The Srixon Z 585 Irons follow on from the Z 565 irons and continue the forged construction combined with forgiveness that the Z 65 range was renowned for.
The previous model was very successful so Srixon have not messed with it much, just done a few things here and there to improve the feel and the speed off the face.
The Z 785 profile at address is similar to the previous model with a nice bit of offset and a generous top line.
On the reverse the muscle back has changed so that is almost a blend of the shapes on the previous Z 545 and Z 565.
Now the main part of the muscle is lower down and more towards the toe in order to move weight across the head and improve the MOI.
This has been combined with a little more mass behind the centre of the face to give the head a bit more power.
However it is on the inside of the cavity where Srixon has improved the head by thinning out the Speed Groove in the SUP10 face insert to enable it to flex a little bit more.
The rest of the body is made from Forged 1020 Carbon Steel and the feel from this was a little better in the Z585 thanks to the improved weight distribution of the muscle back.
The sole still uses the Tour V.T. Sole design that aims to get through the grass quicker and it certainly does this particularly well, with the V shape highlighted by the polished chrome trailing edge.
The leading edge bounce on the front of the V is the same as the Z 565, but the trailing edge bounce is a degree greater on the 3 to 9 irons to accommodate the slightly wider sole.
Taking the two models on GC2 with Titleist Pro V1x balls you could see that the performance was very similar between the two. However both are longer than the 5-iron from the Z 785 set because of the faster ball speed from the different face, so this is why blending the two sets is advantageous.
The feel from the longer irons is very good for what is a cavity back iron and anyone wanting to blend the Z 585 irons with the more blade like Z 785 short irons will not be disappointed with the feel.
The 6-iron would probably be the break point for this as the 7-iron downwards might start to sound a little hollow for better players.
However for everyone else, this is just part of the trade-off for more forgiveness and mid to high handicappers will love the combination of forged feel and forgiveness that the Z 585 irons provide.