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Some manufacturers do not reveal or emphasize the compression ratings of new golf balls. Some models are now designed and marketed to fit and appeal to a golfers preferences for price, distance, spin, feel and control.
Category Comparison: Value
Spec: (Two) 2 Piece / Layers
The Srixon Q-STAR XV Pure White and Tour Yellow are selling for $24.99 a dozen (MSRP) and they're excellent all-rounder golf balls aimed at players who demand high-performance at dirt-cheap prices. Okay, maybe the Srixon Q-STAR XV's latest generation is not exactly dirt cheap, but it's significantly more affordable than the Z-Star line. Despite its moderate price tag, the Srixon Q-STAR XV line is engineered featuring the company's tour-ball technology, thus being able to deliver an excellent mélange of accuracy, distance, durability and greenside spin at an unbeatable price. Obviously, being a modern golf ball, the Srixon Q-STAR XV features Srixon's proprietary spinskin coating, the second generation that is, which is claimed to be increasing the frictional force upon impact by eighteen percent compared to the previous generation.
Truth be told, after taking the Srixon Q-STAR XV for a spin on the golf course, I must say that Srixon's R&D department really did a great job, as the ball provides more control and greenside spin than ever before, together with feeling a tad softer. Now, if you're looking for high-performance and soft-feeling golf balls, the Srixon Q-STAR XV is an excellent choice, given the price tag. Also, the Srixon Q-STAR XV is built with the next-gen 324 speed dimple pattern, which translates into an aerodynamic design via better surface coverage and higher uniformity, resulting in a truer ball flight, less drag and thus better distance regardless of the weather conditions. What's under the hood usually matters too, hence the Srixon Q-STAR XV is built with the highly advanced energetic gradient growth core technology, which optimizes spin, trajectory, acceleration and responsiveness, i.e. STAR Performance. The end result of all these state of the art technologies is a golf ball that is unmatched in its price bracket and delivers sheer performance on every shot, round after round.
– Designed for mid- to high-handicap golfers with swing speeds below 90 mph; typically feature two-piece construction and firm covers; promote greater distance over high spin rates. Examples: Pinnacle Gold, Slazenger RAW Distance
– Designed for low- to mid-handicap golfers with swing speeds of 90-99 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and medium-soft covers; happy medium between Value/Recreational and Tour categories for distance and spin qualities. Examples: Titleist NXT Tour, Callaway HEX Diablo
– Designed for low-handicap and professional golfers with swing speeds in excess of 100 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and soft covers; promote greater spin rates and enhanced feel over distance. Examples: Titleist ProV1, Bridgestone Tour B330