I was surprised that the traditionally designed Srixon Z565 driver was a forgiving club to hit with. It launched higher and it produced straight shots down the line. I normally hit my drives with a slight fade but this time, more of straight ball flights and slight draws. I found out that it has a closed-biased clubface. Feedback is great and has a muffled metallic sound in the driving range. On the golf course, I will definitely say that the sound will be subtler.
Srixon refers to the sole of the driver as “the new power wave sole.” It is an advanced multi-step design, allowing the entire sole to flex, and enhancing the COR (Coefficient of Restitution) especially on low impacts.
The clubface is called “the new stretch flex cup face”. The clubface has been extended farther around the crown and the sole, creating a larger sweet spot.
In the “new lightweight crown,” four grams have been removed and repositioned to lower the center of gravity and to enhance the club head MOI (Moment of Inertia).
The 9.5-degree driver comes with a regular or stiff, copper-orange, Miyazaki Kaula Mizu graphite shaft. It can adjust from 8.5 degrees to 10.5 degrees. The 10.5-degree driver, which can adjust from 9.5 degrees to 11.5 degrees, also comes with a Miyazaki Kaula Mizu graphite shaft. The Miyazaki shaft feels like a whipping sensation through impact and seems to be exceedingly fluid.
The club head only comes in black color. The topline is straight and very easy to aim with. The design is traditionally pear-shaped but very elegant because of the lines at the sole of the club. The crown is totally black, simple and formal.
The key technology of this driver includes the adjustability of the hosel (-1 degree to +1 degree, lie (standard to 2 degree upright) and face angle (2 degree closed to 2 degree open).
Technically, this driver is way too advance for me and so much easier to strike with. I am old school and got used to the older non-adjustable drivers. However, this Srixon Z565 driver is great because I have established more accurate shots compared to my four year-old driver. Definitely, it allows driver shots a bit easier and longer in distance.
The SRP of the Srixon driver is P29,000.If you plan to test the Srixon drivers, woods, hybrids and irons, you can go to the Srixon Golf Shop at CityGolf Driving Range. You may also find this brand at Pin High Golf Shop at Villamor Driving Range and Phil. Army Golf Course. Thank you very much to Mr. Rafael Mapua, owner and distributor of Srixon Pro Shops.