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