to judging golf clubs like this there’s every chance you won’t give the 565 a second look as its amazingly fuss and thrills free. It’s performance across all three testers was solid if similarly plain. A ball speed right on the test average and a carry distance a fistful of yards longer than the test average speaks volumes about the clubs solidity and ability to perform for a wide variety of golfers, but also shows it just lacks that extra little bit of excitement many modern drivers offer.
Srixon account for a very small portion of the drivers market and the 565 won’t be changing this anytime soon. It’s a solid driver that can perform but we reckon if you’re spending over £300 on your next big dog you’ll want to see a bit more tech or performance than what the 565’s got to offer.