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ClubTest 2015: Srixon Z 745 Irons

On the Range: Srixon Z 745 Irons
This year's testers talk about one of their favorite irons at ClubTest 2015, the Srixon Z 745 irons.

Srixon Z 745 Irons

 

Category: Better-Player Irons
Price: $1,000, steel
WE TESTED:
3–PW with True Temper Dynamic Gold steel shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The compact muscle-cavity blade is forged from soft carbon steel for a smooth, responsive feel.

PROS

 

PLAYABILITY: Relatively easy workability—these heads allow for some degree of shot shaping; long irons fly high and straight; the weighty, beveled sole glides through all different conditions and helps get the ball up fast; the Z 745 controls trajectory as well as anything out there.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Midsize clubhead helps correct minor transgressions; directional misses are covered well; very precise with the short irons, and accurate enough everywhere else.
DISTANCE CONTROL: One of the tops in the test; longer than most irons without sacrificing reliability; very consistent length—so easy to dial in; excellent performer out of rough, almost no distance lost.
FEEL: Soft and consistent through the set; delightful, controlled sensation on full and half shots; the right amount of feedback—good shots are flush, and even mis-hits feel strong and stable.
LOOK: Simple, elegant and dull—in a good way; pure, classic look; longish from heel to toe, with a thin topline and medium-width sole adds to the package.

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Srixon Z 745 Irons

CONS

 

A few guys want to see a bit more distance out of misses; one or two testers can’t maneuver shots quite as easily as they’d like.

BOTTOM LINE: The top-rated iron in the better-player category records high scores across the board. Its biggest drawback just might be the lack of name recognition.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Srixon Z 745 irons

NEXT REVIEW: TaylorMade RSi2 Irons

MORE INFO ON THE SRIXON Z 745 IRONS

From Golf.com, September 18, 2014

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. -- Michael Chwasky

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