The new Yonex Z-Force range - featuring a driver, fairway, hybrid and irons - has been unveiled in response to brand research claiming 75% of golfers don't break 90
The new Yonex Z-Force range – featuring a driver, fairway, hybrid and irons – has been unveiled in response to brand research claiming 75% of golfers don’t break 90.
Based on this company research, which also revealed nearly 50% of golfers don’t break 100, Yonex decided to go against the recent low spin, tour-inspired equipment trend and focus its new Z-Force line on improving performance for club golfers.
The key technology behind its new range then is lower and deeper centre of gravity (CG) positions throughout the woods and irons, which encourage easier and more forgiving launches to help improve distance and accuracy.
Yonex Z-Force driver
The Yonex Z-Force driver (£179) achieves this through its Octaforce Crown design, which reduces crown weight by 3 grams.
This allows engineers to place that weight lower and deeper, where it can help improve launch conditions – helping get the ball airbourne and providing added forgiveness.
It offers 1.5° of loft adjustments either way in 0.75° increments, allowing golfers to tune trajectories to find a more penetrating flight.
The Yonex M-60 shaft used also has a stronger tip that provides more stability and a more penetrating trajectory.
Yonex Z-Force fairway and hybrid
Like the driver, the Yonex Z-Force fairway (£129) and Z-Force hybrid (£99) feature new confidence- inspiring heads, and crown graphics that appear to increase their size at address.
Yonex Z-Force irons
Joining the woods, the Yonex Z-Force irons (5-SW £499 graphite and £349 steel) utilise a deep under cut in the cavity and strong lofts that move the weight further back.
This serves to deepen the centre of gravity and make the irons easier to launch.
The Yonex Z-Force irons also feature a thinner 3mm face that increases the trampoline effect for higher ball speeds, while the larger head size is designed to inspire confidence at address.