PREVIEW: Srixon Z 355 driver, fairway woods, hybrids and irons

PREVIEW: Srixon Z 355 driver, fairway woods, hybrids and irons

Moving weights is all the rage in golf, but, for the most part, it's in the clubhead. Srixon Golf is somewhat bucking the trend, betting with its new Z 355 line that the proper combination of added, stable mass and the right shaft will give players more distance and less dispersion with their shots.

The technology is called Action Mass, which combines strategically moving more weight into the club head and raising the balance point of the shaft. This concept carries through a line of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons.

The Z 355 Driver has a 211-gram head weight, higher than normal, with an Miyazaki Jinsoku stock shaft with a very high balance point to help increase ball speed while offering stability.

The clubhead, which comes in at 450 cc, has a 6-4 Ti cup to offer the kind of stability seen in Callaway offerings. Srixon QTS adjustability offers 12 settings with the ability to adjust loft, lie and face angle.

The driver will be available in 9.5-, 10.5- and 12.0-degree lofts for men, with 12- and 15-degree options for women. The club will cost $350.

The fairway woods feature the same Action Mass technology as the driver, with a higher moment-of-interia -- that is, wider -- head design with a shallower profile.

The woods sports a similar cup-face design and also has a 40-gram inner floating bar, positioned forward in the head to promote higher launch conditions with less spin. The fairways come in four lofts: 3-wood (15 degrees), 4-wood (17 degrees), 5-wood (19 degrees) and 7-wood (22 degrees). The clubs will cost $230 each.

The Z 355 line has three hybrids built for men -- 3-hybrid (19 degrees), 4-hybrid (23 degrees) and 5-hybrid (26 degrees) – as well two loft options for women. They'll cost $200 per club.

The iron set continues the Action Mass theme -- more head weight and high shaft balance point -- with a graphite- and steel-shaft option. The company's Tour V.T. sole is designed to promote consistent conditions at impact no matter the grass type. The 4-7 irons have a two-piece construction with a maraging steel face and a 17-4 steel body, while the 8-iron through gap wedge has a one-piece 431 steel head. The eight-piece set with graphite is $900; knock off $100 for the steel set.

The entire Z 355 line will be available on Sept. 18.

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