Srixon Z H65 Hybrid Review

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The Srixon Z H65 hybrid is a forgiving hybrid with high launch and shot versatility.

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Introduction

Srixon believes the Z H65 hybrid is their most advanced and best performing hybrid to date.  Though the Z H65 looks fairly simple and lacks some of the bells and whistles we often see, I can promise you that this hybrid is a reliable club that makes hitting longer shots easier.

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Looks

“Silky” is the first word that comes to mind when I look at the Srixon Z H65 hybrid.  The simple glossy black crown and flowing black and silver sole make for a very elegant looking golf club.  On the crown you can see the Arc Support Channel which is the only place the Z H65 demonstrates any visual complexity.  At address, the Z H65 has a “mini-wood,” pear shape footprint rather than a condensed peanut that is sometimes seen.

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Sound & Feel

My immediate impression of the Srixon Z H65 hybrid was that the head was very solid, very forgiving, and had a nice sound to it.  Based on the footprint, I expected more of a metallic springy “ping” sound.  What I actually experienced was a very solid feeling face that gave a solid “thwap” at impact, and the sound became more of a “clack” as you left the center of the face.  The Z H65’s sweet spot felt fairly large and the face was extremely responsive.

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Performance

For a club that lacks a bunch of hosel adjustability and moveable weights, the Srixon Z H65 hybrid more than hangs with the rest of the crowd.  Though a simple club, the Z H65 has some subtle upgrades to achieve high trajectory, forgiveness, and maximum distance.

The highlights of the Z H65’s performance were its forgiveness on bad shots and how easy it was to get the ball to launch in the air.  I found I was getting really strong distance with a nice high ball flight, and the Z H65 was exceptionally strong on shots I hit fat.  It seemed as though the sole of the club was able to keep powering through the turf and maintain a bit of speed instead of producing the crown-scratching duff you’d normally experience.  Overall, the Z H65 is very forgiving and extremely easy to control when trying to hit different types of shots.

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Conclusion

If you’re looking for sleek, simple, and some damn good results in a hybrid, the Srixon Z H65 is a must.  I do believe that shaft selection will be important with the Z H65 so make sure you get properly fitted.  Being easy to hit and easy to control are two desirable hallmarks in a hybrid and the Srixon Z H65 certainly delivers.

Buy the Srixon Z H65 Hybrid HERE

Srixon Z H65 Hybrid Price & Specs

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Bill Bush

Co-Founder, Director of Technology at PluggedInGolf.com
Bill is a true golf gear nerd by definition who loves making custom club creations in his garage with tools like sledge hammers, blow torches, and his bare hands. When Bill isn't working on PluggedInGolf.com, or in the garage, he is a technology manager living in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and kids. Bill plays Scott Readman Concepts putters and accessories.

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One Comment

  1. I’ve been playing a 16* (5 wood replacement) and the 19* “3 iron replacement. Simply put, these are the real deal! The trajectory is damn near perfect: boring, high flight that lans like a feather. One of the best features of the club is the stock shaft; silky smooth and reminiscent of when Miyazaki ruled the exotic shaft market. If you buy a hybrid without trying the Srixon Z h65, you’re making a big mistake!

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