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The Srixon Z F85 fairway wood produces a penetrating ball flight that stays on line, even on mis-hits.
With the growing popularity of the Q-Star Tour ball, the Srixon name has grown throughout the game of golf.
Although Srixon has been producing quality clubs for quite a while, their brand awareness should grow noticeably with the launch of the Z 85 family of clubs.
It’s all black. From the Golf Pride grips, black Project X HZRDUS shaft, to the traditionally shaped club head, this club is a black beauty and a true looker.
The crown features minimal markings and a subtle pattern that does not distract at set up. The step down feature aids in squaring up the clubface. Overall the head is a balance of curves and size that gives the golfer a sense of confidence when addressing the ball.
Kudos to Srixon for not skimping on the head cover. A very stylish red and black leather cover with white embroidered stitching not only looks great but provides ample protection for the club head.
Sound & Feel
At set up, the 65 gram shaft felt a little light. The Project X HZRDUS RED shaft, although not very stiff, was comfortable and provided great feedback on swings and contact.
Impact sound was a muted, yet satisfying, ‘thwack’. Feedback on mis-hits was slight, but enough to let you know that you did not square that one up.
A reliable club is never a bad thing to have in your bag. The Z F85 fairway wood delivered solid contact and ample forgiveness.
I was amazed at the tight dispersion numbers that the Z F85 produced. Even on mis-hits, the ball landed close to the intended path. Knowing that you have that reliable of a club in your bag can give you a lot of confidence when facing a tight fairway.
The Z F85 has great smash factor numbers. The smash factor is the amount of energy transferred from the club head to the ball. Even with my modest club head speed, the Z F85’s smash factor was impressive at a average of 1.44. Even on mis-hits, the energy was still there at 1.40.
With the great smash factor numbers, I was hoping to see some significant yardage gains. Although I had a respectable carry average, the numbers did not always reflect the feeling at contact. In several cases, I felt like “I got all of that one,” only to see modest numbers in the end. The Z F85 is no slouch in distance, but really shines in accuracy. The Z F85 created a low and piercing ball flight.
For consistency and forgiveness, the Srixon Z F85 fairway wood is top notch. Impressive Trackman numbers provide insight into the potential this club could bring to your game. If you need a club that provides performance, consistency, and will keep it in the fairway, the Srixon Z F85 checks all the boxes.