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Srixon 765 - Perhaps the most underrated player's iron??


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#1 mrekalic

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 07:50 PM

Hi guys,

I've been doing a lot of reading and research on the 765's and it seems that those that have tried them generally rave about their feel and performance. I presume that their brand presence and overall awareness are the biggest reason more folks haven't even tried these, let alone bought a set.

For those those that have tried these, or better yet own a set, please provide feedback on your experience these far, including your set makeup, shafts, etc.

Cheers!!


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 08:43 PM

I'm about to place and order tomorrow for a set, but want to combo the 565 and 765. I wanted to add in the 965 but that's too much to me. I need the forgiveness in the longer irons more than I need blades in the shorter irons.
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Posted 27 November 2016 - 08:51 PM

Lots of info in the below thread:

http://www.golfwrx.c...l__+srixon +765

From what I've seen on this board and others, both series (x45 and x65) have been well received by avid golfers and the tour.  

Best thing to do is try them off turf.  Two years ago, I had a set of MP15s and the 745s and took them Both out to empty courses for 5 hours at a time.  The 745s looked friendlier, but I got better results from the Mp15 - what that means for me, was that I hit pure strokes with the MP15s more often than I did with the Srixons.  The v-sole worked as advertised, but it didn't save my miss (low on the face), and I got the jarring feel of low hit in the cooler temps.

This past summer, I was in the UK, and I took a demo set around a course that felt like a cow pasture.   It was a shorter course, and I teed off each hole with the six iron.  Just couldn't get into a groove with them.  Still, I marvelled at the beautiful divots:  Nice and shallow.  

I tried the 765 earlier this year, but moved them on.  A slightly thinner sole than their predecessor, and if I had to choose between the two, may even go back to the 745 if I didn't like what I was playing now.

Anyway - hope you get a chance to try them out.

Edited by lordemsworth, 27 November 2016 - 08:52 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 08:54 PM

View PostKingKong, on 27 November 2016 - 08:43 PM, said:

I'm about to place and order tomorrow for a set, but want to combo the 565 and 765. I wanted to add in the 965 but that's too much to me. I need the forgiveness in the longer irons more than I need blades in the shorter irons.

From what I gather, the look at address from the 765 to the 965 is fairly similar to address, or as they say "close enough" so that most folks may stick to the 765's throughout for the added forgiveness of the cavity...they both look MINT though.

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 10:23 PM

Srixon has offered fantastic irons for years. Picked up a new set of I-302 irons on a clearance rack in the mid 2000's as a temporary weekend set while my primary irons were  getting re-shafted. The purchase was completely unnecessary but I figured I would turn them around the following week for about what I had invested in them. As it urned out, they absolutely blew me away! Feel, check...desired trajectory, check.....distance control, check.....look from the address position, check....turf interaction, check!  As soon as my "primary" set was re-shafted, I sold them immediately and kept playing the I-302's. Definitely did not see that coming.
After the 302's, it was the I-506 then the I-701 Tours. Both of those sets were phenomenal and each displayed noticeable improvements over the previous generation. Needless to say, I would not hesitate to play Srixon irons again. You name a mainstream brand that has been buzz worthy or popular over the past 20 years and I have probably owned multiple sets of players cavities from all of them. With that being said, I can tell you that Srixon irons are second to none.

Should you decide to take the plunge, you will not be disappointed.

And yes, the Z765's are on my radar as well.

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 11:43 PM

I went in for a fitting at Club Champion and after several head and shaft combo's (Apex CF16, TM PSi, JPX 900 forged, PXG, Epon, Sterling) I was fit into the Z765 with the Nippon NS Pro Modus 120s.  These irons weren't even on my radar, I really wanted the Mizuno JPX900 forged.  In the end the numbers just don't lie and this set up performed much better then everything else I tried (for me personally).  They look great, offer some forgiveness and when struck feel amazing.  My prior set was the TM RSi 1, so imagine how surprised I was when I was fit into a muscle cavity.  The 765 and 965 look similar at address, never tried the 565.  As for shafts the NS pro won but the Oban steel was a very close second and if they cost the same I probably would have gone with the Oban.
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 06:22 AM

View Post1022Lex, on 29 November 2016 - 11:43 PM, said:

I went in for a fitting at Club Champion and after several head and shaft combo's (Apex CF16, TM PSi, JPX 900 forged, PXG, Epon, Sterling) I was fit into the Z765 with the Nippon NS Pro Modus 120s.  These irons weren't even on my radar, I really wanted the Mizuno JPX900 forged.  In the end the numbers just don't lie and this set up performed much better then everything else I tried (for me personally).  They look great, offer some forgiveness and when struck feel amazing.  My prior set was the TM RSi 1, so imagine how surprised I was when I was fit into a muscle cavity.  The 765 and 965 look similar at address, never tried the 565.  As for shafts the NS pro won but the Oban steel was a very close second and if they cost the same I probably would have gone with the Oban.
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 09:27 AM

anyone compare these to apex pro and tmb
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 10:34 AM

I'm a big fan of the 765's. Been debating on if I should upgrade the sticks and leaning towards these!
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 10:41 AM

Got the 765/965 combo with NS 120S .  Absolutely love them. Came from 745's but these are better...little thinner sole, but still with the v-sole. Just flat out works for me. Beautiful irons, great feel and consistent distances.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 12:32 PM

I have 30+ rounds in with the the 965-765 combo (TI DG x100's ) and absolutely love them. I've never gotten caught up with the looks of any club. It's all about performance and results. But finding something that does that for you and looks like this is very nice.

There are times I wish I stayed with the 9's thru out but the 7's are so good I'm pretty sure I'd be just as happy with them as a set. As a high ball player, I like the lower flight of the 9 in the short irons. Misses off the toe are surprising forgiving. Reminds me of the s55's I played and loved. The v- sole is the real deal. I tend to dig a bit with my shorter irons and sweep more with the longer ones and they work well for both swings IMO.    

The sleeper in my bag is the 765 gap wedge. So good.
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 08:28 PM

I agree in regards to being under the radar and not as well known. There are so many options of golf irons out there in the market that I don't know if underrated is the best description for Srixon.  Srixon irons most always gets positive ratings, I would say they are not as common of a name brand as the other main stream golf company brands.   But that could quickly change, especially since they are advertising more and if they improve their retail accessibility it could help too.  Also, Srixon forged irons 565, 765 & 965 are not particularly for the largest portion of golf players.  They fit a better player profile for the most part, a player that appreciates forged metal, and one that likes the look of an in-between players/game improvement look.  That's kind of a niche for a certain player.  

Personally I think they are the best looking irons on the market with the design, the lines, the chrome and brushed metal inlays and how the 3 different lines of irons blend together for mixed combo sets.   They have the look of players iron but with a little more size than the true harder core players iron. And they play and feel as good as they look. Just got mine before Thanksgiving and hitting them on the range and PGA superstore launch monitor bays to dial them distance and gap wise.  Love them.  May be golf clubs hidden gem now but probably wont last long.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 08:55 PM

Z965/765 is my favorite iron set on the market right now. And the more I hit them with the NS Pro 130X shafts the more I think that shaft is superior to all (at least for high swing speed players). I say "right now" because I'm waiting to hit the new TM Protos when they hit the market along with the supposed new TM 770 Blades
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 09:18 PM

One of the best forgings available, just lack the US marketing to really compete with the big boys in terms of sales. Great clubs.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 11:12 PM

I just got these heads to replace my z545. Can't wait to try them out.


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 11:36 PM

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:40 AM

View Postscottaz, on 30 November 2016 - 12:32 PM, said:

I have 30+ rounds in with the the 965-765 combo (TI DG x100's ) and absolutely love them. I've never gotten caught up with the looks of any club. It's all about performance and results. But finding something that does that for you and looks like this is very nice.

There are times I wish I stayed with the 9's thru out but the 7's are so good I'm pretty sure I'd be just as happy with them as a set. As a high ball player, I like the lower flight of the 9 in the short irons. Misses off the toe are surprising forgiving. Reminds me of the s55's I played and loved. The v- sole is the real deal. I tend to dig a bit with my shorter irons and sweep more with the longer ones and they work well for both swings IMO.

The sleeper in my bag is the 765 gap wedge. So good.

what iron sets did u play before this? last 2 for me were tmb and ap2 710
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Posted 01 December 2016 - 09:11 AM

My last three sets were the ap2, Ping s55, IE's. I played my best with the 55's but went down the more forgiving road for a season and lost some accuracy with the IE's.

I'd get the 965 7 and test it out, if possible. They may surprise you.  If you're a lower flight guy, maybe just stick with the 765's?
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Posted 01 December 2016 - 09:16 AM

im definitely a lower ball flight guy. where do u get one to demo?
so basically the 965 compare to titleist mb
                    the 765 compare to ap2
                    the 565 compare to 565 in terms of looks and forgiveness?
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Posted 01 December 2016 - 09:52 AM

View Posthurricanes7, on 01 December 2016 - 09:16 AM, said:

im definitely a lower ball flight guy. where do u get one to demo?
so basically the 965 compare to titleist mb
the 765 compare to ap2
the 565 compare to 565 in terms of looks and forgiveness?

I have a guy :taunt:

I say yes to the first two. I've never tested or looked at the 565's.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 12:39 PM

Srixon as a brand is still reaching market saturation.   The more guys with Srixon hats out there helps and we already know their clubs are phenomenal.

Srixon as a name still sounds like a deodorant or E.D. drug to me and would have preferred they stick with Cleveland - but I don't care anymore.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 03:56 PM

Can anyone compare the 765 to Titleist 716 CB?

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 04:18 PM

View Postscottaz, on 01 December 2016 - 09:52 AM, said:

View Posthurricanes7, on 01 December 2016 - 09:16 AM, said:

im definitely a lower ball flight guy. where do u get one to demo?
so basically the 965 compare to titleist mb
the 765 compare to ap2
the 565 compare to 565 in terms of looks and forgiveness?

I have a guy :taunt:

I say yes to the first two. I've never tested or looked at the 565's.

who is your guy? hook me up.
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Posted 02 December 2016 - 10:28 AM

For those of you comboing a set of the 765 and 565, what is your set make-up?  Did you have to adjust the lofts to match them up better?

Edited by scottleo, 02 December 2016 - 10:28 AM.

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 11:13 AM

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Maybe this will help someone out with lofts. I ordered 4-5 in 565, and 6-p in 765. Only changed the loft on the 5 iron to match the 765 lofts of the whole set. These lofts were taken from the Srixon site.

Ignore the bottom two columns. That was me messing with setup configurations.

Edited by KingKong, 02 December 2016 - 11:14 AM.

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 11:39 AM

I have noticed a decent number of Srixon pro's playing the 7 series. I found that to be interesting. I can imagine if there were more Mizuno pros that they'd be playing the MP25's, which to me are the same type of club. I of course could be wrong about that though.

Edited by WidespreadPanic, 02 December 2016 - 11:40 AM.

Taylormade M2 ('17) 10.5*
Cobra F7 15.5*
Taylormade M1 ('17) 19*
Mizuno MPH5 4i
Mizuno MP33 5-PW
Cleveland RTX 588 2.0 52**, 56**, 60**
Taylormade TP Red Ardmore 3
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Posted 02 December 2016 - 01:18 PM

View Postscottleo, on 02 December 2016 - 10:28 AM, said:

For those of you comboing a set of the 765 and 565, what is your set make-up?  Did you have to adjust the lofts to match them up better?


My concern was the loft gap between the 565 6 iron at 27* vs the 765 7 iron at 32* but have the feeling and trackman info that either the design of the 765 or the more piercing trajectory compensates for the 5* gap there.  Just going to leave the set lofts alone for now.
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Callaway XR 19* & 22* Stk Proj X 6.0 S
Srixon Z565 5-PW   950S
Cleve 588 RTX2 - 52 & 58
Odyssey O Works 3T or Odyssey Works Versa 9

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 01:36 PM

These were in my top 3 at a demo day in September, and I hit everything.  Really nice sticks.
Driver: Adams 9064LS 10.5* Aldila RIP X
Fairway: Cobra F8 14.5* Aldila NV Green S
Hybrid: Adams 9031 Pro Black 20* Aldila Voodoo S
Irons: Mizuno MP-25 4-PW Project X LZ 6.0
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Posted 02 December 2016 - 01:39 PM

View Postsmokedturkey, on 02 December 2016 - 01:18 PM, said:

View Postscottleo, on 02 December 2016 - 10:28 AM, said:

For those of you comboing a set of the 765 and 565, what is your set make-up?  Did you have to adjust the lofts to match them up better?


My concern was the loft gap between the 565 6 iron at 27* vs the 765 7 iron at 32* but have the feeling and trackman info that either the design of the 765 or the more piercing trajectory compensates for the 5* gap there.  Just going to leave the set lofts alone for now.


Unless u get these specs and verified.   It's really a moot point...
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Srixon U65 22* 95 Fiber
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Posted 05 December 2016 - 08:03 PM

any updates

DRIVER-  Callaway Rogue Oban Tour Limited 60s
3 WOOD- GBB Epic  Oban Kiyoshi Gold 75s
HYBRID-  Titleist 818 H1 19/23 Hybrid Atmos HB Tour Spec 85s
IRONS- Srixon 765/565 Nippon Modus 105s
GAP- Callaway MD4 Chrome 52 Modus 105
SAND- Callaway MD4 Chrome 54 Modus 105
LOB- Callaway MD3 Chrome 58 Modus 105
PUTTER-  Bettinardi Queen Bee #6
BALL-   Callaway Chrome Soft X

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