Srixon Z85 irons review: The results

The first thing which struck me about these irons was how friendly they were in the address position.

Well, in the shorter irons at least I don’t think there’s anything intimidating about the Z785 which are aimed at the ‘better players’.

The Z585 seem like they could play played by golfers all all abilities.

Srixon Z85 irons review

These irons have a fantastic feel off the face and are right up there with Mizuno on this front.

In my opinion, Srixon and Mizuno are making the best forged irons out there at the moment.

When it comes to the numbers I’m not seeing anything different to what I’d expect.

The distance was about what I’d expect with decent launch and spin numbers.

To me, these irons are about precision. Even the Z565 models, which do promise a bit more ball speed, don’t feel like ‘distance’ irons to me.

The looks are spot on, the sound and feel are both fantastic and the numbers are exactly what I’m looking for.

Srixon Z85 irons review: NCG verdict

As a 15-handcapper, I’d definitely be looking at a mixed set with Z785 in the shorter irons, Z585 in the mid irons and one or maybe two U85 models to bridge the gap between my woods.

It’s great to see Srixon looking to fit club golfers in the same way that tour players are.

Srixon Z85 irons review

And that’s by having a set of irons where each one is dialled in to perform correctly rather than just getting a full set on the back of hitting a few 7-irons.

With a good custom-fitting, I think you’d struggle to build a better set of irons than with the Srixon Z85.

Srixon Z85 irons details

SRPs: £799/£899 for a 6-piece set steel/graphite

The U85 Utility irons are priced at £169 per club.

More information can be found on the Srixon website.

James Savage

Former equipment editor of NCG. Inconsistent ball-striker and tea-maker.

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