Q & A
Any discussion you hear about Srixon’s new Z Series drivers is likely to include the term “Ripple Effect.” To Srixon, what that means is that a combination of three new innovations is driving the performance behind the Z 565 and Z 765 drivers. First on that list is the new Power Wave Sole, which has been designed to allow the entire sole to flex with the result being faster ball speeds on shots struck from impact points across the face. Also new is the Stretch Flex Cup Face, technology that has created a larger sweet spot by extending the clubface to cover sections of the sole and crown. And finally, a lighter crown that gave engineers four grams of discretionary weight was utilized to move the CG lower and deeper in the clubhead for higher launch, reduced spin, and increased MOI, all of which combine to create an ideal combination of distance and forgiveness. In terms of its specific shape and playability attributes, the Z 565 has a larger overall profile at 460cc than the 765, and it has been constructed for maximum distance and forgiveness. It’s available in lofts of 9.5 and 10.5 degrees and features an adjustable hosel that allows players to adjust loft, face angle, and lie angle in 12 different settings to achieve their desired ball flight and trajectory. The stock shaft for the Z 565 is the Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 5, a mid-launch, mid-spin profile in the 50-gram weight class. Srixon also has additional custom shaft options available at no upcharge as well, including three other Kaula profiles that will create different launch and spin conditions.
|Stock Shaft||Miyazaki Kaula Mizu Graphite|
|Stock Grip||Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360, 50 grams|
|Adjustability||+/- 1° in 0.5° increments|
|Click the Enter Custom Specs tab above for premium shaft/grip options. No upcharge shaft options are listed below.|
Players of all ability levels. The Z 565 driver has been designed to generate high launch conditions and exceptional distance, while also maintaining an incredible level of forgiveness. That combination should appeal to plenty of golfers and prove especially beneficial to those who make inconsistent contact or struggle to generate the clubhead speed needed to maximize their carry distance. For high-spin players or those who value workability above all else in a driver, the Z 765 might be the better option, but the 565 will be a good fit for a majority of golfers.
A multi-step design allows the entire sole to flex at impact to create faster ball speeds, especially on low-center strikes.
The club face has been extended to cover portions of the crown and sole to create a larger sweet spot for enhanced forgiveness.
Reducing the weight of the crown by four grams allowed for an increased MOI and lower CG.
“The Z 565 is a 460cc profile. It’s going to fit a wider range of players, built for maximum distance and forgiveness.”
Eli Miller, Srixon Golf Product Manager
“Coming into this demo, I would have told you I would have gravitated toward the 765 but in actuality the 565 probably performed a little bit better for me. The thing that stood out to me was the feel.”
Chris Wallace, TGW staff writer
|Srixon Men's Z 565 Driver Shaft Information|
|Miyazaki Kaula Mizu|