Srixon Z585 Irons Review

By: Dylan Thaemert

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The Z 585 irons are new from Srixon with more forgiveness, but that doesn’t mean they should be overlooked by the better player.  It is a club that looks good, performs great, and is well-suited for different kinds of players.

Introduction

Srixon released two new sets of irons in 2018, the Z785 and this, the Z585.  While the Z785 is the “better players iron,” the Z 585 more than holds its own and showed me why it should find its way into more players’ bags this year.

Looks

These clubs look very good in the bag and at address.  I appreciate that there is visible tech at the back of the club, but it doesn’t look like it’s ready for takeoff at the push of a button.  They look like a slightly more dressed up version of the Z785 but still retain a classic appearance.

Even better is how they look when addressing the ball.  The top line is relatively thin and square and none of the “help” in the club’s cavity is visible.  The blade length is nearly identical to the Z 785.  In the bag, there is clearly a difference between the two models, but over the ball they look extremely similar.

Sound & Feel

The sound of this club striking the ball is a light thud and click combined.  It is a solid, satisfying sound.  Though there isn’t quite as much auditory and tactile feedback on mishits as there is with the Z 785, you’re also getting less visual feedback as the flight tends to be higher and straighter.  Even so, you know when you’ve hit the center of the club face.

The Tour V.T. Sole in the Z 585 and the Z 785 does produce swift, easy movement through the turf.

Performance

The popular assumption with “game improvement” clubs is that they go forever, don’t spin at all, and are not workable.  While these do provide more help and are not as easy to flight down or “work” as their slimmer counterpart, the Z 585 is anything but a one trick pony.

While the lofts of the 3 and 4 irons are the same in the Z585 and the Z785, the Z 585’s lofts become progressively stronger as you work your way through the bag.  The 5 and 6 irons are one degree stronger in the Z585 while the 9 iron and pitching wedge are two degrees stronger.

With the sole on the long irons being wider than the mid and short irons, they are incredibly easy to launch, even out of less than ideal lies.  That, combined with the fact that the lofts in the 3 and 4 irons match up, means that these clubs are perfectly set up to work in a combo set with the slimmer Z785 irons.

Conclusion

For a mid to high handicapper, I could see a full set of these irons going straight in the bag and being the most satisfying to hit and best performing clubs that person has ever owned.  For the better player, the Srixon Z585 slots perfectly into the 3, 4, and potentially even 5 iron slots in a combo set with the more traditional Z785.

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19 Comments

  1. Dylan, how about a combo with the Srixon U85 (shown on their website)? Will any of you be reviewing the U85’s?

    Thanks!

    Joe

  2. How do they compare to the new Bridgestone tour b jgr H2 irons. Would you say one is more forgiving than the other.

    • Matt Saternus

      Mark,

      We had different writers review each iron, so unfortunately neither of us can give you a good comparison.

      Best,

      Matt

  3. Geoff Wattoff

    How different are these from the 565’s?

  4. how do these feel compared to the JPX919F. I was wondering since they only have a forged face. Any forgiveness comparisons between the two?

    • Matt Saternus

      Dan,

      The reviews of those two irons were written by two different writers, so we can’t offer a comparison.

      Best,

      Matt

  5. i just tossed my I210’s aside for these. They don’t look GI at all at address and I like the finish on these much more than the Ping. I also like the feel of the Srixons better. I have only played a few rounds with them but they are going to stay in the bag for awhile. I am a 8 HC with a moderate SS. The stock Modus shaft is a bonus which I was surprised wasn’t mentioned here, very smooth shaft and fits well with this clubhead. The soles are a little thick looking in the bag but you don’t notice it looking down at the club. I didn’t combo as I felt that the shorter irons didn’t look or feel bad at all and I could use the extra help.

  6. Nice review..However, I think the 585’s are well-suited for the low handicapper as well. I’ve played 565’s 4-pw as a plus handicaper for several years now and have no problem working the ball in either direction or flighting it up and down. The 585’s play the same with some slight improvements.. Very high-quality iron. IMO

    • I’m a 10 index and improving. I wanted a club I could grow with and the z 585 has definitely proven itself. I get great feedback. Wonderful solid feel. I also get a few extra yards with these irons.

      They are very pretty clubs, too!

      I tried a half dozen different clubs but the z 585 was by far my favorite. It’s nice when a purchase decision is this easy!

    • Thank you. This is what I needed to hear. I just ordered a set and have been sweating/2nd guessing whether I should have purchased a combo set instead. I’m a single-digit and decided to try something with more forgiveness, even though I’m confident with the more ‘playable’ 7-series. I played with a much better, scratch, player recently carrying some GI irons in the bag and have been swayed.

  7. How do these compare to the new Bridgestone JGR HF2’s you recently reviewed? Would you consider them as comparable? Which did you find favorable in forgiveness, feel, and distance? Thanks.

    • Matt Saternus

      Scott,

      We had different writers review those two sets, so unfortunately we cannot provide a comparison. In very general terms, however, these are comparable irons.

      Best,

      Matt

  8. I just went and hit them at Xarls Golfland! My Z585 are on the way! Love the forgiveness and they went straight everytime! Can’t wait for the weather to break!

  9. Dylan,

    How did you find the short game with these? Were you able to adequately control your chips and pitches with the short clubs?

    • Matt Saternus

      From Dylan:

      I had no problem hitting a variety of shot shapes and never felt like the club wasn’t doing what I was directing it to do.

  10. Brad Childers

    The Maltby playablilty scale scores them as 504 which is a player classic iron, my quesiton is how much forgiveness am I losing over my current Ping G400’s?

    • Matt Saternus

      Brad,

      I’m not very familiar with the Maltby scale. I would say that there is a small forgiveness gap, but nothing that would jump out at you.

      Best,

      Matt

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