Srixon Z765 irons

We test Srixon's forgiving shallow cavity forged model

Golf Monthly Verdict

The Z765 iron blends the feel, forgiveness and distance craved by serious golfers in a traditional design.

Reasons to buy
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    Strikes a good balance between providing above-average distance, feel and forgiveness. Both mid-handicappers and single-figure golfers should strongly consider these.

Reasons to avoid
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    Target golfers may opt for the more forgiving Z565 or softer-feeling Z965 models.

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Golf Monthly's Srixon Z765 irons review, the middle model of the three new forged Z-Series irons geared towards the low and mid handicap golfer

Key technology The Z765 is one of three new irons aimed at low- to mid-handicappers. All three feature a modified Tour V.T. Sole design to reduce turf resistance and tighten shot dispersion. Five per cent larger grooves and the double-laser-milled faces improve the contact and spin consistency from wet or bad lies. A new heat- treatment process on the face enhances both feel and distance

Will Suit Low- to mid-handicappers who want a bit of everything from a traditional-looking iron design.

GM Review

Looks The Z765 iron is a very clean and understated design with a hint of offset and mid-to-slim top line and blade length. The finish and overall cosmetics create a premium aesthetic.


Performance The Z65 series of irons is seriously impressive and the Z765, the middle model of the trio in terms of size and loft, is arguably the one with the widest appeal as it strikes that perfect balance of combining a traditional look and feel with distance and forgiveness.

While still having a relatively compact profile, these irons pack plenty of punch, assisted by the heat-treated faces. Lofts are on the low side of traditional, but you still get the feel and distance control you expect from an out-and-out better-player iron given the 1020 carbon steel forging.

The V-shape of the sole is much more pronounced and it certainly seemed to assist the club in gliding more efficiently through the turf, creating shallower divots and a little more forgiveness on slightly heavy contacts. The sound at impact is louder than the bladed Z965 – a sign of the difference in construction – but not to the point where it’s off-putting.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x