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ClubTest 2017: Srixon Z 565 irons
See what our 2017 ClubTesters thought of the Srixon Z 565 irons after testing them.
Thursday, March 02, 2017

CATEGORY: Game Improvement Irons

PRICE: $1,100, steel; $1,200, graphite

WE TESTED: 5-PW with Nippon N.S. Pro 980GH DST steel and 5-PW with Miyazaki Kaula 8 graphite shafts.

KEY TECHNOLOGY: A high-strength faceplate is welded onto a soft, carbon-steel body to boost distance and feel.

Buy Them Now for $1,099.99

Buy Them Now for $1,099.99

Playability

Powerful, beveled sole is the real deal—it virtually eliminates digging, slides through sand and scythes thick rough; perfectly maneuverable, on par with many better-player irons.

"I know this makes me sound ridiculously overconfident, but there's nothing I couldn't do with these irons."

Distance Control

Long without feeling souped-up or out of control, comparable to what guys are playing and often longer; dead-on short irons, with ideal spin into greens; doesn't lose much distance from tough lies.

Cons

One of the most demanding irons in the group; heel and toe strikes fall out of the sky; higher-handicappers want to love it, but some testers just can't find a way to make it work.

Bottom Line

One of the sharpest, strongest contenders in its class. Srixon did a masterful job creating a game-improvement iron that behaves like a genuine blade, with great feel and workability.

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