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Srixon U85 vs Titleist U-500

 odshot68 ·  
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Looking to put a 20 degree 3 iron in the bag, these two sit atop my list. I would put a AMT Tour White or DG S300 shaft in them. Can someone please compare the two, pros and cons of each? Any feedback would be great!

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Cobra Speedzone 9 (at 8 deg) Driver Aldila Rogue Silver 110 60X
Callaway XR Pro 18 deg Hybrid VTS Silver 85X
Titleist 718 T-MB #3 TI DG S400
Mizuno MP 20 MB 5-PW TI DG S400
Vokey SM8 Black 54D & 60D TI DG S400 Black Onyx
TaylorMade Spider X Navy Putter
Vessel 2.0 White
Srixon Z-Star Pure White

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  • petep1980petep1980 Members  70WRX Points: 42Posts: 70 Bunkers
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    I cannot comment on the Titleist, but the ZUBZ (I call it this bc the font looks like it) is the best acquisition I have made in ages. I got it with the standard regular shaft and it is my go to when I just need to put a drive in play. I went with the 20 degree 3. It's sweet spot sits up a little so I would not expect to be hitting this club from anything other than on a tee.

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  • Lefty96Lefty96 Members  243WRX Points: 173Posts: 243 Fairways
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    I game the u85 2 iron at 18 degree loft. I have the stock recoil stiff shaft in it and I love it. Off the tee it is a very consistent fairway finder with a surprising amount of distance.

    I play mine out of the fairway for going into par fives frequently and I have no problem elevating it. Infact I’m my last round I hit a par five in two with it from 230 that was all carry over water.

    Out of the rough it is hit or miss depending on the lie. I can make it happen if the lie is okay but sometimes even then the rough grabs it and it comes out super low.

    I love this club and honestly sometimes I think it is easier to hit than my 4 iron. The titleist looks similar in thickness and has more shaft options, but I think you’ll spend a little more for it.

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    Callaway Rogue Subzero 9*/Hzrdus Yellow 6.5
    XR 16 15* 3w/fukijura 565 Stiff
    Adams Red 18*/Matrix altus Stiff
    4-PW 718 AP3/AMT tour white Stiff
    50* cleveland RTX 2.0 (10* bounce)
    56* cleveland RTX 2.0 (12* bounce)
    60* cleveland RTX 2.0 (6* bounce)
    Odyssey O-Works #9 with Garsen Ultimate grip
  • jah7838jah7838 Members  1334WRX Points: 229Posts: 1,334 Platinum Tees
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    I’ve tried both, and I like the U85 better. The Srixon was just easier to hit. Something about the Titleist and my swing didn’t get along when it came to hitting it. It’s not just off the mats in the golf store. I tried the Titleist at a demo day off the turf, and I couldn’t hit it very well.

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    WITB
    Driver: 9.5* M3 Aldila Tour Green 65s or Evenflow White t1100 65s 
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour 3 wood set to 15* with Aldila 2kxv Blue 7s or Cobra F6 Baffler set to 16.5* with Proforce V2 7f4
    Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid VTS 100s or 20* Adams Super Pro with AD DI 95s , 23* Adams Super 9031 S300 (swap with 4 iron on occasion, but the hybrid is usually in the bag)
    Irons: 4 (DG Pro s300), 5-PW Ben Hoga PTx Pro DGTI S400
    Wedges: 48* bent to 49* Hogan TK wedge, RTX 4 52* bent to 53* Mid, and New Level Golf 58*. All wedges have DGTI S400
    Putter: Toulon Las Vegas or Kingston KP1 Carbon Oil Can Finish
  • er1cchandlerer1cchandler Vancouver, CanadaMembers  269WRX Points: 74Handicap: 5Posts: 269 Greens
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    From the sizes of each club, the Srixon is more comparable to the u510. I currently game the u85 3i (with stock recoil in x flex) and it’s fantastic off both tee and fairway, but am switching to a u510 3i (with heavier shaft)

    I have ordered the u510 1 degree weak because my current u85 goes too far and made my 16.5 fw redundant. I chose the u510 over the u500 for the landing height on par 5s. Hope that helps

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    TM M6 9* Fujukura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 6x
    TM M6 18* Fujukura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 8x
    Titleist u500 3i (21) Tensei White 100x
    Titleist T100 4-PW (1
    weak) Dynamic Gold TI X100 (ss)
    Vokey 5108 F Grind
    Vokey 55
    10 S Grind
    Vokey 61*08 M Grind
    Cameron Futura X5 Flow neck 35” / Odyssey White Hot Pro #3 (2nd gen) 35”

  • odshot68odshot68 MIMembers  8165WRX Points: 233Handicap: +.7Posts: 8,165 Titanium Tees
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    are you looking to move your u85, if so let me know. Thanks

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    Cobra Speedzone 9 (at 8 deg) Driver Aldila Rogue Silver 110 60X
    Callaway XR Pro 18 deg Hybrid VTS Silver 85X
    Titleist 718 T-MB #3 TI DG S400
    Mizuno MP 20 MB 5-PW TI DG S400
    Vokey SM8 Black 54D & 60D TI DG S400 Black Onyx
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy Putter
    Vessel 2.0 White
    Srixon Z-Star Pure White

  • cjblake09cjblake09 Members  2177WRX Points: 224Posts: 2,177 Platinum Tees
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    Are you dropping your hybird with these? I am trying to make room for these in my bag.

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  • odshot68odshot68 MIMembers  8165WRX Points: 233Handicap: +.7Posts: 8,165 Titanium Tees
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    NO, i'm keeping my hybrid as well.

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    Cobra Speedzone 9 (at 8 deg) Driver Aldila Rogue Silver 110 60X
    Callaway XR Pro 18 deg Hybrid VTS Silver 85X
    Titleist 718 T-MB #3 TI DG S400
    Mizuno MP 20 MB 5-PW TI DG S400
    Vokey SM8 Black 54D & 60D TI DG S400 Black Onyx
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy Putter
    Vessel 2.0 White
    Srixon Z-Star Pure White

  • Oett11Oett11 Columbia MoMembers  156WRX Points: 44Handicap: 6.3Posts: 156 Fairways
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    I like my u85, don't use it off the tee much but have had success with it off the deck. I ended up dropping my hybrid in place of the u85. I am curious about putting steel x100 in for the heavier weight, anybody have success?

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    Taylormade SIm 9* RIPx 75 S tipped .75
    Callaway Mavrik SZ 15* Rogue White 70x
    Mizuno clk 19* Tensei Pro white 90
    Wilson Staff Model 4-pw X100 ss1
    Wilson Staff Model 50/56
    Odssey Stroke Lab #3 35

  • chris777chris777 Members  296WRX Points: 64Handicap: 5Posts: 296 Greens
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    I have an 18* u85 with a DG 105 in it and just got the 17* u500 with the same shaft. I’ve only hit the u500 at the range but first impression would be that it’s a bit less forgiving than the u85, with a smaller profile and thinner sole. The u85 probably sits in between the u500 and u510 if that makes sense.

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    Ts3 Speeder Evo 661
    Ts3 15* Diamana 
    Srixon U85 DG 105
    718 AP2 4-pw DG S400
    Vokey 50F 54S, 60D DGS300
    Taylormade Spider Tour
    Pro V1
  • odshot68odshot68 MIMembers  8165WRX Points: 233Handicap: +.7Posts: 8,165 Titanium Tees
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    Curious for those with the u85, is it draw bias? I always felt like the original u45 with stock steel shaft always went left on me.

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    Cobra Speedzone 9 (at 8 deg) Driver Aldila Rogue Silver 110 60X
    Callaway XR Pro 18 deg Hybrid VTS Silver 85X
    Titleist 718 T-MB #3 TI DG S400
    Mizuno MP 20 MB 5-PW TI DG S400
    Vokey SM8 Black 54D & 60D TI DG S400 Black Onyx
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy Putter
    Vessel 2.0 White
    Srixon Z-Star Pure White

  • Lefty96Lefty96 Members  243WRX Points: 173Posts: 243 Fairways
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    On -, @odshot68 said:

    Curious for those with the u85, is it draw bias? I always felt like the original u45 with stock steel shaft always went left on me.

    I find that the u85 doesn’t really want to turn over. I’m a natural draw player and struggle with over drawing my longer irons. I rarely get more than a baby draw out of the u85. Even when I try to get it to turn. I can get it to fade which is a bit unlike my iron swing as well. I’d say if anything, it’s fade biased from my experience. Really it just seems to want to go straight.

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    Callaway Rogue Subzero 9*/Hzrdus Yellow 6.5
    XR 16 15* 3w/fukijura 565 Stiff
    Adams Red 18*/Matrix altus Stiff
    4-PW 718 AP3/AMT tour white Stiff
    50* cleveland RTX 2.0 (10* bounce)
    56* cleveland RTX 2.0 (12* bounce)
    60* cleveland RTX 2.0 (6* bounce)
    Odyssey O-Works #9 with Garsen Ultimate grip
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  • chris777chris777 Members  296WRX Points: 64Handicap: 5Posts: 296 Greens
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    On -, @Lefty96 said:

    On -, @odshot68 said:

    Curious for those with the u85, is it draw bias? I always felt like the original u45 with stock steel shaft always went left on me.

    I find that the u85 doesn’t really want to turn over. I’m a natural draw player and struggle with over drawing my longer irons. I rarely get more than a baby draw out of the u85. Even when I try to get it to turn. I can get it to fade which is a bit unlike my iron swing as well. I’d say if anything, it’s fade biased from my experience. Really it just seems to want to go straight.

    Agree with this. Draw/hook everything and U85 is tougher for me to turn over.

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    Ts3 Speeder Evo 661
    Ts3 15* Diamana 
    Srixon U85 DG 105
    718 AP2 4-pw DG S400
    Vokey 50F 54S, 60D DGS300
    Taylormade Spider Tour
    Pro V1
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    On -, @chris777 said:

    Agree with this. Draw/hook everything and U85 is tougher for me to turn over.

    curious why you play it with a dg 105 vs your stock dg S400 in your irons, do you have a 2 or 3 u85

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    Cobra Speedzone 9 (at 8 deg) Driver Aldila Rogue Silver 110 60X
    Callaway XR Pro 18 deg Hybrid VTS Silver 85X
    Titleist 718 T-MB #3 TI DG S400
    Mizuno MP 20 MB 5-PW TI DG S400
    Vokey SM8 Black 54D & 60D TI DG S400 Black Onyx
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy Putter
    Vessel 2.0 White
    Srixon Z-Star Pure White

  • birdiestobogeysbirdiestobogeys Members  52WRX Points: 28Posts: 52 Bunkers
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    On -, @Oett11 said:

    I like my u85, don't use it off the tee much but have had success with it off the deck. I ended up dropping my hybrid in place of the u85. I am curious about putting steel x100 in for the heavier weight, anybody have success?

    I have a 20* U85 with x100 TI. Probably my favorite club in my bag. Goes 240 and straightest club off the tee. I never tried it with graphite so can’t speak to that, but I have no trouble getting it up in the air so it works great for me.

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  • jjmurryjjmurry Washington, DCMembers  290WRX Points: 114Handicap: 1.5Posts: 290 Greens
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    Just got fit for a u510 in the smoke x flex. Anyone have this and use it as a bomber off the tee? I got it in the 3 iron and hit it really well. I'm a blade kinda guy and haven't really thought I would like the chunkier design of the u510 but found it was a little more forgiving and much longer than the u500. It's knocking my 3 wood out of the bag I hope.

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    Taylormade SIM - Ventus Black 6X
    Taylormade SIM Rocket 3W - Motore X F1 7X
    Taylormade P790 UDI - Tensei CK Pro Orange 95X Hybrid
    Srixon ZForged PW-4i - Oban CT 125
    Srixon RTX4 50*, 54*, 58* - S400
    Ping Anser 2
    Taylormade TP5X
  • chris777chris777 Members  296WRX Points: 64Handicap: 5Posts: 296 Greens
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    On -, @odshot68 said:

    On -, @chris777 said:

    Agree with this. Draw/hook everything and U85 is tougher for me to turn over.

    curious why you play it with a dg 105 vs your stock dg S400 in your irons, do you have a 2 or 3 u85

    Have the 2. Bought it with the stock recoil, but wanted something a bit heavier and felt like a bit lighter shaft vs the 132g DGS400 would help with launch a bit.

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    Ts3 Speeder Evo 661
    Ts3 15* Diamana 
    Srixon U85 DG 105
    718 AP2 4-pw DG S400
    Vokey 50F 54S, 60D DGS300
    Taylormade Spider Tour
    Pro V1
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  • odshot68odshot68 MIMembers  8165WRX Points: 233Handicap: +.7Posts: 8,165 Titanium Tees
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    perhaps I order a 3 with matching DG S300 shaft may work

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    Cobra Speedzone 9 (at 8 deg) Driver Aldila Rogue Silver 110 60X
    Callaway XR Pro 18 deg Hybrid VTS Silver 85X
    Titleist 718 T-MB #3 TI DG S400
    Mizuno MP 20 MB 5-PW TI DG S400
    Vokey SM8 Black 54D & 60D TI DG S400 Black Onyx
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy Putter
    Vessel 2.0 White
    Srixon Z-Star Pure White

  • golfer881golfer881 Members  465WRX Points: 68Posts: 465 Greens
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    U510 3 iron, u500 4 iron. Replaced both Srixon u85. As much as I love the srixon, Titleist just beat them out for me.. can’t really go wrong though. One thing I will say is the 20° Titleist u510 is as long as the 18° Srixon. They are stupid long. Good luck!

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  • surehands79surehands79 Members  238WRX Points: 67Handicap: 0.1Posts: 238 Fairways
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    On -, @golfer881 said:

    U510 3 iron, u500 4 iron. Replaced both Srixon u85. As much as I love the srixon, Titleist just beat them out for me.. can’t really go wrong though. One thing I will say is the 20° Titleist u510 is as long as the 18° Srixon. They are stupid long. Good luck!

    how do the launches compare?

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    TS3 8.5, tenseii pro blue 70tx tipped 1"
    917 f3 15, tenseii pro blue 80tx tipped 1.5"
    XHot pro 18 hybrid, motore F3 95x
    712U 3 iron 1 degree strong, x100
    716 CB 4-9, AMT x100 hs1x
    SM6 46.08, SM7 50.12, 56.14, 62.08, x100
    Scotty Newport 2, Pro Platinum
  • birdiestobogeysbirdiestobogeys Members  52WRX Points: 28Posts: 52 Bunkers
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    On -, @odshot68 said:

    perhaps I order a 3 with matching DG S300 shaft may work

    I’d say that would work. My dg x100 matches what I have on my set of z785s

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  • SMUGamerSMUGamer Members  796WRX Points: 221Posts: 796 Golden Tee
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    U85's, ARE the ones! Buy 'em and don't look back! LOVE mine!

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  • odshot68odshot68 MIMembers  8165WRX Points: 233Handicap: +.7Posts: 8,165 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @odshot68 said:

    perhaps I order a 3 with matching DG S300 shaft may work

    Order placed today!

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    Cobra Speedzone 9 (at 8 deg) Driver Aldila Rogue Silver 110 60X
    Callaway XR Pro 18 deg Hybrid VTS Silver 85X
    Titleist 718 T-MB #3 TI DG S400
    Mizuno MP 20 MB 5-PW TI DG S400
    Vokey SM8 Black 54D & 60D TI DG S400 Black Onyx
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy Putter
    Vessel 2.0 White
    Srixon Z-Star Pure White

  • craz-ecraz-e Members  4428WRX Points: 506Handicap: 3Posts: 4,428 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @chjyner97 said:

    take a look at the mp20 hmb. The feel is amazing for a hollow head construction.

    Can't wait to try myself, Mizuno or Srixon for me I think

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    Driver = Taylormade SIM 7* Hzrdus green 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Wilson Staff FG59,  4-PW
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
                  = Ping Glide 3.0 eye 2 60* 
    Putter = Scotty Cameron 2020 Special select Del Mar
    Ball = Taylormade TP5 Pix
  • MorryMorry Members  932WRX Points: 86Handicap: 6.5Posts: 932 Golden Tee
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    That is why the u85 is perfect for me

    On -, @chris777 said:

    On -, @Lefty96 said:

    On -, @odshot68 said:

    Curious for those with the u85, is it draw bias? I always felt like the original u45 with stock steel shaft always went left on me.

    I find that the u85 doesn’t really want to turn over. I’m a natural draw player and struggle with over drawing my longer irons. I rarely get more than a baby draw out of the u85. Even when I try to get it to turn. I can get it to fade which is a bit unlike my iron swing as well. I’d say if anything, it’s fade biased from my experience. Really it just seems to want to go straight.

    Agree with this. Draw/hook everything and U85 is tougher for me to turn over.

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    Ping G410 12.0 - VA Nemesys 65 S / EvenFlow Blue 65 6.5
    TM M6 5W - Fuji Evo III 757 S
    Srixon U65 18* - EvenFlow Blue 85 6.0
    Taylormade 790 4, 760 5-P - Modus 105-X
    Cleveland RTX-4 52, 56, 60 - Modus wedge 115,115,125
    Odyssey V-Line Fang O-Works - Stability Tour Shaft 
    Tour B-XS
  • Upanddown2Upanddown2 Members  6WRX Points: 40Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    I think I am going to have to give this a try...start with the 4/23

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  • wam78wam78 Members  849WRX Points: 269Handicap: NAPosts: 849 Golden Tee
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    Late to this thread. Curious to hear how it went with op. Both are fantastic, but I decided on the u500 because of its smaller profile and shaft option. Loving it off of the tee. Prob my fav club in the bag at the moment.

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    Ts3 8.5* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 6.2x
    Ts3 15* Diamana S+ LTD Blueboard 70s tipped .5"
    U500 2 Iron  Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 9.8 HB
    Bridgestone Tour B JGR h2 4i Modus 120s 
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw Modus 120s
    SM8 Raw 50F, 54S bent to 53, 58S Modus 125 Wedge
    Toulon Las Vegas  KBS CT Tour Matte, Iomic I-Classic Mid Black 
    Bridgestone Tour B XS

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