Drivers: Srixon Z 355

Golf Digest equipment editors Mike Stachura and E. Michael Johnson discuss the Srixon Z 355, which earned silver medal honors on the 2016 Golf Digest Hot List.

Released on 2/2/2016

Transcript

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You know, Srixon's had a driver on the Hot List
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for two years runnin' now,
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but unlike last year's models
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which were more geared to players like their tour staff,
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Keegan Bradley, Graeme McDowell, and the like,
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this year's model's geared more for guys like you and me.
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Now, the interesting thing though is,
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you think they would make a club lighter to do that
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so we could swing it faster.
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What they've actually done is make it heavier.
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Fact is, it's gonna help average golfers
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because the heavier head does three things.
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It makes the club head more stable on off-center hits
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because you've got more mass.
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About 2% more mass to play with.
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So that's weight around the perimeter
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to give you more forgiveness.
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A better center of gravity so you get low spin.
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That's distance.
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The other thing it does,
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it makes the club head more on plane.
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Because bad players, like me,
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make their first move this way to start the downswing.
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Little heavier head is gonna keep you on plane,
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that's the theory of the engineers there.
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Third thing it does,
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gives you a little bit more club head momentum
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going into the ball so maybe a little boost
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in club head speed.
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And oh, by the way, there's one other thing,
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they've got a high balance, lightweight shaft
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that also gives you a little bit more control
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of this heavier club head.
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When people think about Srixon,
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the first thing that always comes to mind is golf balls.
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Most people know they make really good golf balls.
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Think it might be time,
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pay a little bit attention to the driver.
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Well, we know Srixon's the parent company of Cleveland.
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This company has had the number one selling driver in Japan
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for more than a decade.
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I think they know what they're doin'.
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