What we say...
Just a yard behind our test pro's longest forged iron on test, our testers were all impressed with the Srixon Z 585 irons
Building upon the success of Srixon's previous generation irons, the new Z Series irons offer tour-validated designs with a soft forged feel. Cutting-edge technologies help enhance distance, workability and feel, and the new Z Series irons are built to perform.
“The Z 785 irons are yet another step forward for Srixon as we continue to produce some of the highest-performing irons designed for better players,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development.
The Z 785 irons feature a tour cavity, providing additional mass behind the impact location for increased shot-shaping ability and versatility. The Z 585 irons feature an added speed groove which allows for more face-flex, enhancing ball speed and distance.
Both irons offer an updated Tour V.T. Sole for smoother turf interaction and more consistent ball striking while the forged construction from the soft 1020 carbon steel provides a better feel through impact.
“The forged carbon steel Z 785 muscle-backs are the best feeling irons we’ve ever made, featuring best-in-class turf interaction from the Tour V.T. Sole and enhanced control from deeper, sharper grooves.” said Brunski.
“Meanwhile, the Z 585s are similarly forged, featuring a high-strength steel face for more ball speed and now with an added speed groove for even more consistent distance control. Outstanding feel, control and distance from two lines which can be seamlessly blended together into a mixed set.”
Key Z Series iron innovations:
Forged Construction – Forged from soft 1020 carbon steel, Srixon’s Z Series irons offer a better feel and less vibration through impact.
Tour V.T. Sole - Provides more consistent ball striking with smoother turf interaction.
Speed Groove – A new internal channel on the SUP10 face insert within the Z 585 Irons allows for more face-flex, enhancing ball speed and distance.
Tour Cavity – Available solely in the Z 785 Irons, this extra mass behind your impact location allows for powerful shot shaping with increased versatility.
“When I’m putting the club behind the ball I have to be full of confidence and this club looks unbelievable,” said Russell Knox. “The new Srixon Z 785 iron is exactly how I want an iron to look. It’s very easy to hit and I know I’m going to hit a very good shot even before I hit it. The sweet spot’s massive.”
The Srixon Z Series irons launch in UK on September 14th, 2018 and have an RRP of £799 for a 6-piece steel set (£899 for a 6-piece graphite set) for both Z 585 and Z 785 sets.
There's new utility long irons too
Building on the success of the Z U65 Utility iron, which is currently the most played utility iron on the PGA Tour, the new Z U85 Utility iron features a hollow, forged construction for a high-launch trajectory, soft feel and unmatched distance. The utility irons offer an iron-like address profile making them perfect to create the ideal combo set with the Z 785 or Z 585 irons, depending on player preference.
You need to know: Srixon Z 585 iron review
A forged 1020 body is combined with a springy 1mm thick SUP10 face. A speed groove around the back of the face improves face flex and rebound. Srixon badge the Z 585 as “Feel with Distance”. The Tour VT sole gives consistent smooth turf interaction, while laser milled grooves produce maximum stopping power from the rough as well as the fairway.
We say: Srixon Z 585 iron review
Admittedly the Z 585s sound different, compared to the single piece Mizuno JPX919 Forged (the only other forged iron with a forgiveness 3 rating), but it’s really not offensive, and something lots of golfers would already be accustomed to if they’ve tried fast face irons before. Both Srixon’s new Z Series irons put in a serious shift during our test and were mightily impressive in terms of data. The head shaping is spot on, there’s plenty of Japanese know-how built into every detail and it’s all wrapped up in a subtle non-blingy shell, which will look at home in any reasonable golfer’s bag.
Our verdict: Srixon Z 585 iron review
Srixon are more focused on tour and better player equipment than ever, and it speaks volumes the new Z 585 has received the tiniest of tweaks over its predecessor. Srixon know their irons are brilliant, and they’re building momentum to convince more golfers to give them a try. With prices on the increase the Z 585s look like decent value to us, too.
The Z 585s have forged heads with modern springy 1mm thick faces. A 7-iron loft of 31° says though they're not chasing ball speed and distance at all costs. The two-piece construction means a slightly different sound than a one- piece forging like Srixon's Z 785, but all three testers were impressed with the data the 585 produced. For our pro it was just a single yard behind his longest forged iron of 2019 (Callaway Apex).