The new Srixon drivers have got big shoes to fill, especially after the success of the previous 565 and 765 models. Something that Srixon took a bit of criticism for on the previous models was that some players felt that they were a little too closed at address and that there wasn’t enough backspin for average golfers.
Srixon has definitely listened to their customers and made some changes to the new 585 drivers. The 585 driver now sits beautifully square at address, this we feel was a much-needed change from a better players point of view.
Srixon removed the Quick Tune Adjustability from the 585 head, so no more head adjustment for the 585 woods. This will appeal to the golfers that don’t want any confusing adjustability in front of them.
Backspin on the 585 driver was slightly higher over the previous 565 version but still providing a much sort after penetrating ball flight. We are very happy with the backspin numbers and we’re sure by increasing these numbers they will have opened the door for more average golfers to use the 585 drivers.
Srixon has gone with the tried and tested Project X HZRDUS Red shafts as a standard in the 585 drivers. The shafts are at 45 and a quarter inches in length which is slightly longer than the previous 45 inches in the 565 drivers. This we feel is a move in the right direction, but it still might not be long enough for most golfers that would use the 585 driver. Distance is a major factor when choosing a driver and maybe 45 and a half inches in length would have been a better call as a standard length. That being said, Srixon will make your driver at whatever length you prefer, it just has to be placed as a special order. Make sure you get fitted into the correct shaft to suit your swing for maximum performance.
The face on the new 585 drivers is also lighter and faster than the previous 565 model for added distance. We didn’t see much effect from the face change so far as distances goes but when it came to forgiveness and consistency, there are definitely improvements over the old model. This may have something to do with better weight distribution thanks to a thinner and lighter crown.
If you’re looking for a driver that sits very square at address with a neutral ball flight, then you must definitely put the new Srixon 585 driver through its paces. Srixon has produced a superb driver in the 585 series and many golfers are going to enjoy the results this driver produces.
The Srixon Z 585 Driver is 460cc with shaping and weighting that promote higher, straighter drives plus added forgiveness on off-centre impacts.
The Ti51AF Cup Face produces exceptional ball speed for greater distance. A lightweight carbon crown moves mass to the perimeter for more forgiving, more accurate drives.
- 460 cc driver head
- Increased forgiveness
- Ti51AF Cup Face for exceptional ball speed
- Lightweight carbon crown