ClubTest 2015: Srixon Z 745 Driver

Srixon Z 745 Driver
Michael Chini

Srixon Z 745 Driver

 

Category: Better-Player Drivers
Price: $399
WE TESTED:
9.5° (adjusts 8.5° to 10.5°), 10.5° (adjusts 9.5° to 11.5°) with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Black HBP 60 graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The cup-face design creates a larger sweet spot on off-center hits.

PROS

 

DISTANCE: Average to above average, definitely not short; good overall distance; catch one on the screws and it flies down the fairway with most other drivers tested.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Fairly easy to hit straight—heel/toe strikes don’t lose much; this reliable gamer finds the short grass a good percentage of the time; covers up directional misses nicely.
FEEL: A little lighter than some other models but pretty pleasing at impact; a very good, stable sensation all the way through the swing; satisfying all around, even on misses.
PLAYABILITY: Mid-trajectory flight works well for most players; surprisingly simple to turn over for extra distance; not hard to hit the shots you want.
LOOK: Beautiful black paint job and classic shape a hit with most testers; sets up great, like an old-school driver; expensive and tasteful appearance.

CONS

 

Not as forgiving as some of the higher-rated models; provides solid distance but nothing to rave about; hard to shape left to right for some of the guys.

BOTTOM LINE: An impressive-looking head that packs a pretty good punch when struck solidly.

HOT STIX'S TAKE: Best for players who want to manipulate their ball flight with a relatively low-launch, low-spin, 430 cc clubhead. Face angle adjusts +2°/-2°.Launch - Low; Spin - Low

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Srixon Z 745

NEXT REVIEW: TaylorMade R15

MORE INFO ON THE SRIXON Z 745 DRIVER

From Golf.com, September 18, 2015

The Srixon brand is about more than premium golf balls and forged irons. The company's Z 745 driver, for example, is beautifully shaped, with a compact 430 cc head aimed at players who prefer a boring ball flight and who like to [intentionally!] curve shots.

The club's high balance point helps maximize head rotation through the swing for added speed and power. And its titanium cup-face construction makes misses fly nearly as far as dead-center hits. Meanwhile, the club's precision tuning system allows for 36 possible combinations of loft, lie, face angle and center of gravity. Comes in 8.5°, 9.5° or 10.5° with the Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Black HBP 60 shaft.

NEXT REVIEW: TaylorMade R15

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