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The Srixon Z 765 driver is a great driver for the better player seeking a strong ball flight. Compact look at address.
When you look at their club offerings, it’s easy to understand how Srixon has put together such a stacked PGA Tour roster over the last couple years. There may not be another OEM doing a better job of creating top shelf products aimed at the accomplished player. The Z 765 driver is one of those clubs with a sub-460cc club head and a piercing ball flight.
It’s surprising what a difference 20 cc makes in the size of a club head. 460 vs 440 doesn’t seem like a lot, but, at address, the Z 765 driver is noticeably smaller than the Z 565. Both share the clean black crown and round, symmetrical shape, but the Z 765’s compact size will be extremely attractive to the better player.
Sound & Feel
Despite the different size, the Z 765 driver sounds and feels much like its larger brother. Impact produces a medium-volume crack. It’s enough to make you feel like you hit a good shot, but not so much that others on the range think you’re overcompensating.
The feel is extremely solid, and there’s excellent feedback. As you would expect from a smaller driver, you’ll be able precisely locate your strikes, both good and bad.
True to its billing, the Srixon Z 765 driver delivered a strong, piercing ball flight for me. It’s not going to turn ballooning moon balls into line drives, but the flight is noticeably lower than the Z 565 driver.
As you would expect, there is a forgiveness gap between the Z 765 and the Z 565. Again, it’s not night and day, but it’s noticeable, especially when you’re hitting on a launch monitor. If you tend to hit the ball all over the club face, you’ll want to go with the Z 565. For the low handicapper who stays near the sweet spot, the Z 765 has plenty of forgiveness.
The version of the Miyazaki Kaula shaft that comes stock in the Z 765 is a bit heavier and stiffer than the one that comes in the Z 565. This is to be expected since the Z 765 is aimed at stronger players, and this stouter shaft matches the head very well.
There aren’t too many sub-460cc drivers on the market because, frankly, most players need all the forgiveness that they can get. For those better players that want a really strong ball flight, the Srixon Z 765 will be the rare diamond in the driver market.