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Srixon Z965s - Anyone Gaming These??

 petep1980 ·  
petep1980petep1980 Members  70WRX Points: 42Posts: 70 Bunkers
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So in a rather round-about way this summer I ended up with a set of Srixon Z965s. I haven't hit them yet on the course, only at the range, but I am interested if anyone is gaming or has gamed these irons? At the range I noticed they do not go as far as the Z745s do, but holy heck do they spin. I also don't believe I saw Srixon release a 985 this year, which makes me wonder if the 9 series has been discontinued. This only makes the 965s cooler in my opinion.

I am curious if anyone plays these on a regular basis, and if so how do you like them? They just have such a classic look to them and I can't tell if I love how they look or if I hate how they look.

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  • TigerInTheWoodsTigerInTheWoods Members  2718WRX Points: 1,757Handicap: 3Posts: 2,718 Titanium Tees
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    They’re known to be lower spinning than many blades. They were replaced by the Z Forged this year. Srixon makes great irons.

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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX  3114WRX Points: 533Handicap: 7.6Posts: 3,114 ClubWRX
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    I gamed them. Fantastic irons. Easiest muscleback to hit that I ever had. I hit them consistently better and a few yards longer than the 765. More metal behind the impact area and I liked the sole more on the 965. A little larger profile than most blades, which also helps. I also got great spin with the 965. There is no 985, the replacement for 965 would be the Z Forged, but I like the 965 more. They’re very playable. Take ‘em to the course!

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  • JJK947JJK947 Southeastern ConnecticutMembers  3243WRX Points: 271Posts: 3,243 Titanium Tees
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    Playing the 945's and just bought a backup set. The 945/965 will spin more and fly shorter than the 745/765 due to slightly weaker lofts in most of the clubs. Soles are also much narrower so there's a difference in turf interaction. Z forged is the direct replacement.

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  • Double DodgerDouble Dodger Members  199WRX Points: 104Posts: 199 Fairways
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    I play a mixed set with a 965 A wedge. Probably my favorite club in the set. And I absolutely love the set.

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  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members  3736WRX Points: 725Posts: 3,736 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @dmeeksDC said:

    I gamed them. Fantastic irons. Easiest muscleback to hit that I ever had. I hit them consistently better and a few yards longer than the 765. More metal behind the impact area and I liked the sole more on the 965. A little larger profile than most blades, which also helps. I also got great spin with the 965. There is no 985, the replacement for 965 would be the Z Forged, but I like the 965 more. They’re very playable. Take ‘em to the course!

    totally agree. I gamed them for 2 years. They were awesome. Looking for another set soon

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    On -, @Double Dodger said:

    I play a mixed set with a 965 A wedge. Probably my favorite club in the set. And I absolutely love the set.

    The 965 gap wedge is one of the prettiest clubs. Looks really elegant.

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    Callaway Epic Flash, 17 degree, HzRDUS Smoke 70 stiff
    Callaway Rogue, 21 degree, Diamana BF 80 stiff
    TaylorMade GAPR Hi 24, KBS TGI 80 stiff

    Srixon z765 (5-7(, z965 (8-P) Fujikura 95i TS stiff
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  • petep1980petep1980 Members  70WRX Points: 42Posts: 70 Bunkers
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    On -, @dmeeksDC said:

    On -, @Double Dodger said:

    I play a mixed set with a 965 A wedge. Probably my favorite club in the set. And I absolutely love the set.

    The 965 gap wedge is one of the prettiest clubs. Looks really elegant.

    Where the heck did you find a 965 gap wedge?

    Anyway, I am gaming the 965s, 5 iron to PW tomorrow. I will let you know how it goes.

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  • IsaundersIsaunders Carstairs, ABMembers  78WRX Points: 44Handicap: 3Posts: 78 Fairways
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    I would have if they were left handed

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  • scottyc15scottyc15 HoustonMembers  109WRX Points: 107Handicap: +3Posts: 109 Fairways
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    I gamed them for 2 years and had similar experiences to the responses above. Fantastic irons!

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  • theadvocate_ivantheadvocate_ivan Members  444WRX Points: 78Handicap: +2Posts: 444 Greens
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    I had these for 3 months, went back to my 945. I am still gaming my 945.

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  • petep1980petep1980 Members  70WRX Points: 42Posts: 70 Bunkers
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    I gamed them yesterday. I was an all around mess, but PW to 7 were solid, but 4/5 were awful. I loved the thin soles, but I think I'm back to the 745s until I wear them out.

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