What we say...
Srixon's Z 565 irons made our top 10 game improvement irons for 2018 in our biggest ever equipment test - Top Gear. Find out what our three testers made of it below
Srixon Z 565 Irons Review: You need to know
SUP10 spring steel faces are combined with soft 1020 carbon steel bodies for a smooth but energetic feel say Srixon. A Tour VT sole improves turf interaction so less energy is lost at impact and dispersion is improved. Double laser-milled patterns on the clubface create more stable and consistent spin no matter what the lie.
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Srixon Z 565 Irons Review: We say
With a seven iron loft a couple of degrees weaker than the strongest on test it’s absolutely no surprise the 565 struggled to keep up in terms of raw power for our two amateur testers. In the hands of our pro it did however perform very solidly. With more shots hit closer to the centre of the face it posted a right on test average carry distance and above average ball speed. All in the 565 is a great package of face tech, and forgiveness which we reckon has to be on your short list if you’re also looking at the Mizuno JPX 900 Forged in 2018.
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Srixon Z 565 Irons Review: Verdict
Srixon are making some very solid forged irons right now and if your game demands the extra feel and control they can offer then the 565’s are one of less than a handful which can legitimately be called “forgiving”. As with any premium forged iron they’re a serious investment, so if you’re thinking about buying a set we’d always recommend getting fitted for them.
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