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Srixon U85 vs Titleist U-500

odshot68odshot68 MIMembers Posts: 7,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

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!

Titleist TS3 10.5 Tensei Blue 55X SFW
Titleist TS2 13.5 & 18 Tensei Blue 65X
Srixon U85 #3 DG S300
Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-9 DG S300
Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 46.10F, 52.12F (bent to 50), 56.10S, 60.04L DGS200
Odyssey White Hot #3 Putter
Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align
Titleist Pro V1

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  • petep1980petep1980 Members Posts: 15 ✭✭

    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.

    Driver: Cobra King F8
    Fairway Wood: Cobra King F8
    Driving Iron: Srizon ZUBZ 3 Iron
    Irons: Z745s (4 to PW)
    AW: Z785
    Wedges: Cobra King Purrrrrrrrs
    Putter: Scotty GoLo Select S

  • Lefty96Lefty96 Members Posts: 236 ✭✭✭
    edited Sep 1, 2019 6:07pm #3

    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.

    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 Posts: 1,083 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    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.

    WITB
    Driver: 9.5* M3 Diamana 'Ahina 70s or Attas Elements MK 7s
    Fairway: Cobra F6 Baffler set to 16.5* with Motore Speeder 8.3 Stiff
    Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid VTS 100s, 23* Adams Super 9031 S300
    Irons: 4 iron PTx Pro with RIP Tour 115s,  5-PW Ben Hoga PTx Pro DGTI S400 (4 iron isn't in the bag very often)
    Wedges: 48* bent to 49* Hogan TK wedge, 52* bent to 53* Mid and 56* bent to 58* RTX 4. All wedges have DGTI S400
    Putter: Kingston KP1 Carbon Oil Can Finish
  • er1cchandlerer1cchandler Members Posts: 250 ✭✭✭✭

    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

  • odshot68odshot68 MIMembers Posts: 7,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    are you looking to move your u85, if so let me know. Thanks

    Titleist TS3 10.5 Tensei Blue 55X SFW
    Titleist TS2 13.5 & 18 Tensei Blue 65X
    Srixon U85 #3 DG S300
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-9 DG S300
    Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 46.10F, 52.12F (bent to 50), 56.10S, 60.04L DGS200
    Odyssey White Hot #3 Putter
    Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align
    Titleist Pro V1

  • cjblake09cjblake09 Members Posts: 1,922 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Are you dropping your hybird with these? I am trying to make room for these in my bag.

  • odshot68odshot68 MIMembers Posts: 7,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    NO, i'm keeping my hybrid as well.

    Titleist TS3 10.5 Tensei Blue 55X SFW
    Titleist TS2 13.5 & 18 Tensei Blue 65X
    Srixon U85 #3 DG S300
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-9 DG S300
    Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 46.10F, 52.12F (bent to 50), 56.10S, 60.04L DGS200
    Odyssey White Hot #3 Putter
    Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align
    Titleist Pro V1

  • Oett11Oett11 Members Posts: 81 ✭✭✭

    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?

    Mizuno st 180~~ 9.5* Diamana D+ 70 x
    Mizuno st 180 3w 15* Ust Chrome 8f5t
    Cobra F8 hybrid 22* Rogue 85 stiff
    Cobra King Mb 5-pw kbs $taper 125
    Cleveland Rtx4 50/54 ti s400
    Taylormade mini spider 35

  • chris777chris777 Members Posts: 295 ✭✭✭✭

    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.

    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 Posts: 7,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    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.

    Titleist TS3 10.5 Tensei Blue 55X SFW
    Titleist TS2 13.5 & 18 Tensei Blue 65X
    Srixon U85 #3 DG S300
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-9 DG S300
    Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 46.10F, 52.12F (bent to 50), 56.10S, 60.04L DGS200
    Odyssey White Hot #3 Putter
    Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align
    Titleist Pro V1

  • Lefty96Lefty96 Members Posts: 236 ✭✭✭

    @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.

    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
  • chris777chris777 Members Posts: 295 ✭✭✭✭

    @Lefty96 said:

    @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.

    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 Posts: 7,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @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

    Titleist TS3 10.5 Tensei Blue 55X SFW
    Titleist TS2 13.5 & 18 Tensei Blue 65X
    Srixon U85 #3 DG S300
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-9 DG S300
    Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 46.10F, 52.12F (bent to 50), 56.10S, 60.04L DGS200
    Odyssey White Hot #3 Putter
    Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align
    Titleist Pro V1

  • birdiestobogeysbirdiestobogeys Members Posts: 14 ✭✭

    @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.

  • jjmurryjjmurry Washington, DCMembers Posts: 159 ✭✭✭

    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.

    Ping G410 LST - Tensei CK Orange 65X
    Titleist U510 - Project X HZRDZ Smoke Black 85g 6.5
    JPX 900 Tour PW-3i - C-Taper 130x
    Vokey SM7 - 52*, 56*, 60* - C-Taper 130x
    Ping Anser 2
    Snell MTB-X
  • chris777chris777 Members Posts: 295 ✭✭✭✭

    @odshot68 said:

    @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.

    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 Posts: 7,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

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

    Titleist TS3 10.5 Tensei Blue 55X SFW
    Titleist TS2 13.5 & 18 Tensei Blue 65X
    Srixon U85 #3 DG S300
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-9 DG S300
    Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 46.10F, 52.12F (bent to 50), 56.10S, 60.04L DGS200
    Odyssey White Hot #3 Putter
    Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align
    Titleist Pro V1

  • golfer881golfer881 Members Posts: 445 ✭✭✭✭

    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!

  • surehands79surehands79 Members Posts: 238 ✭✭✭

    @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?

    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 Posts: 14 ✭✭
    edited Sep 3, 2019 5:56pm #21

    @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

  • SMUGamerSMUGamer Members Posts: 564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    U85's, ARE the ones! Buy 'em and don't look back! LOVE mine!

  • odshot68odshot68 MIMembers Posts: 7,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @odshot68 said:
    perhaps I order a 3 with matching DG S300 shaft may work

    Order placed today!

    Titleist TS3 10.5 Tensei Blue 55X SFW
    Titleist TS2 13.5 & 18 Tensei Blue 65X
    Srixon U85 #3 DG S300
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-9 DG S300
    Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 46.10F, 52.12F (bent to 50), 56.10S, 60.04L DGS200
    Odyssey White Hot #3 Putter
    Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align
    Titleist Pro V1

  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,219 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @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

    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    3 wood = Ping G410 Tour S
    Hybrid = Ping G410 Tour S
    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • MorryMorry Members Posts: 847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is why the u85 is perfect for me

    @chris777 said:

    @Lefty96 said:

    @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.

    Ping G400 10.5 - EvenFlow Blue 65 6.0 
    TM M6 5W - Fuji Evo III 757 S
    Srixon U65 18* - EvenFlow Blue 85 6.0
    Taylormade 760 4-P - Modus 105-X
    Cleveland RTX-4 52, 56, 62 - Modus wedge 115,115,125
    Odyssey V-Line Fang O-Works - Stability Shaft 
    CS-X  

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