Srixon Z 565 Irons Review

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The Srixon Z 565 irons blend the look and feel of a players iron with the forgiveness and distance of a game improvement iron.

Introduction

We all know that ego can often get in the way of good golf.  Whether it’s pulling out driver too often or going for a long carry that we can’t handle, there are times we don’t do what’s best for our score.  With the Z 565 irons, Srixon is helping to remove ego from the equipment buying equation by packing solid game improvement forgiveness into a beautiful set of sticks.

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Looks

In the bag, the Z 565 irons are hard to tell from the Z 765s.  Both keep is simple and classy: chrome and black with minimal branding.  When someone sees these in your bag, “game improvement” will certainly not be their first thought.

At address, the Z 565 has a similarly impressive appearance.  There is a bit more offset than the Z 765 and the top line is a touch thicker, but the differences are small (you can see a comparison pic in the slideshow below).  These are really the irons for the player who needs a little help but prefers a clean, traditional look.

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Sound & Feel

The sound and feel will appeal to those more traditional players just like the look does.  Impact produces a crisp “click” that is very sweet on centered strikes.  There is good feedback on mishits, though it’s not quite as clear as it is in the Z 965 or Z 765 irons.

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Performance

What’s hiding behind traditional good looks is an iron that can go toe-to-toe with any game improvement set on the market.  You want distance?  The Srixon Z 565s have it.  With lofts that are typical for a game improvement iron, these irons produce shots with long carry on strong trajectories.

These irons don’t slack on forgiveness either.  Small mishits are barely noticeable, and substantial misses only lose 5-10 yards.  It’s equally impressive on thin shots which are launched onto very playable trajectories.

The major upgrade from the Z 545 irons is the new Tour V.T. sole.  This is a feature that higher handicap players may not conscious of, but they will surely see the benefits.  This new sole design minimizes the interaction with the turf which translates to better results on fat shots.

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Conclusion

Whether you buy them for their beauty, their forgiveness, or for distance, putting the Srixon Z 565 irons in the bag is unlikely to be a mistake.  Fitted with the correct shaft, these irons have all the best aspects of game improvement performance with the looks and feel of a club for better players.

Buy the Srixon Z 565 Irons HERE

Srixon Z 565 Irons Specs & Price

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11 Comments

  1. did you notice any gapping issues/ did you have to have the irons bent at all to accommodate for the uneven gapping between irons?

  2. oThe gapping is not uneven. it is set up to deliver consistent gaps between each iron. Don’t be missed lead by the number… Just go by the distance you hit each club

  3. I have the last gen Z545 irons and I can attest to the fact that Srixon irons are the real deal. Buttery smooth to stroke and mishits are dealt with gently. Great forged, semi-GI irons. Highly recommend.

  4. Was considering grabbing a combo set consisting of 4-6 565s and 7-9 765s. Would you say the forgiveness factor drops considerably between these two from 7i to 9i? I simply enjoy a smaller look, but if the forgiveness is substantially different, then I may simply run 4i-9i all 565. Thanks!

    • Matt Saternus

      Jeremiah,

      I don’t think the forgiveness gap is huge, but that may depend on your typical miss. As always, I’d recommend testing before buying.

      Best,

      Matt

  5. Brian P Martin

    A very good iron that I think is overlooked in terms of performance. While waiting for my Apex CF-16’s to arrive from Callaway the shop gave me a set to play with for a few days – had they not been someone else’s clubs I honestly may have purchased these instead. Great feel and weight (for me) and I liked the Nippon shaft alot. IMO – if one’s looking for a solid player’s iron but isn’t quite (player) level any longer (like me), try these – you won’t be disappointed.

  6. Being well into “Senior Status” now,
    (still a 1 handicap), I wanted a set that I could grow into and keep for a while.
    7 iron goes about 162, then +/- 11 yards after that for each club.

    I had the 545 set built with Aerotech 85 gram shafts and ended up bending them
    1-2 degrees weaker. Coming from old Mizuno MP 33’s it was a stretch but remarkable improvement.

    Srixon has done a marvelous job with these irons, I tested just about everything and found these to be best for my game and would recommend them to my family.

    Bravo Srizon

  7. Steven Duffy

    i am using Srixon Z765 and the performance is good. No gapping issues as well.

  8. Craig Goodwin

    While looking for a new set of sticks I decided to give these a try. Was sold after the first ten shots. Loved the feel on center shots and even when hit off the tow, my usual miss. I didn’t notice a horrible loss in yardage. Getting fit for the right shaft was paramount to completing the purchase. I ended up with the Modus 3 Tour 105’s and could not be happier. They have a lot of “pop” with a good solid feel and as Matt mentioned the ground interaction in all types of turf is second to none. My only regret is I bought them two months before they announced their next generation clubs due this Sept. Probably not that much difference , but we’ll play on and be happy.

    #SecretGiveaway come to daddy. Lol

  9. I know this review has been online for awhile but I recently, yesterday, purchased and received my z565’s project X LZ, 6.0. Was playing MP-25’s, project X, 6.0 shafts. The Srixon’s are a full club longer, high ball flight, with a nice draw. Also now know why everyone raves about theLZ shafts as well. Took ALOT for me to even consider anything but Mizuno irons, but Srixon equipment is outstanding.

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