What we say...
Srixon’s Z 765 made it in to our top 10 better players irons for 2018 as part of our biggest ever equipment test – Top Gear. Find out what our three TG testers made of these irons below.
Srixon Z 765 Irons Review: You need to know
A muscle cavity which blends a players profile with the forgiveness of a cavity back. The 1020 carbon steel heads are heat treated to deliver the smoothest forged feel. Srixon’s engineers insist the Tour V.T Sole is more efficient through the turf, reducing impact resistance and tightening shot dispersion. 5% larger grooves and double laser milling improves spin control and performance in wet conditions.
Srixon Z 765 Irons Review: We say
We’ve known for years at TG that Srixon make great golf balls but its only over the last few that we’ve gained a real respect for the brands forged irons. Simply put they’re fantastic, and our test pro reckoned the Z765’s were amongst his favourite and he’d happily slip them in his bag for 2018. Last years Top Gear 2017 showed how powerful the Z765s are and even from a weaker loft they showed their muscle again in 2018.
A ball speed 1mph slower than the fastest on test (which have much more fast face tech), but the ability to launch and flight shots fractionally higher than any other better player model on test and still maintain a carry distance just 1 yard down on the second longest iron tested is seriously impressive. Hats off to Srixon for producing such a brilliant iron, if you’re open minded about brands they’re well worth testing against your favourites before taking the plunge.
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Srixon Z 765 Irons Review: Verdict
If you’re interested in a set of 765’s you need to be quick about it, as it’s highly likely they’ll be replaced towards the end of the summer. The Japanese love to pour over every detail and it’s these tiny additions that make these irons stand out. Laser face milling, a beautiful satin and polished finish, the sole detailing, a new heat treatment to improve feel and grooves that are just a tiny bit bigger. Everything adds up to a first-class overall design.
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