Srixon has announced the launch of the Z 65 series of woods and hybrids that they say are the best performing and cutting edge clubs the Japanese brand has brought to market.
Srixon Z 65 Drivers
The Srixon Z 65 range is headlined by two drivers, the Z 565 and the Z 765, both of which showcase the innovative tech that sits behind the Z 65 series.
What Srixon is calling the Ripple Effect is a combination of three design elements that maximise distance and control through a higher launch and increased forgiveness.
A Power Wave Sole featuring a distinctive multi-step design allows the lower face to bend, helping to increase distance across the face.
This extra speed is boosted by a new Stretch Flex Cup Face that has been extended further around the crown and sole to increase the sweet spot by 10%. This maintains higher ball speed across a larger area of the face thereby maximising forgiveness on off-centre hits.
Forgiveness has also been optimised through a new Lightweight Crown that has allowed for 4 grams of discretionary weight to be re-positioned in the clubhead to increase MOI and lower the centre of gravity.
The Z 565 driver has a 460cc head that is weighted to promote high launch and a ball flight with a slight draw bias. A rounded address footprint and shallow face design offer increased forgiveness and a level of playability that will make it attractive to golfers of all abilities.
The Z 765 is aimed at players with higher swing speeds who are looking for a powerful and accurate launch. A smaller 445cc head has a similar footprint than the previous Z 745 driver, but with an increased toe area and comes with a heavier Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6 graphite shaft in lofts of 9.5° and 10.5°.
Srixon Z F65 Fairway Woods
The Ripple Effect can also be seen in the Srixon Z F65 fairway woods that come in a range of lofts allowing players to choose a club to maximise distance and control from the tee or fairway.
The fairways use the new Power Wave Sole to absorb stress at impact for maximum energy transfer to generate higher ball speeds and distance, which again is complemented by the larger sweet spot created by the Stretch Flex Cup Face.
Like the drivers, the crown of the Z F65 is lighter allowing for movement of discretionary weight and it also has a strategically placed crown step that adds flexibility to the upper portion of the face to help increase ball speed.
There is also an Arc Support Channel on the crown of the club which is progressively deeper by loft to stabilise initial launch conditions for more consistent distance and accuracy.
The Srixon Z F65 fairways are available as 3+ (13.5°), 3 (15°), 4 (17°), 5 (19°) and 7 (21°) models and come with a Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6 graphite shaft.
Srixon Z H65 Hybrids
Completing the Z 65 series metal line up is the Z H65 hybrid. This also uses the Arc Support Channel, which gets progressively deeper by loft, to promote a higher launch and optimal spin across the face.
The lower lofted hybrids feature a lower centre of gravity to promote a higher initial launch, while the higher lofts are designed with a more rounded sole to allow for shot versatility.
The Z H65 hybrids come in 2 (16°), 3 (19°) and 4 (22°) and are fitted with a Miyazaki Kaula Hybrid 7 graphite shaft.