Srixon's latest Z Series is set to be released in Australia in late September with the company promising the new range, which comprises two driver models, fairways, hybrids, utility irons and two forged iron models, are its longest ever woods and best feeling irons.
The multi-material Z 785 and Z 585 drivers headline the new wood range, and utilise a combination of technologies that make them Srixon’s most powerful offerings to date with two distinct ball flights on offer.
Both models feature a cup face made from ‘Ti51AF’, a titanium borrowed from the auto industry, which is the thinnest, lightest and strongest ever featured in a Srixon driver and produces increased ball speeds across the face thanks to variable face thickness. While a lightweight carbon crown allowed the company’s engineers to move more weight to the perimeter of the head to increase stability and forgiveness, while also minimising ball flight dispersion.
“The new Z Series woods are pretty easy to explain: they’re long,” Srixon Marketing Director Brian Schielke said of the new models. “Our stronger, faster titanium, combined with cup face construction is totally unique, totally different from everything out there, and it really shows up both on a launch monitor and on the course.”
Featuring an adjustable hosel and sole weight, the Z 785 driver will suit stronger hitters and better players, through its penetrating, low spin flight and tour preferred appearance at address, whereas the fixed hosel Z 585 launches higher with a slight draw bias thanks to the sole weight’s location towards the heel and is the more forgiving of the two models.
Incorporating some of the same distance increasing technologies, the Z F85 fairway woods and Z H85 hybrids feature stepped crowns to help achieve optimal ball flights, while the Z U85 utility irons offer high launch and increased distance in an iron-like appearance courtesy of its hollow, forged construction.
Building on the success and popularity of Srixon’s previous forged irons, the new Z 785 and Z 585 irons, made from 1020 carbon steel, are built for increased workability and distance respectively, as well as outstanding feel and versatility.
The ‘tour cavity’ of the Z 785 places more weight behind the centre of the clubface to offer improved ball flight control and solid feel, while an additional speed groove incorporated in the Z 585 increases the SUP10 face insert’s flexing for more ball speed. And a refined ‘Tour V.T. sole enhances both model’s interaction with a wide variety of turf conditions.
“The forged carbon steel Z 785 muscle-backs are the best feeling irons we’ve ever made, featuring best-in-class turf interaction from the Tour V.T. Sole, and enhanced control from deeper, sharper grooves.” Srixon Vice President of Research and Development Jeff Brunski said.
“Meanwhile, the Z 585s are similarly forged; though feature a high-strength steel face for more ball speed – now with an added speed groove for even more consistent distance control. Outstanding feel, control and distance from two lines which can be seamlessly blended together into a mixed set.”
RRP:Z 785 driver: $579.95; Z 585 driver: $519.95; Z F85 fairway: $399.95; Z H85 hybrids: $299.95; U85 utility iron: $265.95 (steel), $295.95 (graphite).; Z 585 and & 785 irons $199.95 per iron.
To find out more about the new Z series visit www.srixon.com.au