Srixon Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV 2017 Golf Ball Review and Video
02 Feb 2017
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Equipment Reviews

If you want evidence that the new Z-STAR from Srixon performs, look no further than Hideki Matsuyama. The Japanese star recorded 5 global wins in 2016 with the new Z-STAR XV.

"I trust the total performance of the Z- STAR XV," says Matsuyama. "I have excellent distance and spin control on my iron and wedge shots, but what I like most about this new Z- STAR XV is its pleasant sound and feel on all shots – especially the superb feedback on putts and chips."

We spoke to short game guru Dave Pelz, and what really gets him excited is the Spin Skin outer cover. He talked about today's fast greens, that make it more important than ever to get some "grab" on the ball from close-in distances.

Here is a look at the new models, plus a peek into the Q-STAR Tour, a low compression ball with Tour performance.

The new Z-STAR is longer off the tee and softer than ever before for improved greenside spin performance, perfect for skilled players that demand ultimate control from a tour-level golf ball. Featuring a refined, slightly softer Energetic Gradient Growth core, the Z-STAR generates remarkable ball speed on full shots for exceptional distance. A new 338 Speed Dimple pattern enhances performance in the wind with a better combination of dimple occupancy and uniformity, which lowers drag for more aerodynamic flight and enhanced distance. The new third-generation Spin Skin® coating helps create even more friction by further decreasing the amount of urethane bonding points, imparting better spin control without sacrificing full-shot performance.

  • Available in: Pure White and Tour Yellow
  • Price per dozen: $39.99
  • Launch date: 2/17/17

The new Z-STAR XV, like the Z-STAR, is designed for skilled players that demand maximum performance from a tour-level golf ball. Also like the Z-STAR, it features the new 338 Speed Dimple pattern for less drag and enhanced distance performance, and the third-generation Spin Skin® coating for even more friction and greenside spin control. The most significant difference with the Z- STAR XV is its Dual Energetic Gradient Growth core, providing the advanced four-piece construction that makes it perfect for golfers that demand more distance in the tour performance golf ball category. The inner core is larger and softer than the previous model, and the outer core has a more consistent hardness to help increase ball speed for improved distance, especially for players with high swing speed.

  • Available in: Pure White and Tour Yellow
  • Price per dozen: $39.99
  • Launch date: 2/17/17

More golfers are purchasing lower compression golf balls to enjoy better feel and performance on the golf course. With the Q-STAR Tour, Srixon has a premium, 3-piece urethane cover ball with a lower compression, designed especially for skilled golfers that don’t have tour-level swing speeds but demand tour level performance and feel from their golf ball. The Energetic Gradient Growth core promotes seamless energy transfer for incredible ball speed on full shots and more consistent launch and spin. The Speed Dimple pattern lowers drag for better performance in the wind, and the Spin Skin® coating adds flexibility to improve friction at impact for better greenside spin control. This product is a new category entry for Srixon and figures to be a phenomenal fit for many players.

  • Available in: Pure White only
  • Price per dozen: $29.99
  • Launch date: 4/14/17

Latest in 

Amateurgolf.com, Inc.
6965 El Camino Real 105-631
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Instagram X Facebook YouTube