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 765 and 565 drivers. First on that list is the new Power Wave Sole, which has been designed to allow the entire sole to flex at impact, 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 765 has a smaller footprint at 445cc than the 565, and it has been built to reduce spin and enable enhanced workability while still delivering impressive distance numbers. It’s available in lofts of 9.5 and 10.5 degrees and features an adjustable hosel that allows players to manipulate loft, face angle, and lie angle in 12 different settings to create their desired ball flight and trajectory. The stock shaft for the Z 765 is the Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6, a mid-launch, mid-spin profile in the 60-gram weight class. Srixon also has additional custom 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 who need to reduce their spin rate and value workability in a driver. That might sound like the description of a driver that’s intended for better players, and the smaller profile and compact head design of the Z 765 is likely to appeal to lower handicappers. But the 765 offers enough forgiveness that a high spin player who’s a mid- or high-handicapper might still benefit from this driver. That said, for players who struggle to consistently find the center of the clubface, the Z 565 might prove to be the better all-around option.
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 765, that’s a 445cc profile, a little bit more compact but still 15cc larger than the previous 7-series driver, so it’s going to be a little bit more forgiving on off-center hits but still a very compact shape to appeal to a better player that likes to work the ball off the tee.”
Eli Miller, Srixon Golf Product Manager
“The 765 is going to be a good option for high-spin players who are trying to knock their spin rate down. The feel and acoustics are great.”
Chris Wallace, TGW staff writer
|Srixon Men's Z 765 Driverr Shaft Information|
|Miyazaki Kaula Mizu|